I was on the phone yesterday with some other designer buddies. The subject came up about how people are sometimes afraid to have a designer or home stager come to their home because they might feel embarrassed when we see that they've used their dining room for a child's playroom or a home office. Of course, we laughed because we've done the same kinds of things in our own homes. We're human too!
But that got me thinking -- always a dangerous moment! :0)
Why do we make people who are using their dining room as something else turn it back into a dining room so that a buyer can move in and turn the dining room into --- something else?
Why do we make all the people who have painted their dining rooms RED paint them to a neutral color so that a buyer can buy the home, then move in and paint their dining room --- RED?
Don't you think that's funny? Not funny - haha, but funny - ironic.
My dining room isn't red, but I do plah to paint a red/orange accent wall someday. And it currently houses all of my home staging artwork that I don't want to store in my warehouse. I think we only ate in there 3 or 4 times during the couple of years that I had a dining table set up in there.
So, just for fun, what are YOU using your dining room for and what color is it? And what other home staging ironies do you wonder about?