We staged this vacant home in Dix Hills in mid October of this year and it sold before the month was through.
I was so happy to hear from Dan Adams of Real Living Innovations Realty in Wantagh, NY. Dan hired me several times when I was a fairly new home stylist, so I give him credit for helping to jumpstart my business. The first vacant property I staged for him sold in 1 day for list price! This was back when my inventory consisted of a cream love seat, a sofa, 2 faux TVs, some … Continue reading
How to Paint on Fabric to Transform Upholstery I had to give this a try…been reading about it so much on different blogs. I watched Annie Sloan’s YouTube video on the subject, read some other tutorials as well (11 Magnolia Lane ) and I just decided that I would just jump in and see what happens to a loveseat that I had purchased a few years ago that had seen better days. Of course, I … Continue reading
The Unmatched Beauty of Bespoke and Handmade Furniture: A Guest Blogpost Here is another guest article from my friend, Jo Lee of Swedish Interior Design, in our “View From Europe” series. Handmade furniture from craftsmen who are applying timeless, painstaking techniques to make beautiful, lovingly crafted pieces, are being edged out it seems in this economy of fast, soulless, cheaper MDF-type case goods. Here Joe looks at the benefits to be gained by ordering a … Continue reading
I Just Need to Know Your Color Struggles and Problems…so I Can Answer Them! I am in the midst of writing an e-guide on “How to Choose the Right Colors for Your Rooms” that I will be giving away to my readers. In general, it will cover some secrets on how I use color (and some common mistakes that you should avoid) but the main point of the guide will be to give you some … Continue reading
I was coming back from a decorative painting job out in the Hamptons and I came across this wonderful old antique shop named Lloyds in Eastport, New York. I had passed this store many times before and finally – I had a little bit of time to go in and take a look. The store is a lot larger than it appears from the outside – and there are two large floors full of antiques. … Continue reading
What’s Involved in a Paint Color Consultation? I have received a few questions about how I go about doing a color consultation for my clients. Instead of answering separately, I thought it best to do a blogpost about it…so here goes! Source Q: I am having trouble picking some colors for the first floor of my home. Can you tell me how I should prepare for a color consult with you and … Continue reading