Author Archives: amandaamato

How to Define your Design Style

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 ….

…Where on earth do you start??

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What’s Included in Our Home Staging Service

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

10 Benefits of Home Staging

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

How to Hang Art

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

5 Things you Must Know Before Purchasing Furniture

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.

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Back to the Basics: Discover your Why

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