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Romantic Bedroom Ideas

Romantic Bedroom Ideas
Tis the season for romance. Transform your bedroom into a romantic getaway this year using some of our simple home décor tips. This doesn’t have to be an overabundance of ruffles and pink, but soft textures and a luxurious vibe will go a long way. If you are looking for some inspiration on what to do with your room this year, check out these bedroom ideas! Coa[...]

Decade to Declutter

Decade to Declutter
Do you want your home to look like the Pinterest perfect house where everything has a place? It is a new decade and it is time for a clean slate. In order to start new habits for 2020, start with small tasks! Don’t get overwhelmed by thinking you need to remove the whole house in one weekend. Break down your home into categories where clutter accumulates the most and[...]

A Kitchen Sells A Home… Or Does It?

A Kitchen Sells A Home... Or Does It?
As the most utilized room in a house, the kitchen is truly the heart of a home. Watch any HGTV show or scour the Internet for advice on selling a home quickly, and you are sure to find tips on showcasing your kitchen in the best light. Freshly painted cabinets, updated appliances, and a multifunctional center island are all aspects that will “wow” potential buyer[...]

Coastal Living: Staging a Waterfront Home

Coastal Living:  Staging a Waterfront Home
A beautiful sunrise over the water is arguably one of the most peaceful views to wake up to. And while a waterfront view is definitely a selling point to potential buyers, the actual staging of a shore home is what completes the whole package! We recently staged this beautiful Ocean City, NJ home, and we wanted to share some tips as well as a behind-the-scenes lo[...]

5 Need-to-Know Design Trends for the Fall

5 Need-to-Know Design Trends for the Fall
Is there any season quite like fall? From golden leaves scattered on the ground to apple picking with the whole family, there’s a ton to see and do during autumn, which includes revamping your home’s interior with fall design trends. Whether you’re looking to sell your home or just refresh its interior, fall is the perfect time to play with the season’s hottest tre[...]

Summer is the time for planning

Summer is the time for planning
Summer Dreams The lazy days of summer are the times when people get inspired to undertake projects once fall and winter are upon us! This fall we will be doing a photoshoot of our clients home in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. We are working on the finishing touches and accessories. We will also be starting a new local project in Toms River in a few we[...]

How to Pair Different Textures While Staging a Home

How to Pair Different Textures While Staging a Home
Every day, millions of potential home buyers search sites like Zillow, Realtor.com, and Instagram to find their dream home. This makes it more important now than ever that you are using high-quality photos for your listing. Now, what results in great visuals? Staging! Staging transforms your home into a model, which is why our family at Harmonizing Homes is here to h[...]

Staging Your Listing for Photographs this Spring

Staging Your Listing for Photographs this Spring
The spring market is set to explode which makes being online more important now than ever! How are you preparing your listings? If you aren’t staging and getting professional photos, you are letting your fellow realtors gain an edge on you. Nearly all real estate is based on online searches in 2019. Every month, nearly 35 million hopeful buyers visit sites such as Zi[...]

Great Items that I use in staging properties

Great Items that I use in staging properties
About a month ago, I decided to start to share with other stager's some of my go to items .  I have my go to items on my website which is updated weekly.    Then it came to mind, that I'm sure no other stagers are going on my website. why would they?  So I'm sharing the link here so that you can see some of the items that I love to use and have found it very useful.  [...]

Did you make your bed today?January 7, 2019

Did you make your bed today?
As a interior design, home stylist and home stager, I am always looking for new products especially bedding.  I was contacted by California Design Den to try out their sheets.  I was pleasantly surprised on the fit and feel of these sheets.  I received my package containing 700 thread count white king size sheets.   The sheets come with  a lovely instructions card on [...]

One Room Challenge Fall 2018 - Week 4Rendering Needed

Rendering Needed
Hello, Well week 4 was a challenge for sure.  When designing for a client its not always easy to have your client necessarily see your vision.   Some clients believe in you and will not question, some clients suggest and come up with their ideas and there is a collaboration of ideas  and  some white knuckle the process and panic at each and every step. In the ca[...]

High Point Market Fall 2018 ~Perfect FootwareWalking the market

High Point Market Fall 2018 ~Perfect Footware
I had experienced the High Point Market in the past in fancy shoes ..NEVER again !! Three days on concrete floors walking for six hours a day is not fun.  I learned the hard way, with foot and back pain....  So this year I discovered these amazing shoes, by accident.  I had gone to a running store for a new pair of sneakers as I was experiencing some severe heal pain.[...]

One Room Challenge Fall 2018 – Week 3Paint and Fire Place

One Room Challenge Fall 2018 - Week 3
Welcome to week 3 of the One Room Challenge Fall 2018! If you are new to Harmonizing Homes, we are a interior design and home staging company located in New Jersey.  We specialize in approachable, comfortable interiors, incorporating soft beach colors and clean lines.  We are working on a family room for a client of ours. So we are at the point where we have to [...]

One Room Challenge Fall 2018 -Week 2Floor Plan and Furniture Picks

One Room Challenge Fall 2018 -Week 2
Hi There! Welcome to week two of the One Room Challenge Fall 2018! If you are new to Harmonizing Homes, we are a interior design and home staging company located in New Jersey.  We specialize in approachable, comfortable interiors, incorporating soft beach colors and clean lines.  We are working on a family room for a client of ours. At this point, I develope[...]

One Room Challenge Fall 2018 – Week 1Family Room Design Plan

One Room Challenge Fall 2018 - Week 1
Happy Thursday and welcome to week one of the One Room Challenge. I am really excited to be a guest participant sharing with you a project that we are doing for a client of ours. This is the first time that I have ever taken this challenge so I'm really excited.   My client wanted this project competed  by the up coming holidays in November and December so this will b[...]

E-Design From the comfort of your own homeWhat is E- Design?

E-Design From the comfort of your own home
Hello Happy Monday! Now that everyone is settled back in their routine its time to start thinking about the upcoming holiday season and what you need to do around the house to prepare.  I want to introduce you to our e-design program from the comfort of your own home. I personally will be hosting Thanksgiving with many of my family members sleeping over!   I hav[...]