Summer is Over. Are You Ready for the Holidays?

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " holiday "

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'Twas the Months Before Christmas

 

 'Twas the night before Christmas and what a relief;

The house looked just gorgeous -- beyond all belief!

For at the beginning of September, in a moment inspired

They decided the gift that they mostly desired

Would not be more clothes or a vacation in Rome

But rather the joy of a refurbished home.

 


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Incorporating Existing Furnishings & Art Into Your Decorating Plan

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " decorating tips "

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Most Northern Virginia homeowners have a few treasured family heirlooms they can’t bear to part with whether it’s a chair, piece of art, or an accessory. Would you be surprised to know that it is possible to incorporate them into a new decorating plan without compromising style?  It has to be done creatively and carefully, but it can be done and it can look absolutely fabulous.

Here are our tips on how to work your existing furnishings and art into your decorating plan


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Layered Light Plans

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " layered light plans, lighting plans, lighting, signature design interiors "

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Creating a beautiful layered light plan is really an art form.  When done correctly, lighting will evoke a certain mood in a space. Think of your favorite Northern Virginia restaurant or spa and how you feel when you visit.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to create spaces like that in your own home?  It can be done with a layered lighting plan. Layered light plans include multiple sources and types of lighting to maximize functionality and enhance ambiance. It simply isn’t possible to achieve both of these with one light source in a room. There are four main types of lighting that……

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Elevated Home Staging

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " home staging, staged home, Staging "

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Home Staging is the process of making a property attractive with tasteful furnishings and décor that will highlight a home’s best features to encourage potential homebuyers to connect emotionally with the space and visualize it as home.  Statistics prove that a staged home will sell in 11 days on average, so if you are considering selling your home or condo, it’s a smart decision to hire a professional stager.     For over a decade, Signature Design Interiors core business has been in decorating, which is exactly what makes our home staging different from other staging firms. Our team’s decorating expertise results in a……

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Announcing the Launch of our New Website

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " custom furnishings, home staging, interior decorating, remodeling "

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We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website!

The goal of our new website is to provide our existing and prospective customers a simple yet interactive view of us and the services we offer. Stay tuned on to our blog posts for refreshing new ideas! You can also sign up here to keep up with all the exciting stuff!

For any enquiries and feedback, please call us at +1(888) 969-3326


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Did You Know We Decorate Vacation Homes?

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " custom furnishings, home staging, interior decorating, remodeling "

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That’s right, our team will travel to decorate your vacation home! Lakefront properties, beach homes and condos, and mountain retreats are our specialty. We decorated the North Carolina lakefront vacation home pictured above. The homeowners fell in love with the decor featured in the movie Something’s Gotta Give, starring Jack Nicholas and Diane Keaton. Furnishings were selected to reflect the aesthetic shown in the film’s beachfront Hampton house. You can view photos by clicking on the following links: interior photos or outdoor living spaces. Email us or call 888-969-3326 to discuss your vacation property. Signature Design Interiors provides customized decorating, remodeling and staging……

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The Importance of Creating Floor Plans Prior to Making Purchase Decisions.

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " custom furnishings, home staging, interior decorating, remodeling "

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Have you ever fallen in love with a fabulous piece of furniture only to get it home and have it not work within the space you envisioned it in? If you answered yes, you are not alone. Our team works with clients everyday that have experienced this problem and often that’s why they call us, to help them complete a room or start completely from scratch. Before we start selecting furnishings, flooring, lighting fixtures, or artwork we always complete a floor plan. A floor plan allows us to make the most functional selections for your space. It will show you more……

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Refined and Elegant – The Color of the Year is Simply White

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " home staging, interior decorating, remodeling "

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Yes, you read that correctly, the color of the year is white! To be exact, Benjamin Moore selected Simply White out of the 3,500 paint shades that they produce. If you are wondering how they arrived at white, it’s actually a huge annual task that takes months of research by a professional team that attends industry shows around the globe and examines everything from fashion to architecture. This year the stand out was white. Photo provided by Benjamin Moore. Simply White was selected over 25 other shades of white because it was the most neutral and constant in a variety of light……

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If your home or property is in need of staging services, we can help.

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " home staging, staged home, Staging "

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Did you know that a home that is NOT staged can take 90+ days to sell compared to an average of 11 days when the home is staged? For a homeowner carrying a $3,000/month mortgage, the savings can be more than $5,000. We take our role seriously and help get homes sold. Marsha Belvis of Classic Realty in VA had a contract in less than 30 days after staging with Signature Design Interiors for a townhome in Reston that she was sure would take 3 months for an offer in December 2015. Signature Design Interiors Staging Services Include: Staging to Sell Sometimes it’s difficult……

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These Are a Few of Our Favorite Sweet Things

By  Sandra Hambley |   | Posted in " Design, Kitchens, Lifestyle "

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Gingerbread, chocolate chip, peanut butter blossoms and sugar cookies! Oh My! We’re sure many of you have been baking away in your kitchens preparing some of your favorite sweet treats for your holiday celebrations. Our team has been at it too! A few of the ladies on our team love to bake and we’ve asked them to share one of their favorite recipes with you. Enjoy! Janets Favourite Remarkable Fudge (from Better Homes and Gardens) Ingredients: 4 cups sugar 2 5-ounce cans (1 1/3 cups total) evaporated milk 1 cup butter 1 12-ounce package (2 cups) semisweet chocolate pieces 1 7-ounce dark chocolate or milk chocolate candy bar,……

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  • A Touch of Glamour

  • A Touch of Glamour

  • A Touch of Glamour

  • A Touch of Glamour