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Staged to Dwell: Empty Nesting

I’m so excited to write this post because of the dramatic transformation of this space! My staged to dwell service focuses on using the client’s existing furnishings, so the difference between “before” and “after” is the addition of a few decorative accessories, the hanging of artwork and the rearrangement of furniture. But, what a difference […]

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Staged to Sell: Finishing Touches

My client’s house is for sale. Her house is in great shape. It has updated, high-end finishes and has a family-friendly floor plan. She has nice furnishings and not too much clutter. Her home is in a desirable neighborhood and the local real estate market is picking up speed. So why did she call a […]


Design Inspiration: Riviera Maya, Mexico

Decorators and Designers are always on the lookout for trends and great design that can be translated into a current project or mentally filed away for a future project. So it was no surprise that when my family and I recently vacationed in Mexico I snapped some photos of the resort’s decor for design inspiration. […]

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