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2008 

Vignettes: Form Follows Function.   In the staging world vignettes can save you time and money while informing the buyer how a particular space might function. Instead of completely furnishing  a spare bedroom, for instance, with all the typical trappings such as a bed, night stand, dresser, armo...
05/19/2008
Questions for Kimo: I hear the Volcanic smog in Hawaii is pretty bad, should I change my travel plans? At the present time the air condition here on Oahu is the worst I've ever seen it. It has been reported that sulfur dioxide gas and other pollutants emitted from Kilauea Volcano on the Big Islan...
05/18/2008
Impatiens are a virtue... when it comes to curb appeal!       A little flower can go along way in sprucing up your curb appeal. In this case the little flower is the impatien.   This hardy part sun, part shade annual comes in many colors, and grows quickly. I like them because they take minimal c...
05/17/2008
Exciting Architecture: Santiago Calatrava and The Chicago Spire!   I'm a huge architecture fan and one of my favorite architects is Santiago Calatrava. His work brings me to tears as he speaks the language of nature through symmetry and movement. There is something sublime to his work that is har...
05/15/2008
Staging a Luau: We recently had mainland friends visit and decided to throw an impromptu luau to celebrate their 6 month-old child and grand-child. Normally, it is custom to throw a luau for a baby when they reach 1 year of age but since they will be on the mainland we decided to have it early. L...
05/15/2008
Questions for Kimo: How do you hang art on a cinder block or concrete wall? At some point most stagers will find themselves working with brick, cinder block, or concrete walls. For those of you who have, you can relate to the challenge of hanging anything on them. If you have ever tried to nail a...
05/15/2008
Aloha AR, Here's my latest staging project in Waialua, on Oahu's famous North Shore. This two bedroom, one bath condo goes on the market this week and will be priced around 220-230K. Which is low for the North Shore area. A mere block from the beach with beautiful views of Mt. Ka'ala, this cozy c...
05/13/2008
How's your curb appeal, is it Ho hum or Oh my? Do people really judge a book by it's cover, you bet. Curb Appeal is the proverbial book cover to your home. We know that real estate is an emotional sell and staging speaks to buyers on an emotional level. Why, because it takes them by the hand and ...
05/03/2008
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