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Home Stager - The Staging Fashionista
We recently staged a single family home in Ashburn, VA.  The home was lovely but just needed some help to make it more buyer friendly.  One of the rooms we staged was their dining room that was dark and dreary and we turned it into bright and dreamy.  We certainly were proud of this dining room t...
We recently staged an investment property in Capitol Heights, MD.  The investor did not want a full staging for this small property but decided on Scene Staging.  So for the living room we created a small scene and added some word decals to the scene.  It came out fantastic!  I'm going to incorpo...
We staged a lovely occupied single family home in Herdon, VA.  This was a great couple to work with they really were motivated sellers.   One of the rooms we staged was their dining room.  It originally was being used as their office area even though they had a whole office set up upstairs.  Sinc...
We have been busy at The Staging Fashionista and we have met some wonderful clients.  We staged this occupied single family home in Ashburn, VA.  This was a wonderful family of 6 with a recent new born.  Here is the before and after of their family room.  They were so happy and could not believe ...
Did you know the Easter Bunny is in my Bathroom?  Don't believe me well check it out!  Here is our origami towel bunny made with a bath towel and a hand towel.  Happy Easter Everyone!
Ok so I was staging this occupied home in Herndon, VA and one of the rooms just had this dresser in it.   So what to do with a dresser?  Stage it!  See how we dressed up this dresser and made it special.  Ohhhh and on the other side of the room we added a small scene to draw the buyer in!
As promised I'm posting more pics of the occupied home we staged in Fairfax Station, VA.  This home is on 5 acres and has a horse barn on the lot.  It is a beautiful!  Owned by a lovely elderly couple who are moving to an assisted living condo, this home was just too much for them to take care of...
I've been staging alot of occupieds lately and it has been both rewarding and challenging to say the least.  Rewarding in that you truly can see the fruits of your labor and what a difference you made in someone's home.  Challenging in the sense that it is hard for homeowners to part with their b...
Letting go of a home can sometimes be hard to do for some sellers.  Afterall, there are memories there of your children growing up, family gatherings, celebrating holidays and ohhh all the great treasures you have collected during your time in a home.  The Staging Fashionista staged a Clifton, VA...
When I first saw this living room in Clifton, VA  I felt it was a challenge.  The owner loved this sofa and everything in the room and didn't want any of it removed.   So after some thought and some advice from my APSD colleagues I said Bring it On!  So here is how we solved the challenge!  The h...

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