Staged and Sold

This town house in the heart of Melrose, MA just got under contract. Please take a tour to see how we staged and styled this vacant property.

A Peek Behind the Scenes

I get a lot of people thinking that staging is is this easy decorating gig. It’s actually a lot less glamorous and involves hard work behind the scenes. So what happens between before and after pics? For one, there is a lot of planning and logistics involved… When I book a job, I review myContinue reading “A Peek Behind the Scenes”

Which Furniture Pieces to Save on and Which to Invest In When Decorating Your Home

Knowing which pieces are worth splurging and which you should save on, can take your budget much farther when furnishing a home. Also, mixing high end pieces with bargain finds, when done right, will create a unique stylish look for your home.  Combining hi/low priced items with old and new finds is one of myContinue reading “Which Furniture Pieces to Save on and Which to Invest In When Decorating Your Home”

A Day in a Life of a Designer

There is a lot that happens in-between before and after photos…  One of my favorite things to do is consultations / on-site assessments. It’s always an adventure discovering a new property and coming up with solutions to improve it.  A big part of my day is dealing with people: clients, suppliers, contractors – and IContinue reading “A Day in a Life of a Designer”

Style Focus: Americana

This is a great time to get some inspo from the Americana Style, which evolved from US heritage, and nowadays has a more modern take.  The color palette features patriotic hues such as Brick Red, and faded blues, like Old Blue Jeans by Benjamin Moore, mixed with vintage off-whites and gray. Stars and stripes patternsContinue reading “Style Focus: Americana”

Spring Decor

Spring is in the air! It’s the perfect time to add some seasonal decor to your home. Bring in lots of natural blonde wood with light greens, cream and a pop of yellow to set the mood. Start the outdoor season with adding some flowers, like the French Spring wreath, or colorful centerpieces with fruitContinue reading “Spring Decor”

Recently Staged

We recently staged this exceptional contemporary deck house in Carlisle, MA. It’s full of great architectural features and ready to accommodate new owner’s lifestyle.

Style Focus: Metro Modern

The Metro Modern look unifies new traditional and contemporary styles by blending chic pieces with streamlined, clean lines, to create the overall casual mood. This esthetics is sophisticated without being pretentious. Color palette is neutral and calm, almost monochromatic, with soft warm grays and cool muted blues, and play on dark/light contrast. The color isContinue reading “Style Focus: Metro Modern”

Brand ReFresh

Over the past two years our studio has grown and evolved a lot. Our new look represents where we are now and how we serve our clients. Our new logo’s modern, polished and unique look truly represents our style, work and philosophy. The space we live in has a major influence on how we liveContinue reading “Brand ReFresh”

Splurge or Save

Here are some of the products I’ve incorporated in my recent design projects. In some cases, I saved my clients a considerable amount, while in others, we decided it was well worth to splurge! Can you guess which products are steals and which are more high end? Which option do you prefer? Shop this High-LowContinue reading “Splurge or Save”

2022 Style Forecast

There is so much to look forward to in 2022! Here are the emerging trends, styles that are continuing to go strong, and others that are on their way out. Emerging: Green Color will have a major presence. It naturally lends itself to the trend of bringing the outside in to introduce tranquility into ourContinue reading “2022 Style Forecast”

Difference Between Home Staging and Design

While general view is that both home staging and interior design simply involve decorating, they are actually completely different. Their purpose, process and outcome are almost the opposites.

How to Style a Shelf

Besides their obvious function, shelves are a great way to elevate your space and add some visual interest. It may be daunting looking at an empty built in, or perhaps a messy bookcase, but you can style it like a pro by following these 5 steps:  Consider scale of the shelf to the objects you’llContinue reading “How to Style a Shelf”

Creating The Accent Wall

Here’s how this accent wall came together: I’ve used my go-to neutral Gray Mist by Benjamin Moore and painted the geo motif inspired by the bed frame in Gentle Gray. I’ve added the base strip to anchor the room at bed level in almost velvety shade In The Midnight Hour. I’ve used Scotch Painters TapeContinue reading “Creating The Accent Wall”

Style Focus: Japandi

Japandi is a fusion of two distinct styles: Japanese and Scandinavian. It’s a combination of the Nordic concept of Hygge (a feeling of warmth and well-being in a home) and the ancient Buddhist concept of wabi-sabi(the acceptance of imperfection).  Modern Japanese (Zen) interior design is anchored in minimalist principles, clean lines, and natural materials. RoomsContinue reading “Style Focus: Japandi”

Fall Refresh Ideas

Fall is the perfect time to draw inspiration from nature and bring in colorful, cozy vibes to your abode.  From colors of leaves, shapes of harvest goods, texture of a cozy sweater, to the smell of cinnamon spice, these can be perfectly translated into some fun fall refresh additions.  Our favorite fall inspired color paletteContinue reading “Fall Refresh Ideas”

The Healing Garden

This hidden gem in Harvard, MA features an amazing space and gardens that match their great cause. This fall, Abode to Adore will take part in the annual walk and ride event to raise awareness and support for the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden and their mission to provide integrative cancer care. If you’d like toContinue reading “The Healing Garden”

Top 6 Home Staging Myths Busted

What really is staging, and what it isn’t? I recently gave the presentation busting some stubborn myths about home staging and expectations around it. See the top 6 Home Staging Myths debunked.

Local Love

Thank you to all our clients and neighbors who voted for Abode to Adore as the Neighborhood Favorite. The last year has been a strange one, with the pandemic and the intense housing market, to say the least. But the power of local community support combined with hard work always prevails!

Just Staged

This recently renovated raised ranch in Billerica, MA gets ready for the market. See how we staged and styled this vacant property.

How to Tackle Decluttering This Spring – to sell your house or regain your space

Clutter is anything in your home that is not useful to you and that you do not love. There are many reasons people accumulate clutter. Homeowners often don’t realize when their possessions have crept into this category. There is just-in-case clutter, nostalgia clutter, gift clutter, even guilt clutter. Whether it’s a box of old photos,Continue reading “How to Tackle Decluttering This Spring – to sell your house or regain your space”

Decorative Storage – Baskets and Bins

First step in decluttering and organizing is to create storage solutions. We always recommend our clients decorative baskets and bins to put away their collections and everyday items. Here are some of our favorite picks. Abode to Adore, LLC does not receive any compensation for endorsement of the above featured products. 

Staged and Sold

We recently staged this beautiful contemporary house in Lexington, MA. It was under the agreement in 5 days for over the asking. Please take a tour.

8 Home Staging DOs

Here are the top 8 things you should do to prepare your home for a fast and profitable sale.

Staged To Sell Workshop

Spring market is just around the corner! Make sure your house is ready by joining one of our online workshops. We will guide you how to prepare your property for the real estate market so it sells faster and for more money. Our topics will cover creating appeal for potential buyers, prioritizing improvements for best returnContinue reading “Staged To Sell Workshop”

2021 Style Forecast

The recent lifestyle adjustments have influenced some of the new trends on the horizon for 2021. Here’s what we think will dominate homes this year. Color People are craving comfort, warmth and serenity. This is reflected by the emerging color schemes dominated by the light and warm neutrals like beige, cream and sand, as wellContinue reading “2021 Style Forecast”

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