Entries from June 2010

Nine Decorating Mistakes

June 30th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Msn.com recently published a web article titled “9 Decor Trends To Skip.”  Let’s review these 9 decorating mistakes with some of our own photos.

Antlers

antlers on display home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

Taxidermy

taxidermy Phoenix Arizona home house

Inspirational Sayings

inspirational message saying wish it dream it do it Bangor Maine home house

Decorative Buddha Statues

buddha statue Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Ghost Chairs

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Poufs

pouf home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

Accent Walls

accent wall Phoenix Arizona home house

Boutique Hotel Chic

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Black Chalkboard Paint

chalkboard paint bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Other US Cities · Taxidermy

Messy, Messy, Messy

June 29th, 2010 · 10 Comments

Messy kitchen.

very messy kitchen clutter poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

Messy dining room/office.

very messy dining room clutter poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

Messy living room.

very messy living room clutter poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

Messy master bedroom.

very messy master bedroom clutter poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

Messy bathroom.

very messy master bathroom clutter poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

Messy bedroom (it’s a converted garage).

very messy bedroom clutter poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

Messy enclosed patio.
very messy enclosed patio clutter poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

Messy back yard.

very messy back yard clutter poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house photo

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard

Ready For a Business Trip

June 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Got my work clothes put out.  Got my suitcase packed.  I’m ready for my business trip.

shirt tie hanging suitcase bedroom staging Phoenix Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes

Obsessed With a Rose Bush & Window

June 29th, 2010 · No Comments

The seller of this house provides five photos of his front windows, just in case buyers want to see more.  The photos are labeled “rose bush” or some variation on rose this or that.  We can see only two rose blooms on the bush.  Must be a rare rose variety to be that special.

real estate photo of two windows rose bush Phoenix Arizona home house

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Window

Your Dream Bedroom?

June 28th, 2010 · 9 Comments

Wow.  What can we say?

ugly tacky bedroom bedspread faux brick block wall clouds Scottsdale Arizona home house

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Tags: Bedroom · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Bedspread

Graffiti Destruction

June 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

This was a beautiful home.  It went into foreclosure and became vacant.  Vandals entered the home and destroyed it.  What a shame.

vandalism destruction drywall damage graffiti foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix home house

What suffers the most is the neighborhood and the home values there.

vandalism destruction drywall damage graffiti foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix home house

A cash investor bought it for pennies on the dollar.

vandalism destruction drywall damage graffiti foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix home house

Paint was thrown on the floor.

vandalism destruction drywall damage graffiti foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix home house

Every room of the house was hit by graffiti and drywall damage.  We spared you from seeing swear words.
vandalism destruction drywall damage graffiti foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix home house

The cabinets were mostly left alone.

vandalism destruction drywall damage graffiti foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix home house

New windows and drywall will solve most of the damage here.

vandalism destruction drywall damage graffiti foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix home house

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Graffiti · Drywall Damage · Vandalism & Theft

Updated Curb Appeal - Before & After

June 28th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Phoenix home as it looked in 2007.

curb appeal front yard landscaping home exterior before after photo Phoenix house

New windows, new paint, new A/C, new stucco, dead trees removed, new landscaping in 2010.

curb appeal front yard landscaping home exterior before after photo Phoenix house

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Before & After

Flowers In the Attic In Bangor, Maine

June 27th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Springtime flowery wallpaper and ugly pink carpet in Bangor, Maine.

old outdated flower wallpaper pink carpet Bangor Maine home house photo

More flowery wallpaper and old blue carpet in the next room.

old outdated flower wallpaper blue carpet Bangor Maine home house photo

Pretty.  Awful.

old outdated flower wallpaper yellow carpet Bangor Maine home house photo

Dirty carpet.

dirty soiled blue carpet Bangor Maine home house photo

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Tags: Carpet · Wallpaper · Other US Cities · Grandma's House · Attic

The Cookie Monster Visits Shreveport, Louisiana

June 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Hi, Cookie Monster!  Nice to see you again.

Cookie Monster stuffed animal cluttered bedroom Shreveport Louisiana home house

The living room needs things put away too.  Clear off the tables and walls.  Is that a Dust Buster on top of the window?

cluttered living room poor home staging Shreveport Louisiana house

Refrigerator magnets!

refrigerator magnets old kitchen Shreveport Louisiana home house photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Stuffed Animals · Refrigerator Magnets · Other US Cities · Bedspread

Christmas Comes Early This Year

June 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Christmas tree still up at a Phoenix home on June 26th.  Might be time to update the real estate photos?

Christmas tree still up on June 26 Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Ugly plastic pseudo-Christmas trees in Bangor, Maine; still on public display in June.

ugly plastic fake Christmas trees Bangor Maine home house real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Afghan Blanket · Fake Plants & Flowers · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities