A Staging "Before" and "After" Story in Pictures

Home Stager with Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties

Yesterday it snowed in Seattle!  Okay, it wasn't a lot of snow and it didn't stick, but it was snowing/raining while we unloaded our truck with the inventory to stage this cute 1940's bungalow in the Wedgewood neighborhood.  Thank goodness for our cheerful and patient moving crew (a.k.a. our husbands).

Not only is this this a story of "before" and "after" staging, but it really is also an example of how professional photos and staging are so important when marketing a home for sale.  The "before" shots are not taken by a professional and the "after" photos are all taken by our pro photographer, Rick Landreth of Windermere Real Estate. 

Enjoy the tour!


Living & Dining Rooms:



Breakfast Nook:



Master Bedroom:



Additional Bedroom:



Home Office:


Staging by SISTERS Interior Redesign, Edmonds, WA, 425.776.7890, sisters@sistersredesign.com

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Comments (18)

Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407

What fantastic photos you have taken! Thank you for sharing this post.

Apr 07, 2011 11:24 AM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Wow Diana - what an incredible job you did! This went from a cold house to a warm, beautiful and stylish home - Bravo! The living room is gorgeous - love the furniture you chose!

Apr 07, 2011 11:25 AM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Diana - Another incredible staging job!  Wow, the pink(?) moulding in the office really bounced out at you in the 'before' photo.  I love the way the colours in the artwork and accessories make the moulding blend in in the 'after' shot.  Very nice!

Apr 07, 2011 02:22 PM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker Associate ,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Diana,

I've been watching your for a while now, what a great job!

Apr 07, 2011 02:52 PM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Diana ~ another beautiful staging project!  The Sisters (and their "moving crew") are at it again!  Best wishes for a quick sale for your clients!

Apr 07, 2011 03:07 PM
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Diana--your work is beautiful.  The living room photo is just fantastic.  I love how you were able to work with the homeowner's wall colors and make those rooms look great. 

Apr 07, 2011 07:21 PM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Excellent work Diana. The gray gloom will certainly be overcome by your pops of color and visual creativity.  May I ask what the flooring is in the kitchen?


Apr 08, 2011 02:43 AM
Diana Young
Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties - Edmonds, WA

Thanks to everyone who has looked at this blog and especially those who took the time to comment. 

Ginger - The real estate agent tells us that the flooring in the kitchen is concrete.  If you look closely the concrete floor is also in the dining area.  We wanted to highlight this "feature floor" in the dining room so we purposely did not place an area rug under the dining table.

Apr 08, 2011 08:41 AM
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

I always look forward to seeing your before and after pictures, Diana. This staging is incredible, as are the photos.

Congratulations. Your home staging is being featured in the group Staging Before and After Pictures.


Apr 10, 2011 12:34 AM
Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals

Not too much, not too little- just right and congratualtions on your feature!

Apr 10, 2011 02:26 PM
Susan Peters
Dove Realty Inc. - Seattle, WA
The Better it Looks the Better it Sells

Hi Dianna,

I love that pumpkin sofa. Who says we have to stick with boring beige?


Apr 12, 2011 01:39 AM
Yvonne Hurt
Long & Foster Real Estate - Reedville, VA
Northern Neck of VA Real Estate

Great job.  I love seeing what can be done to showcase a home.  Particularly love the living room...like the natural but bright colors.

Apr 14, 2011 03:05 PM
Karen Searle, Home On Display
Peterborough, ON

Fantastic - I really love the use of the brown/orange colours.  You are so right about the photos!  I am shocked at some of the photos of homes I see on-line.  They can be such a turn off for buyers if they are not taken well or if the home is not prseented well.  Great work!

Apr 15, 2011 03:50 AM
Janice Ankrett
Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

I love the kitchenette! The living/dining area look terrific.

Apr 25, 2011 12:07 PM
Elaine Manes Gage
Home Staging Online Services - Denver, CO
Staging done ONLINE!

Hi Diana! The first "after" made me gasp! That has to be one of the most beautiful transformations I have seen, and you know I have seen hundreds of them. The orange and gold and green just warmed the room up! Superb examples of staging AND photography! I'm glad Kathy Nielsen pointed me in the direction of this post!

Apr 26, 2011 12:02 PM
Ana Hitzel
AccentPositives Home Staging - Corona, CA
Professional Home Stager Inland Empire

Diana, great staging and even better color choices.  You did a terrific job!

Apr 29, 2011 04:41 AM
Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Wow, photos are amazing.  I too have hired a professional photographer to work with me.  You have done a very lovely job with different colors, textures and patterns in staging.  Love it.


Aug 29, 2011 03:03 PM