Tag Archives: Dallas Staging
So many gorgeous luxury homes feature at least one magnificent, sweeping staircase that greets guests. Stairs are the epitome of form meeting function. Perhaps that’s why Dallas-area designer Bernadette Schaeffler loves staircases and the drama they add to spaces.
Indoors or out, artistic or utilitarian, Schaeffler is enamored with stairs. Continue reading
How To Boost Your Curb Appeal: Houzz Shares Tips on Making a Good Impression on Potential Buyers Before They Step Inside
I make a lot of decisions on homes by how they look just as I drive by. Weeds in the yard? Nope! Awful paint? Eek! Mis-matched garage door? I’m outta here!
Lighting is so important in a home. Too little and an otherwise spacious house feels like a dungeon. Too much of the wrong kind and you feel like you’re getting mobbed by the paparazzi every time you enter a room.
Some people feel like gold is dated. Not Bernadette Schaeffler. The Dallas interior designer feels that gold never went out of style. Nothing is more evident of this than the recent box-office success of Anna Karenina, Schaeffler said.
“It is a feast to watch and will stay one of those unforgettable films,” Schaeffler said of the 2012 adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s masterpiece. “The opulent sets and costumes truly make you believe you are back in 1870s Russia. Besides the love story, the luxurious interior and exterior of the set has such huge impact on its viewer. The novel is already a pleasure to read and I think Leo Tolstoy would be very pleased.” Continue reading
Sure, Valentine’s Day was a week ago, but why stop sharing the love?
That’s Bernadette Schaeffler’s philosophy. The Dallas decorator and style maven is in love with love, especially the Parisian variety.
We folks in the biz have been watching the Colin County “Staging Family Eviction “ story with a lot of interest and even more disbelief. First of all, Castle Keepers has a stellar reputation in the industry. They’ve been putting reputable families in on-the-market homes for 21 years and helped thousands of home sellers not only move their houses, but move them for a great deal more money than if those same houses had been sitting on the market empty. Castle Keepers is a company that screens families to live in a home while it is for sale and vacant to not only stage it, but protect it. Nothing good becomes of an empty, lonely home. Studies prove a staged home sells faster and for more money. The concept of using a “staging family” started over two decades ago. Dallas home stagers often refer clients to Castle Keepers when the sellers or agent cannot afford to stage a vacant property. We trust them, and we think they do a great job. What went wrong? I called up Kenny Raupple, the owner of Castle Keepers, and got the inside story. Continue reading
Tell Me Your Real Estate Story: Jamie Laubhan-Oliver’s Cedars Townhouse is Straight Out of a Catalog
Jamie Laubhan-Oliver is a very stylish girl. She’s got more shares on houzz than bathrooms in Champ d’Or. And seriously? Her own post on styleswoon? The girl can decorate (and I hear her husband helps!). Seriously, it’s like I walked into catalog living!