Friday, June 30, 2006

What are your passions?

I was recently helping a gentleman decorate his new home. It was a new built house and had all new furniture in it. It was very lovely but something was missing. The guy had no accessories or art on the walls at all. None. I asked him why. But...I should have thought before I opened my mouth. Can you guess what he said? He said he recently got a divorce and his wife kept all the furniture and art. He was starting all over again. In the course of my work, I encourage people to get art and accessories that not just look nice but that tell a story about who they are. Accessories should show your passions, interests, hobbies or values. A house is a building. A home represents you. I sent him on a mission to find art and paintings that represents something he has passion about.He is still searching. It seems to me that he was so intertwined before that he lost who he was. Don't you find that kind of sad? Take a look around your home. Do your accessories represent you? If you had to start over, would you get something different? I would love to hear from you.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Book Progress

I have been very busy this spring. Many of you already know that I was given a book contract to co-author "The Complete Idiots Guide to Staging Your Home to Sell". We finished the first draft less than 2 weeks ago. I have only now recovered but I think I am still dreaming in typeset and PhotoShop icons. The best part of the book is that home stagers and interior redesigners all over the country submitted photos for inclusion in the book. There are 100 black and white images from real houses stagers and homeowners. There is even a chance that your former home is in this book. The book is due for publication in winter of 2007. I'll keep you posted.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Welcome to my new blog

This is my first entry for my brand new blog. "INSIDE THE HOME stylist" will give you a little peek into the world of an interior redesigner and home stager. Hopefully you will find tips of what not to do as well as fun tips you can to with your home.