Tell me if this sounds familiar: You just moved in or are looking for a new home, you started shopping around online, you made Pinterest & Houzz inspiration boards, you bookmarked all your favorite items, you watched reruns of HGTV shows, you took notes from a YouTube video on how to DIY everything, and you have been stock piling coupons for Bed Bath and Beyond like nobody’s business.
You did the research and you gathered inspiration but ….
“Making Life Beautiful, One Room at a Time” was the motto that started it all. It was the motto that I used when I first started blogging. Here we are, five years later, and the motto still exists. What I thought used to be a “silly catch phase”, now has evolved into a belief system that I live by today.
Thanksgiving is only days away! You have your guest list, the menu prepared, the grocery list ready, and getting your house entertainment ready is the last thing on the agenda. Are you feeling stressed? Have no fear! In today’s blog post we are sharing quick and simple Thanksgiving table setting ideas so you can be the hostess with the mostest! Continue reading →
As an Interior Designer, I design rooms for homeowner’s and also decorate homes that are going to be listed for sale. Interior design and Home staging may both involve “decorating” but are different in many ways. In today’s blog post, you’ll discover the differences between our home staging and interior design services.
Hiring a designer to stage your home for sale is more than just decluttering, selecting paint colors, and rearranging furniture. In fact, there is so MUCH more included in our full-service home staging services. In today’s blog post, we breakdown the details and discuss what’s included in our home staging services for vacant/unoccupied listings. Continue reading →
As a designer and someone who works closely with realtors (my fiance is one), I’ve witnessed the power of home staging first hand. Home staging is the act of preparing and showcasing your home for sale. The benefits of home staging have been statistically proven to be highly effective by numerous surveys and real estate reports.
Homeowners who have not hired a home stager before, may not be familiar with the benefits of having a well-staged home. If you are getting ready to sell your home and find yourself asking the question, “Does home staging really work?” – stick around! Continue reading →
Hanging art or photos on the wall seems simple enough. Just hammer in a nail, then hang, right?
Not quite. Those of us who have tried to perfectly display our favorite work of art know that it can be tricky. That’s why Invaluable has created a comprehensive picture hanging guide to help you get it right every time. Give it a read through, then let us know what work of art you ca’t wait to proudly display! Continue reading →
When you are getting ready to redecorate, there are 5 things you must know before purchasing furniture. In today’s blog post, I will be sharing a little bit about my process and how shopping for your home is much more than picking out “pretty” things.
Before we dive in, I want to share a story where I have been called in to resolve a past client’s decorating dilemma.
Today’s blog post is going to be different from the content that I normally share. I always share my design experiences here but this time I am going to relate it to my personal experience.
Surprisingly, planning a wedding and planning a design project are similar: the vision, the stress, the planning, the investment, and the outcome. When we find ourself in one of these situations, typically they are both big life changes and large decisions need to be made.. and there’s a timeline. Continue reading →
How to select a kitchen paint color may be an intimidating task. I’ve been receiving the question “which color should I paint my kitchen?” a lot lately. Although, there isn’t any one-size fits all color, in today’s blog post I will be sharing my design tips on how to select a kitchen paint color.