Seeing Red In Home Staging Photos

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Home Stager with Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA

We all know the importance of having eye-catching MLS photos. I'm all about taking great photos for my Los Angeles home staging clients. Beautiful,eye catching home staging photos accomplish 2 things:

  1. They showcase the house to appeal to the greatest number of buyers on the MLS and in marketing materials. If my photos get them in the door, then the listing agent has a better chance of selling the home.
  2. They showcase my ability as a home stager on my home staging website and in my portfolio

Lately, I've been using red accessories, throw pillows and bedding more and more because I recognize how those touches of red really make the photos pop. And when buyers are standing in the house, they're not disappointed by the reality vs. the photos.

Here are photos of some of our home staging projects incorporating the color red:

Valley Village cottage living room after home staging by Moving Mountains Design

Valley Village Cottage Home Staging

Arcadia Condo Dining Room After Home Staging

Arcadia Townhouse Condo After Home Staging

Pasadena Mid-Century Modern after home staging by Moving Mountains Design

Pasadena Mid Century Modern after home staging. We added red in the accessories to help balance the red free standing fireplace.

In every photo, the red accents really draw you into the room and causes your eye to move around the room. And let me assure you: In person, it is even more visually stimulating.

Yes, home staging is not decorating, in the traditional sense. But our job as home stagers is to stimulate the buyer's appetite to own that home. Red, used judiciously, makes a home exciting and memorable.

So, if you are ever at a loss to make your staged home more exciting, eyecatching and memorable, make sure to add a touch of red.

To see more photos of vacant and occupied home staging photos in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Arcadia, San Marino and the San Fernando Valley, visit our Los Angeles home staging website.

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Michelle has staged hundreds of Los Angeles homes, many of which have sold with multiple offers, above listing price.

She works with home sellers, listing agent, builders, flippers and asset managers to prepare homes for sale throughout Los Angeles and North Orange County.

Moving Mountains Design provides vacant home staging, color consultations, corporate and executive relocations,  and interior design. We also stage model homes, REOs, foreclosures and auction properties for real estate investors and asset managers. Builders hire us to stage their models or to help move inventory when sales slow down.

For more information about our Los Angeles home staging services, contact Michelle at (626)385-8852 or by email.

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Rainmaker
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Your work is superb, Michelle.  Incredible photography as well!

Kathy

Sep 09, 2009 01:02 AM #30
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Your house sounds lovely, Virginia. Too bad about the fireplace :o))

Thank you Karen!

Coming from you, that's a great compliment, Kathy. Thanks!

Sep 09, 2009 02:01 AM #31
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Cynthia Bartch
Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio - Granville, OH
Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal

Your staging and choice of accessories & furnishing are just fabulous as usual Michelle! Well done!

Sep 09, 2009 02:29 AM #32
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Cynthia: Laughing at the red type. Very clever! Thank you, I'm glad you like my work.

Sep 09, 2009 03:14 AM #33
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Connie Tebyani
Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro - Calabasas, CA
Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County

Your photos (& Stagings) are always beautiful and top-notch.  Funny & timely post, I just spent (too much) $$$$ on a bunch of red and paprika colored accessories for my inventory.  Great examples, Michelle.

Sep 10, 2009 04:01 AM #34
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Connie: Great minds think alike!

Sep 10, 2009 05:32 AM #35
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Emma Vargas
Simply Staging - Cameron Park, CA
Simply Staging

Where'd you get the free standing red fireplace as an accessory?  All kidding aside, I also enjoy using pops of red to draw the eye.  It is so effective and it shows in your pictures.  The homes look fantastic! 

Sep 10, 2009 06:35 AM #36
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Donna Dazzo
Designed to Appeal, LLC - Manhattan, NY
Home Stager in the Hamptons & New York

Michelle, as promised here are a few photos (taken with a regular rather than a wide angle lens camera unfortunately  - I need to go back) of the studio apartment in New York City I staged yesterday using red as the accent color in a black and cream color scheme.

Studio 2

 Studio 3

Sep 10, 2009 07:19 AM #37
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Lori Kim Polk
Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services - Roseville, CA
Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento

I WANT those cool low chairs that you have in the Mid Century! Love it.  Beautiful, professional staging and pictures, as always MM ;))

Sep 10, 2009 02:53 PM #38
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Wow, Donna. Looks gorgeous - cool, clean & elegant. Works for me!

LKP: You can have those chairs...for a small price (wink, wink). Thanks Lori!

Sep 10, 2009 03:06 PM #39
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Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions - Roanoke, VA
Shows Great Home Staging

Michelle - I love red accents and your staging is always perfect!  You always inspire me to be better :) 

Sep 10, 2009 11:38 PM #40
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Thank you, Wanda!

Sep 11, 2009 02:49 AM #41
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Wendy Timmons
Move Home Realty - Temecula, CA
Temecula Realtor

Hi Michelle! Consult went great, only curb appeal. They did some work  and they already have 2 offers. Houses are going at half price here :) Would have loved to stage it but at these prices they sell fast :)

Sep 11, 2009 04:43 AM #42
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Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Michelle, beautiful examples of judicious touches of red to draw attention in a listing photo! I used red quite a bit when I first started staging and then went much more neutral. Time to rethink that strategy...

Sep 12, 2009 08:34 PM #43
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Kim Dillon
Creative Eye Home Staging - West Chester, PA

Red does add sizzle and drama!  I learned long ago that every room can use a touch of red, and all the photos here prove it!

Sep 13, 2009 01:00 AM #44
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Wendy: Glad your consultation went well.

Michelle: Thank you. I go through phases of loving/loving less red. I think any bright color that catches a buyer's attention in photos is a good thing. It could be yellow, orange, apple green, turquoise, etc.

Kim: not sure about every room but probably most :o)) See comment to Michelle above.

Sep 13, 2009 03:22 AM #45
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Michele Rose
Rose-Colored Staging - Mount Holly Township, NJ
Burlington County Home Staging & Redesign

Absolutely lovely Michelle-- what beautiful work and photography as well!  I thought at first that the fireplace color was intentional and then read that it had already been there.  You used it perfectly in the design of the room.  You've inspired me to start seeing more red!

Sep 13, 2009 11:35 AM #46
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Kimberly Uksik
Independent - Pickering, ON
Home Stager - Durham, Toronto, On.

Beautiful!  I just love red accents!!

Sep 14, 2009 02:24 AM #47
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Jo Potvin
Design To Market LLC - Cincinnati, OH
Home Staging Cincinnati - Design To Market

Michelle,

You are so right.  I think red is great in that it goes well with most color palettes.

Jo

Oct 03, 2009 06:11 AM #48
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Chris Minion
O'Brien Realty - Lexington Park, MD

Hi Michelle,

The red in the photos made the rooms pop!  Thanks for sharing the photos with us.  You did a great job!

Chris

 

Jan 23, 2010 10:34 AM #49
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