Decking the Halls

Adding substance and style to your Christmas tree can be quite a task for some. I recently paired up with Fox Tampa Bay & Lindsay Milner of A Design Story to show you some great tips to keep in mind! [Read more…]

Staging for Success

In today’s fluid economy, selling your home can be quite a task. With too few buyers and prices plummeting, it is hard to have sky-high needs and without justification for them. Two of the most important things buyers have in mind when they are looking for a home is price and condition.

That’s where home staging comes in. I recently staged a home for Linda Barchard of Coldwell Banker’s in Sarasota. I devised a plan for this home. [Read more…]

Good Day Tampa Bay – Romantic Bedroom

Good day Tampa Bay – Romantic Bedroom make over.

Just in time for valentines and your sweethearts. Inexpensive ways to impress with the best.

Enjoy

Jason

Christmas early

Hi all,

So when Coldwell Banker Residential approached me to do Christmas before Halloween, I though they were crazy, 26 hours a very limited budget and a 13 million dollar estate, WHAT! I have to say it was great because I had full creative control to do what I pleased. I need to stress a very very  limited  budget with help from Nellie’s Deli catering, Sacs and bevena flowers I pulled it off.

I had a blast with the help of my trustee assistant Sabrina “stuffie stuff” so course she filmed what I was doing and unexpected. I took a beige dinning room and turned it into a white winter wonderland of Lilly’s, crystals and gold ornaments. This look can be achieved with any budget I used plastic ornaments and faux garland mixed with fresh flowers and white lights. I know you know at this point I am not a fan of permanent  botanical but when needed they come in handy.

Here are some before and afters what do you think?

 

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"Habitat Chic" The Design Challenge Begins

Habitat Chic Design Challenge Begins Friday!

Competition and Events to Benefit

Manatee County Habitat for Humanity

Bradenton (October 22, 2009) – The Habitat Chic Design Challenge begins!  On Friday, October 23, HGTV Design Star contestant Jason Champion and “Chic on the Cheap” author Mark Dalton will face a reality-TV type makeover challenge as they use items from Habitat’s ReStore and donated retail furnishings to completely decorate two Habitat homes as the clock ticks toward a quickly approaching deadline.  Each designer has visited with the soon-to-be homeowners to get to know them, their preferences, styles and needs. The designers will have 24 hours, 1,100 square feet of living space and a limited budget to make these two Habitat homes over with style.  Once the competition starts, an METVma film crew will be on hand to capture each designer’s work in reality television-type style to be broadcast at a preview party fundraising event and also on local cable television.

Designers Jason Champion, Mark Dalton and their interior design volunteer teams will be decorating the homes as follows (available for media interviews/photographs/filming):

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