Jones Studio: Blog en-us (C) Jones Studio (Jones Studio) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:20:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:20:00 GMT Jones Studio: Blog 120 75 Home Staging Tips

Get rid of any brightly colored walls, unless it is a major feature of the home such as in an historic Victorian style. Most buyers want neutral colors. Use bright colors for accents.

bedroom with ample lightingLots of light makes the room seem biggerPhoto by Jones Studio®

Open up all of your blinds and drapes to maximize the light in your rooms. But remember, more light reveals more defects such as water stains and dust. New light fixtures can really help. At the very least make sure your current fixtures are thoroughly cleaned inside and out.

Get rid of your family photos and replace them with artistic ones. Some nice landscapes or floral shots will enhance your rooms.

Take a long hard look at your furniture. You're going to be moving anyway so it might be a good idea to consult with a staging professional. They can rent new, stylish furniture to complete the look of your rooms.

The number one tip of professional stagers is to clean and declutter your home. Then do it again.

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Focus on Artwork For Home Decorating We are sometimes asked which colors to use for interiors, and the answer is always… it depends. If painting your own living space for the purpose of living in it we would be cautious to offer advice. However, there is one cool trick that always works.

Start with the art.

Framed PrintsThistle Flower

Choose a 'focus' piece of art or photography for the room then use some basic principles of color coordination. For example, if you are having the artwork framed you might decide to coordinate the colors of the frame and matte with the colors in the art. Why not do the same thing with the room itself?

There are some easy tools for extracting a color theme from any scene, including a painting or photograph. One of our favorites it the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap Visualizer for iPhone. Once installed on your device, simply take a picture of the artwork you have in mind, and it will generate several color themes derived from the art, complete with Sherwin-Williams paint swatches. Pick one and proceed.

For this example we used our 'Thistle Flower' photograph in a black wood frame with white matte.

Artwork with bright colors can generate bright color themes, perhaps inappropriate for wall colors. No problem, just dial down the intensity or use one of the more neutral palettes that are offered. The Sherwin-Williams app first suggests a color palette directly related to the image. Since the predominant color is the parchment background, the app proposes SW6678 Sunflower for our walls.

We like it but it may be too strong a color for many people. With just a little bit of manipulation inside the app, we find a color that is more universal and coordinates well with our focus art.

Choosing colors for your rooms doesn't have to be agonizing, it can be fun if you pick the focus art first.

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10 Posters by Round Magazine Ocean DriveOcean Drive

Ten posters are now available to order. They are 24 x36 and sell for $80 each. Printed on high quality photo paper.

This shot was taken on Ocean Drive in South Beach, and was the cover of the first issue of `Round Magazine. Posters are available on and other retail outlets, as well as on this site.

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