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Add Character to your space with Accessories!

I love going on the hunt for new design accessories in the marketplace!  I look for creative and innovative home jewerly that will enhance  any of my design projects. I guess I’m a homejewerly-nista…. besides, you cannot feel fully dressed without your jewerly…. now can you?

Here’s some home decor items to look out for:

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There’s more details and accessories at DesignStaging on Pinterest….

Later and Happy Styling!

PS.  don’t forget to follow me on twitter @designstaging.

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the bedroom…

I am proud to say that I have grown to appreciate the sanctuary of my bedroom. Merriam-Webster defines a bedroom (noun) as a room furnished with a bed and intended primarily for sleeping. (*I know what you’re thinking..lol)  With that in mind, I have removed the television and added low lighting, a water fountain, and soothing music to achieve the total relaxation intended.

Today, we have a variety of styles to choose from, from tradition to bohemian, contemporary to avant-garde…  you can define your design style through the use of color, textures, linens, accessories, etc. Currently, my taste involves a more sterile environment – white linen, neutral accessories, and light & airy window treatments. This definitely helps with the laundry – no more sorting and having multiple loads. What is your style?

Check out some of my favorite styles for the bedroom on pinterest… enjoy and don’t forget to turn off the lights when you’re finished! 🙂

Comments from DesignStaging: A West Elm look you can create yourself…. a wonderful way to repurpose our natural resources.

You’ve seen me post this image before in one of my recent post, Natural headboards. Well, if you are really serious about making one of these, head over to design sponge for the complete diy tutorial!

Below are a few images from their diy post.

A great weekend project for all your weekend warriors!

‘Til next post, Kellie.

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Comments from DesignStaging:  Those who know me well knows that orange is a favorite, from my orange raincoat to the orange color walls in a previous home… such a burst of color!

Sequins and Ponies

I’m inspired every morning waking up to Paddington and Chloe enjoying the window ledges in my loft. Stalking the pigeons who gather on the outer ledges, or lounging lazily — they are always so happy for a light-filled perch against the glass. While I don’t fit quite so comfortably on the window ledges, I often wish for a modern window seat to lounge with a good book or to simply admire the sunshine.

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Even life’s relationships require design and staging…

Journey of a Grown Up Black Woman

I have a complex relationship with my daughter, Jordan.

At 25, she is brilliant and beautiful and headstrong, tenacious and stubborn, and has always been a bit different.  At one moment a consummate hippie desiring to live “off the grid” on the side of a mountain; at another moment, angling for a pink leather Coach purse.  She runs a small independent record label, is a journalist, a social media specialist, promotes and books bands, and has traveled on her own living in Denver and LA and NY. She went to college at 16, and I am in awe of her talent and courage and sheer chutzpah.  She is a giving and caring person.

And she is a study in contradictions. She teeters between “Mommy can you send me money?”, and indignantly declaring to me (with great drama and attitude) that she is “grown”, often in the same conversation. I don’t…

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THE KITCHEN IS THE HEART OF THE HOME

American Country Real Estate

Sellers never get a second chance to make a first impression.  You need to prepare for a showing as if you were preparing for your wedding.  Sounds, smells and what you see are all important.  Especially important is the kitchen.  Home owners spend most of their time in the kitchen.
You can make a good impression with your kitchen without investing a lot of money for remodeling.  In most cases, the seller can stage the space and make it more desirable by using simple, proven techniques.
After I list a home, I visit my client and go over each room and make suggestions for improvements.  I work as a team with my sellers and I am licensed to stage homes and I hold a certificate from American Staging Professionals.
Since the kitchen is the focal point of the home, I start there.  In one home, my client had a tiny kitchen with large furniture.  I suggested…

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Expressions of “your” beautiful things….

I was watching Oprah Winfrey on Nate Burkus’s show last month where she talked about how your decor should be an expression of your beautiful things. This profound statement describes why I enjoy the redesign and staging industry. After all, it simply requires using your existing things and turning your environment into something beautiful.

What is your interpretation of this saying??

Listen to Oprah and Design

 

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