Amazing What Some Furniture And Some Paint Can Do. Selling By Design-Staging, Fresno, CA

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It is amazing what furniture and paint can do to make a home more appealing. Selling By Design-Staging in Fresno, CA  used furniture, accessories and paint to transform a vintage home from deserted and lonely looking to cozy and inviting.

The home, built in 1938, resting on a street arched by mature trees, has four bedrooms and three baths. One of the bedrooms had been painted "eggplant" (looked black) and red to be used as a media room. It had a grim, haunted feel to it and was screaming for PAINT. The entire house begged to be staged.

Selling By Design-Staging went to work on the transformation. A few days later, VOILA!


                                 Living Room Before

                               Living Room After


   Stay tuned for part 2 of the Harvard Ave. transformation. Next,

   The Glory Of Paint!





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Linda Thompson

Fresno, CA- home staging and redesign services

                  Selling By Design-Staging

Selling By Design-Staging specializes in giving homes an edge on the competition by creating atmospheres that are appealing, inviting and that say to potential buyers "Welcome home." For more information we invite you to visit our web site at

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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

I love these before and after ideas.  It is something that may not cost an arm and a leg...

Aug 10, 2010 03:15 PM #1
Kaera Mims
Liz Moore & Associates - Fort Monroe, VA
Associate Broker, e-PRO, REALTOR; Hampton, Newport News, York Co.

First impressions are so important; thanks Linda for the staging ideas! 

Aug 10, 2010 03:17 PM #2
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Linda - What a cute house - I adore that fireplace!  Thank you for taking down those odd swaggy curtain thingies.  The artwork above the fireplace is fun, and really demands the viewer's attention, making it the focal point.

Aug 10, 2010 06:24 PM #3
Karen Hubert
Center Stage Design-real estate staging, Ancaster/Hamilton - Ancaster, ON
Home Stager

Beautiful!!! Love what you did Linda.  The fireplace is the real focal point now.  Nice idea with the little table and chairs in the corner.

Aug 11, 2010 02:30 AM #4
Linda Thompson
Selling By Design-Staging - Fresno, CA

Thanks Joan and Kaera. Yes these are ideas that don't cost a fortune and make a big difference in the all important first impression.

Aug 12, 2010 06:54 AM #5
Linda Thompson
Selling By Design-Staging - Fresno, CA

Sally and Karen, Thank you for your comments. The fireplace, original, has some great detail that didn't show up in the pics. I am now thinking that I should photograph a closeup and post it.

The strange swaggy things also had white twinkle lights strung with them. Great for a party, but not for a sale.

Aug 12, 2010 06:58 AM #6
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