Thursday, January 5, 2012

Cozy Up Your Nest for Winter

Beat those winter blahs by cozying up your spaces with these quick, easy and affordable ideas.

Focus on the Fireplace – This is a great time to mix up the furniture arrangement in your family or living room and create a cozy grouping close to the fireplace, perfect for a cup of cocoa or curling up with a good book on a snowy afternoon.

Add Texture and Layers – Just like we layer up our outfits in the colder weather to keep warm, adding layers and textures both looks and feels good for our winter-time décor. Think thick, cozy throws, extra pillows, more substantial window treatments, stacks of books, a basket by the fireplace with logs (even if you have a gas fireplace), a new area rug—the options are limitless.

Turn up the Light – You need to be proactive in balancing the long, dark days of winter. Add additional table or floor lamps (stores are filled with gorgeous, affordable choices these days), a candle grouping, or an accent uplight in a dark corner of the room.

Bring in the Outside – Adding natural elements to your décor this time of year adds some life to your rooms and is a reminder that this hibernating period is what leads to the brighter, warmer, greener days of spring. Try a bowl or basket overflowing with pinecones, a large vase filled with tall, interesting branches, a live plant in a decorative pot, or a vase with fresh flowers.

Now you're ready to grab a good book and settle in to relax and enjoy the slower pace of this winter season!


Want some help warming up your spaces for winter? 

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Kudos from A Happy FLHI Client

Thanks for these kind words from a recent Stage to Sell! client.  Their house had lingered on the market for many months before we provided a Stage to Sell! Strategy Session which gave them the know how to properly showcase all their home had to offer potential buyers.  Now the house is sold and they are happily settled into their new place. 

"Mary came to our home with ideas already in hand from looking at our home's pictures online.  She took her time, over three hours, with me, and answered all of my questions.  She gave me concrete advice, even helping to move around some furniture!  Two things in particular that really helped us to stage our home.  One, Mary used many things we already had in our home and repurposed them in another way or in another room.  Second, she gave me very concrete advice on what to do and what to buy to make our home look its very best for a potential buyer.  I would recommend Mary's staging service to anyone!"

~ Celia Toohey

Monday, August 8, 2011

Announcing ONLINE Stage to Sell! Strategy Sessions

Need a quick, cost-effective way to get specific advice for how to best prepare your home for a successful sale?  Feels Like Home Interiors is now offering ONLINE Stage to Sell! Strategy Sessions. 

The process is simple and effective: 
  1. You share photos of key rooms/spaces inside and outside your home through an online photo sharing website. 
  2. We analyze the photos and determine how you should prepare each space to best appeal to your potential buyers.  
  3. We email you a detailed written report that will serve as your roadmap to success in getting your home sold. 
  4. And to make sure you understand the recommendations, we also include a 15 minute phone consultation to answer any questions. 

ONLINE Stage to Sell! Strategy Sessions--an economical, convenient and effective tool for savvy sellers!

For more information or to schedule your ONLINE Stage to Sell! Strategy Session, please contact us at 724.884.7148 or


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Maximizing Your Home's Potential

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Today's Buyers Purchase the Move-In Ready Homes

Fixer Uppers Don't Sell Well
Can you afford to sell your home in "as is" condition?  According to a recent survey, 87% if first time buyers say a home in "Move-In" Ready condition is important to them.  And according to the National Association of Realtors, first time buyers accounted for 50% of the market in 2010.

Read more about this eye-opening survey:


Looking to sell your house in the Pittsburgh, PA area successfully? Feels Like Home Interiors helps you maximize your home's potential. Please contact us at for more information.