The Power of a Haven For Healing - Part 1

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Home Stager with Decorate To Sell - Merrimack Valley Real Estate Staging

Haven For Healing is an outreach project sponsored by the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition and IRIS - Interior Redesign Industry Specialists.

The project is bittersweet - redesigners renew the space of a woman battling Ovarian Cancer.

It is bittersweet because redesigners get to do what we love and we get to meet and renew the home of some really great women who are battling this dreadful disease.

This past weekend the New England Chapter of Haven for Healing - Jill Hosking, Kathy Narkowictz, Susan Noel and Margaret Innis - had the privilege of redesigning the Master Bedroom of Sue G.  Once you sit down with Sue you realize you have found a new BFF - Best Friend Forever!

The room was a challenge - 
       small space 
       locked into the bed placement
       large furniture pieces.

The fun part -
       The paint change!
        Head board trick - we'll tell you about that later (smile)
        The comforter was the inspiration piece - great colors!

Please enjoy the pix!
We look forward to sharing Sue's story in a subsequent blog...

 Haven for Healing

                  

    Haven For Healing

     Before...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haven for Healing

 Haven For Healing

 After

 

 

 

Thank you to everyone involved in the project!

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Margaret Innis
Owner & Principal of Decorate To Sell, LLC
Why be "For Sale" when you can be "Sold!"™
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Rainmaker
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Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com - Walnut Creek, CA
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Beautiful work from beautiful spirited women.  You just can't do what you do with such heart and not be full  of heart yourselves.  Great job and great inspiration to all of us to remember to give back. 

Jun 05, 2008 02:42 AM #8
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Dan Woodworth
The Connection - Garden City, ID
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Hi Margaret, Your healing hands touched this afflicted woman.  What a beautiful act of love!

Jun 07, 2008 12:30 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

Thank you for sharing this inspiring story of your lovely work and kind love.

Jun 07, 2008 06:09 PM #10
Rainer
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Kristina Leone
Lionheart Home Staging, LLC - Minneapolis, MN

Nice!  The "after" is very soothing!

Jun 08, 2008 11:11 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Jennie Norris
Sensational Home Staging - Littleton, CO
Denver Regionnulls Premier Home Staging Resource, ASPM, IAHSP, ASP-SRS, ASP-REO

Margaret - knowing you personally I know you poured your sweet spirit and heart into the project and honored Sue with what you did for her.  The room looks much more relaxing in the after - and definitely a place where healing can happen without the distractions of too much "stuff."  Great job - and I can't wait to hear about the tricks you used to pull the look together!

Hugs - Jennie

Jun 09, 2008 12:33 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CEP Realtor, Etc.

Margaret thank you for this post.  I am compelled to comment again.  I lost a dear friend three months ago to ovarian cancer and she left a 6 year old, a friend of my grandson...we went on the Stomp out Ovarian Cancer walk this morning in her memory.  What you are doing is generous and heartfelt, and I can tell you poured yourself into it.  Thanks again for the reminder that life sometimes sends people lemons and you are making lemonade to nourish their soul while they get well.

Jun 09, 2008 01:34 AM #13
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Margaret Ann Innis
Decorate To Sell - Merrimack Valley Real Estate Staging - Andover, MA
Real Estate Staging - MA & NH

Hi Jennifer - Thank you for your thoughts.  I have been busy working and have not had time to read AR = I am in withdrawal mode I think!  Again, thank you for visiting.

Jun 10, 2008 07:41 PM #14
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Margaret Ann Innis
Decorate To Sell - Merrimack Valley Real Estate Staging - Andover, MA
Real Estate Staging - MA & NH

Dan - There were 4 of us on this job - it was a small space and we stepped on each other a few times (lol) but it really was a joy.  The client, Sue, is a 7 year survivor - numerous operations and over 52 treatments - and she is an absolute sweetheart!  Dan, so good to hear your voice - thank you for stopping by.  

Jun 10, 2008 07:44 PM #15
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Margaret Ann Innis
Decorate To Sell - Merrimack Valley Real Estate Staging - Andover, MA
Real Estate Staging - MA & NH

Hi Kristina - The paint is Benjamin Moore - Hawthorne gold = but let me check that name!  Jill Hosking's creativity lead the way with helping the client choose the paint color.  Thank you Kristina! 

Jun 10, 2008 07:46 PM #16
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Margaret Ann Innis
Decorate To Sell - Merrimack Valley Real Estate Staging - Andover, MA
Real Estate Staging - MA & NH

Hi Cathy Lee - It has been hectic - so I apologize for the late response.  Haven for Healing is the same idea as Staging Service Day for ASPs.  We are so lucky to have a little creativity and to be able to share it with others.  Thank you for stopping by!

Jun 10, 2008 07:48 PM #17
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Margaret Ann Innis
Decorate To Sell - Merrimack Valley Real Estate Staging - Andover, MA
Real Estate Staging - MA & NH

Jennnie - Thank you Jennie!  We also did the 2nd bedroom - with an office twist.  We have been busy busy busy staging here in the heat - once it cools down I can post the pix! 

Jun 10, 2008 07:51 PM #18
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Margaret Ann Innis
Decorate To Sell - Merrimack Valley Real Estate Staging - Andover, MA
Real Estate Staging - MA & NH

Terrylynn - We can make lemonade together!  This terrible disease is being conquered step by step with the Walk you went on.  Thank you Terrylynn.

Jun 10, 2008 07:58 PM #19
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Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
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Hi Margaret, What a great job ...Nicely done.  What a difference in the before and after picture.

Jun 13, 2008 12:52 PM #20
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Virginia Tatseos
Stage-Show-Sell - Bloomfield Township, MI

What a great thing to do.   Are we to assume that this is volunteer work?

Do you have a link to the organization?   I would love to give back to the community this way

Jun 20, 2008 12:36 PM #21
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Kathy Riggle
STAGING SMART N SOLD - Houston, TX
Houston Home Staging

What a wonderful project. There is more functional space now, and a simplicity that is very calming.

Jun 21, 2008 05:37 PM #22
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Margaret Ann Innis
Decorate To Sell - Merrimack Valley Real Estate Staging - Andover, MA
Real Estate Staging - MA & NH

Hi Gary - Thank you for your comment - the rooms are very different from each other - and that is what really helps the client - a way to have a fresh beautiful place to heal.  

Jun 22, 2008 08:08 PM #23
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Margaret Ann Innis
Decorate To Sell - Merrimack Valley Real Estate Staging - Andover, MA
Real Estate Staging - MA & NH

Hi Virginia - Yes, this is a volunteer effort - IRIS redesigners are volunteering their time and effort to create havens for healing  - this is a project with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.  A very simple way to give back and help women battling this disease.  Check out the www.weredesign.com website.  

Jun 22, 2008 08:11 PM #24
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Margaret Ann Innis
Decorate To Sell - Merrimack Valley Real Estate Staging - Andover, MA
Real Estate Staging - MA & NH

Hi Kathy - Thank you for stopping by - we all do get caught up in taking care of everyone else and neglecting our own spaces.  This is a way to help women battling this disease - many times they have put their needs on hold to take care of their families and now need a space to heal and become stronger.  Please check out the website for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition - www.ovarian.org         

Jun 22, 2008 08:17 PM #25
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Jackie Peraza
Perceptions AdverStaging(TM), LLC - Framingham, MA
Home Stager - Framingham, Massachusetts

Margaret Ann - This is beautiful.  I have to call you about this endeavor - I'm not sure if I mentioned to you in the Dewey training...the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition is near and dear to my heart.

Jackie

Jun 24, 2008 12:02 AM #26
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Jill Hosking-Cartland

Hello all (and especially Margaret):  The paint color for the master bedroom haven is Sherwin William's Restrained Gold #6129.

Oct 30, 2008 06:51 PM #27
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