Staging is a specialized design method that when done correctly attracts serious, top-dollar offers. Staging is an art made up of:
* Interior Design Experience - knowledge of current trends and styles, space design, and color coordination.
* "Having An Eye" - the ability to walk into a room and know in an instant what needs to go or stay.
* Market Awareness - knowing who your buyer is and what they want.
* Inventory - a large inventory of furniture, artwork, lighting fixtures, and window treatments to create "the look".
* Showing It Off - the resources to capture this look in magazine quality pictures.
Susan brings each of these elements to every home she stages. After conducting a detailed evaluation, she creates a unique design plan that best suits the property. Occasionally, a property just needs a little re-organizing. More often than not, significant changes are required. These might be warming up the paint color, adding furniture, designing window treatment and even supplying appropriate plants and art pieces.
Susan maintains her own large inventory of household furniture and accessories which she uses for her clients. Susan has fine tuned the staging process and can prepare a seller's house for viewing with minimal disruption to her client.
Having Susan create and implement a professional staging design to the interior and exterior of your house will not only increase your home's market value but reduce your sale time. It's not just a tag line. It's true. The better it looks… The better it sells.
LIVING ROOM: Starting with the living room, we edited and rearranged the bookcases and
mantelpiece to show off the fire place to its best advantage. We also replaced the
dark rug with a warmer oriental rug, and added pillows in the same hue. To brighten
everything up we added more ambient lighting.
DINING ROOM: Since the top down shades only served to block the sunlight and
expose the view of the street along with the neighbors cardboard window treatments,
we decided to replace them with sheers on the lower part of the window.
This allowed more light to come through while showing off the mullions and blocking a
less than desirable view. To create a focal point we changed out the 90s glass and
brass light fixture for a chandelier that is in keeping with the style of the house.
KITCHEN: We cleared the counter of clutter and appliances, rearranged the decorative items on top of the
cabinetry and added a colorful basket of tomatoes.
BREAKFAST NOOK: A little more de-cluttering and a table cloth in a warmer hue to complement the tile.
Last but not least we hired a talented professional photographer to capture the “look”.
COLUMBIA CITY HOME
This home had the basics: Hardwood floors, a fireplace and lots of natural light. We added window treatments, classic furniture and a new light fixture for the dining area.
The kitchen just needed to be de-cluttered.
A mirror over the fireplace helped to bounce the light.
A simple re-arrangement of the patio furniture and the addition of Adirondack chairs makes all the difference.