Home Staging

It’s not you, it’s me…

For many homeowners, selling their home is akin to breaking up. They fell in love with it, they invested emotionally in it, they still love it. But now it’s time to move on. Our goal with staging is to show the property as the best version of itself that it can possibly be. This often requires removal and or replacement of existing décor to create a broader market share appeal. This de-personalization is the perfect

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Home Staging

Seasonal lighting

With the long days of summer upon us, we take into account the extended light hours by using fewer lamps in our sets. While lamps are great décor pieces, in the summer months cool and breezy is the design tool of choice to encourage the emotional connection. Using lighter weight décor that have less height on end tables can give a room a more open, and cooler feel.  

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Home Staging Style Wars
Home Staging

Style wars!

One of the biggest challenges that we face is when there are competing styles within a home. While personalization is great when decorating your home for yourself, it can become a hindrance to selling. This is especially true when it comes to “themed” rooms. Many buyers find that neutralizing the home prior to selling is helpful for them to separate themselves emotionally from the home. A home with a consistent style and color palette throughout

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Home Staging What's In An Odor
Home Staging

What’s in an odor?

Odors are an easy way to ensure that your home sits on the market with out any offers. Be it food, pet, moisture, or perfume, an oder-ific home is a big turn off to home buyers. Trying to mask odors, or simply adding scent to a home is not something that we advise. If there is an odor issue, it’s best to address the cause of the odor. Perfumes and scents may cover the underlying smell,

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Home Staging Tips For When Logical Function is Sacrificed
Home Staging

When logical function is sacrificed

The three aspects in order of importance that we address with staging are: How the room will photograph. How the room feels in person. How the logical function of the room is demonstrated. While it can be ok to sacrifice the logical function a little, our goal is to always show a room that not only looks beautiful, but that a homebuyer can see themselves living in and with.  

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Home Staging Tips - the eye has to travel
Home Staging

The eye has to travel

One of the keys to a successful look is to create a “decor landscape”. To quote legendary stylist and fashion maven Diana Vreeland “the eye has to travel”. A room  consisting of nothing but right angles that ends  in a straight line four feet from the floor is just plain boring! In order to give our sets life and movement we like to create a decor landscape by using asymmetrically placed items. Varying the height

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Home Staging

Staging for a sellers market

  The market is HOT! Staging is HOTTER!! It’s a seller’s market. That means low inventory, and lots of buyers. Lots of discerning buyers. The agents we partner with know that staging still means the difference between a multi offer, over asking price, fast sale, and a stagnant listing. For todays shopper, packaging (staging) is everything!  

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Bringing the Green into Staging
Home Staging

Bringing the green in

Staging is all about establishing an emotional connection to a property. Attractive greenery helps give a space a cozy, warm, human feeling. Succulents are a great appeal to both feminine and masculine aesthetics. Care needs to be taken not to overdo the foliage either. You don’t want to be remembered as the “plant house”! Bring in the green to bring in the $green$

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Staging Advice For Closets
Home Staging

Closets have floors?

Storage is a key factor for the majority of home buyers. Cluttered and over-stuffed closets give the impression that there is not enough storage in the property. Bedroom closets should have little to nothing on the floor. Thin out your closets and remove seasonal items that won’t be of immediate use. This alone can make a closet look much bigger and gives the home a well cared for feel. Plastic storage containers and especially cardboard

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Home Staging

Baskets and boxes and trays – oh my!

The number one thing to do to prepare your home for the market is to de-clutter. But how do you de-clutter and still function? Baskets, boxes and trays! Baskets are a great way to corral items that you need easy access to. They’re a wonderful way to store blankets and accent pillows, as well as keeping bathroom vanity items tidy. Decorative storage boxes help hide all that little clutter, notes, keys, tic tacs, etc… that

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