Staged to sell this house in Greenwich, CT

Home Stager with Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors, 203.807.4040

 I had a lot of fun staging this occupied home.

  • We brightened up the dining room with some lighter colors and bought in rental furniture to update the look.  
  • In the other rooms we used mainly what the client already owned with just brining in some new accent pieces.
  • We neutralized the patterened sofa with a slip cover, decluttered and added some new accessories.
  • Before the bedroom felt pressing with the heavy draperies and clutter. The bedroom received a lighter look through some neutral color on the walls and lighter window treatments after decluttering several furniture pieces.

 The Real Estate Agent was very pleased: "The open house went very well. The brokers that had seen the house a month ago did not recognize it! The change of colors in the DR and MBR and taking away any clutter made a huge difference. The house really looked great and the brokers really liked it. Thanks for the help."

This house definitly stands out from the competition in this area! It shows in the amount of showing since it came on the market this week.

Dining Room BEFORE  Dining Room AFTER
					 Dining Room AFTER
Living Room BEFORE   Living Room AFTER
Living Room BEFORE   Living Room AFTER
Bedroom BEFORE   Bedroom AFTER
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About the Author: Birgit Anich is the President and Creative Director of Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors one of the most innovative real estate staging and design firms in Fairfield County, CT. Our distinctive approach is creating a lifestyle experience that sells homes fast and at the maximum price. Birgit’s focus is working with home sellers and their real estate agents to prepare their property to appeal to the most likely buyers. As Certified Advanced Stagers, trained by HGTV star Matthew Finlason, Birgit Anich Staging and Interiors transforms a property into a buyer’s dream using Targeted Lifestyle Marketing Techniques.

Birgit also won the most prestegious awards in the Staging Industry - Regional and National Awards of Rookie Stager of the Year by RESA.

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Comments (20)

Ray Saenz
Exit Realty Laredo - Laredo, TX
Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor

Stage a home is really good when you want to give a super touch to a house, I have been there on several staged homes and they look great.


Apr 16, 2010 04:59 PM
Lisa Stafford
Broken Arrow, Tulsa, McGraw Realtors - Broken Arrow, OK
Broken Arrow OK Homes For Sale

Great job staging and the pics are amazing!  Keep it up!

Apr 16, 2010 05:00 PM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

WOW Birgit! It looks like a model home now. Love the chocolate slip cover and change in cocktail table!! The room looks stunning! The dining room went from the 80's to chic and savy!! Great job! 

Apr 16, 2010 05:02 PM
Iryna Sysenko
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas and Henderson Real Estate

I love staging pictures. Before and after - this is so interesting to see. Love the dining room!

Apr 16, 2010 05:52 PM
Liz Gallagher
LG Home Harmony - Home Stagers & Organizers - Montreal, QC
Montreal Quebec RESA member

That dinning room is dreamy! Look at that chandelier now!

All of it is beautiful Birgit, your clients must have been very pleased.

Apr 16, 2010 10:37 PM
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Birgit:  Looks great - and much more up to date!  Great mix with all the traditional furniture.  Happy Staging - Julie

Apr 17, 2010 01:21 AM
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging,

You really made it more modern and buyer ready Birgit! It's nice when the owners agree to rent furniture over using everything they have.  I wonder if they'll be taking your ideas with them to their next home?Looks great! Best of luck on the sale.

Apr 17, 2010 03:59 AM
Birgit Anich
Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors, 203.807.4040 - Norwalk, CT
CT Home Stager Fairfield & New Haven County

Aurora - yes, staging helps houses to stand out from the competition. Therefore they do have a track record for getting a larger traffic into the house and sell faster and at a higher price. It is the packaging of the product.

Lisa - thanks for your compliments. I love photography.

Cathy - Thanks for your kind words! :)

Iryna - the dining room is my favorite too.

Liz - You are so right. Before the chandelier looked beautiful, but a little dated. With the new look of the room it looks again modern with a new sohpistication. I really love the chandelier now.

Julie - the house was very traditional and I needed to update it with the limited budget. It was fun to find the right combination.

Oh, yes Karen, you are so right. It can have a much higher impact if you can bring in some new pieces. The home seller already said that she might contact me for helping with the design of their new home. Let's keep the fingers crossed.


Apr 17, 2010 05:04 AM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Birgit, I also love the dining room.  It was very heavy and traditional before, but now it looks light, bright, contemporary, and ready for a young family.  I also love the bedroom - it also looks airy and fresh - great job.

Apr 17, 2010 06:53 AM
Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

I love the fresh, modern spin you put on the home. Before staging the house felt heavy and not very energetic. Now it puts a smile on your face:o))

Apr 17, 2010 10:13 AM
Janice Ankrett
Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

The fresh blue and white lifts the house. The bedroom looks so serene and the dining room lighter and brighter.

Apr 17, 2010 11:15 AM
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

What a difference the color, sheers and furniture make, much better. Great re-do!

Apr 17, 2010 06:35 PM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Very nice transformation that brought this home into the 21st century!  The slipcover and new rug made the living room so fresh, and the dining room will now appeal to far more buyers.  The bedroom sheers are such an improvement over that odd valance (what were they thinking?)  Love the changes!

Apr 17, 2010 09:39 PM
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

This went from dated to sophisticated!  Love how the home turned out and I'm sure potential buyers will as well.

Congratulations. Your home staging is being featured in the group Staging Before and After Pictures.


Apr 18, 2010 01:12 AM
Birgit Anich
Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors, 203.807.4040 - Norwalk, CT
CT Home Stager Fairfield & New Haven County

I did not expect so many nice comments. Thanks all for checking in and commenting.

Kathy, thanks for the feature.

Apr 18, 2010 01:47 PM
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

The Dining Room and Bedroom are a true TRANSFORMATION into a chic home!!!  GREAT choices!!!

Apr 18, 2010 04:29 PM
Chrissie Sutherland
Ready Set Stage - Greensboro, NC

great job!!  looks like a different house. 

Apr 20, 2010 11:23 AM
Mary Lou Teague
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

I love the choice of colors that you have used..great photos and great job...

Apr 21, 2010 11:47 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

What a difference that blue paint made in the dining room!  The bedroom is so much lighter without those heavy, dark, window treatments!  Beautiful work!

May 08, 2010 11:28 AM
Kathleen Garvey
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Denver - Denver, CO
Denver's Neighborhood Expert - Listings & Sales

Hello Birgit!  I like your profile photo...very fun and energetic!  Your more contemporary updates really made a difference in the home...great job!

May 14, 2010 08:39 AM