A Dynamic Duo

Feb, 2010
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Good Design Meets Full Service
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Dear Jane-Marie,
decoratorSome of you may know that I am married to an all-American swimmer.  Some of you may know that I am married to the son of the creator of Shrinky Dinks (no lie!).  But, some of you may not know that I am married to my business partner. 

As one component of the Embellishments Design Studio business, my husband, Bill (a residential real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Burnet), and I work as partners in getting homes ready for sale.  With my experience in Home Styling and Bill's experience in real estate, we make up a team that is full service at full speed (his motto, incidentally).  Read on for more about what he is working on and how it can benefit you.


When Good Design & Full Service Meet
Back when the market was having a hay day, no one would question the idea of staging a home.  Nowadays, however, people tend to think twice before putting a lot of money into their place in order to sell it - and with good reason!  As homes stay on the market for longer, people need to be able to finance staging costs as well as the possibility of two mortgages.  Here is where staging - or "styling" - dollars need to be well spent by someone who understands the market, your lifestyle and your budget.

Case Study:
Bill's most recent listing entailed helping a couple with a home that had sat on the market for 5 months with a different realtor.  Before Bill came into the picture, the home had had 2 showings in those first 150 days.  Since re-listing the property with Bill on 2/7, he has had 3 showings - that's 150% more than the total in just one week!  See below for an example of the before and after shots as a result of our most popular service - 5 free hours of staging!  And the entire house was "styled" for $215 worth of product plus items from Embellishments' inventory. 
bedroom before 

Before Shot from Prior Realtor:

After Home Styling provided by Embellishments Design Studio:

bedroom after

Contact Bill Bloomberg, past recipient of Elite Realtor of the Year award, at 612-360-3349 for more information on your home buying and selling needs.  On his site, you can:
  • Save your own personal home search and
  • Receive email alerts when new homes come on the market
There are 2 services you can't get by using other home search sites
And be sure to ask him about his 5 free hours of Home Styling by Embellishments!
More Dynamic Duos
Try pairing these other dynamic duos together for an interesting look:
garden stool

An accent garden seat and anything:  Place a garden stool at the end of a bed, to the side of a console table, in front of the bathtub . . .

accent lamp

An accent lamp and a work table:  Even if you have overhead or task lighting, adding a dynamic lamp will help you feel more at home and less at work.  This works in a home office or a corporate environment.  Use it with your scrapbooking table, your drafting table, etc. . . .


A throw and a bed:  A throw at the base of a bed will cut down on the bed's expanse and will add texture.

Embellishments Design Studio provides interior decorating, space planning and color consultations, as well as custom window treatment designs and staging services so that you can transform the house you live in into the home you love!

Jane-Marie Bloomberg
Embellishments Design Studio