The Beast becomes a Beauty!

Home Stager with Ready 2 Stage

Ready 2 Stage Home Staging & Redesign recently staged this bachelor pad.  A young urban professional is moving on to a bigger and better job in a larger city.  Kathy Rohsenberger and Ready 2 Stage to the rescue!!  The house is quite a beauty but is hidden under some "Beastly" clutter.  After a brief consultation, the home seller had his homework, and after a long 3 day weekend of de-cluttering and furniture removal we were ready to bring out the "Beauty."


Cluttered living area





      Clutter free living







Notice the speakers and stereo equipment.  They are now tucked behind

the  beautiful least until after the Open House.







Bedroom w/bad furniture placement



          Beautiful Master Suite










As you can see, there is great furniture to work with, it just needed to be

put in the proper place.




Cluttered office area



Perfect work space

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Ready 2 Stage Home Staging & Redesign serves all of Southeast Tennessee

Lori Donegan--Founder & Owner

Crystal Clarey--Staging Assistant

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Comments (24)

Chrissie Sutherland
Ready Set Stage - Greensboro, NC

Just beautiful.  I always wonder when the transformations are so beautiful, if the sellers just want to stay!!  Great job.

Apr 20, 2010 11:25 AM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

thanks chrissie!  That means so much coming from someone with a portfolio like you.  Love your work and use it as my inspiration.

Apr 20, 2010 01:14 PM
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager


Beautiful job!  This was a wonderful transformation.  I too love to stand back and look at the home after the Staging.  Wish you much success with the outcome!

Apr 20, 2010 06:18 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 "magic" making this bachelor pad now appealing to a wider buyer pool.  He really needed your help!  Hope it sells quickly for both of you.

Apr 20, 2010 06:22 PM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Lori, Nice job turning this "toad" into a "prince".  I'm sure this will be a happy ending with the seller "living happily ever after".  Love the new positioning of the chaises.  Goodbye obnoxious speakers.

Apr 21, 2010 04:02 AM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Linda--A beautiful space is so rewarding.  Thanks for your comment.

Maureen--He had great furniture and a beautiful home, just didn't know how to get his best look.  Thankfully his Realtor knows the value of staging or he would be showing it in it's cluttered state.  Thanks for your comment.

Sally--Love Before and After pics.  So glad he let us move the audio equipment.  It just isn't attractive!  Thanks for your comment.


Apr 21, 2010 04:50 AM
Debra Valentine
Designing Details ~ Staging & Design, LLC - Bountiful, UT
Utah Home Staging for, Bountiful, Salt Lake & Surrounding Areas

Great results Lori! He did a great job with your expert insturctions and your magic touch finished it off very nicely.

Apr 21, 2010 09:04 AM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Debra--Thanks!  Yes the seller had a busy few days, but it was his choice to clean up quickly and get it listed.  Hope it sells quickly too.

Apr 21, 2010 02:31 PM
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Great transformation using the owner's furnishings.  Amazing how a little decluttering in the office visually increases the value of the room. Good luck on a quick sale.

Apr 22, 2010 05:37 AM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

David--The office space was attached to the Master Bedroom and originally I wanted to move the desk out of the space into another bedroom--you know the old rule of not combining your office and bedroom.  The home seller was distressed over this because of the weight of the desk and the difficulty in moving it.  We just decided to stage it where it was, because most people would probably use the space for that anyway.  Just eliminating some of the extra equipment made for a much calmer space.  We are hoping for a quick sale also!  Thanks for your comment.

Apr 22, 2010 07:20 AM
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Lori - I love what you did in the living room. It looks so much better and much more balanced.

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


Apr 22, 2010 11:24 PM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

thank you Kathy!

Apr 23, 2010 01:53 AM
Andrew Mayon
Triad Real Estate Photography - Greensboro, NC

Awesome work Lori! 

Apr 25, 2010 12:14 AM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

thanks Andrew!  I really enjoy your photography as well.  I appreciate your comment.

Apr 25, 2010 12:51 AM
Janice Ankrett
Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

You gotta love those bachelors. Great job!

Apr 25, 2010 12:12 PM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Janice--he saw absolutely nothing wrong with the way it was.  He did appreciate the AFTER though.  Thanks for your comment.

Apr 25, 2010 12:44 PM
Mary Lou Teague
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

Lori, great job..glad to see that business is picking up for you. can't wait to see you at the meeting next month, and please do invite the lady from Cleveland to come with you...

Apr 28, 2010 01:41 AM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Mary Lou--Trying to stay busy with all different kinds of things:  redesign, painting, and staging.  Looking forward to the meeting, and I have asked Catz to attend with us.  She actually lives here in Athens and is a real sweetheart.  See you soon, and thanks for the comment.

Apr 28, 2010 11:09 AM
Leanne Allen
Center Stage, LLC - Burlington, IA

Hi Lori,

It looks like you had beautiful things to work with.  You did a wonderful job using the existing pieces to pull everything together -- no one would guess that it's a bachelor pad now! 

Aug 17, 2010 07:08 AM
Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

Leanne--Thanks for your kind comments.  The house was quickly sold and made a believer of the Realtor and the Homeseller.  Love it when that happens!

Aug 18, 2010 01:51 PM