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Show Us Your Best Staging Photos!

Calling all stagers! Realtor Magazine is on the lookout for great examples of staging a space in some of today’s most popular home styles, from farmhouse chic to modern or contemporary. I’m looking for some real estate professionals and...
April 13, 2018

Hot Home Trend: Double-Pocket Doors That Make a Statement

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Pocket doors are not only getting a chic makeover in recent years, but they really can be key to solving some design challenges in small spaces too. And for the “wow” factor, try...
April 9, 2018

Light it Up: Add a Party Vibe to Your Outdoor Staging

Stringed bulbs of lights are becoming a “hot” outdoor trend this year. Use them to stage a dusk photo op or to spice up your next twilight open house. ...
April 2, 2018

Hot Home Trend: Bring on the Velvet

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine We’re seeing a revival of the 1960s love for velvet in home décor. Velvet has been making its way into more fashion and now it’s expected to make a bigger splash in home...
March 19, 2018

Does the Color Purple Have a Place in Staging?

Pantone selected Ultra Violet as its 2018 Color of the Year. The vibrant color is popping up in more fashion, but when it comes to home design, is it just too bold for staging?...
March 12, 2018

Hot Home Trend: Go Big With Your Tile

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Supersized tiles are making over more floors, and this may be welcome news to many homeowners. Large format tiles means less grout to clean. The large tile trend may be partially motivated out...
February 26, 2018

7 Ways to Add More Romance to a Home’s Decor

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day this week. But a romantic flair to warm up your home design may very well be in style year-round. In fact, one-third of homeowners say...
February 12, 2018

Hot Home Trend: Florals Are Dressing Up Interiors

Floral prints are seeing a revival in home design. Consider adding more floral patterns into your staging. It’s bold and trendy, home designers say. ...
February 5, 2018

Hot Home Trend: Black Is Back

Black fixtures, appliances, and even black furniture are emerging as one of the hottest trends in the new year....
January 22, 2018

#CES2018: Tech Up Your Style

CES may not be the place you typically go to for décor trends, but technology is having an undeniable influence in home design, like see-through refrigerators and smart lighting....
January 9, 2018