The dilemma of secondary bedrooms

Secondary bedroom

  Home staging tip: To stage or not to stage, that is the question, and more specifically, to stage or not to stage secondary bedrooms. Usually, my answer is always no, unless the property is quite small and has only two bedrooms, and by that, I mean the master bedroom and one regular bedroom. But even […]

How to choose a color scheme in home staging

  This house sold in 6 days for $85,000 over asking price Home staging tip: Even though home staging involves a creative process where you have, let’s say, the “freedom” to select a certain color scheme, sometimes this freedom is limited by the architectural features of the property itself. Take this house for example, as […]

Matching the colors in a bedroom

  Home staging tip: If there is a prominent color on the walls, then try to use a bedspread that coordinates with it. Home staging by Francesca Tosolini Listing by Rick McGuire (Coldwell Banker) Photos by Francesca Tosolini

How to use paint to frame a space

  Home staging tip: This was actually a color consultation I did for a client who purchased a new home. Since the media room had some architectural features, we decided to highlight them by using a sophisticated color: Sparrow by Benjamin Moore. This was used to create a sort of frame around the entertainment center, […]

The colors of Venice

As an Italian living in the States but in love with Italy, I wanted to share with you this photo of Venice, taken a while back during one of my many visits to the most romantic city in the world. And since Fall has just begun to please us with its pretty warm colors, I thought to create a […]

The 30 lobbies project

A few months ago, Rick, a real estate agent I’m working with who has now become a friend of mine, calls me and asks: “Would you be interested in redecorating the 30 lobbies of the condo complex where I live?” “Yeah, sure!” is my immediate answer, convinced that “30” must actually be “3”. And so we go on talking about what he needs […]