Justin Riordan Archive

5 Staging Props You Need to Stop Using … Now!

By Justin M. Riordan, Spade and Archer Design Agency There is good staging. There is bad staging. I mean, like really bad staging. In an industry with no regulations, no standardized accreditation system, and tons of “hobbyist professionals”, one...
January 16, 2017

The All White Room. It’s a Trap!

By Justin M. Riordan, Spade and Archer Design Agency So… you’ve been seeing all those great staging projects, magazine covers, and television living rooms that look so pretty because they are all white. White sofas and white walls and white...
November 7, 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

Top 10 Tips for Staging a Home for Photos

By Justin Riordan, Spade and Archer Design Agency Ah, yes the beloved Top 10 list. If only life were that simple and any skill you ever wanted to learn could be perfected with just 10 easy to learn, neatly...

Top 10 Stupid Staging Ideas

By Justin Riordan, Spade and Archer Design Agency Not all home staging is created equally. Staging Darwinism is real and only the smart survive. Below we countdown the top 10 “stoopidest” home staging ideas. #10. “Bake cookies right before...
October 5, 2015