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Home Staging in Phoenix, Arizona!

by bianca |March 7, 2013 |0 Comments | Barbara's Blog

Design2Sell’s marketing assistant, Kristine, recently travelled to Phoenix, Arizona, and had the privilege of viewing some of the model homes in the Pebble Creek active adult community.  This beautiful community is nestled at the base of the Estrella Mountains in the town of Goodyear, Arizona about twenty minutes away from Phoenix.…

Design2Sell Before & After : Inman Dr. Decatur GA

by bianca |March 5, 2013 |0 Comments | Barbara's Blog


After bringing in Design2Sell’s Barbara Heil-Sonneck for a staging consultation, the owners of this charming Decatur 425,000 dollar ranch style property executed the staging suggestions from their personalized report. Barbara gave some advice on how to modernize and facilitate some basic staging requirements to enhance the occupied space which included painting, decluttering and some updates.…

Wall Decals: An Easy Way to Customize Your Room

by bianca |February 27, 2013 |0 Comments | Barbara's Blog

 For those of us who like to keep up with design trends and make a room stand out without doing anything drastic- Design2sell has a solution for you.  Adding artwork with a high impact can really transform a room without doing anything too permanent and can be really inexpensive.…

Design Solution: Online Paint Color Tool

by bianca |February 21, 2013 |0 Comments | Barbara's Blog

Design2Sell has taken notice of My Colortopia’s new Online Paint Color Tool. It’s an easy way to try out and visualize a paint color in any room without marking up your walls with multiple swatches. You can upload a photo of the room you are thinking of painting, select from a collection of Glidden paint colors and voila!…

A Stager’s Secret Weapon

by bianca |February 19, 2013 |0 Comments | Barbara's Blog

Today, Design2Sell is revealing the secret list of items that our stagers use to spruce up houses. How the accessories are utilized is limited only by the creativeness and vision of the stager.


  • Side tables
  • Ottomans
  • Love seats
  • Floor and table lamps
  • Mirrors
  • Plants
  • Pillows and throws
  • Baskets
  • Inflatable beds


In the bathroom

  • Towels (often rolled up)
  • Scented soaps
  • Creamy lotions
  • Moisturizing and facial jars
  • Shower curtains 


In the kitchen

  • Jars (often filled with for example pasta, coffee beans etc)
  • Cook books
  • Bowls with fruit 

What are some of your favorite staging ideas?

Design2Sell Wishes you a Happy Valentine’s Day

by bianca |February 15, 2013 |0 Comments | Barbara's Blog

Design2Sell would like to wish you and your loved one a very Happy Valentine’s day. In celebration we have made another fun holiday baking recipe. Chocolate Heart Valentine’s Day Cupcakes. Share them with all your loved ones and let us know how they turn out…

What you will need:

5 ounces of white chocolate chips melted

Pink food coloring

Wax or Parchment paper

Funfetti Cupcake mix

3 eggs

1/3 cups of oil

1 cup of water

Edible pearls

Baking cups

Buttercream icing



Chocolate Hearts:


Make changes with 0.00$

by bianca |February 6, 2013 |0 Comments | Barbara's Blog

 A great tip to redecorate a space without having to spend any money, is by relocating items you already have around the house.

 Relocating items!


By changing an item’s location (a vase, accent chair, frames, lamps, etc.), a sense of new atmosphere is created.

Design Trend: Hiding the TV

by bianca |February 1, 2013 |0 Comments | Barbara's Blog

Design2Sell has taken notice of all the clever and creative ways designers are utilizing this trend. With Televisions becoming flatter and thinner it has become much easier to put our TVs in different locations. Some basic places would be on a TV stand/entertainment center, in an armoire or an top of a fireplace.…

Color of the year 2013: Emerald

by bianca |January 30, 2013 |0 Comments | Barbara's Blog

2012 was a year inspired by energy and the lead trend color was Tangerine Tango. 2013 is all about wealth and tranquility.

“Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”

With these words Pantone presents its color of the year 2013: Emerald 17-5641.

HGTV Curb Appeal in Decatur, Georgia – Design2Sell and John Gidding

by bianca |January 24, 2013 |0 Comments | Barbara's Blog

Design2Sell had a consultation last week at a property in Decatur that had gotten their front entrance a total makeover. This happened in 2010 when the homeowner received visitors from the crew of the HGTV show “Curb Appeal”. The project was led by the famous HGTV designer and architect John Gidding who is the lead character of the show.…