One Room Challenge Fall 2018 – Week 3

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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 narrow down the color for the family room make over.  I have an amazing painter that I use…. James Gilbert of A&S Painting.

We choose Benjamin Moore Whiter Down #970. The lightest gray undertone gives this cozy white its feathery softness. Delicate with simplistic beauty, this shade works effortlessly in almost any space.

You can see the original color around the window to the right.  Due to budget, client decided not to paint the skylight trim.

Just prior to painting I took a trip to pick out a new mantel for the fireplace.  This was so worth the trip.

We picked out a new mantel from this amazing place in Fairfield New Jersey (reference and link below)

So the next step is to do something with the outdated red brick.  My original thought and recommendation was to use stacked stone to the peak of the ceiling however the budget would not allow so we decided to have it painted.  The color that we choose was Benjamin Moore Gray Huskie #1473

So things are shaping up, we still have a lot to do….and hopefully will get it all done in time.

Below are all of the references

Painter – James Gilbert of A& S Painting 

Lumber yard – Board and Beam

Hope you enjoyed the process….talk to you on Thursday!


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Before and After

As a realtor or home stager, have you ever walked into a home that is going to be marketed for sale and there is no time for a good sprucing up? As the owner of Harmonizing Homes; home staging/real estate marketing company, I questioned our ability to provide our standards and brand. What can we do to highlight this homes possibility to stand out as a diamond in the rough.

Life Style


Mélange ~combination, mixture, and blends Food I attacked Saturday with determination that I was going to clean out my refrigerator! Who wakes up with this goal in mind for the day? Perhaps its the organizer influencers on IG , or the fact that I couldn’t find what I was looking for; regardless it needed to be done! I headed over to Home Goods, to pick up a few clear plastic