3 Surprising Paint Colors Home Owners Hate

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine  Home owners say they like color in their homes but they definitely have some hesitations in using it to decorate their spaces, according to a new survey by Better Homes and Gardens of...
February 29, 2016

Design Trends to Watch in 2016

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine What are the hot trends to look out for in 2016 in home design? Here are a few predictions from the remodeling and design site Houzz on some of the big trends to...
February 22, 2016

2016 Colors of the Year: Soften Up Your Staging Hues

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine  Think pink for 2016. Pantone voted two colors — Rose Quartz and Serenity — as this year’s colors of the year, a nod to softer color tones that are expected to gain popularity...
February 15, 2016

The Importance of Show-Ready Model Homes

By Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating Is model home building still a smart investment for homebuilders in today’s market? Some builders believe that today’s buyer knows exactly what they want and therefore don’t have to...
February 8, 2016

Design Trends That Make People say … ‘No!’

By Justin M. Riordan, Spade and Archer Design Agency Design trends are just that: trendy. They change from day to day, year to year, and decade to decade. The ones that are popular now won’t be soon. The ones...
February 1, 2016

Design Tricks to Transform a Family Room with Wood Paneling

By Charlene Storozuk, guest contributor As a home stager, sometimes you have to work with what you’ve got. I was given free rein in this family room with one exception: The husband insisted that the wood paneling stay. What...
January 25, 2016

4 Ways to Help a Home Seller Tackle Clutter

By Tori Toth One of the most cost-effective ways to prepare a home for sale is to organize it, but I know for many home sellers it’s no easy task. It’s important to contain and, in fact, erase clutter...
January 18, 2016

The New Kitchen Finish: Black Stainless

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR Magazine Among all the tech hype at CES 2016 this week, appliance manufacturers are showing off their latest high-tech, super energy efficient models. But they’re also doing it under a new finish: Black stainless....
January 8, 2016

Infographic: How to Bring the Outdoors Indoors

Bringing the Outdoors Indoors by The Rug Seller...
January 4, 2016

You Won’t Believe This Holiday Light Display

Happy Holidays  - from Styled, Staged & Sold! To honor the holiday, take a look at this video of one rockin’ holiday display. Holiday Light Show  ...
December 24, 2015