Home Staging Santa Barbara California

Home Stager with Delicious Decors, Stage, Design, Remodel 805.448.9226

Delicious Decors is on the forefront of Home Staging and Interior Design, Santa Barbara California.


Home Staging is often much more than setting the stage to sell a property; it's reward comes in many forms.


For any of you that have a  loved one moving into a retirement community I share the heartwarming story with you .....


I was called for a staging consultation for an elderly gentleman who had lost his wife  

six months prior. His son, and only child, called me not only to advise his Dad as to "what to remove, re-arrange and such to get his home ready for sale," but to listen to his father. Gently walk him through the process and ultimately turn his new place at a retirement community into his new "home." 


I met with our client at his home. Beautiful, very nice designer details throughout, one of a kind pieces from his travels with his wife. Although they had only one child, the home was filled with family photos ... past and present, relatives and friends; all very endearing. 


The first time I met Bob, I listened, I walked through his home/his life with him and made a detailed to-do list. Next, together, we started packing up and moving forward. 


After all the de-cluttering, re-arranging and a stamp of approval from the realtor and Bob's son on a "Staging job well done,"  I was able to put on my Interior Designer hat and make Bob's move into the retirement facility easy, smooth and comfortable. 


I drew out a floor plan for Bob with all the furniture in its place, showing him on paper how it would all work in his new living environment. I got the "Ok" from Bob, but I could tell he wasn't quite convinced that we could get his favorite pieces and decor into his new 700 square foot space and make it feel like "home." 


And we did exactly that. Turned Bob's 700 square foot retirement space into a home for his later years with all his cherished memories making up his surroundings. Our strategic planning allowed for Bob's favorite furniture from his 4000 square foot family home to fit comfortably and elegantly into his new home. More importantly we were able to include he and his wife's special art and decor pieces from their travels over the years.


It gets even better ... All those family photos on the walls of his previous home? After packing up with Bob, we discovered lots of family photo loves he hadn't seen  in years! As we went through the photos Bob shared stories with me about his glory days as a quarterback for his high school football team, he told me about his first date with his wife, his son's first steps. 


Today, old and newly discovered photos frame his Grandfather clock (just like they did in the old house), are a feature display in the entrance and warm up his bedroom. Bob's new space is now his new home. 


Bob's joy brings me so, so much joy. Thanks to Bob for trusting in Delicious Decors




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Comments (6)

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We work with many active adults who are downsizing and the hardest for them is to part with their "VALUED" belongings.  Looks like you were able to make Bob feel comfortable in his new surroundings...nice job!

Nov 08, 2010 11:46 AM
Michelle Molinari
FEATURE THIS... Real Estate Staging & Interior Decor - Lafayette, LA
Feature This Real, Estate Staging & Curb Appeal Concepts

Excellent work indeed! What we so as stagers requires so many hats, and you clearly well them all well. Bob and both his homes clearly got the royal treatment.


Nov 08, 2010 12:52 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

These are the best jobs!  Very heartwarming story!

Nov 09, 2010 03:13 AM
Penny Bergstrom
Delicious Decors, Stage, Design, Remodel 805.448.9226 - Santa Barbara, CA
Home Staging, Interior, Design & Remodel, Santa Barbara to LA

Thanks All for your nice comments. 

I just LOVE my job!! :-)

Nov 10, 2010 05:21 AM
Tori Toth
Tori Toth, International - Howard Beach, NY
888.667.6643 NYC & Beyond, HSR, SAR, RESA, LIBOR

It's hard for people to move on especially when their loved ones have died, it's great that you were able to help this man.

Nov 17, 2010 02:48 AM
Penny Bergstrom
Delicious Decors, Stage, Design, Remodel 805.448.9226 - Santa Barbara, CA
Home Staging, Interior, Design & Remodel, Santa Barbara to LA

Thanks Tori,

I just loved working with Bob. He was so pleased with the end result, it really made me fee good. 



Nov 26, 2010 01:35 AM