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~ formerly known as Feel at Home (2005 - 2011)
RECENT BLOG POSTS
This is so true.  Many people who watch the staging shows on HGTV have been greatly misled and have come to fear "the stager" (see point 6).  But REALLY ... we are NOT ALL LIKE THAT  :)If you haven't watched HGTV's many programs regarding real estate home staging you should.  These programs inclu...
05/11/2009
Some love her, some don't. But whatever Oprah talks about creates a BUZZ.  If you missed the show on April 27th, click HEREThis episode featured the lovable designer, Nate Berkus, and his challenge to REDESIGN the homes of several families USING ONLY WHAT THEY HAD! Now, those of us in this partic...
05/01/2009
I'm re-blogging this simply because I love the stunning architectural details (courtesy of Jackson West). I never knew how enjoyable photography could be until I started my home staging company. Admittedly I am not the best photographer but I do have an eye for detail, and "shooting" interiors f...
04/02/2009
Going GREEN is very popular these days, with everyone having a different spin on it.  Interestingly enough, when I started my business in 2004 I was very GREEN (and I don't just mean "new at it").  My website, business cards, brochures and promo cards were a lovely shade of sage GREEN.  When I lo...
03/21/2009
I was recently approached by Jesse Herman of the Mesothelioma Cancer Center in Orlando, FL to see if I was interested in sharing this important information with you.  This seems to be an issue which still arises from time to time, but is more often kept quiet.  We still need to educate ourselves ...
03/21/2009
Another great post in Kathy's Blog series ...Photo courtesy of Ballard Designs Home décor accessories run the gamut from mirrors in an entry to those cute little knick-knacks on side tables.  The problem with accessories comes in when it seems more is more, rather than less is more, and you can't...
03/12/2009
How would it feel to live in a neighborhood without a name?  One Toronto area resident has had to do just that since the Junction Triangle fell by the wayside. Reading this article (Toronto Star, March 8 2009) made me realize just how many different neighborhoods exist within the GTA.  Some I had...
03/09/2009
Something new for your bag of tricks ...If you have a tired, damaged or BORING lampshade that could use updating or you want a particular look for a Staging area, check out www.frockz.com. These are spandex, formfitting slipcovers that fit right over your existing lampshade.  And they're machine ...
03/07/2009
According to MacLean's magazine, Caledon ON is the safest city in Canada.  Saskatoon, surprisingly, is on the most dangerous list and Toronto is ranked 29 / 100. http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/596965 From what I've read elsewhere, the teenagers in Calendon are taking matters into thei...
03/07/2009
I had written a similar piece in a past newsletter, but this is a great blog by Allegra Dioguardi (a U.S. stager).  Be sure to try the QUIZ (link in paragraph 2) ... Greetings! I just finished an article I am writing for the Interior Design issue of a local periodical here in the Hamptons on The...
03/02/2009
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