Carolina Spaces, the leading home staging, interior design, and model home merchandising firm in North and South Carolina, was featured in the Redfin blog "37 Home Staging Experts Share the Secret to Appeal to Buyers in Your City."  Joan Inglis, Carolina Spaces' owner and lead designer, provided her expertise on how home builders and home sellers can appeal to buyers in Charleston, SC.

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The full blog can be viewed at Redfin.com.

Joan Inglis has been featured dozens of times on TV, online and in print.  She has won numerous local, state, regional and international awards since forming her company, Carolina Spaces, in 2004.  Carolina Spaces is the leading expert in Home Staging, Luxury Home Staging, Model Home Merchandising and Interior Design in the Charlotte, NC region and provides award-winning services throughout the Southeast.  Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or Contact Us for more information.

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Carolina Spaces' owner and lead designer, Joan Inglis, was recently asked by Redfin to provide her secrets on appealing to buyers in the Charleston, SC area, and her response was featured in their blog "37 Home Staging Experts Share the Secret to Appeal to Buyers in Your City."

"Charleston, SC home buyers want to see luxury finishes that are both functional and comfortable - large showers with overhead rainfal; kitchens with an abundance of natural light; and light fixture packages that complement the architecture of the home.  The most preferred colors in new construction, updating materials, and paint are neutrals mixed with whites.  Popular accent colors are all shades of blue.

Buyers want an open floor plan, but they get confused on how to layout furniture.  Builders and sellers need to furnish the open living, kitchen and eating area at a minimum in vacant houses.  Sellers are selling square footage; they should never show wasted space."

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The full blog can be viewed at Redfin.com.

Joan Inglis, Interior Designer and Accredited Staging Professional Master®, is the owner and lead designer of Carolina Spaces, a full-service home staging, luxury home staging, model home merchandising and interior design firm based out of Charlotte in Lake Wylie, SC.  Carolina Spaces provides services to the Charlotte, NC region and throughout the Southeast, including Charleston, SC.  Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or Contact Us for more information on our award-winning services.

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Joan Inglis, owner and lead designer of Carolina Spaces, LLC - a home staging, model home merchandising and interior design firm based in South Carolina near Charlotte, NC - shared her expertise in two informative seminars on model home merchandising at the recent 21st Century Building Expo and Conference in Charlotte, NC.

Both of Joan's presentations were geared towards helping builders sell more homes. The first, a lively panel discussion "Design Panel: Sell More Homes With Strategic Design Choices" discussed the latest trends in model home merchandising and home plan design. Topics included thoughtful space planning, fads vs. trends in model home merchandising, interior home plan amenities that matter to buyers, and multi-generational home plan design and merchandising.

In her second presentation, the informative seminar "Upcoming Color and Design Trends to Sell More Homes," Joan discussed the up-and-coming colors and trends that builders should use in their properties. From fixtures to decor, Joan's expert advice helps builders make sure their product stands out and outlasts the competition.

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Carolina Spaces, LLC - an Interior Design, Home Staging and Model Home Merchandising firm based in South Carolina near Charlotte, NC - is proud to announce the addition of Cathie Campbell as Accounts Manager. Cathie's 23 years of extensive new home sales and marketing experience includes previous positions at Bonterra Builders, Essex Homes, Lake Carolina Properties, and Century 21 Bob Capes Realtors. Most recently, Cathie was responsible for managing sales, marketing, and model merchandising efforts for both builders and developers as a licensed NC and SC Realtor®/Broker at Builder Marketing Group/Rhinehart Realty.

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In addition to her extensive experience, Cathie's qualifications include the prestigious MIRM (Member of The Institute of Residential Marketing) designation, as well as CAASH (Certified Active Adult Specialist in Housing), CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist), CGP (Certified Green Building), CSP (Certified New Home Sales Professional), GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), and ABR®(Accredited Buyer's Representative).

Cathie's qualifications and experience will facilitate her successful management of sales and relationships with new and existing clients in her new role of Accounts Manager with Carolina Spaces.

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Joan Inglis, Interior Designer and Accredited Staging Professional Master®, had the honor of discussing her passion for interior design with Carolina & Co Live at the Myrtle Beach Fall Home Improvement & Outdoor Living Show last week! View the entire interview at blogspot.com.

Joan Inglis, Interior Designer and Accredited Staging Professional Master®, is the owner and lead designer of Carolina Spaces, a full-service home staging, luxury home staging, model home merchandising and interior design firm based outside of Charlotte in Lake Wylie, SC. Carolina Spaces provides services to the Charlotte, NC region and throughout the Southeast. Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or Contact Us for more information on our award-winning services.

 

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Joan Inglis had the honor of presenting two seminars at the 2017 Fall Home Improvement and Outdoor Living Show at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.  She also had the opportunity to share a sneak peek of her presentation "Update Tips to Add Style and Value to Your Home" with WBTW News 13 viewers and provide some DIY tips too.

 Joan's tips included:

  • What are the safest colors to use on big-ticket renovation projects? Begin all projects on permanent fixtures in the house (like tile, hardwood, and cabinets) with streamlined colors – the timeless colors – black, white, brown, and tan.
  • What if we’re just looking to update the look of a living room? Light-colored furnishings are really popular.  Instead of going stark white with upholstery, look for cream or gray fabrics.  Then use an accent color or two in art, pillows, and accessories.  Keep the color flowing throughout the room.
  • What can we do to make our bedroom more inviting? Replace your light fixture with a chandelier; clear away all clutter from nightstands and chests; and add a plush rug under the bed.

Joan Inglis, Interior Designer and Master Accredited Staging Professional®, is the owner and lead designer of Carolina Spaces, a full-service home staging, luxury home staging, model home merchandising and interior design firm based outside of Charlotte in Lake Wylie, SC. Carolina Spaces provides services to the Charlotte, NC region and throughout the Southeast. Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or visit CarolinaSpaces.com for more information on our award-winning services.

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Joan Inglis, Interior Designer and Master Accredited Staging Professional®, will be presenting two seminars at the 2017 Fall Home Improvement & Outdoor Living Show September 22-23 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.  She will be sharing creative ideas and updating tips that add style and value to your home.

Joan's informative seminars "Updating Tips to Add Style and Value to Your Home" will contain beneficial information for those attending the Fall Home Improvement & Outdoor Living Show, whether you're planning a complete remodel or a quick refresh. "When updating, it is important to stay with styles that have longevity and bring value," said Joan. She will explain the difference between fads and trends, how color affects your mood, as well as the latest in kitchen and bath, lighting and flooring materials. 

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When helping clients with choosing paint colors for their homes, I start off with a question, “What colors are you most attracted to?” This gives a good feel of where to start with choosing paint colors. It’s easy to find just the right color with the variety of paints on the market. Remember that today’s neutral shades can pick up varied undertones from permanent fixtures throughout your home. If you love the gray walls in your neighbor’s kitchen, don’t expect that color to look exactly the same in your kitchen - unless your illumination, flooring, cabinets, backsplash and countertops are exactly the same.  

Color is very psychological and can evoke certain moods and perception of space and temperature. Wall and ceiling paints need to be carefully chosen because they envelope you and tend to remain for a long time. Stepping from a bright orange room into a dark blue room and then stepping into a bold purple room gets tiresome quickly!

I always recommend that you choose wisely and use bold wall colors conservatively. And keep your wall colors to three per level of your home. Make sure the colors combine nicely for a cohesive look. For example, a blue tone works well as a major accent wall used with a neutral gray-blue on remaining walls. Carry the blue tone onto the gray-blue walls with artwork and accessories. And add fabrics with the blue tone throughout the room. This creates a comfortable and memorable living space.

TIPS:

  • Find a color swatch you like and move it around to every wall and every fixture in the room. If the swatch picks up undesired tones, the paint will do the same on your walls.
  • There are an abundance of neutrals that will show a trace to a deep saturation of color. This is the best way to keep your walls neutral and get the color you want, without having your home look like a crayon box.
  • Use the same depth of color on accent walls and adjoining walls for a contemporary look. Have both wall colors combine harmoniously.
  • Avoid stark paint colors that have no connection with upholstery, fabrics, art, or anything else in the room.   

These tips work whether you're personalizing your home for living, or staging your home for sale!  

Joan Inglis, Interior Designer and Master Accredited Staging Professional®, is the owner and lead designer of Carolina Spaces, a full-service home staging, luxury home staging, model home merchandising and interior design firm based outside of Charlotte in Lake Wylie, SC. Carolina Spaces provides services to the Charlotte, NC region and throughout the Southeast. Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or contact us online for more information on our award-winning services.

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Joan Inglis, owner and lead designer of Carolina Spaces, LLC - a home staging, model home merchandising and interior design firm based in Charlotte, NC - has been appointed President of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals® (IAHSP®). IAHSP®, founded in 1999, is the pioneer home staging industry association. As the governing and regulating association for the industry, it requires members worldwide to adhere to strict standards of professional and ethical guidelines.

The full press release is available at pr.com.

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Carolina Spaces, LLC - a home staging, model home merchandising and interior design firm based in South Carolina near Charlotte, NC and founded in 2004 - has added four more awards to their long list of accolades.

  • Lake Norman Home Builders Association awarded Carolina Spaces with Best Residential Interior Staging for a Luxury property priced over $1 million, and Best Residential Interior Design for a project value up to $25k at their 2016 Best of the Lake Gala.
  • Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, awarded Carolina Spaces with the 2017 Best of Houzz, Customer Service Award.
  • The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® awarded Carolina Spaces with Best Vacant Staging at the 2017 Staging Industry Awards.

The recognitions add to the long list of local, regional, state and international awards that include the 2014 Barb Schwarz ASPM® Staging Excellence Award, the highest award in the Home Staging Industry.

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