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Can Wallpaper Be Painted?

Jun 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Question: Wallpaper is out. I have dated wallpaper in our entry. It is not paper but vinyl. Can we paint over it? ~Ellen, Goshen The answer is yes. One of my clients, a dental office in Warwick, did just that with beautiful results after a color consultation. Dr. Leonard G. Episcopio says, “We love how […]



6 Closet Organizing Tips

May 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

It is finally safe to put away the snow boots although it feels like a late start to warm weather. While switching over your closet for the season, it’s a good time to eliminate the closet chaos. Go through all of your clothes and access what stays and what goes. Donate the clothing you never […]



To Mount or Not to Mount the TV Over Fireplace

May 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Question: Please settle a debate with my husband: Television mounted over the fireplace, yes or no? Answer: I’m not a fan of this trend. Televisions are usually mounted way to high for comfortable viewing, especially when seated. It may be comfortable to watch a television over a fireplace when the fireplace is low. Ideally your […]



Claudia Jacobs – Refresh Redesign and Remodel Event

Apr 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

The Builders Association of The Hudson Valley will be having a Mini Home Show & Presentation, Refresh-Remodel-Redesign, this Saturday, April 12, 10 am-noon. I will be hosting the presentation featuring vendors to help with your spring home improvement projects. Presentation starts at 10am with time for questions and answers to follow. Vendors will be available […]



Claudia Jacobs – What lurks in the corner?

Jul 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

It is never too early to start prepping your home for sale. The earlier you get started the better. There is a list of things to do that really should not wait till the last minute. And by the last minute I mean when your home is being photographed for your listing. First impressions are […]



Claudia Jacobs – Spring Clean OUT!

Apr 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Spring is finally trying to spring and sometimes it feels like it has sprung. And then it doesn’t. So have my spring-cleaning efforts. Like the weather, I start and stop…sometimes within the same hour. It is just so overwhelming. Somewhere between motivation and inspiration to purge is the stress of having to deal with all […]



Claudia Jacobs – Thinking of Spring

Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

It may not feel like spring just yet even though the first day of spring is March 20th. When it actually starts feeling like spring is anyone’s guess as we prepare for more snow coming out way in the Hudson Valley. With spring come thoughts of refreshing and renewing the home. Along with that comes […]



Claudia Jacobs – No Place Like Home

Feb 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

The one thing we can control is our own personal space. Working with clients from all walks of lives has been truly inspiring. Yes I inspire them but they also inspire me. Whether you have the money or not, most people can’t or don’t want to spend money unnecessarily these days. There is the single […]



Claudia Jacobs – How to Hang Art

Feb 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

When deciding on where to hang art, scale and proportion are important and should relate to your space and furnishings.  Oversized art will look strange hanging over a small table just as a small piece will look silly floating over a large sofa. Relate Art to Wall Size Choose smaller pictures for narrow walls and […]



Claudia Jacobs – Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress

Dec 11th, 2012 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Busy sidewalks, dizzy sidewalks, long lines and crowded stores can cause major anxiety. Try shopping early in the morning or late at night. Take advantage of the extended holiday hours. Give gift cards. Everyone has a favorite store or restaurant. You don’t have to worry about getting the wrong size or something the recipient does […]