Okay, let’s talk paint. Seemingly simple, selecting the perfect white paint for your space can often feel super overwhelming. I posted a photo on my IG stories last week with several different white paint options searching for the dream white for an exciting project we’ve been working on. I was FLOORED by the amount of
With the start of a new year comes a fresh outlook and a renewed sense of excitement. Can you feel it brewing, too? As everyone is ready to say a REAL BIG good-bye to 2020, the new year on the horizon seems globally anticipated. For the last few years, I’ve chosen a word to manifest
Owning a business can feel all-consuming, at best – and the idea of blending business and happiness often feels out of reach. I realized recently that my entire identity has been wrapped around being a business owner, to a level that just… isn’t healthy. Can you relate?
Hey friend – how are you, really? For me, the last few months have been INTENSE. The most intense since Re:Creative launched, if I’m being honest. Starting a business is one thing, but driving expansion and growth in the midst of a pandemic is a whole other ball game. Ouuuuf. There have been many meltdowns.
Last week I chatted with my mailing list community about gaining a whole new perspective on my business during these challenging times. It took working with a 15-year old to come to the realization that I was no longer having fun in my business. In the email, I shared: “I tend to work REAL fast,
In the current reality, many of us are working from home – and maybe you’re loving it, and maybe you’re not. Maybe you have a full room in your home dedicated to your office (score), maybe it’s a corner in your living room (also completely okay), perhaps is the space under your stairs (hello two-level condo
Have you ever stopped to consider how your home actually makes you feel? Sights, sounds, scents, and sensations can have a drastic impact on our mood, and we *all* deserve a home that gives us the happiest of feels. Creating good energy in your home begins with the people living there (aka, you!) so don’t
Saturday morning I ran out for a grocery run – as you do, right? Only nothing is “as we do,” anymore, and things did not go well. In the middle of the grocery store, the anxiety from the week finally crept up on me. Feelings came flooding in, and it took everything in me not
A few weeks ago, we were chatting your inbox off about allll things SPRING — remember those dreamy, airy vibes?! As the seasons change, my mind is always on freshening up our staging inventory. A new wave of inspiration hits and I am in full shopping mode. I don’t want to give away too much
One of the most common questions I am asked is, “who PAYS for all this stylish beauty you bestow on each property you touch?!” JK. What they really mean is who is responsible for the cost of staging the home, between a realtor/seller relationship? The truth is, it depends.
So, you’re just starting out and things are slow, or perhaps the projects you’ve worked on so far just haven’t been the style you want to put out there. Either way, you’re feeling discouraged + not-super keen on sharing what you’ve worked on so far. I get it, because I’ve been there. Lucky for you,
I am definitely in the mindframe that the start of a new year is a fresh start and the perfect time to access where you are at and your plan for the year ahead. Instead of just mindlessly making a list of things you want, let’s get intentional about setting goals that we will actually
December is a quiet time in real estate (#GRATEFUL). It’s time to wrap up staging projects, tie up any loose ends and is the absolutely IDEAL time to review the year in business. I’ll let you in on a little secret: the last few months I’ve been working behind the scenes on a project, launching
One of the most common questions I’m asked by aspiring stagers is HOW in the heck did I build my inventory, and how do I manage it long-term. I get it – it seems unfathomable to go from 0 to full-home-staged in no time flat, and truthfully, it requires a lot of thought and intention
*Owning a business is fun, games, and freakin’ draining and exhausting — and that’s right about when people start telling you that you can “sleep when you’re dead. “ Okay sure, but what help does that offer to fight that every-day fatigue we all experience?! Now, I’m not a doctor, buuuuut I have it on
OMG we completed our very first One Room Challenge! We are loving our new master bedroom and I am SO excited to finally share it with you, but first let’s start with before. THE BEFORE: As you can see the before isn’t terrible. It feels minimal in a cool Scandi way, but it’s lacking symmetry,
Ahhh, colour. Many stagers embrace colour, buttt here’s the thing – it’s not always done well. I tend to stick to neutrals and lots of texture when I am staging, but when I do throw colour into the mix, I like to use thoughtful combos that keep things fresh and interesting. The trick? Don’t be
We are in week 4 of the One Room Challenge and the doubt has kicked in about some of the design plan. As a designer, I am confident in my client projects, but WOW is it ever a different game when it’s for myself. More specifically, I am talking about the paint colour. We put
We are half way through our One Room Challenge and I think hope we are in good shape. I have ordered most of the items and Chris has finished framing out the wall. Let’s start with what the wall looked like a couple of weeks ago: An awkward chimney jut out that made it difficult
When I first started my business, I was doing all the things, all the time and had zero system or process in place. Let’s be real – these things take time to implement, and sometimes you have to really be IN it to realize what you’re going to need in order to run your business