Out of the Box Thinking Creates "Off the Wall" Home Staging in Atlanta!

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Home Stager with Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA

Peachtree Home Staging recently staged the most wonderful vacant craftsman bungalow located in the in-town Morningside / Virginia Highlands area of Atlanta, GA. 

My assistant, Brette Duffner, and I thoroughly enjoyed this challenge.  The home was built in 1925 and most of the walls were plaster verses drywall.  The seller requested that nothing be hung on the plaster walls -- no nails, no adhesives.  HMMM . . .

To compensate for the lack of artwork often used to accent the homes features, this brought on the challenge of selecting furniture and more particularly, key accessories that would do the highlighting for us.

Well, we succeeded thanks to our vast home staging inventory and creative planning!  I think it is one of our favorite stagings yet!  Here are our before and afters of a few of the rooms with plaster walls that really required some out of the box home staging thinking.

prior in in-town Home Staging by www.PeachtreeHomeStaging.com www.peachtreehomestaging.com virginia highlands in Atlanta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

corner of parlor prior to www.PeachtreeHomeStaging.com Morningside in Atlanta www.PeachtreeHomeStaging.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vacant dining roomwaiting to be staged by www.PeachtreeHomeStaging.comMorningside Virginia Highlands in Atlanta Peachtree Home Staging

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

in-town atlanta wine cellar www.PeachtreeHomeStaging.com

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  How folks live in a home is their business, how folks present the home for sale is my business!

For tips on how to prepare your home for sale and information on staging a home in Atlanta, visit the web site of PEACHTREE HOME STAGING or call us at 770 595-8809. 

We do occupied and vacant home staging with professional perfection! 

Peachtree Home Staging is a proud APPROVED AND ACCREDITED Business of the Greater Atlanta Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the Georgia State President of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA)

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How folks live in a home is their business, how folks present the home for sale is our business!

For tips on how to prepare your home for sale and information on staging a home in Atlanta, visit the web site of PEACHTREE HOME STAGING or call us at 770 595-8809.

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Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Yikes Karen hanging NO artwork, that is a challenge and you did a GREAT job.  I'm headed out to buy a couple more decorative easels this week.  Love how you adapted! 

Apr 05, 2009 04:01 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Karen ~ Nicely done!  The older homes can be so challenging with their plaster walls (I've staged many of them).  You cleverly leaned art where possible, used tall grass to warm up empty corners, and used art on an easel to create the mood and ambience that art does when it's hung on the wall.  I love your wine cellar vignette too!

Apr 05, 2009 04:52 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Teresa Meyer
Cincinnati Home Stager - Cincinnati, OH
Home Staging Cincinnati-OH.

Hey Karen! What a challenge when you can't hang artwork...You guys did a fabulous job!!  Using easels for big and small artwork worked really well.  I'm sure the homeowner was very happy too!

Apr 05, 2009 04:54 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

Hi Ginger -- thx for commenting!  Yes, I felt that "Yikes" panic myself; but it ended up being fun.  I am going to start using more easels I think.  I really like the "drama" they create.

Hey there Maureen! -- thx for letting me know you approve; that always means a lot to me.  BTW the wine celler was done by my daughter, Brette -- she was really into it.  The seller supplied the wine and Peachtree Home Staging supplied the rest.  She made me smile for sure as she rearranged and rearranged until she had it right . . . 

Hi Teresa -- thx for stopping by -- and, YES, the sellers were sooooooooo pleased with the results.  BTW, I loved your cat post -- no cats here though 

Apr 05, 2009 05:26 AM #4
Rainer
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Nancy Robertson
Signature Style Staging - Dallas, TX
RESA

Nicely done, Karen! You're a great problem solver. Using easels is a nice way to display artwork and I especially like the way lighting in the dining room focuses on the artwork. 

Apr 05, 2009 06:09 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

Thank you, Nancy.  I agree . . . that lighting helped pull of the free standing easel.  They had had a very large wall mirror there and had never used that lighting.  Now it's shown as a home feature!  Glad you stopped in!

Apr 05, 2009 06:33 AM #6
Rainer
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Fernando Rosado
West Palm Beach, FL
561-906-0050 or 561-840-8950

Karen ~  Love what you did with this one! Thanks for sharing

Apr 05, 2009 09:32 AM #7
Rainer
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Peg Prather
Vancouver, WA
Vancouver, WA

What a challenge! Artwork is such an integral part of the staging process, that this would be a tough one! However, you stepped up to the plate and hit a home run! Love your solutions, it all looks really nice. Just another example of a stager solving problems!

Apr 05, 2009 01:17 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Patsy Overton
Patsy Overton Interiors, Atlanta, Georgia - Duluth, GA

Karen, I would say you rose to the challenge.  I especially like the wine cellar.  Thank goodness there was a mantle over the fireplace, huh?  Nice work!

Apr 05, 2009 01:53 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

Karen, I live in a home that has plaster walls. I love the features of my home but it does prevent a challenge for artwork, I use the adhesives. I love the way you used items to create height and the use of easels. Great job!

Apr 05, 2009 02:56 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Joanne O'Donnell
Chic Home Interiors - Oakland, CA

Karen, good job, thank god for all the architectural features like the window seat, the wine rack, and the bookshelves - hat really helped.  You did a great job!  I love the chairs - I have the same ones - great minds think alike... ;-)

Apr 05, 2009 07:06 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

Hi Fernando!  It was a fun one to share -- thx for the kind words.

Hey Peg!  We are quite the problem solvers, aren't we?!?  I could double my income if I could be paid for everytime a client said, "Wow, that's a good idea!"

 

Apr 06, 2009 01:49 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

Hi Patsy -- you are getting to be quite the little blogging queen as of late!  Thx for taking the time to comment on my post and the complimentary words!  Yep -- that mantle was the first thing to "get stuff"! ;-)

Oh. Donna!  That plaster is tough stuff!  You know, I probably could have talked them into adhesives but I was concerned if there was any damage, well, you know I would have wanted to just curl up and die.  So, I choose to work around it and it turned out fine.

Hey Joanne -- yes the architectural features are what saved the lack of wall art.  Thx for the kind words.

Apr 06, 2009 01:56 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

I can see why this is your favorite as you did a wonderful job!

Congratulations.  Your post is being featured in the group Staging Before & After Pictures.

Kathy

Apr 06, 2009 04:11 AM #14
Rainer
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Chrissie Sutherland
Ready Set Stage - Greensboro, NC

Great job.  It looks so good. I don't even think I would have realize there was nothing on the walls if you wouldn't have told me.  Good work.

Apr 06, 2009 05:53 AM #15
Rainer
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Rhonda Hay Rawlins
Glastonbury Home Staging - Glastonbury, CT

Karen, you nailed it, I think. (pun intended) I love how you got around the restriction they presented you with,  love the easel in the dining room.

Apr 06, 2009 05:55 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

Hey Kathy!! thx for the feature!  Always an honor!

Apr 06, 2009 06:47 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Virginia Tatseos
Stage-Show-Sell - Bloomfield Township, MI

I love the idea of standing the art work up on easels and leaning it.   Great solutions .

Apr 06, 2009 09:48 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

Hi Chrissie -- (My lil' sis' name -- but she's all grown up now and a Doctor so goes by CHRISTINE)  HEY! Thx so much for that comment!  Can't tell you how much that meant to me -- you didn't miss the wall art -- that is what I was trying to do!  Whoo hoo!  thank you!

Apr 06, 2009 12:32 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

hey Rhonda -- first to make a pun!  (Other than my "off the wall" statement)  BRAVO!  That is half the fun of bloging; don't you think?

thx Virginia -- I always appreciate your comments -- and yes, I have gained a new appreciation for easels via this project.  I think they are a new trend, so I am adding several to my inventory.  They are dramatic in presentation and I can think of SO MANY applications! 

Apr 06, 2009 12:38 PM #20
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