A Home Office That Inspires

Beachy and organized home office

In recent months, it seems like the whole world has been “working” from home.  Whether you’ve carved out a niche in a closet, spread out in the dining room, or taken over the guest room, we’ve all had to come up with some ingenious solutions on the fly.  Me?  I turned the “formal living room”…

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How Do I Make A Gallery Wall?

How to make a gallery wall by Stephanie Katz Interiors

Creating a gallery wall can seem daunting at first–there are so many ways to display them! I’m happy to offer advice on selecting frames, subject matter, and an installation plan. Whether you have a Type A or Type B decorating personality, I know you have goals for a killer gallery wall. So let’s do this!…

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All About our Occupied Staging Consultations

Staged home exterior with fresh paint and flowers

I’m an occupied home stager working with already furnished homes that are getting ready to hit the real estate market.   While I do think it’s important to stage vacant houses, I love working with homeowners who have resided in their homes for years. I enjoy the creativity and challenges involved in the process of using existing furnishings and decor.  The process is often longer than home sellers anticipate once their home staging consultation is over and the work begins. 

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Before & After: Preparing a Traditional North Jersey Home to Sell

Designed to sell, taupe traditional master bedroom

When I walked into this house, I knew immediately that the homeowner needed some guidance in preparing her home to sell. But she was obviously feeling stuck. Like many of the homes I enter for a staging consultation, pre-packing and decluttering had already begun. But what now? I’m going to break down the key areas we focused on during our occupied staging consultation.

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A Tiny Bathroom Refresh

Basketweave carrara marble, antique doorknobs, white and gray updated bathroom

I love historical homes–they’re charming, inviting, and they’ve got soul. They’ve seen a lot of design trends come and go and, clearly, the last design trend this particular bathroom saw was in the 70’s! The olive green sink and toilet, flat front vanity and beaten up subway tile really longed for a design refresh.

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