Staging & Decorating

Seattle Staging and Interior Design for Real Estate Sales   Seattle Home Staging Home staging may be one of the hottest trends in real estate today. Advocates say that home sales for staged homes are often faster and at higher prices than similar unstaged homes. Just what is home staging and how can it help you sell your home? Staging is a process of cleaning, organizing, rearranging, updating, and preparing your home for sale. Sound good? Anyone who’s ever had a home for sale, languishing on the market for weeks or even months, will probably be all for any process than can help avoid that situation in the future. All Seattle Dream Homes are staged to look like a beautiful model home! This will help you get top dollar, sell your home faster, and with the least inconvenience. Staging Before-and-After Examples If you would like your home staged to sell, please email All homes are visited by an interior designer and staged to perfection! Marlow Harris is an Accredited Staging Professional  

Home Staging

Before and After Examples of Staged HomesAt its most basic it may be as simple as performing some needed home repairs, prepacking and removing unneeded items and accessories, and bringing in some fresh flowers and plants. In other cases it might be as complicated as repainting, recarpeting, rearranging furniture, or replacing outdated light fixtures or window treatments. But no matter how easy or complicated, the end result has only one goal: to show potential buyers the very best side of your home. After all, they’ll be able to concentrate on picturing themselves in the home when they’re not distracted by clutter, dirt, or home maintenance problems. Home staging takes the preparations for getting a house ready to sell a bit further, showcasing it so that buyers can visualize living there. Home staging involves the same commonsense advice that real estate agents have been giving sellers for decades, but with some fresh additions. Professional home stagers are available for hire here in Seattle. Some work with your own furnishings to create a new look, but home stagers often have a warehouse of furniture and accessories to draw from. Others might expect you to purchase new items. We at stage all of our homes before sale with beautiful designer furniture and original art. If you are a home seller, my goal is not simply to sell your house, but to help you realize the best price obtainable for your property in the shortest period of time. To help achieve that goal, I have a booklet, developed by Coldwell Banker, called the Home Enhancement Guide. Based on proven marketing techniques, this informative guide will introduce you to practical ideas on how to successfully prepare your home for sale. ROBIN FREEMAN These photos featured here are examples of work from Robin Freeman and Two.9 design Interiors of Seattle. Robin is an award-winning interior designer with over 10 years experience in the architectural and interior design arts. If your needs go beyond simple staging, Are you interested in having your home staged? Call or email for details on our Home Staging Program. All Seattle Dream Homes are staged prior to marketing. Call Marlow at 206-329-3795 or email Click HERE for examples of Staged Homes Home Enhancement Guide If you would like a complimentary copy of The Home Enhancement Guide, call me for an appointment and I will bring one on my visit. Call Marlow Harris at 206-329-3795. Or send me an email to I want a Home Enhancement Guide! Have your home staged like a magazine photo shoot with beautiful and elegant designer furniture and original art from Northwest artists. Call Marlow Harris to discuss your special needs and concerns. Seattle 206-329-3795. It’s the end of the world as we know it……                           J.C.Penney has come out with a line of bed linens and accessories based on the MTV show “Cribs”. Pimp My Pad, Baby! www.JCPenny/ Every day new websites related to design are created and choose
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Need a Round Bed?
I’ve been looking for a good Round Bed resource for years.
Just what you need to spice up the ol’ love life.
Click HERE for more Round Beds and other exotic furniture delights.
Seattle Magazine is a great resource for Seattleites, whether newcomers or oldtimers, with lots of helpful articles and great feature stories. They also have a fabulous quarterly magazine called Northwest Home and Garden, which has interesting stories on local homeowners and is a good resource for remodeling, renovating and decorating your home. Seattle Magazine
Ugly Couch Contest!
Nordwood Mall in Massachusets is sponsoring an Ugly Couch Contest.
Send your photos to or upload them HERE.
Email the details. Send Photographs to: Ugly Couch Contest, 619 Old Randolph Street, Abington, MA. 02351 USA Att: John Dingle Show Your Support. Enter Your Vote for as many Ugly Couches as you like, (or hate).
Want more photos? CLICK HERE!
No matter how beautiful your furnishings are, if you haven’t decided on the style and resonance of the room, it will appear confused and awkward. Interesting people create interesting houses. By being ourselves, we can break through the limitations imposed by place and circumstance. It is the expression of well-lived lives that create beautiful spirit and charm in a house, not the beautiful furnishings.
But it doesn’t hurt!
  MORT’S CABIN is a place where childhood memories embrace the spirit and magnificent beauty that is Washington State. Darold Andersen, owner, named his shop in memory of his father MORT, who likewise had a deep love of the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Darold’s work in shade making and lighting design aspires to capture and celebrate the spirit of the Pacific Northwest, the folk art of the early rustic camp style, and the American arts and crafts movement, with inspirations coming from nature, Native American blankets and baskets, and, of course, “The Mountain”. All shade designs are one of a kind and made from parchment, hand-cut deer hide lacing, vintage fabric, willow, leaf material, antler, and found objects. The shop functions as a working studio for shade making and a gallery for a lifetime of collecting “vintage cool stuff.” The showroom is filled with Pacific Northwest memorabilia and cabin collectibles along with ceiling fixtures made from snowshoes and table lamps with handmade art pottery bases. Stop by MORT’S CABIN at 3202 Harvard Ave. Calling ahead or making an appointment is highly recommended. The numbers are (206) 323-MORT (6678)* at the shop or (206) 632-2080 at his home.
Bathroom Mania! is an illustrative new line of sanitary products by Dutch illustrator and designer Meike van Schijndel.
With these innovative and playful designs, Meike dazzlingly transforms the bathroom experience, giving a whole new meaning to the term ‘total relaxation’. Today’s hectic world doesn’t usually allow much opportunity or time for our fantasies, but the Bathroom Mania! designs help us to let our minds relax and drift off into another, imaginative world.
‘Good Morning Sunshine!’ the flower pot Bring the fresh air into your bathroom with the flower pot, a birdie that sings with every flush and a sun that really shines! Wanna see more photos? Click HERE for Bathroom-Mania website
  Collette Collins Design
  For 23 years, Collette Collins has been designing and fabricating custom objects that reflect the specific needs and vision of her clients, as well as her own view of organic elegance. Her work reveals a commitment to the expression of essential life energy that unites both the animate and inanimate worlds.
Through the use of materials such as exotic woods, metal, bamboo and leather each piece creates a calm center in the midst of dynamic flow. To speak to Collette, view her portfolio and commission a piece for your own home, you can reach her at her design studio at 206-722-3081. Email Collette Collins Design
HaRry Segil
HaRry Segil is an internationally-famous designer whose furniture dazzles and rejuvenates with its own dynamism and personality. HaRry creates one-of-a-kind art pieces. He can create something especially for you. Or, you can order from the standard HaRry catalog. It is also possible to customize the standard line to suit your needs. Visit HaRry’s Website Here.
Funky Sofa been a leading manufacturer of custom upholstered sofas and sofa sleepers for over 27 years. You can now purchase their custom designed furniture online at the same wholesale price that furniture resellers pay. The goal is to provide great furniture, low prices, good customer care and White Glove Delivery? service. Their customer care representives are available for assistance seven days a week.
Create your own custom look by choosing from one of their many designs and add any of their fabrics or leathers and their skilled craftsmen will build your sofa,loveseat,chair and ottoman to match your unique taste. Most sofa and loveseats models are also available as sleepers.
Your home theater can become a DRIVE-IN theater with this line of furniture using replica’s of favorite cars like the 1957 Corvette, custom pinstriping and flames.
With this line, you can pick the color of paint for the body and the color of leather for the upholstery. Classically flamed hot-rod sedan or the subtle class of a pearl white sports car, you pick the color scheme.
Bobby Trendy!
Based in L.A., this designer specializes in lush jewel-toned furniture, incorporating satins, fur and 24kt gold.
This guy has an incredibly fun and hip young look. It will be interesting to see what he comes up with in the next few years.
Bobby was hired by Anna Nicole Smith to design a boudior for her condo, all done in pink satin and feathers. It was FABULOUS! For some reason, Anna didn’t like it. I dunno. I thought it was very posh…
www.Anna Nicole Smith
Here I am visiting Bobby Trendy at his luxurious Los Angeles showroom. Bobby says Peace, and Happy Valentines Day !

If he’s good enoug
h for Anna Nicole, he’s good enough for me!


We took this photo at the Caliente Tropics, where we and Anna Nicole stayed. Her handprints are memorialized in cement for all posterity.
Why buy a casket for just one day At, the products can last you a lifetime, and still be the perfect vehicle to carry you to the great beyond. Whether it’s a couch, shelf, or end table, these items are designed to blend effortlessly into most contemporary interior designs. Every product can also be transformed into a high-quality casket at your time of need. This is only kinda a joke.
Martha’s New Digs! had a Photoshop contest to see who could “redecorate” Martha’s new cell.
To see all the entries, click on the website:
Candle Consultant!
The newest rage! Undecided about what color candles go where in your home? Concerned that the different Candle Scents you chose last Spring will clash with this seasons scents? Then hire a Candle Consultant!
Candle Consultanting
Here’s an amusing article from NewYorkish on the Candle Craze Death by Dyptique
Cool Pavilions for your home by Michael Graves, sold by Target, built by Lindal  
Call my friend Rob Gray at Lindal for prices and specs. His phone number is 206-725-0900. For pictures and more information CLICK HERE. NEED ASSISTANCE? If you have any questions about anything on this website or about real estate in general, please don’t hesitate to give me a call. To return to the webpage, click here!
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