21 Ideabooks by Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist

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8 Homework Areas That Make Back-to-School Rock
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It's hard to believe school is back in session. Now is the time to set aside a special place for the kiddos to get their homework done in peace. Here are some ideas for making homework less of a chore, more of a joy.
9 Timely Home Projects to Tackle During School Hours
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The new school year has begun for most folks. Whether you are glad or sad about seeing your kids head back to school, this just might be the best time of year for getting some important home projects started.
Mood Makers: Luxurious Looks on a Budget
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I’m always trying to help my clients find ways to make their homes look more expensive, even when they are working with a modest budget. There are lots of ways to make your rooms appear richer and more luxurious that don't have to cost an absolute...
Attract Home Buyers Easily With Great Photography
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One of the most powerful tools you have when marketing your home for sale is amazing listing photography. No matter how fabulous your home is, it won't sell if the listing photos don't do their job. Your photos should be light, bright and welcoming so...
6 Tips for Staging Historic Homes
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Staging a home to sell is a somewhat different animal when you are dealing with a historic or period home. While you want to make it appeal to the widest audience possible, you have to realize that most of the people interested in buying that type of...
Save Money on Home Staging and Still Sell Faster
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Being resourceful and frugal doesn't just apply to interior design. When staging a home to sell, be careful about spending money. Many people spend their money in all the wrong places, when consulting with a good Home Stager on those decisions first...
5 Savvy Fixes to Help Your Home Sell
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No one wants to spend money on the home they are getting ready to sell, but it can be crucial if you want to sell the house quickly and for the price you want. Beyond basic decluttering...
Staging vs. Decorating: What's the Difference?
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Selling your home means selling a lifestyle, but not necessarily your own. In home staging, you're striving for a look that is fresh and welcoming yet not really taste specific. People with varying tastes need to feel that they can make the home their...
7 Tips to Sell Your Home Faster to a Younger Buyer
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Educating my clients about the audience they will be marketing to is one of the most important things a home stager can do. When you put your home on the market to sell, you should know that...
Give Your Hallway High Style
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Hallways are great places to integrate style into your home, but most people only think about wall color and art when considering how to decorate them. Instead of going for the standard gallery wall, try something different. Add interest through pattern...
How to Make Your Home Feel More Like You
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Too many people want their home to look like someone else's. Shouldn't your home reflect who you are and what you love? Well, of course it should! If you're not sure how to express yourself through your decor, here are some ideas to give you the confidence...
Mood Makers: Boost Your Home's Usefulness and Beauty
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William Morris famously said, "Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." Being a realistic Interior Decorator, this is one of my favorite quotes. Making your space both beautiful and functional can be a...
Mood Makers: Make Your Home Inspiring
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Most of us want to create a home that guests will admire — but have you ever thought about decorating your home to inspire? If you're not sure what I mean, have a look at these ideas to make the spaces in your house more inspiring to all those who enter....
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