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Home Stager - Creative Home Expressions
In 1990, we bought our second home, a center hall Colonial, in a development in Mount Sinai, Long Island, New York.  With a 3-year-old, a 3-month-old and a dog in tow, we picked Mount Sinai for the school district.  Were we a little premature in moving with two years to go until kindergarten?  Ma...
Photo courtesy of The Paint Quality InstituteThis is the second of my two part series on Color & Pattern. Keep these simple rules in mind when choosing color:1.  The most important thing in picking colors is that they make you feel good in the rooms they are being used in.2. Use color to play up ...
The following is the most recent news relating to home sales.  As in any business, when slow downs occur you have to start thinking outside the box.  For those realtors who have not worked home staging into their listings - it is time to think outside the box.  Why would you disregard something t...
     Seeing Green?  No, not the green-eyed monster, but eco-friendly decorating in your home.  Also known as sustainable design or environmentally friendly decorating, using these products can have a healthy impact on people and the planet.  Kathy Passarette of Long Island, NY-based Creative Home...
Creative Home Expressions Gives You the Inside Scoop on Fall 2007's Decorating Trends From Europe, and our own trend-setting US cities, come some new looks, colors, and some surprising features in home décor.  From paint colors, to fabrics, to home accessories, it's all about color, texture and f...
That's the title of a new information sheet provided by The Paint Quality Institute.  You can access it here:http://www.paintquality.com/pos/index.htmlInterestingly, you can print it out as is, or customize it with your own information.  
I had circulated the following tips to realtors in my area.  I took this from a more in-depth article I had written, figuring something short, one-page, would be easier for them to read over given how busy they are.Too much, too little information?You only get one chance to make a first impressio...
Okay, here goes; my first Blog entry.  From the tips I've read, I'm going to keep this one short and sweet, just to get my feet wet.My husband and I were out to dinner with some friends the other night and I was trying to explain what I do to them.  The interior decorating part was easy, however,...


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