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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 […]



Claudia Jacobs – Staging Tip: Make your bed

Aug 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

That lived in look, especially in the bedroom, is not going to get your home sold. The way you live in your home is not the way to stage and sell a home. For the listing photos, make your bed. For showings, make your bed. This applies to every bed in your home. Now I […]



Staging Tip: The best time to put your home on the market

Aug 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

The timeline for my staging clients who plan on listing their home after the staging consultation can range anywhere from 1 month to 5 years, with a few rush “get it ready by next week”. It is never too early to start preparing your home for sale. One question that comes up during the consultation […]



10 Ways to Speed Clean Your Home

Jul 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

There are many things I hate in the world: jumping spiders, sweet pickles, when my flat iron just won’t seem to get hot enough… Of all the tiny nuisances I could live without, dusting and sweeping are at the top of my list. Unfortunately for me but fortunately for my dust allergy and my hardwood […]



Claudia Jacobs Staging Tips : Carpeting

Jul 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Old, dirty, warn out carpeting can be a huge deterrent when trying to sell a house.  During a staging consultation, I mentioned replacing the carpeting in the entry, hallway and living room of the home. It was a dirty, stained, beige color and it was blah. The house was perfectly fine except for this issue. […]



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 […]



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 – Decorating With Throw Pillows

Oct 8th, 2013 | 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 […]



Fran Sussman – How to Make Your Own Healthy Salad Dressing

Oct 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Making healthy, delicious, sugar-free salad dressing is easy and fun. There are endless variations and it is practically foolproof.  The traditional proportions call for 3 parts oil to one part vinegar, but I prefer closer to 2 to 1. It will vary with the acidity of the vinegar you choose, as well as the other […]



Claudia Jacobs – Staging is NOT Decorating

Oct 1st, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Decorating is fun. Over the years you select items accumulated from shopping trips and traveling. Surrounding yourself with things you love is a great way to live your life, especially in your own home. When it is time to sell your home, suddenly all of your stuff is standing in your way. How can you […]