I don’t know about you but summer is my favorite time of the year….For the very first time in our married life we have a in-ground pool. We converted it over to a salt water pool early on this past spring and I really now know what all the rave is about…..Yesterday our grandchildren took a ride down to Toms River from their home town of Washington Township in Warren County New Jersey…..They ran out of the car with bathing suits on and shoe less… We were in the pool (we including my grand dog JETTY) from 10:00 – 3:00 needless to say we were all exhausted ….I was in bed by 9:00pm
Above is Jake age 7 who knew you could surf in a pool!
Mia age 9 trying to keep her balance with life guard Jetty near by
Jetty is very competitive he loves to race you….who knew dogs were that competitive with humans?
PRESENTING YOUR PORTFOLIOA GREAT WAY TO PRESENT YOUR WORKLearn something everyday
Hi there….every day I learn something new…. Remember the artist that I used for the staging project on Vincenzo Drive in Toms River Kimberly Abbott…She sent me her portfolio with all of her available pieces of art for sale and for rent prices so that I have them for future stagings projects.
She used ICloud Key note which was brilliant…..click on the link below to see what a simple presentation for your clients could look like by using Key Note…. now maybe you all know about this…but it new to me so I thought I would share it with you…..Presentation
HOW TO DISPLAY ARTDISPLAYING CHILDREN’S ARTInnocent Art
Its Monday Morning Blog day….and I really never know what I’m going to write about…. Some times it is difficult to think of something that is of interest to my readers. Today was a fairly easy one for me as I am working on a project for a client located in Westfield New Jersey. The client had asked me to come up with some artwork for the children’s bathroom…..my suggestion was to use her children’s own artwork…. Now we had to decide what to hang…so I received three pieces that we will be using.
In researching this subject I found some great Ideas that I thought I would share…
Photobook via App – Artkive is an app that makes preserving your kids’ art easy. Simply take a picture with their app and you can turn it into a photobook.
CELEBRATING OUR NATIONS BIRTHDAYHAPPY FORTH OF JULYRed White and Blue
Great start today….went out for a ten mile bike ride by the beach…..as I was riding I was thinking how lucky I really am to live so close to the ocean….I’m grateful for a lot of things today…..one of those is that we live in a incredible nation….do we have out issues of course we do…..but we have freedom….
I also thought how lucky I am that my business is growing…to the point that I actually interviewed a recent interior design grad to help me.. I’m not sure if he will come a board yet….but the thought of him helping me grow my business to the next level is amazing…. I’ll let you know for sure…
FOR GROWING SMALL BUSINESSBRANDING YOUR BUSINESS PART 1Helping Others Succeed
I have been working on promoting Harmonizing Homes since 2009. I have become some what successful in doing so in the last two years….It does take time there is no question about it.
When I was talking to my husband on this new educational project that I wanted to start to embark on he asked me why would you help others that are in the same business….My answer to him was there is plenty of business for all of us… I believe in giving back and I believe in the standards of our industry. So anything that I can share to help others keep up with the standards and the integrity of the Home Staging and Redesign industry is helpful to all of us going forward.
Branding goes beyond color and fonts…. You have to brand your self… me Corinne Kaas! How I’m I different from others in the field…
First, if you look at my website it doesn’t look like any other stagers’ websites in the industry….and I did that for a reason. I wanted to look different I didn’t want the standard rental furniture picture as the header with the calculator to the right and the bright colored fonts and lists of affiliations and associations while there is nothing wrong with that it isn’t what I wanted. I want to promote me my personality. When you look at my website you can see who I am along with my home and my family. I am trying to brand my self and my business as one. The only mistake I made was choosing the name….Harmonizing Homes is a great business name but Designs by Corinne Kaas would have been much better in hind site.
I love sharing things about myself, my story….I want people to know me beyond my staging and design work…..I am passionate about helping people…and I can do that with my staging and design. The first thing you should do is to name three things that describe you and your business. About Me.
What makes us unique is that we understand our clients concerns and honor them