Bright colors are trending!

If you have an interest in color, then you’re familiar with Pantone. Pantone is the world’s authority on color – they make the trends. The 2014 Pantone color of the year  is Radiant Orchid, last year’s was Tangerine Tango, before that it was Honeysuckle ( a vivid, almost fuchsia, pink). In fact, all of their […]

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Spring Has Sprung! Well, for a few days, anyway!

Staging extends to the outdoors too! On this recent project in Poquoson we prettied-up the interior and I had some recommendations for the outside too! In this case I recommended changing exterior paint colors (photos to come). For this particular house it included exterior doors and shutters to something more universally appealing. But also on […]

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Staged to sell in Yorktown

We staged this pretty center-hall colonial in Yorktown, VA just before Thanksgiving. Even just a few furnishings make all the difference. In this master bedroom there are no dressers, no chairs, no chests – but you know this is a big room and that a king size bed will easily fit (this one’s a queen).  […]

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Styling Your Shelves

Lately I have had several opportunities to stage a homeowner’s shelving. Each time I complete this little exercise it makes me think, “why this way?” It’s kind of like cooking without a recipe – I perform the task, adjusting as I go, but it happens more by feel than by instruction. So here’s my recipe […]

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