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The Bathroom

We begin our day and end our day in the same spot… the bathroom. Whether you are a morning person or a night owl, the feeling that you get from your bathroom space can set the stage for your entire day. So why not make it stunning? This is commonly an overlooked area, especially when […]

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Design as Art

IHD is a one of a kind Staging company who has the ability to take the most mundane or eclectic pieces, with which we find ‘just the right’ placement…creating art in a sense. We consider the process of designing and staging to sell, a very rewarding and creative way of creating art.  Art is in the eye of […]

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The adventure that awaits!

Adventure is part of the job description for stagers…Every home presents a new discovery. From the time that we first step foot on the property, we are on high alert to find the best ways to enhance the property’s assets and play-down the features that are not so eye appealing.   IHD, is unlike any other staging company! […]

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Creating the Visual Interest Needed to Bring a Space to life

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Keeping the corners in check…and NO MORE FAKING IT!

While we all know the importance of finding ‘just the right spot’ for the plants in our decorating vision. We are certainly unaware of the possible impacts we are having on the complete scene we are creating as stagers. Plants can set the mood… As important as making sure the flow of traffic around the […]

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Block It Out, With Color!

A space can be defined in so many ways — by its use, its size, its function. But color can define a space as well, and right now big, bold colors are in! Rich, saturated colors can be used to create excitement, enhance architecture, and define the boundaries of a room with color blocking. But […]

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San Diego Real Estate Sells in 24 Hours

We recently staged a San Diego home that sold in 24 hours. Why did it sell so fast? It’s a great property to begin with but lots of great properties stay on the market for longer than a day. One major factor,  according to the listing agent, was the staging. As stagers we were able […]

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3 Real Estate Staging Options | San Diego Staging

Question: No matter what kind of property you are selling — what is the best way to sell faster and for a maximum price? Answer: By staging it. Staging, like it says, sets the stage for potential buyers. By applying a professional eye, you can enhance what’s best about your property and fix or minimize […]

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Texture, texture, texture | Letting the Locale Speak

People ask, “Where do you start?” Staging a home for sale is a savant cross between deciphering how to bring out the best qualities in a home, and translating them into an experience that a buyer can connect to. There’s a technique to get started that you can always count on – let the locale […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Say “YES” to Home Staging

Question: Should you stage your home before listing it for sale? Answer: OF COURSE you should! If the picture above doesn’t convince you (which one would YOU pick?), let us give you our top 10 reasons to stage your home — with IHD — before you list it for sale in San Diego. To give […]

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Fruits of the Summer . . . And Vegetables, Too!

Summertime is all about abundance. Gardens explode with gorgeous colors. Vibrant red tomatoes. Deep green zucchini. Electric green apples. Especially here in San Diego, the edibles of summer provide us with the perfect way to accent a room, and, best of all, they aren’t expensive! All you need is a plate or a bowl and […]

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Outside Spaces Need Love, Too

Don’t forget that when staging a home the outdoor space is as important as the indoor space. This is especially true in San Diego, where outdoor living is an expectation. Now, we all know that most outdoor furniture comes in basic brown or black finishes, which is just fine . . . as a starting […]

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Spring Is In The Home

Spring is in the air, but why not bring it inside? One personal touch IHD ALWAYS, adds, are fresh flowers to every house we stage. Spring is a great time to bring color and life into your home, and this includes staging. Keep the flowers simple so they will not take away from the original […]

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Pillowpalooza

Pillows add color, texture, and movement to a room. It’s not always easy to know exactly which patterns and textures to use, so here are a few tips: 1. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and colors. 2. You can unite an array of different pillows into a cohesive vignette by using similar colors and […]

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Makes Yours Stand Out!

With the San Diego for-sale inventory at an all time low there are more buyer’s than sellers! Staged homes sell faster and for more money! IHD offers amazing results.  We use emotion and show off each and every homes most appealing features. We are offering amazing discounts for the months of October, November and December! […]

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Top 10 of 20 Mistakes When Staging – Continued

11. Don’t add personality. Now is not the time to bring in your unique style into the home. Staging is all about de-personalizing the space, and creating more of a luxury hotel or a Model Home look that will appeal to most everyone. 12. Don’t neglect the outside spaces. With outdoor entertaining becoming more and […]

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Top 10 of 20 Mistakes When Staging

Home staging is quickly becoming a necessity and an integral part of selling real estate. Gone are the days when staging was simply an option; in today’s tough real estate market proper staging is the only way to set your house apart from the competitors down the street or in the same neighbourhood. Overall, staging […]

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S&P: Housing market may have ‘turned around’

Are we heading toward a housing recovery? Signs are pointing to yes, based on Tuesday’s S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, a commonly watched housing report that’s released every month. San Diego and 19 other major cities tracked in the index posted price increases from May to June. Locally, prices rose 1.1 percent, which essentially means we’re […]

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5 Ways to Spot a Home with Hidden Potential

Remember metal detectors?  Fast forward a couple of decades, and what seems to be our constant craving for a treasure hunt has shifted to a different medium, fed most prominently by PBS’Antiques Roadshow. Loyal viewers like myself watched “The Roadshow” with anxious anticipation for those twin appraisers to come out, before they got their own […]

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Home prices: 20 hottest ZIP codes in July

The median price paid for a home in San Diego County in July rose to $342,000, a four-year high, based on the latest numbers from DataQuick. Did they go up in your neighborhood? Here are the 20 hottest areas in San Diego County, ranked by highest percentage change in median home price. Hottest ZIP codes, […]

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5 Perks and Pitfalls of Old and New homes

The decision whether to buy an older home or a newer one can pose a similarly mixed bag of pros and cons. Some buyers have a strong inclination to an older home’s charms or a new home’s conveniences. Sometimes your area or your price range will dictate your decision for you, one way or the […]

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5 Verbal Staging’ Statements Sellers Should Make

1. Do Tell: Anything in or around your home that is ‘new’ (or nearly so). To a buyer, seeing features, amenities and appliances described as new-ish creates several connotations beyond the dictionary meaning of the word: That said, you should actually avoid using the word ‘new’ – unless something has been installed since you’ve moved […]

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7 Steps to Avoid a DYI Disaster

Some of us figure out our talents early in life; others take longer. But for the majority of us, those talents have nothing whatsoever to do with the construction sciences, so to speak. Nonetheless, tight budgets and hours of home improvement television watching, shelter magazine perusing and Pinterest board-fixating have stirred up the jones to […]

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The Benefits of Home Staging

Hiring someone to prepare your home so it makes a good impression on buyers can pay off. With the real estate climate making selling your home difficult, home staging can be an effective tool to help seller’s out. You probably know that your property needs to be as clean, clutter-free and in as good repair […]

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SELLERS: 5 Musts for Generating Multiple Offers

As you might have heard by now, multiple offers are the new black. Well – kind of; if your own home is on the market or soon to be, it can seem like you break your back to prepare your home and it lags and lags on the market while all the cool kids houses […]

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Emotion, emotion, emotion!

The difference between Infusion Home Design and the other staging company is EMOTION! We know San Diego and we know the neighborhoods!  When staging a property we take into account the area as well as the design of the property.  When staging a property we want the buyer’s to feel the emotion set in the […]

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What’s Happening in San Diego!

May 4 28th Annual Old Town Cinco de Mayo Old Town comes alive with a celebration of art, culture, and history of the 1800’s. Ride in a horse drawn stagecoach, enjoy music, carnival rides and games, car show, chalk art, riding and roping show, Mexican wrestling, and other activities. Visit museums and specialty shops, and […]

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East meets West!

Yup, East meets West at Infusion Home Design. With all of Cynthia’s expertise and experience, growing up in Southern California she welcomes Colleen Lacombe from the East Coast with all her clean line designs and cosmopolitian flare. We have INFUSED the two and made San Diego’s Premier Design and Staging company even more hot and […]

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