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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 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[...]

How to get your real estate listing market readyMarketing Your Listing

How to get your real estate listing market ready
Hello All! Home Staging has been an amazing real estate marketing tool for fifteen plus years on the West Coast,  Florida, South Carolina, Georgia,  New York City and in Canada. Well, New Jersey we are finally on board with the rest of the nation....we are seeing a lot of activity in North Jersey ; Central Jersey is kicking in....a little late to the party but h[...]

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[...]

National Make Your Bed DaySeptember 11, 2018

National Make Your Bed Day
I have never heard of National Make Your Bed Day until recently.   Maybe it because it lands on September 11th.   We all know exactly where we were on September 11, what the day was like. I don't know if I made my bed, however I remember everything else about September 11th 2001.  It was a clear no humidity type of  day....the kind of day that you wanted to skip work [...]

53 Innsbruck Drive Toms River NJProperty Sold After We Staged It

53 Innsbruck Drive Toms River NJ
I had meet with these lovely investors over a year ago however, they were not in need of our services at the time.  Their homes seem to sell quickly with out any problems.  When we meet originally, I had indicated that the homes we stage sell quicker and investor receives asking price and or above! I didn't hear from these investors until their listing at 53 Innsbr[...]

September Is Here!Our kick off give away

September Is Here!
Hello All!! I am sure that you all are wondering what happened to Summer?  I know living in New Jersey we received rain just about every-weekend. Our beach time was limited to about six visits this year...The beauty of living close to the ocean is that we can still enjoy the beach in September and October.... This fall I will begin my blogging  adventure sharing[...]

A sweet girls room

A sweet girls room
Hello all you summer moms! As promised I have put together my picks for a sweet girls room.   These selections are for girls 8-12 years of age, where they have outgrown their baby girl bedroom however, they are not yet ready for a tween look.   I know that you don't have the time during these crazy months of summer, when all of the kiddo's are home from school to e[...]

A diamond in the rough

A diamond in the rough
So you think Home Staging is a glamours job do you?  We do get to see some beautiful homes however, today I wanted to show you the flip side of our jobs.  This blog will bring you through the process from the original site visits to the staging process.  This is not for the week at heart, or those that might be allergic to dust and mold....Ready... At the end of this [...]

New Decor Trends

New Decor Trends
Decor is like fashion, it changes just about every season. As you wonder around Home Goods or Home Sense you will see chunky macrame. Which was popular back in the late seventies early eighties....Now not only do we have hangings but we have these amazing pillows...  Joanna Gaines has a beautiful collection of these chunky pillows found at Pier 1.   Keep your eyes[...]

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. [...]