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Decorating Ideas

Paint Color and Lighting: Tips and Information

Posted April 6, 2011 by Donna Dazzo

Recently I attended a Color and Lighting seminar for the trade at the Benjamin Moore showroom here in New York City, one of only three of their showrooms across the nation. As a home stager and interior redesigner, I often recommend paint colors to homeowners looking to “stage to sell” or “design to dwell”, so […]

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The Art of Arranging a Bookcase

Posted December 22, 2010 by Donna Dazzo

One might think that the arrangement of items in a bookcase is not art, but it is. Color, balance, and space all play a big part. Here are some hints to arranging a bookcase, whether built-in or free- standing, whether you’re staging to sell or not: First, remove all of the items from the bookcase. […]

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Home Improvements

Paint: One of the Most Effective Yet Inexpensive Home Staging Tools

Posted August 17, 2010 by Donna Dazzo

When your home is for sale, it is now a product that needs to appeal to the greatest number of buyers.  Walls, along with the floors, are the bones of a home and they need to be in good condition and neutral in appearance so that they do appeal to the greatest number of buyers. […]

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Decorating Ideas

Area Rugs: Tips for Purchasing and Placement

Posted May 26, 2012 by Donna Dazzo

When I am staging a home for sale, area rugs serve many functions in a room: Defining the area, for example, a seating or dining area in a large room Adding pops of color to an otherwise neutral room Toning down a room that has strong and bright colored furniture Adding texture to a neutral […]

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Chandeliers, End Tables, Lamps, etc.: How High?

Posted December 13, 2010 by Donna Dazzo

How high should a picture be hung? How low should a chandelier hang over a dining room table? What’s the appropriate height for an end table? Here are some useful guidelines: Hanging Pictures – generally, pictures should be hung at eye level, but whose eye level? Hang it so that the center is at 5’8″ […]

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