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Spring Cleaning? Donate to Big Brothers & Big Sisters

Apr 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Big Brothers and Big Sisters is a non-profit organization supported by funds from generous donors including individuals, federal, state and local government, foundations and corporations. Your donation will support the BBBS agency serving Orange County.  As a professional mentoring organization, BBBS requires resources to maintain a well-trained staff to screen volunteers, make matches and support […]

Claudia Jacobs – Waiting for Spring

Mar 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Spring has not quite sprung. This winter seems like the longest winter ever with really strange teases of warm days that suddenly turn cold again. The only ‘S’ word I want to hear now is spring. No more white stuff please! With spring come thoughts of refreshing and renewing the home. Along with that comes […]

Claudia Jacobs – Faux Panels for DIY projects

Mar 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Do it yourself projects can increase the value of a home with minimal investment. There are many options that can start with a can of paint to updating using innovative products that are not labor intensive. Unlike major kitchen or bath renovations, there are a few creative room makeover projects that can transform living and entertaining […]

Claudia Jacobs – Paint Color trends for 2014

Jan 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Color trends for 2014 are a nice mixture of neutrals, muted pastels & vibrant colors. Pantone chose Radiant Orchid as their color of the year. But there are plenty of other colors beyond orchid. The color of the year only means you will be seeing more selections for home and fashion in this color. If […]

Claudia Jacobs – Tips on Hanging Wall Art

Jan 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

How to hang wall art Scale and proportion are important when hanging wall art. The piece 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 […]

Claudia Jacobs – Radiant Orchid is the 2014 Color of the Year

Jan 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Pantone, the global color authority, announced Radiant Orchid as the color of the year for 2014. According to the Pantone website, Radiant Orchid is described as a mix of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones. What this means is you will see this color popping up in spring fashions and decorative accessories. For the home, Pantone […]

Moving forward into 2014 with Real Estate Staging

Jan 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

2014 begins my 9th year in business. As the first professional stager in the area, it seemed like a daunting task to bring Real Estate Staging to the Hudson Valley. I’m happy to report, business is keeping me busy. Who are my clients? Usually it is the seller who wants a game plan before they […]

Claudia Jacobs – Start Fresh by Clearing the Energy of your Home

Dec 31st, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Start the New Year fresh by clearing the energy of your home Saging, also known as smudging, is something I do a few times a year, especially for the New Year. It clears the energy of the house. Let’s face it; we all have good days and bad days. So does every person who lives […]

Claudia Jacobs – Be Open to Creating New Holiday Traditions

Dec 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

A post from Cheryl Richardson, best selling author of self-care books, appeared in my Facebook newsfeed: “Plans change. People disappoint. Traditions expire. Release your expectations of the holidays and be open to surprise.” My reaction to this quote was YES! I do this! Where is it written that losing our minds and our wallets is […]

Claudia Jacobs – How to Stage Your Home During the Holidays

Dec 3rd, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Selling your house during the holidays can be stressful.  Decked out in lights and garland, homes can look good but it is important not to go overboard when staging for the holidays. Skip the life-size, inflatable Santa and go for decor that’s understated and classic. Keep your decorations to the basics and keep things simple. […]