St. Simon's Island Lighthouse
I am so excited about 2017!!! We had our biggest year ever and reports from our staging network of grads is very encouraging. Many are expanding, hiring more stagers and designers to be able to keep up. One of our young success stories you may remember is Kristy Anderson from Tampa. She is speaking at the RESA convention and is the proud winner again of the Top Five Stagers in the US.
Many are finding Redesign to be their money-making niche. Becky Robbins Designs from St. Louis is hiring designers and moving into new offices this year. So proud of all of you out there. One thing these two super stars have in common is frequent posting on Social Media.
As for color trends, I have been browsing the new forecasts available online and through my ASID resources. Here in the south, we are slow to embrace new trends. I hear things like, "I just can't let go of gray and light blue."
Some of the newest colors won't make it to our conservative city, I'm sure. The color of Mac and cheese.... Please. Not in my house. And deep violet purple, I don't think so.
I do like the movement toward deeper, stronger hues. I have my favorites and they can all be seen on the HGTV Dream House for 2017. Find it On Demand or online. This year it is located at nearby St. Simons Island, Georgia.
You will see shades like the color of the year, Poised Taupe SW 6039 and accents of shades like Manea Baja SW 9685, a darker, muted teal. Yum! These colors and lots of exposed wood and texture with white sofas can be seen in the family room.
The kitchen backsplash is a deep Coke-bottle green subway tile. I like it! Neutrals and browns scattered around seem to make it work. The forest greens and textured whites together are making me happy. Dreamy!
The indigos leaning into soft navy make the pool/game room come alive. There is a bit of deeper muted periwinkle in the house also.
Yes, there's wallpaper (silent scream). Just when you think you've removed that last little bit of wallpaper from the planet... It's baaack! Actually, it's been back for awhile in designer circles. So different, though.
Go see the HGTV House in St. Simon's Island if you are in our area. I can't wait to see it in person. Add intensify your colors at home. It's about time!
Picture with my sister from my class reunion this summer.
Thanks for joining us. I will end this newsletter with some unsolicited testimonials that just came in the last week from several of our new online format attendees.
Also, we still have space in our January local class starting the 17th. Email me to hold you a spot. Email Becky
I just completed the home staging courses last night. Thank you for offering the class online. My heart's desire was to come to the classes in person and I thought surely they were not going to be nearly as good online. I am happy to report the online courses were really great! I especially liked the videos. It was just better when I could see you when you were speaking. I am certain I will be referring back to my manual again and again.
Thank you for your entrepreneurial spirit and heart for wanting to share your talents to help other people grow!
Here is to happy home staging for years to come!
Columbia, South Carolina
Hey there Becky,
I am all finished taking the course as well as the self assessment ;)
What a wonderful course, it truly helped me get my business up and running...
Be on the look out for my business, we are going to be amazing.
Sun and Splendor Home Staging
Tag line: From staged to sold...
I am also a licensed Realtor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Florida Network Realty
I just completed the Staging and Redesign online course. I want to tell you that I was a little concerned with getting the online course being I am a visual and hands on person however, you were very detailed and answered every question I had about staging! I enjoyed watching the videos as well
Thank you Becky
Online Class Info
If you are an existing student grad of any of our certification classes, you can attend the new online class with all the new forms and content. The whole class has been videotaped, so it's more like being there.
It's $100 for grads for lifetime membership with unlimited access to everything that's new and updated now and in the future. Send the date you graduated.
Also, let me know if you are interested in any of our early 2017 Jacksonville classes. They are filling up quickly.
Our local RESA meeting is Wednesday, the 11th at 10:30 to 11:45 AM..
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd.
Jax. FL 32216
Our meeting agenda is the Sherwin Williams Color Forecast for 2017. Plan to join us. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org All are welcome.
Happy New Year to you and yours.
Have a Beautiful Day,
" It's never too late to be what you might have been."