What is that (LRV) number on the back of the sample of paint? It means Light Reflective Value

LRV is a term used to measure the amount of visible light that a color reflects. Words…

Are paint swatches accurate?

In a word: Yes. But they’re usually so small it’s impossible to decide based on them. Ask…

HOT market?

Do nothing and loose $$$, or do a little work and invest, make more $$$ I have heard agents and

Children and Decorating

Children and Decorating! Does this seem like and impossible combination? All of us want a nice looking…

Lighting, Temperature and Curb appeal

Interior Lighting Installation of new lighting is something that is fairly easy. Lighting can change the look…

Answers to most often questions I am asked

Lighting Chandeliers should be hung centered above the table approx., 30 to 36” from the table to…

What to expect when hiring a Home Staging Professional

Qualified Staging Professionals walk through your home room by room and consciously gauge its impact on the…

I need to sell my house

As with any major life change, preparing and selling your home can be very stressful. Undoubtedly, many…

Outdoor tip

I purchased an old antique cut glass window from the salvage store $30.00 I spray paint the…

Home Staging on a Budget

How many of you believe that Home Staging is decorating? Change your mind set right now. Home…

What is the cost of Home Staging near me?

I would like to share a few facts before we talk pricing. The coronavirus pandemic does not…

Client Endorsement

Many thanks again for all of the great information and advice that you gave us. It is empowering to look at your home from the perspective of being a seller. Or, in my case, of preparing to be a seller just in case something in my life changes that forces me to become a seller. One thing I know now is that I am nowhere near ready to move.
Take care and enjoy the almost Spring weather.


Shock? I could not believe my living room/dining room could look so good. I now have more floor space and the rooms are balanced.

Betty L., Naperville, IL

Creatively “out of the box” thinking. I was a little skeptical, but now I’m a believer.

Dave S., Burr Ridge, IL

This was the easiest and best experience I have had with someone helping me decorate any part of my house!

Wanted you to know that we had put out house on the market on Monday this week and had 4 offers by Tuesday. Thank you!!! A job well done! Now we are working on an offer for our new space. Which I will be calling you for help in arranging!

Diana B.

Thank you GraceAnn! Your feedback was critical in us getting a contract within 6 days of listing!!

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