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Bathroom and Kitchen Rehab

Bathroom  and Kitchen Rehab
Our job can be so much fun!  We meet the most interesting people along the way.  We are currently working with a family in the Society Hill Section of Jersey City.   Here are some of  the renderings that Charles Messenger completed for our 2nd presentation  with our clients after the initial floor and reflective ceiling plan was approved.     [...]

Our 15 Step Project Management Strategy

Our 15 Step Project Management Strategy
The Harmonizing Homes Experience By Identifying and committing to a specific work flow through the 15 steps, clients are aware that their project will progress in a logia fashion.  Our goal is to make the design-build process an enjoyable one for our clients. Experience has shown us that knowledge of standard procedures helps clients feel comfortable for the dura[...]

Point Pleasant New JerseyFun Down the ShoreVacant Staging

Fun Down the Shore
Hello, We have been having so much fun this Spring!  We purchased some new furniture while in High Point NC for the Home Staging portion of our business.  It arrived just in time for its debut in Point Pleasant NJ.    This was a vacant sell by owner situation; so it was a perfect fit.  We were able to meet our clients budget and staging needs.   The homeowners had [...]

Fixes to sell your homeSelling Your Home?What to add to your home

Selling Your Home?
Hello Friends, A friend of mind sent me an article this morning regarding 15 design styles that raise the sales of homes.  Three words, Barn Doors, Subway Tiles and Farm Sinks used in a description will draw attention immediately.   Lets face it Woman are the driving force in the purchasing of a home.  The home needs to feature elements that are pleasing and comfor[...]

Asbury Park New Jersey Fifth Floor ViewPutting on the color

Fifth Floor View
Hello, Its been some time since I sat down and wrote a blog!   We have been working with this great couple from Ortley Beach New Jersey that are moving to Asbury Park.....Asbury is booming with great restaurants,  shops and the music scene is amazing...Our clients have a fifth floor condo overlooking the North Beach.  They will be moving in the second week in March[...]

Chateau CSP-140Painted CeilingBenjamin Moore Color Stories

Painted Ceiling
Hello Friends, I finally did it!.....my kitchen ceiling is painted....I have been talking about this for a long time!  It is very easy for me to help other people with picking colors and applying them on to various surfaces... However if I picked a color and then didn't like it after my husband painted it.....well lets just say it would not be too pretty around the[...]

Behind The SceenA Typical Day As A Interior Designer /Home StagerIt usually starts out with a cup of coffee

A Typical Day As A Interior Designer /Home Stager
Hello Friends, Today it started out with measuring out my coffee into my coffee cup instead of my expresso maker...then, I closed my finger in the door as I was running out to yoga.. Not a good start. However it did get better.... At Harmonizing Homes we could be designing a house one day and/or staging a home for sale on another day....When I refer to WE - its[...]

Pillow Talk BeddingAddressing a place where you spend a third of your life

Bedding
Well, its 20 days until fall.... It is the end of the free flow of summer time fun and the start of one of the most beautiful seasons Fall!   The cooler weather brings out warm blankets, comfy pillows, socks and sweaters. I remember my mother would change her drapes and bedding every year for the fall and winter months...she still does at age 90 God bless her. [...]

The Color of rainy day skiesConcreteIts both Tough and Sensual

Concrete
  As a child I knew exactly what concrete was.  I knew how it smelled, how it was mixed, how it dried and how it provided for our family.  My father was a mason by trade however, he hated working with concrete, he would have rather worked with natural stone elements than concrete.   I wonder what he would say about the various concrete products that are on[...]

Leaving DCMoving to Newport Rhode IslandIt all started with the inspiration board

Moving to Newport Rhode Island
  Do you believe that it is August already?????  I'm trying really trying to enjoy the summer and have as many friends and family over that I can.  This past week I had a few former colleagues over.  We worked together for the International Rescue Committee in NYC in various capacities.  We had a lovely lunch catching up and sharing new thoughts and ideas [...]

Presenting your portfolioA great way to present your workLearn something everyday

A great way to present your work
Hi there....every day I learn something new....  Remember the artist that I used for the staging project on  Vincenzo Drive in Toms River Kimberly Abbott...She sent me her portfolio with all of her available pieces of art for sale and for rent prices so that I have them for future stagings projects. She used ICloud Key note which was brilliant.....click on the link[...]

Who Are You?10 things you didn’t know about meGetting To Know Me

10 things you didn't know about me
Hi There!! As most of you know I have been working on my branding and my website though out this past spring.  I want people to know who I am and what makes me unique in my business.  I want people to come to my web page to learn and to see what I am doing.  I will continue to post 2-3 times per week...on decorating, staging and painting projects that I may be work[...]