1. Is there a decorating style that speaks uniquely to New Mexico?
New Mexico’s signature style is Southwestern, but because of our rich cultural heritage, there are many different styles within that to focus on! We can pull inspiration from Native American and Spanish art and influences, as well as playing with desert themes. Some “classic” New Mexican decor items include kiva ladders and fireplaces, exposed raw wood such as ceiling beams, and adobe architecture.
2. When designing on a budget, where is a good place to search for inspiration and resources? Pinterest! Create a Pinterest board and pin what you love with abandon. Then with a critical eye, identify the common elements in the pins you have chosen that really speak to the feel you want to create. Once you have a clear vision for the look you want to create, there are unlimited places to shop for items within your budget! Indoor Flea Markets and Thrift stores can be a treasure trove for unique decor items. We are privileged to have so many wonderfully talented local artisans
3. Are there any specific guidelines or recommendations to follow on what to do and what not to do when staging your home?
● Begin with a home that has been deep cleaned! A clean home is the foundation for your stagers to work on.
● Packing starts now! Remove everything you can except for the items needed to declutter your home and create a beautiful, welcoming environment for potential buyers.
● Keep everything light and bright, including paint and curtains! Light colors open your home up to make it appear bigger and makes for great photos.
● Remove all personal items, especially family photos. Potential buyers want to envision themselves in the home!
What is important to remember when staging your home to sell?
Selling your home is always an emotional experience. It can be hard to remove your emotional attachment to your home, make changes, and see it through the buyer’s eyes.