Tuesday, December 30, 2008

If you are creative, this is something you should never do.

Many people have found The Home Stylist.com from doing a search on "decorating style quiz". I have so many people say to me - "you described my style and my problems exactly". I love hearing that!

What I don't like is people taking my quiz and calling it their own. It is copyrighted. At least the other day someone called me and asked if they could put my quiz on their website. I graciously said no but thanks for asking because so many people just steal it.

In fact I have had people steal pages and pages from my website and just change the company title. URGH! I use http://www.copyscape.com/ to catch people and I have even filed a cease and desist letter. Google pulls the offending site. When you get banned from Google it is not good for your business.

Please, if you are creative enough to be in this interior decorating and staging business, you are creative enough to come up with your own content.

Please don't steal. It is bad.

Monday, December 15, 2008

House sold in 5 days

If you are a realtor and are planning your goals for next year (you do plan your goals, don't you?), I highly suggest you add professional staging to your plans.

I got this note the other day:

Just thought you would like to know that the most recent house you did a consultation for SOLD in 5 DAYS!!!! You are a strong component of my sales success.

Don't you want that kind of success too? Call me. I can help you sell houses.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Three of my favorite things

As the snow is falling and the spirit of Christmas is seeping into the air..thoughts turn to the lovely tune in Sound of Music ...These are some of my favorite things. (be thankful that you can't hear me sing)

Three of my favorite things:

1. flannel sheets
2. electric blanket
3. book light

(as I said snow is falling)

OK - Now your turn. What are your favorite things?

Friday, December 12, 2008

Buffalo's Decorators' Show House

I am so excited to share with you that The Home Stylist has been selected to be one of the decorators in the next Junior League Show House.
It is a competitive process so I am happy to be part of the awesome group of decorators selected for this great project. I will be doing a teen girl's room on the third floor.
The Junior League of Buffalo had a hard time finding the ideal house to showcase this year so the 15th show house will be in a first ring suburb. It is an awesome house and will make a marvelous transformation.
Here is more details so you can mark your calender:
15th Decorators’ Show House 2009
E.B. Green's Wallace Estate
697 Lebrun Road, Eggertsville, NY
Sneak Peek Preview of the undecorated house:
Saturday, February 7, 2009 (10 AM to 4 PM)
or Sunday, February 8, 2009 (11 AM to 4 PM)

Decorators’ Show House
April 25 through May 17, 2009:
Tuesday – Friday 10 AM to 1 PM; 6 PM to 9 PM Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM Sunday, 11 AM to 5 PM
I'll keep you posted as I begin work on the room this early next year.