Home Staging

Staging and kids…

When your home comes on the market, you know that you will have a flood of Realtors and Buyers coming through your home. If you have a home aimed at families that also means you might have children coming through. What does that mean for staging? Of course, you know to keep those cute delicate items well out of reach. We also like to stage the home with items that can serve as a distraction to

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Home Staging

PDX springs to life!

The blooms have begun in Portland! This means it’s even more important to pay attention to your homes curb appeal. After the rainy winter it may be time to do some pressure washing, or even a fresh coat of paint on the porch or front door. With the warmer weather coming adding flowers, whether in your garden or in pots gives buyers a happy welcoming feel. Porches and outdoor living spaces are a HUGE selling

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Home Staging

Staging and living with decor

We frequently get the response “This looks amazing, why can’t it look like this when I live here?” IT CAN! Here are some tips: Shop with purpose. Our sets look cohesive because we “pull with purpose”. We select items from our warehouse stock for specific areas of the home. You can apply this to shopping for your home. “Browsing” is when people tend to buy things that have no use or don’t match the rest

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Home Staging

Who’s going to live here? Portland’s diverse dwelling dynamic.

While good staging should be designed to appeal to a broad range of home buyers, we also like to take into account the existing demographic of the neighborhood as well as the trends for the area. Portland and the surrounding areas have such a diverse assortment of neighborhoods. It’s incredibly satisfying for us to take an older home that has been well loved, and well lived in, and get it ready for a new life with it’s

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Home Staging

The pattern of patterns in Portland

How do you mix patterns? How do you work with a patterned rugs, draperies, and upholstery? Pillows! Besides the obvious technique of layering on solid colors, using a fabric that has a large print pattern and alternating the direction pattern on the pillows  compliments and calms down other busy patterns. This look works for both traditional and contemporary styles. We’re lucky enough to have a wonderful seamstress on staff that can create pillow covers for

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Home Staging

Time and money well spent

With the new year under way we’re encountering properties that we quoted for staging last fall that decided to forego staging. We’ve so far had two that sat on the market part of the summer and all fall with no interest. After staging they’ve now sold in less than a week. Just think all the time, money, and stress that could have been saved if they’d gone ahead with staging when they first listed! Sometimes

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Staging a kitchen nook
Home Staging

When a nook is a niche, ideas for kitchen nooks

Sometimes a traditional kitchen nook becomes a redundant dining room. When the style of the home, and the arrangement of the room suits, a better idea for the use of the kitchen nook can be a sitting area. Think mini family room, a cozy reading niche, or In some cases setting the nook as an office niche. These options give the space full use to the entire household.

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Home Staging

Santa was good to OnStage

As many of our fans know, Todd spends a week at the furniture show in Las Vegas shopping for new vendors, new looks, and researching trends in home decor. This year Santa was very good to us! We have orders placed with multiple vendors with shipments starting to arrive in February. We’re very excited to be able to offer our clients a wide variety of  fresh and exciting styles to best suit their home. The

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How to sell staging
Home Staging

But it $$$… Selling staging

According to Realtor Barbara Corcoran of T.V.’s Shark Tank, “For every $1 that you don’t invest a buyer will subtract $3 from their offer”. For example; if a homeowner chooses not to spend $400 to update their light fixtures, a buyer won’t just lower their offer by $400, they lower it by $5000  $10,000 or more! The same example applies to staging. On average, staged homes sell for 10% more. That can equate to a

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Can you live with staging?

When a property is going to be occupied while it is on the market, other than needing to keep things a little neater than you may be used to, staging should have minimal impact on your day to day life. Good staging should not just make the home look appealing, it should show practical (if somewhat idealized) use of the spaces. This can include finding creative ways to function with the daily clutter of our lives.

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