Monday, July 29, 2013

Summer is here

I really enjoyed the 2013 Summer Showcase of Homes last week!  Looking at all those beautiful homes made me want to do a few things myself.  A few weeks ago, when the realtor and photographer came to photograph my home (for marketing on the broker's website), I quickly cleared all the tables to "declutter."  I may have gone too far...

So this weekend I picked up a couple of pillows at Pier 1 to soften the sofa, and looked around my house for a basket, books, shells, and a plant to place on the tables.

The pillow in the center was a seven dollar pillow case from Hobby Lobby (I added a pillow form that I already had).  Hobby Lobby has a large variety of these pillow cases near the fabric department.  (It appears shiny in this picture, but actually matches the other pillows very well.)

I found two magnolia prints at Home Goods.  I hung one of them to replace a family portrait that hung above this chair (prior to having our house on the market).

I think it still looks clutter free (because it is for sale), but now feels more finished.

Thanks for visiting,

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I should be mopping the floor - Inspiration Monday
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  1. You've done a great job at staging your lovely home for buyers to see. Keeping my fingers crossed for a quick sale!!

    Hugs from Oklahoma,

  2. Hi Eilis! How familiar the whole "home staging" process feels to me at this point but I DO believe that it makes a huge difference! I staged our home for sale and we had a contract in about five weeks! We close on our "purchase" home today and then on our "sale" home in a few weeks. I'll be back to visit. Good luck with your move...I'll be thinking of you! Hugs!

  3. Serendipity-
    Please keep those positive thoughts coming!


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