Staging Around Specific Window Treatments

Home Stager with Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging

There are many times when stagers must work with specific items in a home .  Our Portland staging company recently staged this Canby home that was custom built in the 90's. This lovely home had been freshly painted, had a great layout and was vacant. Almost vacant...

The owners of this home requested that the custom window treatments stay.  As a result we had to ensure that the furnishings in the home tied in well with the treatments yet modernized and minimized them as much as possible.

Here are some pictures of the home after it was staged.

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Have you done projects where you had to work with items of a specific taste?


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Comments (13)

Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

David: You did a great job of respecting the home owner's wishes, yet doing your job as a home stager. I am about to embark on a project with similar "challenges".

May 11, 2010 08:30 AM
Lori Kim Polk
Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services - Roseville, CA
Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento

Oh yes. Those are the times that you take a deep breath and blow out the urge to try and change things. You did a fabulous job with this prop. Very elegant and you really don't notice the window treatments with your staging... but you sure would if it was vacant.

May 11, 2010 08:51 AM
Diana Young
Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties - Edmonds, WA

Hi David,  Very nice staging, as always!  I'm glad that the window treatments were white instead of a busy floral pattern.  We just previewed a home for staging that had a huge stone fireplace in the living room, plus cornice boxes with floral fabric and yellow sheer draperies.  Fortunately, the son in charge of selling the home for his parents took our advice and removed the dated curtains and cornice boxes and is repairing and repainting the wall.

May 11, 2010 09:01 AM
Kate Talarico
Kates Home Staging and Interior Design - Goshen, NY
RESA, Top Orange County Home Decorator & Stager

The furniture works well with the existing window treatments.  Excellent job!

May 11, 2010 10:04 AM
Kathleen Garvey
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Denver - Denver, CO
Denver's Neighborhood Expert - Listings & Sales

Yes happens and you give your best!  Not every job is picture perfect...and those window swags always make me cringe.  Just as long as you are not convincing the homeowners to 'add' them for staging are decidely sane!  : )

May 11, 2010 12:27 PM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Window treatments?  What window treatments?  I hardly noticed them, because I was so fixated on your beautiful staging job.  Love that painting over the fireplace, and the textured chair in the living room.    

May 11, 2010 12:50 PM
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Well, being the consummate professional that you are, you made it work (just as I knew you could).


May 11, 2010 01:57 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

David- I may not have noticed them had they not been the focal point of the post.  Of course your staging is what I was looking at.

May 11, 2010 03:40 PM
Margaret Gehr
Chicagoland Home Staging LLC - Naperville, IL

You did a great job with this project David.  I hardly noticed them. I like the furniture you used.


May 11, 2010 05:06 PM
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Michelle ~ Thanks so much.  We don't always get to work with the canvas we want to, but must still present the home in the best way possible.

Lori ~ Appreciate your comments.  Just another reason to stage which minimizes any negatives that a buyer may see in a vacant home.

Diana ~ You are right - these window treatments were tasteful, just dated.  Glad that your client took your advice on those very specific features.

Kate ~ Thank you.

May 12, 2010 10:48 AM
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Kathleen ~ You are right that not every job is picture perfect, but it's our goal to make each house look that way!

Sally ~ Thanks!  I always appreciate the details that you notice.

Kathy ~ Appreciate the vote of confidence!

Kathy ~ Glad that the staging drew your eye the to space =)

Margaret ~ Thanks so much.  And I love the furniture that you use.  Glad you stopped by!

May 12, 2010 10:51 AM
Palma Minnich
In2itive Design - Charleston, SC
Home Stager, Charleston, SC

You did another great job, David! These dated window treatments show up way too often in my neck of the woods. Homeowners can't take them with them because they are custom. It's a good thing I love a challenge! At least the ones you had to deal with were fairly neutral. What if they had been harvest gold and rust? Now THERE'S a fun challenge!! LOL

May 18, 2010 02:47 AM