Contemporary Oasis in the Redwoods - Staging Before and After Photos

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I've been going over photos from my recent staging projects, and this secluded Mill Valley oasis was a particularly fun home to stage (once you finally made it down the 49 stairs to get to the front door of this 3-story house!). A gentle waterfall from a seasonal spring added to the tranquil atmosphere. To this day I still covet the spa-like master bath!

 

Contemporary Oasis Exterior - Staging by Leslie Olson Interiors

 

While the homeowners' art collection was more avant-garde than some potential home-buyers might prefer, after they moved out I was still able to infuse the house with original art and fresh colors to appeal to a younger buyer. As an Interior Designer it was great to have a contemporary staging project again -- one of my favorite styles to work with.

Enjoy!

 

Contemporary Oasis Fireplace Before - Staging by Leslie Olson Interiors   Fireplace Before, with homeowners' sculpture

Contemporary Oasis Fireplace After - Staging by Leslie Olson Interiors   Fireplace, After Staging

 

Contemporary Oasis Living Room Before - Staging by Leslie Olson Interiors   Living Room Before

Contemporary Oasis Living Room After - Staging by Leslie Olson Interiors   After Staging

 

Contemporary OasisDining Room Before - Staging by Leslie Olson Interiors   Dining Room Before

Contemporary Oasis Dining Room After - Staging by Leslie Olson Interiors   After Staging

 

Contemporary Oasis Powder Room Befor - Staging by Leslie Olson Interiors   Entry Powder Room Before

Contemporary Oasis Powder Room After - Staging by Leslie Olson Interiors   After Staging

 

Contemporary Oasis Media Room After - Staging by Leslie Olson Interiors

Media Room After Staging

 

Contemporary Oasis Girl Bedroom After - Staging by Leslie Olson Interiors

Girl's Room After Staging

 

Contemporary Oasis Girl Balcony After - Staging by Leslie Olson Interiors

Balcony After Staging

 

Contemporary Oasis Master Bedroom After - Staging by Leslie Olson Interiors

Master Bedroom After Staging

 

Contemporary Oasis Master Bedroom Seating After - Staging by Leslie Olson Interiors

Master Bedroom Seating

 

Contemporary Oasis Master Bath After - Staging by Leslie Olson Interiors

Master Bath and Secluded Balcony

 

For other photos of Staging by Leslie Olson Interiors, please visit: 

Historic Wooded Hideaway - Staging Before and After Photos

Staging a Storybook Cottage - Before and After Photos

Contemporary Craftsman Before and After - From Vacant House to Inviting Home 

Mill Valley Film Festival - Outdoor Art Club - Before and After Photos

Modern Architecture Staging Photos

Staging for Traditional Home Architecture and Style

Staging Success - Downplaying Tween's Green Wall Paint

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...Or Not - Staging Small Spaces

Marin Home Staging What a Difference a Door Makes

 

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Comments (16)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Leslie- these are excellent Before and After photos; what a great job. I love the touches of red in the accessories.  Very clean lines.  

Feb 24, 2011 03:27 PM
Leslie Olson
Leslie Olson Interiors - Austin, TX
Interior Design and Redesign - Moved to Austin!

Thanks so much, Kathy! Unfortunately this project didn't have the benefit of professional photographs, but I did try to keep online MLS photos in mind when staging the space. I used the pops of coral color here and there to guide the eye through the rooms, while still trying to keep the decor fairly serene. I certainly didn't want to compete with the beautiful surroundings. I appreciate your comments, Kathy!

Feb 24, 2011 03:46 PM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Leslie, really enjoyed the use of colour in this home. It draws you into each photograph. You have a very delicious style sense. The rooms made me feel satisfied to be there if you know what I mean.

Feb 24, 2011 06:55 PM
Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions - Roanoke, VA
Shows Great Home Staging

I love what you did with this home and I also love the pops of color throughout.  49 steps!  Wow. 

Feb 24, 2011 10:23 PM
Allegra Dioguardi
Styled and Sold Home Staging and Staging Training - Westhampton Beach, NY
Home Staging & Training, Suffolk Co. Long Island

You always do a top notch job Leslie! Congratulations. Beautiful!

Feb 25, 2011 03:27 AM
Leslie Olson
Leslie Olson Interiors - Austin, TX
Interior Design and Redesign - Moved to Austin!

Hello, Michelle! This home had such a happy vibe to it, I only tried to enhance what was already there. 

And yes, Wanda, 49 steps just to get to the front door! Inside there were still three floors to thread through.... I still groan thinking about our staging move-in date, in the midst of weeks of rain. One of our movers slipped badly on the wet exterior steps. YIKES! That said, once inside it's really a happy, tranquil space.

Thanks so much, Allegra! I appreciate your stopping by this West Coast blog -- believe it or not the Bay Area is expecting snow today!

Feb 25, 2011 06:11 AM
Chrissie Sutherland
Ready Set Stage - Greensboro, NC

WOW!  Not only is it a gorgeous home, but you really highlighted the great architectural detail of the home and made it so comfortable.  I love your choice of furnishings.  Beautiful job.

Feb 25, 2011 07:26 AM
Tori Toth
Tori Toth, International - Howard Beach, NY
888.667.6643 NYC & Beyond, HSR, SAR, RESA, LIBOR

looks great, can't believe all that stuff made it down the 49 stairs.

Feb 25, 2011 07:42 AM
Leslie Olson
Leslie Olson Interiors - Austin, TX
Interior Design and Redesign - Moved to Austin!

Thanks so much, Chrissie -- I appreciate your comments!

Tori -- don't forget it all had to make it UP the same 49 stairs as we de-staged! To be honest these stairs have been the rule more than the exception in most of my recent home stagings (and threading a moving van through winding narrow streets is another hazard of the job). Another reason that the Staging profession isn't for the faint of heart...

Feb 25, 2011 08:21 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Mmmmmm, this is lovely.  Adore the contemporary artwork and mid-century modern touches.  Great photos, too!

Feb 25, 2011 11:46 AM
Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

What a fantastic job staging you did on this home Leslie!  Excellent furniture selections.

Feb 25, 2011 10:02 PM
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Leslie, beautiful work. Tell me what was more challenging the design or 49 stairs downand up. LOL

Feb 27, 2011 01:24 PM
Leslie Olson
Leslie Olson Interiors - Austin, TX
Interior Design and Redesign - Moved to Austin!

So glad you liked it, Sally! With all the stairs and contemporary updates, we felt that the likely potential buyer would be younger, and would respond to a sophisticated contemporary organic style. With no particular color scheme to work with in the house, I took inspiration from the brick from the living room fireplace, as well as the from large original painting in that room. From that point everything came together with ease.

Thanks so much, Michele -- I appreciate your comments!

Anna -- without question the stairs were the biggest challenge (WHEW!) -- in truth this house was a complete delight to stage.

Feb 28, 2011 04:43 AM
Linda Thompson
Selling By Design-Staging - Fresno, CA

Leslie,

What a beautiful job you did. Love your style. Am also envious of the bath.

Feb 28, 2011 06:16 AM
Leslie Olson
Leslie Olson Interiors - Austin, TX
Interior Design and Redesign - Moved to Austin!

You and me both, Linda! I wish that I could share the sound of the spring-fed waterfall just below the balcony.... *SIGH*

Feb 28, 2011 01:25 PM
Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Great photos Leslie and I can so picture myself in those spaces.  Nice choices of colors, textures and furniture placement.

Sep 21, 2011 03:12 AM