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Monday, January 14, 2013

Not Wired for a Pendant Light? No Problem!

Hubs and I are in the middle of redecorating our home.  One of the items I would love to replace are my pendant lights above the island.  As I was searching, I stumbled upon an amazing invention. An instant pendant light conversation kit! Say what?! It means that if you have a place to screw in a light bulb, you can have an instant (and affordable) pendant light. No remodeling hassles or expense.  This, my friends, is something that everyone on Earth should know about and I as a designer didn't know.  However, now I have seen the light and I will be the Pendant light conversation evangelical!  So, if you have a canned light and are looking to spice up above your kitchen sink, island, peninsula, bathroom, or wherever you can instantly do so with the wide variety of these babies.  Here are a few samples of my favorites.

Ryder Pendant light Ryder Instant Pendant Light Conversion Kit

Dovecote Pendant
Dovecote Pendant 

Orb Pendant

Orb Pendant

Kisha Instant Pendant Light Conversion Kit

Kisha Wicker Pendant

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Model Home staging

Here are some photos of model homes that we have staged. This entire model home was decorated for less than $4000!! We had a very tight budget but made it work with design on a dime details.

Friday, October 24, 2008

The economy in Utah is still strong

I have been hearing nothing but negative news for the last year. I don't know about anyone else out there, but I am not about to admit that the sky is falling. In fact, Utah is one of the few states that is still doing quite well. Listings are selling (thanks to some fantastic stagers and Realtors out there) people are still buying, job growth is on the rise and all in all, we are doing pretty good!
I was watching Diane Sawyer on ABC and she was pointing out on a map what states were considered in a recession, what states were on the verge of recession, and what states were still strong. Utah was one of the strong states. She actually said that people should consider moving to those specified states if things are looking bleak where they are. This was on ABC NEWS! Utah has one of the highest forecast for job growth in the nation! People are going to be moving here, getting a fresh start and we as Realtors, Stagers, and citizens of Utah should be ready for them. So, keep a positive attitude and get ready to be busy.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Home staging in Utah

Home Staging is about positive, high-impact presentation. It is a very calculated and proven system of arranging furniture and accessories to create a positive, lasting, emotional impression on potential buyers. At Simply Chic Design we emphasize what buyers will love about each room and minimize the negative aspects, while creating emotional connection points to make them feel at home.

Statistics show that homes that have been professionally staged sell 50% faster and on average for 6-10% more. We strive to give homeowners the competitive edge against the competition by either completely staging or by rearranging, removing and refreshing the existing motif. If you are about to list your house or if it is already on the market we can assist in making it sell quickly and for top dollar.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Boss Appreciation Week

October 13-17 is National Boss Appreciation Week. Well for me and my fellow business owners, I think it's high time we appreciate our bosses, OURSELVES! We put in more hours, more sweat blood and tears than any boss I have ever worked for. This would be a great time to reward yourself with that sweater you have been eyeballing or that that new set of golf clubs that would really improve your drive. Or perhaps you need to reserve one day this week to sit and read that book to have been meaning to get to for the last year. You have a wonderful privilege of being your own boss, so take this week to give yourself a pat on the back and say "heck of job you're doing here boss!"