Pasadena Home Staging - New Construction Pasadena Luxury Home Staging

Home Stager with Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA

We staged this beautiful Pasadena luxury home this week. I had gone to see this home approximately 3 weeks ago and had done a home staging estimate for the builder/home owner and listing agent.The owner decided that he wanted to put the home on the market without staging "to test the waters". After 2 weeks of a "lukewarm" reception, he agreed to have the home staged by Pasadena's finest home staging company, Moving Mountains Design.

Upon viewing this home I recognized that the rooms were A) HUGE and B)undefined. I've staged hundreds of homes, and it was hard for me to figure out how to place the furniture in this house to bring the living spaces into focus - I can only imagine what home buyers thought when they saw the house empty.

Pasadena luxury home staging dining room

The dining room was so large, I put 2 dining tables together to make a large sqare table, which worked quite well.

Pasadena luxury home staging entry with grand staircase

Since the walls of the entry were curved, I hung a French tapestry on the wall to accentuate the curve. The round rug also highlights this feature.

Pasadena luxury home staging great room

I didn't measure it because I didn't have a 100' measuring tape with me, but I think this room was 60' or more from end to end. I broke up the large expanse with area rugs (the one in the foreground is 10'x14') which helps define the space.

Pasadena luxury home staging kitchen

Pasadena luxury home staging master bedroom suite

This luxury Pasadena new construction home has 5 bedrooms, including a downstairs 2nd master bedroom, and 7 bathrooms.

The home sits on a huge lot. There is room for a tennis or sports court.

For more information about this fantastic Pasadena home, contact the listing agent Delphine Therrien at (626)287-5968. MLS # 22139319. PFAR caravan on 6/24/2010.

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Michelle has staged hundreds of Los Angeles homes, many of which have sold with multiple offers, above listing price.

She works with home sellers, listing agent, builders, flippers and asset managers to prepare homes for sale throughout Los Angeles and North Orange County.

Moving Mountains Design provides vacant home staging, color consultations, corporate and executive relocations,  and interior design. We also stage model homes, REOs, foreclosures and auction properties for real estate investors and asset managers. Builders hire us to stage their models or to help move inventory when sales slow down.

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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Michelle- beautiful job, as always, of staging.  And, a great teaching tool as well.  Thank you for taking the time to show us the "why" of what you did.  I love how the round rug in the entry as well as the hung tapestry pulls the area together. When you step back and look at the area, a square or rectangular one just would not have had the same effect.

Jun 20, 2010 06:38 AM #1
Linda Scofield
Toccoa, GA

Michelle - Kathy has said it all. Your work is beautiful and so thought out. Using two dining room tables what a great idea. I am sure anyone looking at the home before staging was more than over whelmed. You certainly defined the areas well.

Jun 20, 2010 07:52 AM #2
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Wow Michelle, you did a beautiful job staging, those who are new to the game can learn so much from you..just as Kathy has mentioned :) WEll done and keep up the great work! :)

Jun 20, 2010 08:24 AM #3
Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Thank you Kathy, Linda & Laura!

Jun 20, 2010 08:50 AM #4
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Your work in this home is amazing. The rugs are outstanding.  I placed two of the same dining tables once together in a new construction home with the smae chairs.  :)   

Jun 20, 2010 01:38 PM #5
Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Thanks Cathy Lee. I've used the 2 dining table trick a few other times and it worked out well.

Jun 20, 2010 01:46 PM #6
Marianne Cherico
Interiors by Marianne Cherico - Foxboro, MA
Home Stager -Massachusetts and Rhode Island


I always enjoy seeing your beautiful work. I also love the way that the round rug in the entry hall echoes the staircase. Thanks for sharing!



Jun 20, 2010 01:56 PM #7
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Michelle, what a massively huge home!!!  I think it would overwhelm a lot of home stagers, never mind home buyers.  Great idea to define the huge spaces with area rugs.  I like the large scale of the furniture you used as well.  You truly inspire us all.

Jun 20, 2010 02:52 PM #8
Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Thank you, Marianne.

Sally: This was a big 'un. I've staged houses with more square footage, but not with such large rooms. The rugs break large rooms up into workable human scale rooms. Thank you.

Jun 20, 2010 03:01 PM #9
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Wow, and I thought houses were getting smaller...great job, Michelle!  Julie

Jun 21, 2010 02:17 AM #10
Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Julia: I think the trend is generally that houses are getting smaller, but this home was built to appeal to a certain ethnic and cultural market, which usually includes several generations living under one roof.

Jun 21, 2010 02:26 AM #11
Beth Lester
Beth Lester Designs - Torrance, CA
Home Staging & Interior Decorating

It is now a stunning home, Michelle.  I wouldn't be surprised if this is one of the homes where the buyer says, "I want to buy it with everything in it."

Jun 21, 2010 04:04 PM #12
Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

What a luxurious home.  They hired the right stager to showcase this high end listing.  Your rugs, furniture selections, and accessories/art look fantastic as well as stand up to the grandness of the home.  Not an easy task.  Well done Michelle!

Jun 21, 2010 11:22 PM #13
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