How to create your own coffee bar

Over 60% of people in the US are coffee drinkers. I personally do not drink coffee and have never gotten into it. I love the smell of coffee but coming from European-born parents, tea was the drink of choice in my household. So when I asked for a Keurig coffee maker...

How to Update Your Guest Room

Do you want to update your guest room but don’t know where to get started? My client had the same issue, but since we worked together on previous projects, she knew I could help her as a Certified Interior Decorator. Guest rooms can be tricky on how much you...

Mid-Century Modern Style Decorating

When it comes your decorating style, we know what we like and what we don’t like. We don’t always fit into one decorating “category” but probably span a few different ones. For example, I am more traditional but prefer modern, classic items...

Blue Diamond Staging News Release

Southern Pines, NC Aug 31, 2018 – Kasia McDaniel, owner of Blue Diamond Staging, LLC , announced this week that the company will officially changed its name to Blue Diamond Staging & Design, LLC as of August 31, 2018. Kasia McDaniel explained that the new name...

Are You Ready to Downsize?

When it comes time downsize to a new space, there are a few things to consider: the size, location and cost. Once you get an idea of your budget, it normally locks you into location and the size of the new home. In the case of my client, he was moving into a senior...

This Little Bathroom Got a Major Makeover

Moving into a new house can be an exciting time especially for a family. But once you live in the new home for a while, you may realize certain spaces don’t work out as well as you thought. Maybe your family grew or maybe you aren’t using the rooms like...

16 tips to prepare for your open house

Open House Checklist So you’ve staged your home and cleaned it from top to bottom. You’ve fixed all the broken lights and now you have an open house. Here are some tips on things you need to do before showing your home to the public. Don’t stick...

How each white is not the same

When it comes to picking out favorite colors, we tend to pick red, blue or something with..well…a color. When it comes to pick a white color for the trim or the ceiling, not all white colors are the same. I had a conversation with a homeowner who was building a...

How to stage gray rooms

My latest home staging project started out with the homeowner and buyers not knowing how to use/stage two rooms in the house. The house was recently renovated and repainted. One room was a dining room and the other was a living room. But we know that dining rooms tend...