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Combining textures: soft, smooth + rough

Combining textures: soft, smooth + rough We agree with editor and stylist Heather Bullard that soothing fabrics like Velvet (in upholstery, throws or pillows) paired with rough natural textures like reclaimed wood and woven baskets, combined with the smoothness of metal and ceramics — give you a totally luxurious tactile feel and add amazing visual interest. Photo from: Barker & Stonehouse, […]

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TIP: Displaying decorative Items

Design TIP: Displaying decorative Items ~ Don’t put everything out, rotate your items and you will enjoy them more. Happy arranging! Karen Van Nort, Staged to Sell/Live in Northern Michigan.

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Remodeled Glen Lake house in Leelanau County

Karen Van Nort specializes in managing projects for Homeowners who reside elsewhere and have second homes in Leelanau County. She manages the project from interior design to managing products and contractors from re-design to project completion. This renovated house on Glen Lake in Glen Arbor, MI is a testament to the area’s beauty, style, design and […]

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How to plan your home remodeling projects

Getting ready to do some renovation or remodeling?   Most of my jobs evolve around helping people with second homes manage their projects.  Sharing with you some basic steps I hope will make your process a lot easier.   First Make a complete list of what you hope to do.   Consider doing maintenance that […]

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Fall for flooring!

Many of my clients are now thinking of remodeling projects and in particular new flooring. So, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about flooring this month. Did you know that 70% of the flooring purchased nationally is now luxury vinyl plank or tile?

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Home Remodeling | Where to Start

Fall is a great time to begin home remodeling projects. Karen of Staged™ to Sell/Staged™ to Live outlines how to start. Make a list, research, hire a contractor and picture what you want.

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End of Summer ~ Into Fall: Home project and color/de-cluttering Inspiration

I can’t believe it!  Summer is almost over and and soon school will be starting, athletic events and all the tailgate parties and events that spell Fall.  Are you thinking ahead to projects around the home  that you might be considering?   I have some ideas about how to start. If you’re just thinking of making […]

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Musical Furniture

Don’t be afraid to play musical furniture and transform a room, when you’re getting your home ready to sell. A staged home sells faster than a home that is not staged!

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Tips to remodeling you kitchen

Karen Van Nort operates out of Leelanau County, serving as your next home remodel’s project consultant. Use these tips to make your next remodel successful.

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Choosing Paint Colors

Choosing a paint color can be daunting and I’ve talked to friends who have stories about how they picked the perfect color but when it got on the wall they realized they chose the wrong color.   So, that’s why I’m telling you that when you are choosing a paint, get a quart or one […]

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