Category Archives: Decorating

Decorating like the pros- Part 2!

My last post showed some of the furniture and lighting choices I’d make if I was decorating my clients’ new home to look like the model home they loved so much. Those were all inexpensive fixes — paint, drapes, lights … Continue reading

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Redoing a Kitchen – Before and After

My friend, Halifax realtor and actor, Thelma Farmer, is busy redoing a townhouse. I’ve shown you how she transformed the dining room; now look what she’s done with an eat-in kitchen! The tired old wallpaper in this room makes it dark … Continue reading

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Should you fix up your house before you sell?

We had a lively discussion at last week’s downsizing seminar about whether you should do the repairs to your house that are needed before you sell it, or leave them for the buyers. What about major repairs? the participants asked. Do we … Continue reading

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Will staging a house really help to sell it?

We had a really great seminar today at TD Emerald Plaza on downsizing. It was hosted by senior financial planner, Sylvia Manning who was kind enough to supply sliders and chocolate cookies for lunch. York Polk (a mortgage broker,)and I … Continue reading

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Preston Hardware

We have an amazing resource that I keep forgotting about until I need to pick up a draincleaner or something obscure and find myself at Preston Hardware in Little Italy. For those of who you have never been inside, it … Continue reading

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Staging a Bedroom Inexpensively!

When I’m staging a house for a seller, I want the bedrooms to look spectacular. That means finding great linens. But bedding is expensive, right? Not necessarily. I have found incredible bargains at some unlikely places. Superstore, for example, often … Continue reading

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Decorating on a Shoestring

Now a lot of people think that home decorating has to be expensive, but Dona Beauvais Gagne proves that wrong. Here’s a picture of her living room, decorated for winter on a shoe-string budget.(I can imagine this same room with … Continue reading

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