Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Before and After; Home Staging Job

I just completed a staging job for a home for sale in Point Reyes, CA.

As you see from the before pictures, the place was all white and not very inviting. I chose a rich mid tone chocolate brown color for the kitchen and lower 1/2 of the loft wall. The milk chocolate color adds richness and sophistication. It also makes the cabinetry pop. The lighter color is called ferncliff from Kelly Moore. The 2 colors add warmth, a touch of class and yet are still very neutral.

The red runner rug in the kitchen goes perfectly with the brown and gold tones on the walls. The dining table with the 4 wrought iron chairs has a rustic, country feel which compliments the style of this cozy summer house. The papasan chair and ottoman were the perfect additions to the casual reading nook. Since the owners wanted to use their existing teal colored sofa, my color scheme included browns, golds, reds and of course more teal.

This was a partial staging so the furnishings and accessories were kept minimal yet I think there is enough to make it feel as though you could just move right in. I certainly wanted to stay!! And that is the goal of staging; to emphasize the positives and create an inviting atmosphere the buyer will fall in love with. This home is small but functional and thanks to some great staging it is now warm and inviting!; )

This house just went onto the MLS today and is listed for $825,000. It includes 4 acres and space to build a larger family home.

Many thanks to my helpers who helped pull this together in under a week- Joe Anne, Peter, Sean and of course my little guy Matthew. He's only 4 1/2 but terrific at running the vac and sweeping. ; )