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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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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