AFTERS of an Office Redesign

Home Stager with Ready 2 Stage


Here are the After shots of our latest office Redesign.  We used the Realtors "Magnolia" theme to create an office that is calm and relaxing--perfect for a lady who's a sweet Southern Belle.  The existing office furnishings were not quite fitting into our color palette, but sometimes you just have to make do with what you have.  

The little alcove behind the desk just screamed table, mirror and lamp to me, so that's just what we did. We also added a floating shelf to anchor the artwork. Not sure if the candles will ever be lit in an office setting, but they look pretty. 

The words over the window provide calming inspiration and were so easy to apply.  Those were a first for me, but I am sure to work with them again.  The valance was kind of a last minute added detail.  Wasn't quite sure if it was appropriate for an office, but I think the softening effect that it had on the large window was a good move.

Sprucing up your office can entice you to be more productive, because you like to spend more time in your beautiful relaxing space.  Consider making some changes in your work space today!

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Comments (19)

Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

You would think that after a year I would know a little better about how to post pictures.  It just doesn't seem to get any easier.

Jan 07, 2010 05:40 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

The office looks very inviting and very comfortable.  I love the phrase over the window, nice touch!

Jan 07, 2010 11:59 AM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Thanks Sharon!  I have more pictures, but AR is acting up lately and making it difficult to upload.  I'll try to make another post later.  I appreciate your comments.

Jan 07, 2010 12:09 PM
Liz Gallagher
LG Home Harmony - Home Stagers & Organizers - Montreal, QC
Montreal Quebec RESA member

I love the message over the window ... was it a kit?

Jan 07, 2010 02:05 PM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Liz--yes it was in a kit.  I had to do a bit of tweaking to make it work though.  I found it at a "junk store" for @$3--they are normally around $20 or 25.  The word MOMENT was actually spelled out in the block letters.  One of the "E's" was missing from "remember"--so I took the E from the MOMENT and just used the cursive MOMENT at the end.  Worked great and saved quite a few dollars.  Like the words.....Thanks for your comment!

Jan 08, 2010 01:07 AM
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

THANKS for posting the "AFTERS"....big improvement and the message over window is a GREAT touch!

Jan 08, 2010 01:29 AM
Debra Valentine
Designing Details ~ Staging & Design, LLC - Bountiful, UT
Utah Home Staging for, Bountiful, Salt Lake & Surrounding Areas

The office looks much more functional and inviting. Nice work and great idea to expand your services.

Jan 08, 2010 03:54 AM
Deena Cottingham
GreenApple Staging & Images, Calgary Staging & Photography - Calgary, AB
Home Stager & Photographer

Lori, that's an interesting business angle to advertise office re-design! Good for you. It's great to feel inspired by the space you work in.

Jan 08, 2010 09:57 AM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Kathy--Thanks for your comments.  I also love the wording over the window...makes you pause and enjoy what you have for a MOMENT.

Debra--We previously staged her home for sale, and when she sells it, she wants us to help her pick out finishes and decorate her new construction house.  I think we impressed her.  Thanks for your comment.

Deena--I'm hoping that others in that office will follow suit.   We'll see.  Thanks for your comment.

Jan 08, 2010 10:08 AM
Janice Ankrett
Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

I did an office re-design for one of my clients last November. It can be as much fun as a house;)

Jan 08, 2010 11:23 AM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Janice--It was such fun, hoping to do more!  Thanks for your comment.

Jan 08, 2010 04:07 PM
Kate Talarico
Kates Home Staging and Interior Design - Goshen, NY
RESA, Top Orange County Home Decorator & Stager

The after pictures look so much more polished and professional, excellent job!

Jan 09, 2010 10:09 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Lori it sounds like you now have a life-long client in this lady.  What could be better.  Love the homey touches in this office and the word wall message. 

Have you tried using Picnik to make a collage with your photos and then uploading the collage?  It's easy and free for a collage of 4 pictures.  I can help walk you through it, if you would like. 

Jan 09, 2010 11:39 AM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Kate--Thanks for your comments.  I think that the style fits her perfectly.

Ginger--She is a sweet lady, and really likes our decorating and design style--in fact--she almost doesn't care if her house sells or not!

I will try picnik and I will probably be asking for your help.  Thanks for the tip and the comment!

Jan 09, 2010 02:27 PM
Mary Lou Teague
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

It seems lately that most of my jobs have been re-designs...wish that staging would pick up here in the southland !!!

Jan 09, 2010 11:37 PM
Christine T.
C.A.T. Construction and Home Staging & Design - Crown Point, IN

I love using vinyl lettering. It always gives it a kick somewhere where a picture just won't do. Great job!

Jan 10, 2010 01:21 AM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Mary Lou--Amen to that Mary Lou.  I feel like our ship may be coming in ......someday soon!  Thanks for the comment!

Christine--Love wall words and the inspiring sayings.  There is a place near my home that will make any saying you want.  I'm thinking of one for my own wall.  Thanks for the comments!

Jan 10, 2010 09:09 AM
Sheila Kennedy
J29 Project - Rochester, NY

What a great redesign Lori!  You added just the right touches to make it homey and professional.  It sounds like you have a very happy client - the best kind to have.  You are really on your way!  Yeah!!

Jan 20, 2010 10:41 PM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Thanks Sheila!  She is such a sweet lady.  Whenever her current house sells, she wants us to help her design and decorate her new construction.  Thanks for your encouragement!

Jan 21, 2010 05:16 AM