Saturday, April 9, 2016

Images

I have to be honest, Leslie and I absolutely love helping people create a look for their homes.  It's gratifying when we step back and look at what we've done, both in staging and interior designing. We stage a house to make it more appealing for a buyer, as we want to give the buyers an image of what their home could look like once furniture and accessories are all in place.

And when I work on an interior design project, my goal is to create an image that a homeowner appreciates as they spend quality time in their home.
The visual image can be a powerful thing, and we want the images we help create be ones that make a positive impact.

Recently, Leslie and I have been thinking about our "professional image".  We wanted a stronger professional image, an image that matches the quality company that we've created.

One of the things that we wanted for Traditions Interiors was just a simple icon, an icon that when others see it, they would associate that icon with the staging and interior design of Traditions Interiors.  We wanted a visual image that would mean Traditions Interiors.
We are excited about our new Traditions Interior's icon!  May this "image" represent Tradition Interiors throughout the San Antonio and Austin area.


Monday, February 22, 2016

The Art of Staging


As a retailer with a line of women's clothing and accessories, I felt like I had a knack for making things look pleasing to the eye.  I knew that colors, textures and lines had to work together to make a wardrobe "work" on most any person.




Women come in all shapes and styles whether she be tall, slender, petite, busty, curvy or everything in between.   I knew how to help my client choose a style and accessorize it so that she looked her best.



Just as in planning a wardrobe, interior design works with the same principles.  I need to accessorize a house so that the design enhances the home's strengths, and minimizes it weaknesses.
When I started my home staging in 2008, I relied on the skills I gained in my retail business.

In decorating a house, I consider everything about the house and choose accessories so that the home has the greatest possible appeal and is pleasing to the eye.  I still consider color, textures and lines....it's an art!







Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Traditions Interiors and realtor, Libby Ross, to host Seminar

I am excited to join realtor, Libby Ross, as we host a seminar this Saturday, February 20th from 11-2 PM.  The Ross Group is selling the home at 18410 Point Bluff, which is also our location for the upcoming seminar.


The COME & GO, question and answer session will feature how-to tips on : Landscaping, paint and color, low-cost projects to do before you list, de-cluttering, and staging 101 tips.
This is going to be such a blessing as we team together to help people prepare their houses for the competitive market in San Antonio.



Seminar


Traditions Interiors is ready to work with home builders, investors, flippers and individuals.  Stage first....staging works!  Come to our seminar on Saturday, February 20th at 18414 Point Bluff from 11-2 pm.






Thursday, February 11, 2016

Beautiful Staging in Mystic Shores

When I have the opportunity to stage a home like this one, I get excited.  This Mystic Shore house listed by realtor, Libby Ross, is beautiful!


We have some beautiful homes in the San Antonio area.





 This living room is large, open, and has an breathtaking view.  The interior design matches this house...so luxurious!




I love the look of the office!  The desk adds so much character and style to the room.




Whether entertaining guest in the spacious dining room, or having early morning coffee while taking in the view, this house has just the right spot for any preference.



A kitchen ready for a chef!




The spacious bedrooms were able to handle all my great bedroom furniture.




At the end of a long day, time to sit, relax and think about all the blessings we have!  Staging this house was such a treat!









Thursday, February 4, 2016

A Happy Customer

Traditions Interiors = Happy Customers

"My house was on the market for over 4 months.  I called Traditions Interiors and in one month "SOLD".  Your staging did it!  Dave S.



We loving hearing this kind of feedback from our customers.  




Monday, February 1, 2016

Austin Staging

Leslie and his crew recently staged another house in Austin for one of our investors. The houses we stage in Austin often have a mid-century feel.  I love the color combos in this house.




 Neutrals and a splash of color!




 Any home buyer would love this space, with the beautiful hardwood floors and calming colors.




The texture of the accent chair adds visual appeal.


Another home staged.  Stage first.....staging works!





Sunday, January 24, 2016

Vegas Market

This is a week we always look forward to....Market in Las Vegas!  Staying on top of the decorating trends is important to our business.  I look for new and exciting things for my clients.  As I design new looks, stage homes and share new ideas, "Market in Vegas" always gives us fresh ideas.  Leslie and I seldom miss Vegas Market!



It's always good to get away for a few days, too!  Eating some delicious food is one of our favorite pastimes!


Using natural elements in decorating is always a win, and this year it's trending every where you look, and Vegas is no different!





Monday, January 18, 2016

Decorating a Model Home

Traditions Interiors recently completed another model home in New Braunfels. Model Homes are such an exciting experience because we get to focus on all the details of the house.  In this particular house we used neutral colors, lots of natural textures and added just a few pops of calming shades of blue.
The den features some great texture in the rug, pillows and throws.  The pops of blue add interest to this room.
The master bedroom repeats the textures and colors from the den.
The dining room is such in inviting place.  Who wouldn't want to dine in these fantastic linen chairs!  I love the linen combined with the natural elements of wood and feathers and grasses.  It makes any guest feel welcome.
 The office, with the zebra print rug and soft leather chair  makes any person look forward to a little work at home.



Saturday, January 9, 2016

Stage First......Staging Works?

2016.  Are you ready for new beginnings?  Ready to make a move?  Let us help you stage the house you are ready to sell.  We currently have over 60 houses staged in the Austin and San Antonio area.  The homes we stage are selling. Let us be the one to stage your home.  Stage First....Staging works!