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Lighting The Mood

Home Stager with Carolina Spaces, LLC

This bowling alley of a vacant room was a real challenge especially with the fireplace off center.  And then there's my usual challenge -  staying within budget and making what I have left in inventory work.  Since the room lacked light, I used corner flood lights, which I think turned out really cool-looking and was a nice twist from table lamps. 

I'll have to shoot the before pictures after I destage.  This was a rush job and I didn't have time to shoot the house vacant.  But bowling alley is a pretty close description!

Joan Inglis, ASP, ASPM, IAHSP


Comments (5)

Mary Fasnacht
Washington and Allegheny Counties and surrounding areas - McMurray, PA
Feels Like Home Interiors ~ Pittsburgh PA Home Staging

Joan ~ Excellent job on this! I absolutely love putting uplights in corners.  I even have four of them in various spots around my own home.  I've also used them in older homes that don't have under-cabinet lighting in the kitchen.  Putting them on the counter in the back corner behind a plate on a stand looks really nice and emulates the look of under-cabinet lighting.  Thanks for sharing!

May 10, 2009 02:01 AM
Joan Inglis
Carolina Spaces, LLC - Lake Wylie, SC

Mary - Pittsburgh!  I was born and raised in Bethel Park and moved from there 7 years ago.  How's the staging market?  Not many heard of staging when I offered it back then, but I had family in real estate, so I had steady business.  Joan

May 10, 2009 11:27 AM
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager


Beautiful!!!  You did a great job with the bowling alley room.  I love all the colors and the furniture and artwork went so well with everything.

May 12, 2009 01:54 PM
Debra Valentine
Designing Details ~ Staging & Design, LLC - Bountiful, UT
Utah Home Staging for, Bountiful, Salt Lake & Surrounding Areas

You did a terrific job with lighting, color and scale Joan! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

May 15, 2009 06:23 AM
B Lucas-Thrower
Staging - Interior Redesign & Home Staging - Franklin, TN
Interior Redesign and Home Staging

This is beautiful and the lighting added so much to the warmth of the room. Great work!

Jun 10, 2009 11:39 PM