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Still searching for a great gift for your Valentine?

Pressured for a perfect idea?

No – flowers and candy will not be noted as original and spectacular.  Dinner in a crowded restaurant – not my idea of a good time either.

We’ve had some smart hubbies contact us for a Valentine gift certificate for a home makeover — (we call it room redesign or sending your home to the day spa)!

These homes are NOT horrible or messy but these smart guys are really out to save some $$.  They’ve heard or seen how a room makeover has given homes a fresh look and not cost a fortune.  They are banking on the fact that we’ll make the homes look fabulous and they won’t have to buy a house full of furniture.

On a day to celebrate love, what’s better than enhancing the place that is most special to all of us — our homes!

We’ve done lots of “room makeovers” this past year.  Clients have been thrilled and found the process so fun!  One client said “I’m so glad I finally gave my home the “spa treatment” and the attention it needed.  I never would have come up with some of these ideas and my friends are so impressed at how things look!”

Your home’s “spa makeover” is crafted to fit your budget and personalized needs, and can contain many elements.  For example:

  • Using your furniture and decor, our professional home stager will give your rooms a fresh new look!
  • Do you have a room that needs painted but paralyzed at choosing colors?  We’ve got beautiful paint palette solutions!
  • Want a beautiful space, but don’t have the time to pull the details together?  We know how!
  • Need some ideas on furniture, decor or updates, but stymied on where to start?

Make yourself (and your home) look good.  Skip the traditional and go for the WOW!  Sending your home for the spa treatment is something you’ll all enjoy for years!

Margaret Oscilia is a Professional Home Stager with Creative Concepts – Home Staging and Contracting serving Salem Oregon and surrounding areas who specializing in helping home sellers stage to sell or re-design to live well.   Need more tips to help your home become more “lovable”?   Contact Margaret at or 503-881-0886!


Home Decor - Oregon Home StagingWhere do you shop for stylish home decor items?

We get asked that question all the time!  Shopping locally in Salem Oregon and supporting small businesses too is a priority for our company.  Can you find bargains and stylish decor here in Salem?  Yes!

I popped into one of my favorite Salem stores this Saturday – Real Deals on Home Decor.  Not in the heart of shopping territory – but easy to find (corner of Gaines and Liberty) and at 10 a.m. was already bustling with lots of shoppers.  I heard one exclaim – “I want it all”!  As home stagers we shop here all the time, and even with our warehouses, I don’t think that’s possible!  With new items coming in all the time they always have new home decor products I love love love every time I shop!!

What was catching my eye at Real Deals on Home Decor this week?

  • Adorable lamps – great for adding some style and warmth to rooms on winter days!
  • Nice large clocks can fill an empty wall so easily – I bought a attractive one with a large metal frame – $22-you can’t beat the price!
  • Looking for Christmas decorating inspiration? They had several decorated Christmas trees in the shop – all stunning and bound to get compliments!  My fave was the silver and lime tree – stylish and contemporary!
stylish lamps at affordable prices

stylish lamps at affordable prices

I'm crazy over these clocks!

I'm crazy over these clocks!

silver and lime green Christmas tree

silver and lime green Christmas tree

Perfect mantle decor

Perfect mantle decor

Floral, metal art and more!

Floral, metal art and more!

Real Deal Salem Oregon

Real Deal Salem Oregon

While you are there – take a peak at their artificial floral.  I know – no one prefers fake plants – but these are the next best thing to real!

Everything from furniture to candles – you never know what you’ll find that you can’t live without!

Expect a warm greeting from Sherlai or Maggie when you enter – and if you want special deals find them on Facebook at REAL DEALS SALEM.

HOURS: Thurs 10-6 Saturday 10-3  |

1320 Liberty St NE, Salem, OR 97301  |   (503) 385-1174

Favorite Decor Item from Real Deals

We Love shopping at Real Deals on Home Decor!

Sometimes finding cute home decor is the easy part – having it look great when you get it home can be a challenge.

Wondering what items you need to pull together a room or get a stylish look you love?  Maybe it’s time for a Re-design Consultation!  Using what you have, we can achieve a fresh new look and help you stretch your decorating budget! Our clients always rave that a consultation with us actually saves them money – no wrong paint colors or decor purchases that don’t get used!

Margaret Oscilia is partner and a Professional Home Stager with Creative Concepts – Home Staging and Contracting which offers home staging and interior design services throughout the Salem, Albany and Corvallis areas. Creating beautiful spaces to come home to, and winning strategies for home sellers is their specialty! 503-881-0886

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