I hate to give away our secret!

Every room comes to life with throw pillows. They are the single most room transforming tool we use. The pillow department in our warehouse is in constant need of organizing after every job. It's like the brilliant artist at work with them thrown about in hopes of creating a great combination for our staging jobs. The pillows below are designer fabrics-they are exceptionally nice and come in many sizes. Click and see...

Target + Leanne Ford = Coolness

I told you all about HGTV’s Restored by the Fords show a while back in a post here. Brother and sister team who renovate homes in Pennsylvania. She has a sassy style and he executes her fabulous signature. Great ideas on re-purposing, refinishing, redoing, remodeling, you get the jig…Very much worth your time to watch it if you haven’t already.

Here is her Project 62 lighting line for Target. I love the look in very small doses.

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Change Your Space! Fall has arrived.

We gotcha covered here when it comes to decorating for fall. It is a perfect time to shake up some spaces by adding rich tone and textured throw pillows, maybe a bit of cheesy Halloween decorations, classic pumpkins, moody candles (well, I think candles can be moody), a fur throw.

Want some shopping ideas? Here you go….

Head over to our SHOP if you want even more ideas. I just don’t want to overwhelm you!

Phinney Ridge Neighborhood

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Listing by Kim Wesselman for Windermere Real Estate, Staging by us Stager Girls at Open House and photos by John Wilbanks.

Urban Farmhouse

What is an Urban Farmhouse?

An Urban Farmhouse, combines traditional features with modern trends to create an updated and fresh take on a classic. These homes are known for a blend of horizontal and vertical siding, open floor plans, covered back porches and metal roofs. They may have reclaimed woods, metal and leather elements, industrial elements with timeworn finishes and distressed details, and unique light fixtures. Essentially, straddling the line between rural and urban.  This eclectic, mix-and-match style is less about following the rules and more about creating a highly original look for every room in your home.  

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Listing by Jason Viydo for Windermere Real Estate, staging by Open House LLC.  

Here is the cool part: You can shop the look here with us!

 

Get Our Look!

Staged in one of our favorite buildings downtown-The Ellington. A cozy condo with a big outdoor space. 

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Condo listing by Orvis and Orvis Real Estate, photography by Steve Hanson @ Hanson Photo Group and Staging by Open House Staging.

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What a Difference a Few Changes Make!

Let's get one thing straight: I shot these photos on my iphone so they are not going to wow you but the room change may.

My daughter went off to college so it was time to create a more grown up beautiful room for her return. It only took me a week to complete. Here is how it worked:

I have been following Tuft and Needle mattress company for a couple of years. They sell 1 mattress in several sizes. The Queen is about $550. I tried it out, my nephew tried it and now my daughter. We are all fans. You do not need to pay big prices for a mattress anymore. I purchased mine from Amazon for a handful of reasons. Purchase here. Ships in a box, open, cut plastic and it expands. PRESTO!

The makeover cost me about $1400.00. That is with the mattress, hiring a painter, the paint, bedding, and accessories. No furniture. Everything was Home Goods, Target and Amazon. The furniture: bed (also sold on Amazon) and dresser and mirror are Ikea.

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Before

The original room was Carrie's (Sex in the City) apartment color-left image. My youngest is not a fan of feminine so this is what we agreed on (back in the day). 

We are adding a collection of black and whites on the wall and I think that completes the look.

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Mother's Day Picks | Joanna Gaines Style

Every Monday morning our team of Stagers gather to discuss our upcoming jobs, staffing, vacations, weekend plans, funny stories, and blog ideas.  

I loved Jodi's idea of showcasing some of the pieces we like from Joanna Gaines' Hearth and Hand Collection at Target. 

We may have another Mother's Day Gift Giving post from our resident shopping Queen-Tara. Her experience is vast and on trend so cross your fingers and stay tuned.

CLICK & SHOP!

 

Jodi-Stager Extraordinaire!

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HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

Finally! These Chairs are on Sale

These fabulous chairs from Wisteria can go anywhere and make a statement. Picture them as the host and hostess chairs at the end of the dining table, or a beautiful desk chair, or perhaps flanking a console, or a pop of brightness in the corner of a room, right smack in the entry, or around a kitchen table and on and on and on.

To get your own: Click & Shop!

HGTV DREAM HOME

We are in luck! We all have a chance to enter the HGTV Dream Home Sweepstakes that is here in Washington. It is a beautiful getaway for us city dwellers in Gig Harbor Washington. Voted one of the best small towns in America. I AM IN! 

The spaces in and outside of the home were designed by Brian Patrick Flynn. And everything was purchased online! 

Enter daily to win this incredible home. Visit their site to purchase any of the items in the home. How easy is that? I am planning to win so look in the mail for your invitation to my new home. Ha!