I have been an interior designer for over 30 years and I love teaching my clients the principles I use while decorating their home. The home staging trend in residential real estate is a great way to reach more people every day and what I enjoy the most is they are learning the basics of good design through staging. It is my dream for every person to know the joy and pride of living in a decorated home.
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As I am cruising around AR this morning before my house guests wake up, I stumble upon a group with a post about my mentor, Mark Victor Hansen, (co-author of all the Chicken Soup for the Soul books) and Blanca brought up a key point MVH makes in his teaching...ask, ask, ask, and ask, and my life ...
Home Staging can often times be the ENEMY to children. They think that we want to throw away all their stuff.One way to get them involved in the process and ease their tension is give them some special baskets of their own. This way, children can sort through their own stuff and create their own ...
After years of decorating and home staging for other people, I have picked up some really great habits like decluttering. I de-clutter all year long in little bits but the week between Christmas and New Years is the best time of year to address the areas that cause me stress. Either the towels in...
I have been asked this question a lot lately so I thought I would shed some light on the subject - briefly of course.An interior designer is anyone who has a degree in interior design or has a minimum of 11 years in the field as an interior decorator. They are qualified to work with architects an...
We all grow up with a dream home in our hearts. Those dreams are real to us and we spend our lives looking to fulfill them.What did you dream about when you were a child...was it a dream home with a white picket fence? What did you want as a teenager as soon as you could afford it...your own plac...
One of my all time favorite shows was Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous with Robin Leach. I even have all the cookbooks and many of the shows on VHS and even started a spa pillow business based on what he said in a hot tub once.Now...there is a new show I tivo on VH1 called Really Rich Real Estat...
I have been working very hard the last couple of years promoting the Benefits of Home Staging to real estate agents, for sale by owners, and homeowners in general via the Internet. Thanks to television the world of redesign, updating, and makeovers for the do-it-yourselfers is big. But home stagi...
Where else can you get in your car and in 2 hours in any direction find the ocean lapping at your feet next to Doris Day or Clint Eastwoodjogging under the Golden Gate Bridge right behind Robin Williams or ski down a hill in a destination ski resort orrafting down a river orgo to a world class mo...
What is the Point of Sale in any situation?It is the place where the sale is made. For a house that is for sale it is first and foremost the star and all that went into the moment of viewing takes a back seat to the emotions that are felt at that moment.What has gone into it?The lives of the home...
I have been a member with Active Rain now for 7 days and am into it like a box (big box) of chocolate raisins. To my surprise, I am witnessing an overwhelming amount real estate agents saying "Oh yeah, I've heard something about that". It just takes me back a little bit. I just thought that all r...