Before After The owner of his home collected gorgeous Murano glass objects. It was tempting to use lots of them in the staging, but our goal was to focus the buyer’s attention on the architecture of the room. We simplified the look dramatically and the results were stunningly effective. Before After As with any staging, we have to “capture” the buyer the second they enter the door. The existing foyer table did nothing to show off this spectacular home. One would never have guessed the home contained an indoor swimming pool judging from the appearance of the foyer. We swapped the table with an available console and accessorized it. Before After This colonial home had a beautiful console in the foyer, but it wasn’t making the right “statement” as the potential buyer walked through the door. We re-hung available complementary prints, used a lamp with a taller and more tapered stem, moved it across the table to follow the line of the staircase and added some greenery. We transformed the foyer quickly and beautifully. Before After This charming one-bedroom condo needed a little “TLC” to attract a buyer. In the dining area, we removed the baker’s rack, set the table in an inviting and festive way and hung some colorful posters on the walls. The entire feel of the room changed and these quick changes created the effect we were looking for. Before After This lovely 3 bedroom condo had so much to offer, but the home was a bit cluttered and the owner was already in the midst of packing for her move. We needed to show off the dining room to its best potential and since we already had lovely things to work with, this job was a breeze. Just look at the difference and how much larger the room feels! Before After This large contemporary home had a very modest-sized foyer, so we had to capture the buyer’s interest and make the most of it. We chose existing artwork with the perfect size, shape and color to hang over the foyer table and accessorized the table with minimal but effective objects. The curvature of the legs of the table complemented the straight, heavy lines of the staircase perfectly. It set the tone for this wonderfully eclectic home. Before After The lovely space off the living room boasted an enormous and very interesting framed poster. We had to find just the right thing to hang over the piano so we used an existing picture to complement the poster and balance the room. Before After The sitting room off the foyer of this contemporary home needed to offer a more inviting look. We “conversationalized” the furniture, hung an appropriate piece of art, brought the area rug into the space and accessorized the table. Before After In any staging, it’s critical to establish a focal point and invite buyers over to the windows (providing the view is nice). We had to find something to visually and beautifully support the stained glass window hanging, so we took an available table and accessorized it lightly for a beautiful effect. We redistributed the artwork to keep it in scale with the room and its furnishings. Before After The dining room of this Tudor home had beautiful furnishings, but the room was too crowded. By moving the china cabinet across the room and backing it up to a side wall and adding greenery and small artwork, buyers were better able appreciate everything the room had to offer. Before After The sofa wall of this living room had an end table that looked out of place with the heaviness of the leather sofa. We switched the table with another to rebalance the look and hung some unused artwork for a lovely effect. Before After The breakfast nook of this condo had a long wall available to decorate, so we borrowed this piece from the client’s mother and some unused botanical prints that she had stored in her barn. We also borrowed some antique collectibles from her and the result was even more outstanding than we expected.
Before After This home had a beautiful kitchen, but the sideboard just wasn’t adding any value to the room until we de-cluttered it, created a new table scape and found some unused artwork in the house to hang above it. Wow! It really popped. Before After This 1900 colonial style home in an historic district was a pleasure to stage because of architectural details like stained glass windows, beamed ceilings, crown molding, custom carpentry and large fireplaces in the dining and living rooms. The challenge in staging the dining room was getting the buyer to appreciate the architecture of the space and not just the beautiful furnishings. The cherry red wall color was a bit bold, but there was no time to repaint, so we instead focused on opening up the room, improving the flow and showcasing the historic charm of the room. The floor still contained original installations, including a servant’s call button. Before After The dining room of this mountaintop mansion had a lot to offer but the length of the sideboard was visually inappropriate to support the expanse of artwork on the wall. We found a table and sideboard in the garage, dusted it off and replaced the existing furniture. Before After This guest room needed a bit of refinement, so we changed the artwork over the bed and removed the cat’s things. It’s always a good idea to remove pet furniture and large toys, if at all possible. Before After This contemporary home was filled with color, reflecting the vibrant personality of its owner. Just adding a cocktail glass full of white roses was all the room needed to attract more interest. Before After What a beautiful dining room in this distinctive 1930 colonial home, but something seems very “off”. We moved the server piece to a perfect spot on the side wall in order to flip the table around and allow buyers to get to the window. The result was even better than we expected! Before After Usually by the time the potential buyer makes it to the third floor attic, it is clear whether the house is right for them or not, but every room counts. This 1930 colonial had a lot to offer, including a spacious attic with a high ceiling. We just formalized it a bit in keeping the interior design of the rest of the house. Before After Just removing the floor lamp and replacing it with something smaller and more intimate was all this guest room needed to show beautifully. Before After Rearranging existing objects on the dresser and adding some from other rooms made this guest room seem more welcoming. Before After This room was used mainly for shoe storage by the owner, but we quickly converted it back to a guest room. Removing the baker’s rack and shoes and using a lingerie chest from across the room to act as a television stand was all we need to do to give definition to this charming room. We also used a smaller picture on the side wall so that it would be in scale with the small television. Before After This spacious and inviting kitchen just needed a bit of counter de-cluttering and re-landscaping on the tops of the cabinets. The result was a clean and inviting look. Before After This beautiful mantle was meant to be the focal point of the room but it seemed to be overpowered by the decorative objects on and around it. We balanced out the look with fewer items that were size appropriate and re-landscaped the beautiful built-in bookshelves. The result was an eye-popping fireplace and mantle that immediately attracted the attention of the potential buyers as they walked through the front door. Before After This staging in Allendale, NJ was a dream. The owners had simple, but elegant taste and we were able to set a new tone for the dining room by adding a few decorative touches to the room. We sent the drapes out to be tailored and staged the rest of the room. The look is simple, elegant and the house sold quickly. Before After Give us a bit of a challenge, and we'll gladly take it on. We were able to stage this home without purchasing a single thing, which is the case in over 95% of our stagings. This living room turned from neglected to sleek, stlylish and comfortable. A very welcoming feeling was achieved. Before After This attic playroom had to be converted into an area that a prospective buyer would be excited about using. Voila! Before After A beautiful reading room/playroom needed a little TLC to show the house. Look what we created! Before After This family room had a bit of an awkward layout due to all the doors and windows. We created a cozy space for the prospective buyer to consider. Before After As the prospective buyer entered the front door and looked past the foyer, there was no place for the eye to "land". We took a curio cabinet that was unused and placed it against the wall to create a destination for the eye and to make the house look more "finished". Before After Sometimes a bathroom just needs a few pieces of artwork on the wall to wake it up. We used two pieces of artwork that the owner had which was not being used elsewhere in the house. As usual, we source amazing things within the home that do the trick. Before After This lovely breakfast room was being used as a home office until the staging. We created another beautiful dining space for the prospective buyer by using furniture we found in the garage. Before After This basement family room was the last to be staged in the house and we found just enough decorative items within the house to give it a welcoming and stylist look. Notice the difference. Before After Just an example of of 30-second fix-it that we apply throughout all of our stagings. The idea is always to highlight the architecture of the space and edit out all distractions.