November 2015 Staging Tip of the Month

I don’t often advocate for painting brick because there is no going back if styles change.  But here the fireplace was becoming a distraction to the room.  It was heavy and dark and made the room feel small.

The investor that flipped this house painted the fireplace white and the brass screen black.  Now the room is open and bright and the fireplace is a beautiful focal point!

May Featured Before & After

Sometimes homes just need a few things to make them feel a bit more polished.  In this home, we added barstools to draw attention to the breakfast bar, replaced the dining chairs to make the dining area a little more elegant, and added art and accessories to the mantle and surrounding bookshelves to draw buyers attention to the beautiful focal point of the room!
 
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June Featured Before & After

This before and after is from the same home as the last post.  It had a combined living and dining room that felt a little small.  Most buyers would wonder if they could even fit a full living room set.  So we staged it to show that a full sized sofa would fit and look great!
 
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May Featured Before & After

This before and after is from the same home as above.  We suggested that the homeowner paint the room a neutral color. Then we brought in our rental furniture to give the room a very inviting look.  Because it wasn’t in the budget to replace the draperies, we just removed them to let in as much light as possible.  This home sold in just a few weeks!
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September 2012 Featured Before & After

This living room is from the same home as the dining room in the last post.  Notice in the before picture that the fireplace and trim were painted the same color as the walls.  By changing them to white, these amenities of the room become beautiful focal points!

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To save the homeowners some money, we reused their existing occasional tables, but replaced the sofa, chair, art and accessories. We also added a rug to soften the room. Removing the draperies and furniture that blocked the windows completely opened up the room!

June 2012 Featured Before and After

This home was filled with beautiful furniture pieces, but each piece was a different style.  In this living room there is contemporary, traditional, formal, and mid-century modern.  To give this room a more cohesive feel, we used a transitional sofa and brought in red pillows and mantle accessories to draw the eye around the room.
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