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How to stage a dining room

Staging a Dining Room Most houses still have some sort of dining room. It may be a formal room or just an eat-in area. Regardless of the size, a dining room still needs to be staged to show off the space. In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors, the...

New budget friendly home staging service

Home buying expectations Home staging is expected now more than ever when it comes to selling homes. Buyers expect to see move-in ready homes and homeowners don’t want their homes to sit on the market either. You can fix both dilemmas with professional home...

Redesign your master bedroom for under $300

Master bedrooms are our sanctuary so when you get tired of the look, you get antsy. However, some homeowners believe it will cost a lot of money just to update the room. But I am here to tell you that you don’t need to spend a fortune on redesigning your master...

Eating out in Germany

Eating out in Germany is not normally a quick meal. As Americans, we expect a meal at places like Chuys’ (my favorite Tex Mex) to take about an hour or a little more depending on the crowd. You’re in, you’re out and you move on to the next thing. Not...

Grocery Shopping in Schonaich Germany

If you are new to the Schonaich area, there are a few things you need to know especially when it comes to food shopping. If you are an American, then some of these things may be new to you and I rather you be ready than wonder what you did wrong. Lucky for us, there...

Common German Phrases You Should Know

When I learned we were moving to Germany, my first thought was, oh boy I’m going to have to learn some German. As an American in a foreign country, you should try to learn a few words in the language spoken locally. It will get you farther than you think and...

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...

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...