Tuesday, January 10, 2012

What Color to Paint My Walls?

Painting your walls is a cheap and easy way to make your home more appealing to potential buyers or for your own eyes!  Realtors usually suggest a neutral yellow, but I like a gray or tan color as my neutral go-to.  You can tell from the pictures below that these rooms aren't lacking in personality or color.  You can bring so much personality & color in through curtains, pillows and rugs.







Adding a bold color can be done, but make sure it isn't too personalized.  If you stick in the gray, brown or navy family it is more likely that you won't have to paint when you decide to sell your house.







I will be adding some samples of my work to the toolbar underneath the header picture.  Give them a look! 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Get to Know Your Neighbors

I have lived in Mississippi my whole life...except for that one year in New Orleans.

We are the hospitality state for a reason.   We go out of our way to let people feel "at home" around us.
Growing up my family has always been close to our neighbors.

For a few years I lived in a new neighborhood.  I built my house & my neighbors all built theirs around the same time.  We all moved in at the same time, so who was supposed to bring the new neighbors muffins and such?

I got to know one set of neighbors, but the rest I never really knew.

I completely blame myself, but after talking to my friends who also lived in "new" neighborhoods I realized that they had the same story as me.

There are so many benefits of knowing your neighbors.  Neighborhoods that all get together deter criminals, because they know people are looking out for each other.  This, in turn, helps protect the value of your homes.  

I want to help encourage people to get outside & get to know their neighbors!

The holidays are the perfect time!  

Here is a simple gift idea and some free printables.  Get a box of Ding Dongs from the store, tie with ribbon and include one of the gift tags below.  To print the gift tags click on the picture to enlarge it and save it to your computer.  You should be able to print it from there.  If you have cardstock to print on it will hold up a little bit better.  

If you have any problems just let me know! 
There is room at the bottom of the tag for you to write your names. 

My House is Already Decorated

Staging and decorating are not the same thing.  That is one of the first things I tell my clients.  There are things that you do in staging that are proven to help potential buyers be drawn to your home.  I want to highlight the beauty in your home, and sometimes methods we use to decorate can be distracting.

I am sure your house is decorated beautifully, but we aren't trying to sell your furnishings.  We are trying to sell your home.

If you want to know more I am happy to show you.