Gray and Gold? You bet!

OK folks, how about gray and gold?  Do they mix?  You bet they do!  I was invited into this vacant home staging project, the property had been on the market for about 1 year, with very few showings.  The brown/gold walls were dark, dated, and needed painted.  Painting was not an option.  I added this

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Good Home Staging Can Get a Monkey Off Your Back.

This home had been on the market for months.  Yes months.  The worn-out seller initiated the staging project as she was in her new beautiful home, busy with kiddos, and family fun.  She wanted the monkey, and house payment, off their back.  After months of sitting empty, this baby sold in 30 days after being staged

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Fall Decor Without Country, Vintage, or Pumpkin Overkill

Happy, well, summer-kind-of-seems-over,week!  Yep, Labor Day Weekend, with all of its fun starts that gradual shift to fall.  We had a great time with family and friends over the weekend.  The youngest just headed back to college as I am writing this email.  Sniff, sniff.  Don’t get me wrong, life is great, but I do

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Decorating for Fall

Well, sure seems like fall is biting at our heels girls and guys.  Lets chat about color, fall color that is, and how to make an easy transition into fall decor. Here are some of my thoughts and ideas on how to prepare a room for the change of seasons. Color is one of the

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Move them in, cry, then take time for you. Save the Date: 8/27/15!

First I have to say that when our 19 year old was 3, he loved to draw, paint, sculpt, and hang with mom doing artsy stuff.  This continued until about 9.  Somehow I had a thought my 9 year old would return, and that dorm shopping with Nik would be fun, we would match colors, put together a design board, and then spend fun time putting it together.  Well….not so much. Read More

Dress Up that Drab Wall with Personal Touches

Many times when staging a home, sellers are needing wall decor, inexpensive, color coordinated, and interesting.  Using notes, letters, and even kiddos art works well for a quick, slap it up for the real estate photos type of kick! Nik, our youngest, loves, to draw.  Actually he hasn’t drawn in a while, but I know

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Use Lazy Days of Summer to Redecorate Inside

The lazy days of summer are upon us, and sometimes it is just fun to rework some things inside during the heat of the day.  After surviving the race track last week, first a day of rain, then two days of heat, I found myself enjoying the sound of the air conditioner as I reworked my mantle…… Read More

To Beach or Not to Beach? Why Not!

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all enjoying summer, rain or not, I love this time of year.  Everything is lush, colorful, and vibrant.

Last week I traveled with my hubby to North Carolina, and as always am enamored with the beach, so thought I would share some design ideas and tips, wait let me get the sand out of my shoes……could call me Sandy Shores, not Sue Shores….bahaha!

There are a couple things to consider when bringing in a beach feel to a room. Read More

Memorial Day – A Time for Remembrance, Reflection, and Relaxation.

Memorial Day is just around the corner, the beginning of summer, the mark on the calendar that it is now OK to wear white shoes and white pants…..Who came up with that anyway?  I am going to try and find time to finally plant some flowers in my flower pots, yes I  know, I am

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Spiff Up a Room With Your Creative Flair

Well, I am a bit of a procrastinator, but I’m always wanting to spiff up the rooms with a few tweaks.  Thought I would share some fun ideas for quick fun updates from BHG….. Add a natural scene to a plain white vase with a simple photo-transfer technique (see image above).  Print your photo on

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