Stratford Home Staged to Sell!

Home Stager with Rooms in Bloom Staging & Design Inc.

We work with several realtors in Stratford and we got called in to stage at a home where the home owner had done a lot in the way of renovations. It was actually the mirror image of a vacant home we had staged in the area with the exception that our client had blown out the back of the home to add a gourmet kitchen, a great room, another bathroom and office. The realtor we work with said the home had great bones, it just needed some "tarting up" as the occupants were men and there was very little in the way of cohesive and modern design elements.

So - here are a few pics of the home. We think it looks great!


This room had a sofa, loveseat, 2 large armchairs, coffee and end table set plus floor lamp. We took out the loveseat, floor lamp and re-positioned the chairs so that we created a cozy conversation area. We also found matching table lamps within the house and re-united them in this room. End result? Space looks larger, more contemporary and very inviting.

Below is the Great Room:

Again, lots of furniture. We had a fireplace which should be the focal point but which was overwhelmed by furniture and competing with the TV for attention. Below is our solution:

By removing extra furniture pieces, shifting the TV into the far left corner and moving the chaise across from the sofa, we create a cohesive and inviting room. In addition, the fireplace is now "the" focal point in the room with the addition of a great tiled mirror and some contemporary accessories. What's not to appreciate here?

Another "Before" shot ...

And here is the "After" ...

Below is a picture of the fab kitchen - we just LOVE it!

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Heather Cook  is Co-Owner and Principal Staging Designer of the award winning Rooms in Bloom Home Staging & Design Inc. based out of Kitchener-Waterloo, ON.


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Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
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Hi Heather,   What a beautiful job...Nicely done!  Thanks for sharing the before and after photos.  Big difference.  Nice post.

Jun 12, 2009 09:11 AM #1
Janelle Fisher, Instinctive Staging & Design, Seattle Wa.
Instinctive Staging & Design, LLC - Seattle, WA

Heather, you all did a great job and the pictures look fantastic.  They have a nice home and I'm sure, with your finishing touches, it will sell quickly.

Jun 12, 2009 02:23 PM #2
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager


The home flows so nicely now.  The furniture placement looks fantastic!!! Outstanding job!

Jun 13, 2009 05:11 PM #3
Mary Fasnacht
Washington and Allegheny Counties and surrounding areas - McMurray, PA
Feels Like Home Interiors ~ Pittsburgh PA Home Staging

You did an excellent job on this project, Heather.  Your after photos look fantastic.  Well done!

Jun 14, 2009 02:21 PM #4
Heather Cook
Rooms in Bloom Staging & Design Inc. - Kitchener, ON
Quality Home Staging

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments! We think the home looks fantastic too.

The best part? The Realtor who brought us in uses us for every listing and sells her clients on our services before we even get in the front door. We have a fab "Blossom"package which includes some of our stunning home decor accessories and she recommends this package routinely to her clients which gives us the opportunity to do some great transformations - on a budget!

Jun 15, 2009 08:33 AM #5
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