May/June 2016
Patti Stern, Principal, PJ & Company 
Staging and Interior Decorating

My favorite time of year is finally in full bloom! With trees budding, peonies blooming and grass turning green, its time to embrace this beautiful season by letting the bright colors of spring into your home decor. And if you're thinking of selling in the near future or even in a few years, now is a perfect time to consider making some updates that will boost the value of your home in the long run (painting walls and cabinets, removing dated carpeting, replacing lighting, hardware and fixtures, etc.). Spring also means cleaning up the exterior of your property after the harsh conditions of winter to add curb appeal -- from landscaping to updating front porch accessories. Check out our Home Exterior Refresh Checklist below for some basic tips that will help make the process more manageable. And don't forget that summer holidays and entertaining are around the corner which means sprucing up your decks and patios and adding some of the prettiest accessories of the season that will "wow" your guests.

May and June are always busy months with the home selling market in full swing and the PJ & Co. team has been helping many clients stage and update their homes. We're thrilled about the results of two homes that recently sold in under 30 days -- one receiving multiple offers in 2 days and selling for over asking price (see article below). In addition, we just completed two stylish bathroom remodels, including one with a laundry closet and will share the before/after photos on social media soon. Be sure to check out our website portfolio page where we have added photos of some of our latest projects:

Finally, we hope you take advantage of our 20% discount offer below on an Interior Decorating Consult to celebrate the season. Either use for yourself or share with others as a great gift for an upcoming event.

Enjoy the beauty of the spring and early summer!



Pictured below are two homes recently staged by PJ & Co. followed by quick selling turnarounds. Both are examples of why it's more important than ever that your listing photos portray a fresh, updated look in the current buyers market. 

For more information and other home staging examples, please click on links below for 

New Haven County Home Staged by PJ & Company -  received multiple 
offers in only 2 days and sold for over asking.

Fairfield County Home Staged by PJ & Company - sold for close to
asking price in less than 30 days.

Simple tips for updating your home's exterior 
Whether getting your home ready to sell or not, exterior updates are just as important as the interior when trying to create an inviting property for guests and potential buyers. But often cleaning up and refreshing after a long winter can seem overwhelming and costly. Therefore, we put together the following checklist with simple, inexpensive ways to instantly add curb appeal and get your home noticed on a limited schedule and budget. 
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Simple Maintenance
Start with some basic clean up -- give your home's siding a good power wash, touch up trim with fresh paint, remove debris from gutters, repair cracks in driveway/walkway and spread fresh mulch in beds. 

Spruce Up Landscaping
Remove dead shrubs, prune bushes, weed and add pops of color with new annuals. Assess the condition of your lawn and decide whether to reseed or add sod if uneven and patchy. Add a generous layer of natural mulch to beds to complete the whole look.

Create A Welcoming Front Porch
Update the front porch with a fresh coat of paint for the front door, bright accessories such as a beautiful welcome mat, potted flowers and plants in urns, colorful accent pillows placed on a bench and finish with a floral wreath for the door.

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Prepare Deck and Patio For Entertaining
Clean off debris by power washing deck, replace broken boards and refinish if necessary.
You'll then be ready to layer on fresh accessories and decor -- lanterns, throw rugs, umbrellas, garden stools, and plastic dishware is all that is needed to create a party-ready patio for summer.

Click here to visit our "Curb Appeal" Pinterest board for ideas that will give your home's exterior a welcoming feel and make a great first impression.


There's no denying that easy, coastal style is still a hot theme in home decorating. From adding accents in coral and blue hues to layering natural woven, glass and metallic textures, we love finding new ways to create a soothing, washed-ashore look with clean lines to any space. Here are some examples that highlight how we have incorporated this trending theme into our interior design projects. We hope you are inspired to add some coastal flair to your home d├ęcor this season.   

For more coastal decorating ideas, visit our "Beachy/Coastal Decor" Pinterest board here. 

Model Homes Decorated by PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating

For these model homes, we started with a  neutral palette drawn from sand and shells paired with soothing blue and coral accents reminiscent of the ocean and sky. We then carefully chose silver and glass accents such as mirrors, lamps and lanterns along with some natural woven baskets and rugs to add to the relaxed, serene ambience.

Let our designers help bring your personal style into your home 

Looking for a unique gift idea for an upcoming summer event? We have the perfect idea for brides and others who will soon be thinking about decorating or making upgrades to their new or current home --   a 20% off coupon toward an Interior Decorating Consultation with 
one of PJ & Company's interior decorators! 

*Print coupon below and have recipient contact us at 203.640.3762 or email to schedule an appointment.  Coupon expires 6/1/17.



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