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Little Changes, Big Impact

Home Stager with Interior Concept Designs

Even savvy homeowners sometimes need help putting their home's best face forward.  I visited the lovely home of a young professional couple recently.  Their home was full of interesting and beautiful pieces collected from their travels all over the world. 

Although most of the spaces were really well put together, the house was in need of some tweaking.  The living room (pictured) was a bit of a neglected area because the family spent most of its time in other parts of the house.  Using all of the homeowner's existing pieces, we made the room more appealing by taking away clutter and adding some interesting textures.  The homeowners had become used to the sight of the living room and didn't realize it could use some freshening. 

There are so many levels of staging-from furnishing vacant properties to making minor (but big impact) adjustments to already nicely appointed homes.  Houses that show well always generate more interest from buyers. And with the advent of the Internet, good pictures of the property are essential. Most homeowners, no matter how sophisticated, can benefit from having a professional stager help with making sure that their home makes a great first impression.


The living room before staging.   


Living Room after staging


Norma and Don Flaskerud
Re/Max Today - Pleasant Hill, CA

Lovely improvement!

We believe in staging all our listings and your photo shows why!


Jun 11, 2007 01:30 PM
Yvonne Root
rooms b.y. root - Prescott, AZ
Home Stager - Northern Arizona
Lanita, This is fantastic! You did a beautiful job and presented the story quite well. Was the hassock part of the owner's furniture? I love it.
Jun 11, 2007 01:33 PM
Lanita, Interior Concept Designs, Home Staging
Interior Concept Designs - Silver Spring, MD
Yep.  It was hidden away in the basement!
Jun 11, 2007 01:35 PM
Robert Walker
Remax - Buford, GA
Nice job, I love the simplicity.
Jun 11, 2007 01:53 PM
No Longer Available
White Rock, BC
Nice job, clean simple and fresh.  You nailed it!
Jun 11, 2007 01:59 PM
Cynthia Sloop
Community Association Manager - Indianapolis, IN
Yes, what a nice change.  And it didn't look like it was costly changes either.  Thanks for showing and sharing.
Jun 11, 2007 02:00 PM
Endea Thibodeaux
Lanham, MD
Solar Energy Consultant, CDPE, CLHMS
Staging makes a lot of difference.  Thanks sharing your before and after pictures.
Jun 11, 2007 02:37 PM
Renae Fulton
First National Realty - Southaven, MS
I love to see the before and after.  The transformation is pleasant surprise!
Jun 11, 2007 02:58 PM
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Lanita - Wow oh wow!  This is a great example of the impact of staging.  Thanks for sharing!


Jun 11, 2007 11:23 PM
Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging
WOW! Lanita , this was an awesome transformation!
Jun 12, 2007 02:48 AM
Reece Mack
Simplicity Home Design, Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA

Nice job.  I love that coffee table?  Was that theirs or did you buy it?


Simplicity Home Design

Jun 12, 2007 04:12 AM
Lanita, Interior Concept Designs, Home Staging
Interior Concept Designs - Silver Spring, MD
The homeowners had the table stashed away in the basement!
Jun 12, 2007 04:33 AM
Christine Craig
Designology Interior Design - Santa Barbara, CA
Allied ASID & NKBA
Well said and great improvement. ;)
Jun 12, 2007 04:40 AM
Anthea Click
Fresh Perspectives - www.InsideNashvilleHomes.com - Franklin, TN
Nashville Home Stager - Selling Nashville, TN homes quickly!


What a great job you did! I really love the pillows. They look fabulous in your after photo and really bland in the before. Amazing how a small change can make such a huge impact. 

Jun 12, 2007 09:00 AM
Home Staging
Reston, VA
Lanita - your talent shines through with simplicity.
Jun 12, 2007 11:50 AM
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

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


Jun 12, 2007 10:43 PM
Phyllis Pafumi
ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey - Old Bridge, NJ
ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ

Just lifitng up the pillows made a HUGE difference. It is funny how easy we see our job and yes the homeowners remain clueless.

Phyllis Pafumi  

Dec 13, 2007 03:02 PM
Kristina Leone
Lionheart Home Staging, LLC - Minneapolis, MN
Good call on the furniture.  The before picture had way too much.  The after picture looks spacious and clean.  Nice work!
Dec 14, 2007 01:39 AM
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging
Amazing changes with very few props! 
Dec 14, 2007 02:11 PM
Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
2 Hounds Design + Home Staging - Toronto, ON

Lanita, what a great job. From drab to fresh!

Are you new to AR? Well, you're new to me...welcome to AR!

Dec 15, 2007 01:17 AM