Home Stager with Home Stage Home West Linn #3853


Home Stage HomeI staged a Lake Oswego, OR Townhome recently that was in the lush and lovely Red Fox Hills neighborhood.  The dilemma was it was occupied by a bachelor and his gorilla!  Although I hated giving the beast the boot it was obvious he had to find a new home. Now the space is appealing to more buyers than just our gorilla-lovin' bachelor.  Hope you enjoy the before and afters!





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Comments (23)

Patti Glover
Stage It In A Day! - Moorpark, CA
CISS,RESA, Home Staging, Ventura County CA, Conejo Valley, LA

Great Staging Kate!  My son had that same Gorilla in his "jungle themed" room when he was a toddler.  Sold it at a garage sale...wonder if its the same one!

Oct 29, 2009 12:19 PM
Laura Sampson
Happy Home Stager, LLC - Clermont, FL
Principal Stylist, CEP Trainer

Somehow I think you helped him grow up and he'll probably take your ideas to the new space.  :)

Oct 29, 2009 12:34 PM
Kathy Alexander
GreatStages Home Staging and Redesign - Vancouver, WA
Home Stager Camas WA, Home Staging Southwest WA

Very nice, Kate! I can't believe he was also sleeping on a blow-up bed! Now that he has seen how talented you are, perhaps he will have you help him with his next home.

Oct 29, 2009 02:08 PM
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

I've worked with some of the funniest bachelors.  They have some of the most unique items, I've ever seen, hence the title "bachelor"!

Oct 29, 2009 04:28 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

You did a great job with this one, Kate!  I hope he found a nice home for his little buddy!

Oct 30, 2009 12:59 AM
Margaret Gehr
Chicagoland Home Staging LLC - Naperville, IL

Nice job Kate, that was a challenging floor plan with the fire place in the corner. Funny the things people have isn't it.

Oct 30, 2009 02:27 AM
Kate Jahnson
Home Stage Home - West Linn, OR
Home Stager

Patti ~ That Gorilla is actually a Beanie Baby.  Guess they are making them bigger these days.

Laura ~ You're right!  I think that's why he's wearing the necktie :)

Kathy ~ The blow-up bed was sad.  He was an outdoorsy guy so that might have explained it.  Nice to see you!

Cindy ~ You gotta love those bachelors and their toys.  They make the nicest clients.

Sharon ~ I think the Gorilla is now living at the girlfriend's house.  He's probably getting more to eat now and his laundry done too!

Margaret ~ That fireplace had me stymied!  I wanted to make it more of a focal point but the TV had to stay and the fireplace itself had some wear so I decided not to arrange furniture around it.  Thanks for stopping by.

Oct 30, 2009 04:04 AM
Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

Kate - Wonderful job!  You gave this bachelor pad lots of vavavoom!  Every room is so dramatically improved! 

Oct 30, 2009 04:37 AM
Liz Gallagher
LG Home Harmony - Home Stagers & Organizers - Montreal, QC
Montreal Quebec RESA member

Great job on transforming his space. Hopefully now there will be room in his den for a cuddle SHE bear! 

Oct 30, 2009 05:05 AM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Fabulous work and what a transformation! Where is Buddy Bear going??  

Oct 30, 2009 04:08 PM
Kate Jahnson
Home Stage Home - West Linn, OR
Home Stager

Margaret ~ Thanks for your lovely compliments.  This job was a fun one :)

Liz ~ You're right!  That gorilla was taking up a lot of real estate.

Cathy ~ The creature got moved to the girlfriend's house.  At least he doesn't have to live in the garage.  Hope my home town is treating you well.

Oct 31, 2009 10:13 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Kate -- too funny finding a gorilla in a bachelor pad.  Those bachelors really seem to need our help more than others, don't they?  Nice transformation!!

Oct 31, 2009 12:33 PM
Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

Kate, good job, was just there in West Linn visiting friends.  Good staging.   I visited a $1,795,000 mansion while I was there, amazing place West Linn has such variety and beautiful surroundings.


Oct 31, 2009 01:41 PM
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager


You really transformed the brought the Staging touch to it.  Great job!!!

Oct 31, 2009 03:09 PM
Virginia Tatseos
Stage-Show-Sell - Bloomfield Township, MI

I give them man credit.  He had the sense to buy instead of rent and 2. he choose a stager to sell.

Hopefully his next home he will have the money and taste to stage it.

You did a great job and I'm sure that the house will sell a lot faster with your efforts

Nov 01, 2009 12:23 AM
Wendy Carroll
Coeur d'Alene, ID

I would have put Magilla Gorilla in every shot, but, of course, that would have to go in the "outtake file."



Nov 01, 2009 05:28 AM
Kate Jahnson
Home Stage Home - West Linn, OR
Home Stager

Maureen ~ This was a very nice bachelor who luckily didn't have a LOT of bachelor stuff to edit.  I think the gorilla is much happier now.

Terrilynn ~ Glad you enjoyed your visit to West Linn!  We do have a wide range of homes and prices in our community.  A buyer can get something modest and affordable or truly opulent.  Thanks for commenting.

Linda ~ How sweet! Thank you so much.

Virginia ~ Glad you like the townhome.  It was a fun job. Thanks for stopping by.

Wendy ~ I'm kind of missing the gorilla :(  At least I have a few pictures of him.  Hope he's happy.

Nov 02, 2009 06:50 AM
melody salazar
Salazar Staging & Custom Interiors - New Braunfels, TX

Thank goodness this bachelor had enough smarts to realize he needed help.  His best move was hiring you to change his cold gorilla cage into a warm home that had a much wider appeal.

Good job!


Nov 03, 2009 01:25 AM
Rita Minion
O'Brien Realty - Solomons, MD

Hello Kate,

What a great job you did on all of the rooms!  Dramatic changes in the before & after shots.  Thank you for sharing! 



Nov 03, 2009 01:22 PM
Kate Jahnson
Home Stage Home - West Linn, OR
Home Stager

Mel ~ How sweet of you to say that! I appreciate your kind comments.

Rita ~ So glad you liked the pictures.  Thanks for taking the time to comment and visit my blog.

Nov 10, 2009 01:39 PM