The beginning of my process in design and home staging is getting a feel for the space. I spend time walking through the rooms and imagining how they can best express comfort and beauty. Next I give each room a purpose, then I meticulously measure every space before I start mapping out what goes where. Because I order a great deal of our furnishings online, it is necessary to have not only length, width and height but also depth. I have learned to scroll down until I find these detailed measurements when choosing pieces, and I carry a tape measure everywhere I go. Sending a couch back is really not an option (it can be returned but who has time for that?!).

We had a frightening moment recently when furnishing a teeny tiny property we acquired in Vero Beach. We did all the measuring and all the things as usual, but when we put the couch together we had a heart stopping moment thinking it wasn’t going to fit. I ended up using the window treatment to create a ‘false wall’ and all is well. It is the cutest little space, perfect for a couple to enjoy the beach all day, then come home to cozy up on the couch which thankfully does fit!

Home Design, Home Staging, Home Decor, Hospitality, Design, Design Hacks, Investment Properties, Remodel on a Budget, Vacation Properties, AirBnB, Home Furnishin

Our experience has been, do everything you know to be prepared, then deal with the ‘surprises’ whether good or bad with grace and humor. We have some great stories! We have found when furniture doesn’t work in one place, it works perfectly in the next place. Our team loves what we do, loves working together and loves to see transformations both physical and spiritual. I could never do what I do without consulting the Lord at each turn and we have found Him to be faithful in every circumstance.

The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease.

Great is his faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.

I say to myself, The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, 

I will hope in him! Lamentations 3:22-24 NLT


Trusting in Him,

Karen Conrad