January/February 2017
Patti Stern, Principal, PJ & Company 
Staging and Interior Decorating

The New Year is off to a busy start for our team! With four staging projects packed into three weeks this month, sellers are taking our advice and getting their properties ready for the early spring market which kicks-off at the beginning of February. These sellers are listing now so their properties will stand out before the market gets flooded in April and May. Taking action during the early spring selling season (January and February) provides these savvy homeowners with a better chance to sell quickly and for top dollar.

On that note, we've been promoting our brand new Redesign Staging Service to make it easier to stage the main rooms of your home in just half a day and within your budget. 
The articles below feature information and photos from some of our recent redesign projects in Southport, CT and Pelham, NY. Call or email us for details about our new service.

We are also excited to share that for the third year in a row we  received "Best of Houzz" Award for Customer Satisfaction 2017. This is a big honor as it reflects the opinion of our clients and colleagues in the home remodeling and design industry. Please click here to visit our Houzz profile which includes photos from our latest projects, decorating inspiration and advice www.houzz.com.

With the start of the New Year we always enjoy sharing some of our favorite design trends to help you consider how you might want to incorporate into your personal home decor. We will be using some of these new trends in our own decorating and staging projects and hope you can take the time to assess what home updates will suit your needs this year.

Finally, if you're looking for an impressive gift idea for an upcoming holiday - Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or a special birthday, consider a PJ & Company Gift Card toward a home decorating consultation with one of our designers. 

Whatever your home planning needs are this year - to stage to sell,  redesign, renovate, or simply refresh the decor in your home, we invite you to reach out to us so we can help make the process as smooth as possible. 

Here's to a Happy and Healthy New Year filled with beautiful home decor projects!


Simplify. Refresh. Brighten. 

With the official start of the early spring selling season at the end of January, now is the ideal time to  get a head start preparing your home for sale - before the market gets saturated in April and May.  Our  basic tips detailed below  will help you to stand out from the crowd and sell your home quickly and for top dollar.

Family Room Staged by PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating
We instantly brightened and updated this space by decluttering, replacing furniture, rug, lamps and other accents with fresh, modern styling.

1. Simplify
  • Declutter by removing anything that will distract buyers from seeing the unique features of your property. 
  • Depersonalize by packing up personal collections, family photos, newspapers, books, magazines, etc. 
  • Rearrange and put away excessive furniture pieces to make the room appear larger. 
2. Refresh
  • If it's been a while since the walls were painted, hide imperfections and outdated colors by repainting with a fresh coat of neutral colored paint.
  • Remove old, soiled carpeting and replace with area rugs or hardwood flooring.
  • Replace or refinish damaged and dull hardwood floors.

Dining Room Staged by PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating
To create a welcoming space for buyers, we decluttered, replaced heavy, dated window treatments and added stylish accents.

3. Brighten
  • Let in as much natural light and warmth as possible by opening curtains. Remove dated window treatments, clean and showcase the windows.
  • Replace any light fixtures that are outdated and make sure all existing lights are working.
  • Clean, dust, vacuum and deodorize so that all surfaces shine (consider hiring a professional cleaning service). 


If you don't have the time to tackle your own home staging, our team  can redesign the main rooms of your property most important to buyers in just  half a day and within your budget.  The service includes using your furnishings & accessories and supplementing with select items from our private inventory of merchandise. Cost is dependent upon the size and scope of the project.

For more information contact us at 203.640.3762 or patti@pjstagingdecorating.com.

Recent Staging Redesigns by PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating
We gave these rooms a more inviting look after simply rearranging and replacing 
some furnishings and accessories. 


The new year is also the perfect time to make your dream home fantasies a reality. Whether you're ready to take on a complete renovation or simply add some modest updates, below are some of the latest trends in home design that we look forward to using in our upcoming projects and hope you'll consider when adding fresh, personal style to your spaces as well.

Homeowners and buyers today want an open and contemporary kitchen that blends seemlessly with the rest of the home's design, is stylish for entertaining yet welcoming and functional for everyday living. Some trends include hidden appliances and hardworking storage walls, geometrical tile backsplashes, sleek faucets and fixtures in mixed finishes such as satin brass, warm wood cabinets in modern styles, practical countertop and flooring materials such as quartz and ceramic or porcelain tile that are easy to maintain.

Designers are using this room to connect to the outdoors more than ever by creating streamlined spaces that imitate courtyards and gardens. Trending features include natural materials, floor to ceiling windows, full room tile coverage, frameless glass doors, sleek hardware and thoughtful lighting solutions. 

Living Room/Family Room
Casual elegance is a theme that continues to meet most lifestyle needs. The latest trends include balancing rustic and modern elements such as l amps and coffee tables in warm and cool metallic finishes like antique brass and mercury glass. Layering rugs, sofas and chairs in different fabrics such as leather and velvet. And for some natural texture, reclaimed wood, natural fiber baskets, teracotta, stone and clay pieces and succulent plants are a must.

It's all about creating a comfortable and inviting retreat with upholstered headboards, luxurious bedding layered with beautifully arranged textured pillows and throws, high style nightstands, fluffy rugs as well as cozy reading nooks. Chic and trending color palettes include deep navy and whites as well as l arge, geo patterns for curtains, pillows and bedding. 


Looking for a unique gift idea for that special someone who never has enough time to decorate their home?  Bring a smile to their face with a gift card in the dollar amount of your choice toward a PJ & Company Home Decorating Consultation with one of our designers!  For more information and/or to purchase a gift card, v isit pjstagingdecorating.com .

Rooms decorated and remodeled by PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating



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