All Posts in Category: Fixer Upper & Design Blog

A True Home Staging Project that SOLD this House in 2 Days!

Under Contract in 2 days. And, the reason – because this home was, what we now call “staged.” In 2010, before home staging was even a thing and just before I obtained my real estate license, while working as an Executive Assistant to Realtor Larry Hogan, I recognized the importance of what I considered back…

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French Country Inspired & Redesigned Farm Ranch

Staging a home for sale is not a new concept, but it is a practice that has gained steam with our more challenging market. I have used this in my proven marketing package for 10 years…and it WORKS! I see many home of my sellers confuse staging with decorating and consequently resisting the process and…

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Our Latest ReDesign: The Calvert County Seaside Cottage on a Bluff Overlooking the Chesapeake Bay, CIRCA 1932

Welcome to 130 Dares Wharf Road, an abandoned, dilapidated historic cottage perfectly situated on two and a half acres overlooking the Chesapeake Bay, specially crafted recently for all the wonderful old house lovers and dreamers out there.  I really do walk around wishing I could fix up every fixer-upper, restore every bygone-looking home, and salvage…

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French Country Inspired & Redesigned Farm Ranch House on 3 Acres in Calvert County For Sale $420,000

As with all good french country houses, my favorite result of this renovated farm house on over 3 acres is the eating area. The social life of the world revolves around the dining room and kitchen and this home offers a sophisticated, warm & inviting area to accommodate just that. The open dining room just off of…

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What Color to Paint the Front Door?

We all know its not just a color and not just about your home…painting a front door is about you and how you want to be viewed by the world. Shows a bit of your personality…a way to express yourself. With so many paint color options available now, my mind is overwhelmed with what color…

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My 10 Favorite Kitchen Islands

One of my favorite details in a home! Always a popular gathering space, the kitchen island plays a vital role for many families, especially when it comes to entertaining. From stools to countertops to lighting above, the possible combinations are endless. Here are some of my favorite kitchen islands that I have come across throughout…

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