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Oh Dear - That Was a Mistake.

Posted by Jay Ginsberg on October 16, 2020 in  Decorating
What do you do if you have made a choice in decorating and it turns out to be the wrong choice? That is easy problem to solve if it is a paint color you don’t like or a single piece of furniture but what if it’s whole house carpeting? Or ceramic tile in a bathroom? 1.     Change your lighting. If you have chosen a trendy dark colored ceramic tile floor for your kitchen and it seems to be pulling the mood of the room down perhaps it is as simple as changing your bulbs! The daylight bu... read more
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Home Staging: remove the Family Photos?

Posted by Maureen Scullion on February 12, 2020 in  Decorating  Staging
Should I remove all the family photos? HGTV says yes. Most blog posts say yes. I say...maybe.   Check out my youtube video on this topic for more examples: https://youtu.be/xLOVvnRX0Po   Now I have prepared many houses for sale.  I am tasked with telling the homeowners that they are going to have to remove all the photos of the kids in various stages of braces that are proudly featured on the wall going up the stairway. (Side note – I am almost always going to tell you to remove the art on sta... read more
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Popular Trends in Home Furnishings 2019-2020

Posted by Cynthia Rundatz on January 01, 2020 in  Decorating  Real Estate Advice
With each new year comes new interior design trends and fads to consider and even reconsider so you can update your home with confidence and ease. Here is a list of trends that gained popularity this year and seem to be standing the test of time. Nature: Tables made from petrified wood; pendants woven with branches; stools covered in coconut shell beads: home owners and designers seemed to be moving on from the tech obsessed décor to favorite a more organic style. Lighter finishes: In keeping with ... read more
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