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Fall…the best time to order outdoor furniture…believe it or not!

Live outside

Live outside

STAGING

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I get several calls a month asking me to stage a property. There are a few options to do this. The most effective way I have found to stage a property is to do it up “RIGHT”. Selecting the right pieces of furniture to place in the most advantageous areas of the home is the best bang for your buck. I will purchase the furnishings and accessories, place them in the home and have the real estate agent negotiate the pieces into the price of the home. Setting a mood, creating a style and leaving a lasting impression are the key to a successful stage.

The 1920′s (built to last)

Houses built in the 1920′s were built to last. Craftsmanship at its finest. Niches, Spanish tile roof tops, breezeways and character…lots of character. In a Spanish/Mediterranean Style home, the beauty is in the details. Hardwood floors, wooden beams, Spanish tile staircases, grand fireplaces and little surprises throughout the house make this one of my favorite style homes to remodel and or decorate.

One of my favorite homes to visit in Malibu, California.  Spectacular Malibu tiles!

One of my favorite homes to visit in Malibu, California. Spectacular Malibu tiles!

Can't be afraid of color!

Can’t be afraid of color!

Details…french doors, Spanish tile touches…beautiful

Details…french doors, Spanish tile touches…beautiful

Inviting front entry

Inviting front entry

Bold, beautiful door

Bold, beautiful door

Balcony with interest

Balcony with interest

Arches galore

Arches galore

Use of several elements:  Arches, brick, tile, and carriage lights-makes for a welcoming home

Use of several elements: Arches, brick, tile, and carriage lights-makes for a welcoming home

Little nooks and crannies make for a comfy getaway

Little nooks and crannies make for a comfy getaway

Love the simplicity of a Spanish style home...

Love the simplicity of a Spanish style home…

I guess I'll always be partial to the Spanish style home…after all, it was our very first Fixer Upper!

I guess I’ll always be partial to the Spanish style home…after all, it was our very first Fixer Upper!

Pillow talk

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My husband says I’m obsessed with pillows. He’s right. Pillows and pictures. I seem to collect a lot of both and want to have them all on display-everywhere! Lucky me, I get to design and have beautiful looking pillows made for my clients (from our workroom) so they don’t all end up in my home. On my bed alone we must have 11 pillows to take off every night. I know, it gets old. But gosh, I just absolutely love being surrounded by beautiful things, so it’s worth it. I just thought I’d share some of my favorites with you.

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My clients love them and I like to think of them as the last piece of jewelry that finishes the outfit, perfectly.