Capitol Hill Cool Condo

I don’t even know what to say about this crazy cool nest. It is in the heart of the hippest part of Capitol Hill for sure. There are no bedrooms, just 3 niches for mattresses and maybe a touch of furniture. It’s spacious and interesting. Moving our furniture in and out was pretty funny. One of us would climb halfway up a ladder and someone would be at the top and someone would be at the bottom. We would hand pieces of furniture, art & accessories in a chain. It is top of our list of unusual staging jobs.

Listing by Cindy Saver for Coldwell Banker Bain and Staging by our rock star Open House Team.

Paper Source Colorscope


“You are able to gently say the

things that your friends need to

hear. You have a lovely smile

but you need to smile much

more often. Your are too serious

and you need to be more

tolerant of failure-both

in yourself and in others.”

{Paper Source Colorscope}


We started staging with this color in our bedrooms but are now creating small touches of it in our offices and living rooms. It just softens your heart when you see it.

If you want to learn more about the color Blossom you can investigate here.

6 Paint Colors You Will Want to Know

Tara and I recently acquired the insanely talented "Stager Girl" Maria. She is our "go to" girl for all things paint related. Maria helped with paint colors in my daughter's newly decorated room and helped my sister with her new house. I asked her to share her top Benjamin Moore paint colors that are great for a fresh bright look.



This one is great when Revere Pewter is reading just a little too dark and earthy and you're looking for something a little fresher. It has a touch of a lilac undertone that cools it down and can help it look like that perfect soft gray you've been trying to find.



I love this soft green with gray undertones. This is great when you need a color that acts like a white to clean up and brighten a space but you want a hint of color. It's a cool color so it will look great in those southwest facing rooms.


If you're looking for a bit of sophistication but are so very tired of all those builder beiges out there, consider this color. It has more gold tones in it to warm up a space but is still light enough to brighten a room. It's a great neutral and works well with different wood tones.


Oh Angelica, sweet, sweet Angelica. This color is just a wisp of pinkish-gray. It's perfect for a girls room when you don't want an in-your-face pink. It's so neutral and light that it could work in any room that you want to glow just a bit at sunset.


This is a cool gray with definite blue and green undertones. Against a bright white trim you can really see the subtle undertones of this paint. In a dark room the color merges into just a perfect cool gray.


This color is a breath of fresh air. I once painted a kitchen this color and it looked great with fir cabinetry and white shelves. It's a perfect subtle green that changes color throughout the day. Looks great by candlelight!

And there you have it! Let me know if you have any questions and I will pass them on to Maria. Aren't we lucky to have her!? 







Pantone Color of the Year



Loving this color as an accent. I just restyled my daughter's room using violet as inspiration. Started with white bedding and sparkly white throw pillows, then added a violet furry throw pillow and finished with a print of the Eiffel Tower in black, violet, and lavender. It doubles as my guest room so I wanted it to be pretty for my daughter (who hasn't even seen it yet!) and guests. Here is what I purchased. Click & Shop.

Here is some Violet inspiration for you.

elle decor

elle decor

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Velvet Finishes Paint Line

The Stager Girls are working daily staging away leaving us little time to re-purpose our furniture that looks tired and uninspiring. We have been experimenting with Velvet Finishes paint line that I picked up on Salt Spring Island last summer. No sanding, No priming-what a dream project. Will let you see what our first project looks like once completed.

Tons of colors to choose from so let the transformation begin!

Tons of colors to choose from so let the transformation begin!

Paper Source Colorscope


You have a classic style,

are romantic, easy to love, and people

find you appealing.

Some may think of you as quiet,

but you are really thinking

deeply about what is going on

around you, and then coming

up with the perfect solution.

When I came across this color on the Paper Source Colorscope Chart, I was loving it that the color described one of our long time Stager Girls. If the shoe fits!