Staged home in Wayne Il - update with pictures

Home Stager with Chicagoland Home Staging LLC

The murder mystery tour was a huge success! The event brought almost 60 people to the property. It  was definitely a tour to talk about and house to remember. Realtors are a fun bunch..I though I'd share a few photos and before and after pictures of the property.


the kitchen crowd enjoyed food and drinks

The show attendees had a great time getting into their character..was funny to watch the Realtors get into playing their parts!


Definitely a tour to remember !!




The builder tried to stage first...we gave the room sophistication and polish it deserved.


the view was amazing..












Staged Home in Wayne, IL. A real murder mystery

Rearrange It Interiors recently staged this extraordinary 8000 square foot home in Wayne IL just minutes from St. Charles. The old world craftsmanship is a site to be seen. Offered by Avondale Custom Homes and Debora Mckay of Coldwell Banker in St. Charles, IL. 

We invite you to preview this incredible property 10/28/09 at a special "Murder Mystery Tour" sponsored by Debbie Mckay, Brooks Furniture Rental and Margaret Gehr of Rearrange It Interiors. Join us for food, wine and some fun.

A 45 minute show performed by professional actors starts at 4:00pm. A film production company will be filming and local reporters will be in attendance. Come have some fun and help solve the mystery!   

To preview some before and after staging photos click on the link below. 



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Margaret Gehr is the principle owner of Chicagoland Home Staging, servicing the greater Chicago area for home staging, redesign, and design projects. We work in both occupied and vacant homes. 


Comments (11)

Taylor Shults Philley
Austin Realty Firm - Austin, TX
Broker, Realtor , GRI

Those before and after pictures looked really great! Staging makes such a difference; and that murder mystery store; right up my alley!

Oct 29, 2009 02:08 PM
Margaret Gehr
Chicagoland Home Staging LLC - Naperville, IL

Hi Taylor, Dare to be different is my motto in these tough times and throw in some fun! Thanks for stopping by.

Oct 29, 2009 03:26 PM
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

Absolutely gorgeous, I want it!!!!

Oct 29, 2009 04:26 PM
Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

Looks like one of a kind home on a beautiful setting.  Certainly a big undertaking and you executed it beautifully.  Excellent furniture and accessory selections Margaret - great compliments to the architecture of the home.  Thanks for sharing the photos - looks like it was a fun event.

Oct 29, 2009 10:01 PM
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

You did a beautiful job.  I'd love to feature this in the group Staging Before & After Pictures. If you could add it to that group, that would be great.



Oct 29, 2009 11:05 PM
Margaret Gehr
Chicagoland Home Staging LLC - Naperville, IL

Cindy, I do to!

Michele, It was definately one of the harder projects we've done as this builder/owner had very specific ideas as to how things should look. I often had to back to the staging VS decorating speech.

Thanks Kathy, Always a pleasure to be featured

Oct 30, 2009 01:55 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

What a great marketing concept, Margaret.  Looks like you had a very good turnout for your big event, nice that you could create more "buzz" with the media participation too.    Let us know when it sells!

Oct 30, 2009 02:23 AM
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Margaret,

A tremendous Tudor turnaround! What a marvelous marketing concept that seemed to be very well received, congrats. Great staging, especially with 8,000sqf. Sometimes homes of this size can seem to big, what am I saying, they ARE TO BIG!

Quite a feather in your "Tudor" cap!


Oct 30, 2009 09:48 AM
Margaret Gehr
Chicagoland Home Staging LLC - Naperville, IL

Maureen, Yes, It was really fun. These specialty properties never sell off a sign.

Kimo, long time no are you? Thanks you. I seem to do a lot of these monster big houses. Recently staged a 7000 sq ft & a 10,000 sq ft palatial one. I'll have to post some pictures. They definately harder as the builders,,owners,,agents are more discrimating in regards to what I bring in. Its not easy to make regular furniture feel high-end.

Oct 30, 2009 01:55 PM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

How fun-a murder mystery...a great idea and concept!! The home is fabulous, exceptional. Beautifully staged.

Oct 30, 2009 04:05 PM
Margaret Gehr
Chicagoland Home Staging LLC - Naperville, IL

Thanks Cathy, the murder mystery was totally different, the perfect house and really fun. 

Oct 31, 2009 11:33 AM