TV or no TV..............

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Home Stager with SPACELiFT HOME STAGING, Greater Vancouver

before.......

after.........

This tiny townhouse was located in an extremely family oriented complex and we needed to show that there was a place to put the tv.....something we don't usually worry about when staging.  When I was planning the staging, I didn't think about tv placement as it was such a tiny living room but laying in bed thinking a few nights before the staging...as we do.....I thought of all the kids playing in the area when we did the consultation and knowing there wasn't a family room to place a tv, it had to be in the living room.

So, front and focal, up went a "mock" flat screen......best of a difficult situation :-)  Needless to say, the property had three offers after the first open house, mission accomplished!

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Wendy Carroll
Coeur d'Alene, ID

Where did you get a "mock" TV?  It looks very real in the photo.

Nice job!

Jun 28, 2009 04:16 AM #1
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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"

Some of us hate to put the TV prop above the mantle, but it may be the only spot for one ... your example obviously worked -- congrats on the quck results!

Jun 28, 2009 04:42 AM #2
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Allegra Dioguardi
Styled and Sold Home Staging and Staging Training - Westhampton Beach, NY
Home Staging & Training, Suffolk Co. Long Island

I'm never crazy about this situation but the results speak for themselves. Good for you!!

Jun 28, 2009 11:41 AM #3
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Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

Sometimes the fireplace is the only place to put one, congratulations on your decision and fast sale.

Jun 28, 2009 04:47 PM #4
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Chrissie Sutherland
Ready Set Stage - Greensboro, NC

Gorgeous staging.  I think it looks fabulous.  You don't even really notice the TV because everything looks so beautiful.  Great job.

Jun 29, 2009 12:40 AM #5
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Debra Valentine
Designing Details ~ Staging & Design, LLC - Bountiful, UT
Utah Home Staging for, Bountiful, Salt Lake & Surrounding Areas

Chrissie is right Lisa. You did such a beautiful job staging that the TV is hardly noticeable, but effective for those who find this important. Job well done!

Jun 29, 2009 07:39 AM #6
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K├╝lli Yee ~ Metro Vancouver Home Staging
Ilus Design ~ Home staging, re-design and organizing - Port Coquitlam, BC

Lisa, I think it was a good decision to include the TV in the living room. Even though most rooms look better without the TV, it IS a big part of most people's lives and you have shown them a good location for it without taking away from the beautiful setup.

What a difference it made simply painting the fireplace surround white! Love your clean and simple design.

Jun 29, 2009 10:39 AM #7
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Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Lisa,

I love the look of this room, beautiful Staging.  Lately every home we have Staged has 2 to 3 focal points to a great room.  Sometimes the only place to put a TV is above the fireplace...just to keep the focal points down to a minimum.  Great job...I like how you incorporated the TV in that room, it's really not that noticeable!!!

Jun 29, 2009 06:20 PM #8
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Pam Faulkner
Faulkner House Interior Redesign - Herndon, VA
Room Transformations Fairfax & Loudoun Counties VA

Great last minute decision.  Like the others I don't like the look of electronics but people always want to know where the TV is going to go.  The men particularly.  You did a great job-congratualtions!

Jun 30, 2009 10:16 AM #9
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Tanya Venable
Orlando, FL
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Lisa, it goes to show that when you use the right scaled furniture you can really make a room feel big.  It looks great. I think you put the tv in the only logical place.  Congrats on a quick sale!

Jun 30, 2009 10:48 AM #10
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Beverly Carlson
Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 - Abilene, TX
Abilene's Staging Realtor

Now that the flat screens  can go on the wall, they are almost a nonissue.  What do you do with the older monstrositiy type TV's that everybody seems to have at least one in a back room?

Jun 30, 2009 12:20 PM #11
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Anthea Click
Fresh Perspectives - www.InsideNashvilleHomes.com - Franklin, TN
Nashville Home Stager - Selling Nashville, TN homes quickly!

Lisa,

I don't mind the tv at all. I think it hits the demographic you were targeting. Great job!

Jul 01, 2009 02:04 AM #12
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Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Lisa, you did the right thing. Always give your clients what they want and you will have a sale. It was a family area and families have tv's. Good decision. Great work.

Jul 01, 2009 11:16 AM #13
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Todd McAllister
On Stage home staging and redesign co. Portland, OR. - Portland, OR

Lisa:  I agree with Michelle:  I am not always crazy about tv's, but if it is what the client wants, it is our job to make it happen and to make it look FABULOUS along the way..

Jul 06, 2009 12:17 PM #14
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Louise Henry
Pair Home Design serving Langley, Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack British Columbia - Chilliwack, BC
Home Stager Pair Home Design Chilliwack

Lisa, You always do great staging, your extremely creative, The t.v. is just the rights size to work on the  mantle piece without over powering the room.  Another success story for your portfolio, Congrats you've earned it

Louise

Dec 28, 2009 06:37 AM #15
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Don Miller
TheDonMillerGroup@Century 21 Executives Realty - Vernon, BC
Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!

What a difference, it really shows that presenting a property the right way makes a lot of difference in the sale, great job!

Feb 09, 2010 07:23 AM #16
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