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The House-Life Connection

Feb 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Lifestyle

If you want do get an overview of a person’s life, check out their personal space. The way a person lives in their home is a reflection of their life. We can have good days and bad days. Those days can even stretch out over a period of time. Is everything neat and orderly or […]



Productive snow days

Feb 3rd, 2015 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Why wait for Spring Cleaning when we have all of these days we are snowed in during the winter? This past week alone presented quite a few snow days. I found myself going through a few drawers, cabinets and closets. Lots of really good stuff will be leaving my home. Piles of clothes are forming […]



And There Sits the Orange County Government Center

Jan 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Lifestyle

As a professional stager, I suggest cost effective changes before a home goes on the market. Fixing something that is broken always makes the list. As a design student, I featured Paul Rudolph’s Orange County Government building in a report on architectural styles. It seems out of place for Goshen but sometime ago it was […]



Decorating With Pillows

Nov 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Decorating with throw pillows is a great way to add pops of color, pattern or texture to a room. Throw pillows can land on a bed, sofa, chair or any kind of seating. Large floor pillows can be used as additional seating. How much is too much? During a recent staging of a beautifully decorated […]



2014 Orange County Art Awards

Nov 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

The Orange County Arts Council will be honoring ten individuals and businesses who have made significant contributions to the community through the arts at the 7th Annual Orange County Art Awards which takes place on Friday, November 14 at Umbra Sound Stages in Newburgh, starting at 5:30 p.m. In years past, award recipients have included […]



Home Staging Class in Newburgh with Claudia Jacobs November 13

Nov 4th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Over the last few years I had the pleasure of teaching staging classes to help future home sellers get their home ready for sale. Homes that have been properly prepared and staged for sale have an advantage over other homes for sale that have not been staged. The best time to get started is as […]



Sending cards to our troops through Project CARD ONE

Oct 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

For the last few years I had the privilege to spread the word about a special project that sends greeting cards to our troops. Michelle Wvhs, organizer of Project CARD ONE, says, “All of my card angels have been receiving cards throughout the past year. Their beautiful words of hope, strength and gratitude mean the […]



Snuggling Between the Sheet’s Thread Count

Oct 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

With the cool, crisp nip in the air, it is important to create a bedroom that allows you to rest and relax and snuggle. Without a good night’s sleep, it is difficult to function during the day. Besides decorating elements, there are 2 important items to consider in creating a comfortable bedroom: a good quality […]



Claudia Jacobs – Home Office Lighting Tips

Sep 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

When it comes to lighting a home office, it’s important to create a comfortable environment that is free of harsh contrasts and distracting glare. Your physical comfort has a lot to do with the lighting in your office. If you don’t feel good in a space, you won’t work as productively. Lighting can have a big […]



The House-Life Connection

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

If you want do get an overview of a person’s life, check out their personal space. The way a person lives in their home is a reflection of their state of being. Sure there are good days and bad days. Those days can even stretch out over a period of time. Is everything neat and […]