What an honor it is to be quoted in Maria Killam's Colour Me Happy blog last week as she is The World Famous Colour Expert!! Designers and readers across the globe read her blog and train with her for the very best in color selections.
Maria writes: "I recently received a question with a picture of a bedroom. A reader was selling her home and she wanted to know which colour would make her bedroom look bigger." Read www.mariakillam.com/which-paint-colours-will-make-my-room-look-larger/to see what I had to say along with what other professional stagers share about staging to make rooms look bigger.
Here in the Chicago Suburbs, at Style It Home, we use Maria's hand selected, painted 11" by 14" painted boards in your home to help select the best paint color for your walls, in your lighting.
Here's the deal: This Historical western Chicago Suburb home is on the market... I've styled it, now I'm sharing the fun with you...
It will take you only seconds to enter... All you need to do is GUESS the year this home was built. Extra bonus if you guess the early settler's source of income.
The first person to guess correctly wins the above pictured, Home Styling Decor. (A collection of my favorites), Tied stack of vintage books, Fresh spring flowers (gift card if mailing to you or your favorite gal), Black & White artwork to hang or use as a tray, plus the Italian "vintage" glass water bottle.
A second winner will receive the same.-Through a drawing, being held this Thursday.
Easy to enter- every time you "like", "share" or "comment' with a guess on Facebook, or below on this website in the comment area, your name is placed in the drawing,,,, Increase your chances of winning by doing all three every time you see a post!..
The winner will be announced with first name last initial.
It's just about fun and introducing you to my business. Watch for photos with clues...
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Fox Mill Home Sold in 3 days!
The dining room in this Fox Mill home is an important space. It's seen when entering through the front door.
First impressions really count. Buyers form a "like" or "don't like" decision within seconds of entering your home.
To create the new look: The old dining set was carried to temporary storage until the move. The homeowner's kitchen table and chairs were swapped into the dining room for a softer look. A smaller kitchen table was brought in to the kitchen.
Artificial flowers were removed and fresh garden blooms were clipped for the tablescape.
Removing the lace curtains lets the light flow in and fill the room with natural light! It also helps our eyes keep moving upward to take note of the tray ceiling. The walls were already this lovely griege color and this helped bounce off the natural sunlight.
Removing the very colorful and busy rug, helps to highlight the beautiful hardwood floors. Hardwood floors are in high demand among buyers so we want to make sure they are noticed! A more spacious look and feel is also created with the bare floor in this particular room.
To compliment the space, one piece of artwork was hung on the wall. We keep it simple when staging. It's not going to win a decor contest or magazine cover, our goal is to sell the home.
There's just enough to show how spaces can be used and to help take potential buyers' eyes to the important features of the home. Some refer to the look as a bit minimalist, but it's really a look that isn't over done or over decorated... just enough to help the home make the "memorable" list, create an emotional connection from which we generally see great offers!
Helping home sellers sell quickly and for high sale prices is what makes us so happy here at Style It Home!
If you've ever walked through a model home you might recall your experience.
Could you imagine how life might be living there?
Did it seem a bit like a dream? No clutter, no housework, plenty of space to organize your belongings,
Model homes are furnished in a way that you can easily picture yourself and your furniture and family enjoying a very happy life in the home.
Did you know that Professional Home Stagers can create this dream- like feel in your home?
In fact, Forbes Magazine referred to home stagers as the "dream weavers of real estate."
So, what exactly is home staging?
It's a technique for enhancing the home to appeal to the greatest number of buyers. Staging (also called styling) highlights the unique features of the home while creating fresh and inviting spaces.
At Style It Home staging, we begin with a consult and tour of the home, identifying areas that may need cosmetic changes or repair.
Recommendations are made for furniture placement/removal, and personal belongings that are to be packed up by the homeowner before the stager returns for the final styling.
During the final styling process, furnishings are placed with intention and fun. The home looks usually amazing... polished, sparkling, happy!
Your home is all set for spectacular photos, which will grab buyers' attention as they are scrolling through online pictures.