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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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Does Your Home Have Architectural Features that Pose Problems?

Posted December 13, 2010 by Donna Dazzo

Does your home have architectural features in the interior that pose problems?  For example, the ceilings are so high that it just doesn’t feel comfortable when walking into or being in that room? Or a room is so narrow, it feels claustrophobic? See below for some common problems and how to “fool the eye” to […]

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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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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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“Men Live Here” Apartment Transformed

Posted January 9, 2011 by Donna Dazzo

This apartment literally went from dorm room (the owner’s younger brother who’s in college lives here) to the beautiful apartment it deserved to be. The living room was sparse and uninviting, until… …we brought in some rental furnishings and decorative accessories to make it look like a room any buyer could relax in. The master […]

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