All I did was... take it from student digs to master with grown up appeal.

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Home Stager with Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket 416.928.2999

In this example I would like to show Realtors and homeowners the importance of staging a master bedroom to have the appeal of being a room to retreat to after a long day. The master bedroom is the prestige room for the buyer. A private retreat that says this is my castle and this is where I come to relax and rejuvenate.

All I did was add items to give the room a grown up appeal, a feeling that the person that sleeps here is important. This property is for sale at 39 Tecumseth Heights, Tottenham.

Investment, minimal.

Impact, priceless.

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Comments (21)

Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Very grown up and much more appealing. Master bedrooms can make or break a sale.  Thanks for sharing.

Jun 15, 2009 07:48 AM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Diana, I love the black headboard and end tables too. It really does give the room a sophisticated look. I have just recently added these pieces to my rental inventory as I do quite a bit of work in country estate homes and this look works for the area.

Hi Lori, I agree. So many homeowners will spend all their design budget on a chlids room at the expense of the master bedroom. I am one person that believes that the adults in the house appreicate coming home at the end of the day to a master bedroom that relaxes them and invites them in to rejuvenate for the next day.

Jun 15, 2009 07:59 AM
SHARON CHARBONEAU
UPSTAGING YOUR HOMES - Sechelt, BC

Great staging job Michelle.  You gave buyers a reason to linger!!!

Jun 15, 2009 08:18 AM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Sharon, that's the response we want as stagers. Buyers lingering in the rooms talking about how their bed would fit right in, how much they love the feel of the room and my favourite....oh this is exactly what I always pictured my bedroom would look like.

Jun 15, 2009 11:44 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Michelle, You're not kidding that investment IS priceless....I could hardly believe I was looking at the same room.  You always make it sound so easy but a lot of thought and hard work went into that transformation.

Jun 15, 2009 02:01 PM
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Carole is right - it hardly looks like the same room!  I love your "all I did was...." post.

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

Kathy

Jun 15, 2009 10:46 PM
Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

What a wonderful transformation Michelle!  Much more sophisticated and relaxing. 

Jun 15, 2009 11:59 PM
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

OMG - what a huge difference and a completely different feel for the room.  As i have said a million times before - you do amazing work and I am so happy that you share your photos with us all!

Jun 16, 2009 12:05 AM
Kimberley Hawley
Hawley Interiors & Staging - Caledon, ON
Hawley Interiors & Staging

Very nice Michelle, Crisp and sophisticated.

Jun 16, 2009 12:16 AM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Carole, thank you for the compliment on my work. As soon as I saw this room I realized its potential as a master. The buyer is the one putting the money down on the house so I think it is wise to present the master in a "smart" way. Sophisticated but approachable.

Hi Kathy, thank for the feature! I love writing my "all I did was" series". That is how I explain it to my clients and so the writing comes naturally.

Hi Michele, thanks for dropping in to see my master. I often wonder if we should start a post so we stagers can show our master bedrooms. What would we see! Would it be like the story of the shoe makers son who had no shoes or would we see staged rooms?

Hi Leesa, glad you love the room. It really is night and day isn't it? I did have the walls painted CC-90 Natural Linen to tone down the mint green that was there originally. That really set the colour pallette for the room. I love black so it was a natural with the natural linen colours in the bedding and the walls.

Hi Kimberly, I tend to like crisp definition in a room or in clothing. Big fan of black, white and dark brown combinations. As you say it lends a sophisticated air to a room.

 

Jun 16, 2009 12:40 AM
Debra Valentine
Designing Details ~ Staging & Design, LLC - Bountiful, UT
Utah Home Staging for, Bountiful, Salt Lake & Surrounding Areas

Michelle: You did a fantastic job redefining and giving this room a fresh purpose. Thanks for sharing your great work with us.

Jun 17, 2009 07:37 AM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Debra, thanks for dropping in to see my work. The room definitely has appeal now whereas before it appeared as if students lived there. Now it looks like a grown up room and is defined by the strong bed and artwork.

Jun 17, 2009 11:35 AM
j r
International, IT

Very well done Michelle, It really looks Fantastic !!!  What a difference ..... WAAAAUUWW !!

Thanks for Sharing ;) 

Jun 19, 2009 03:28 AM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Jame, I love your response to my staged master bedroom! thank you for your heartfelt WAAAAUUUW!

Jun 19, 2009 01:12 PM
Chrissie Sutherland
Ready Set Stage - Greensboro, NC

Wow, I always love your transformations.  Great job. 

Jun 21, 2009 02:13 AM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Chrissie, thank you so much! I enjoy seeing the before and afters that stagers here on AR are so willing to share too. I am always inspired to try something new.

Jun 21, 2009 09:26 AM
H H-S
Durham, NC

Nice transformation!  I love the look and balance of matching bedside tables. 

Jul 17, 2009 02:33 PM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Holly, thanks for stopping in to see my master makeover. I love a room that looks balanced as well.

Jul 18, 2009 12:18 PM
c m
Colorado Springs, CO

I really love the approach of showing the homeowner what they deserve, from their master bedroom.  You are right, so much money spent on every themed thing available for a kid's room, and the master looks forlorn!  Great job!

Aug 03, 2009 01:25 PM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Cheryl, In this day when adults are feeling so overwhelmed with life, it makes a positive impact on the buyer when they see a master bedroom that is ready for them to move right in. After all, they are the ones putting the money down on this home and they deserve to be treated well.

Aug 04, 2009 12:11 AM