Shelf Displays in Your Home

Shelving can be a huge bonus in a room but it can also be quite tricky. If you have shelving that you don’t know what to do with, check out these visuals for some inspiration! Books can go any which way…   2. Lean some framed pictures (or records) in there instead of hanging them!     3. Add something living! Like fish or plants…   4. Use shelves for something other than what you might expect…   5. Group collections or shapes or colors together for a nice visual punch.   6. And don’t be afraid to leave blank
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Categories: Bedroom, Book organization, Decorating, and Staging.

Staging your Home to Sell: 3 KEYS

Staging your home can be a great way to make it much more attractive and alluring topotential buyers. This does not just mean leaving your things there to show what it looks like with furniture. Staging can be quite an art and can do wonders in helping people imagine their own life in that space. Here are 3 keys when thinking about staging:   1. Clean. This may seem obvious but be sure the home is clean. Not just your usual cleaning routine – much more thorough. Get the carpets cleaned, wash the baseboards, wipe out the cabinets, shine the
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Categories: Before/Afters, Moving Tips, and Staging.

Staging For The Sell!

Staging a home can make a big difference. If the place is starting empty, staging can help prospective renters or buyers see what and how much can fit in a space. They can begin to imagine and replace the items with their own things. Our HauteMove team had a great time staging this condo in DC and wanted to move in by the end!   “There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.” – Josiah Gilbert Holland
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Categories: Staging.

Closet Beauty

No matter what types of closets you have in your home, these little (or big!) spaces can be a real treat if you pay a little attention to them. Have you ever thought about how your closet is decorated? Not many people do. But its one of those spaces that can give a little added beauty and peace to your home.   Where to start: Think about painting the inside of your closet! Giving a closet a fresh paint job can transform how it feels to open the doors. A fresh white paint can lighten it up or a fun color can add
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Categories: Closets, Organizing, and Staging.

A New Use for Towel Bars

Does your space have limited storage but a good amount of wall space? Or maybe your bathroom has an unusually large number of towel bars? Or maybe you’re just going to love this look and have to include it somewhere…   We saw these baskets hooked onto towel bars and loved it! Its a simple and beautiful way to get more storage space. It would be a fantastic way to divide up bathroom things for kids, roommates, or guests. If your basket contents are private or messy, get a basket with a lid (found a surprising number of places). And
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Categories: Bathrooms, Cleaning, Decorating, New Uses For Common Things, and Staging.

Decorated & Move-In Ready

HauteMove does all sorts of work for our clients. This recent client from Florida, bought a second home in Annapolis, which needed to be decorated and move-in ready. We took inventory of everything that was required and with a few long distance phone calls, we were able to get a sense of their style. They would be arriving in Annapolis in 3 weeks and 3 days after, they were expecting 12 house guests, so everything including the basics, were needed.  Daily shopping for furniture, accessories, lines, pictures, etc., kept us busy, but we finished the home in time. We were thrilled to help make this
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Categories: Moving Tips, Organizing, and Staging.

Good Reads

Looking for some good, simple advice for decorating your home, new or old? Check out this good read from the editor of Domino Magazine! We love the message that your home doesn’t need to look like a hotel and doesn’t need to look typical! There are essays from various famous designers and artists giving a wide range of ideas and tips for you to choose from. Imperfection is wonderful!   “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” — Marilyn Monroe
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Categories: Decorating, Holiday Decorating, and Staging.

Multi-Use Spaces

Most spaces in your house cannot be dedicated to one thing. The kitchen table becomes the office workspace, the family room becomes the kids playroom and so on. So how can you stay sane through spaces morphing from one thing to the next? – A guest room that doubles as a den? Get a pull out couch and maybe a pull out love seat rather than a bed or two. That way you have seating and a bed… and the room can look presentable. – A kitchen table that becomes an office? Keep a small table/cabinet near by where the papers
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Categories: New Uses For Common Things, Organizing, and Staging.

Staging Checklist

Are you showing and selling your home? Home staging can make all the difference. It can make spaces look bigger, cleaner, updated… But how do you do it?! We found this checklist from HGTV and wanted to share it with you. Potential buyers won’t have anything but wonderful things to say when they come for a viewing. Then again, if you are too overwhelmed, call HauteMove and we can do it for you! Copy and paste if link doesn’t work: http://www.frontdoor.com/real-estate/the-ultimate-staging-guide-checklist   “Home is the nicest word there is.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Categories: Moving Tips and Staging.