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Staging Your Home for a Quicker Sale

Did you know that a staged home can sell almost 50% quicker, and for as much as 10 percent more, than a non-staged home? * The goal of staging is …

Ellen's Blog Home & Interior Design Home Decor Ideas & Quick Tips

Home Design on an Evolving Budget

We’re all used to seeing gorgeously designed spaces in magazines and on television, but few of us have the budget to do whole-house makeovers! However, I believe that every time …

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Quick Tips for Making Your Home a Haven

Gas prices – and the prices of everything else – are on the rise, and it looks like it’s sparking a major decorating trend. Sanctuary. No matter where they live, people are …

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Master Landscape & Garden Plans

In many ways, the exteriors of our homes are just as important as what is inside. Your front yard gives your guests their first impression, and your backyard can be …

Designers Ellen's Blog Home & Interior Design

Interior Designer Myths Unveiled

I’d like to dispel a few of the myths that I encounter regularly about interior design. Myth #1: I can’t afford it! Help is available at all price points. Whether …

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Working With Designers – Listen to Yourself

Hiring a designer for help with your home can be invaluable. But let me tell you, listening to yourself throughout the design process is critical as well. Anything a designer …

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Children as Designers

I have a pet peeve. I hear parents all the time saying, “I want my kids’ rooms to be child-appropriate, but I want them to flow with the rest of …