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Best Pendant and Chandelier Lighting Fixtures to Instantly Give Your Home a Design Update

Lighting is one of the fastest ways to upgrade the style and add interest to your home. It serves both as beautiful jewelry for the room and functional illumination of the space.

Builders often use generic lights that they buy in bulk for a discount. Customize your home by changing...

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How to Style Coffee Table Books like a Pro Decorator

Accessorizing your room with luxe coffee table books adds instant sophistication to any space. Study your favorite magazine photos and you will see it’s almost every professional decorators go-to move to stack books on a table somewhere.

Entry tables, end tables, mantles, nightstands,...

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What’s Inside a Professional Decorator and Home Stager’s Toolkit?

Want a peek inside a professional Decorator and Home Stager’s toolkit?  These go-to items and tips will help any DIY homeowner design and style their space with ease.

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Fabric Pill Remover

This fabric shaver and pill remover took me a while...

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Inexpensive Lighting Gadgets that give Your Home a High End Look

While decor shopping, I’m always on the lookout for high-impact home solutions that won’t break the budget.  Whether you are decorating to live or staging to sell, these lighting products will give a wow-factor you didn’t realize your home was missing!

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Pro Decorator Tips and Sources to Use When Shopping for Furniture and Home Decor

Not sure where to begin shopping for furniture and decor? If you want ideas for where else to look besides mass-market retailers, consider the options below.

Most designers mix high priced items and lower prices items to create a complete design & work within budget constraints....

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Selling Your Home? 5 Easy Tips to Keep it Show-Ready at All Times

Selling a home is stressful!  You have a lot to do just to get your home ready for photos - things like basic repairs, a new coat of paint and staging your home to appeal to the most buyers.  You want to style it so that the home feels new - buyers don't want to inherit...

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Protect Your Privacy before you Put Your Home on the Market to Sell

Getting your home ready to sell? Before putting your home on MLS and scheduling showings, be sure you protect your privacy.

You know you need to repair anything around the house that’s broken, fix cosmetic blemishes, and clean your home thoroughly. Maybe you have researched and learned a...

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3 Top Mistakes to Avoid when Staging your Home to Sell

Staging sounds so easy:  Declutter your home, clean it thoroughly, and fix anything that’s broken (& maybe roll on some fresh paint). But that’s not all there is to it! 

When preparing to sell, you need to understand the psychology of the buyer. Think about what...

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The Difference between Decorating and Staging a Home

There is a big difference between Decorating a home to live, versus Staging a home to sell.  

Decorating is making your home best suited for your design style & personalizing it to function with your everyday life.  You want your home to tell the story of who lives there, what you...

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Chart: Home Decorating vs. Staging a Home to Sell

Not sure what the difference is between Decorating your home and Staging your home to sell? This chart might help clear things up!

Decorating is all about personalizing your home to fit you. Telling your story. Staging is about de-personalizing - helping buyers picture themselves living there...

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