From Baby Station to Family Haven

Home Stager with The Staging Fashionista

We have been busy at The Staging Fashionista and we have met some wonderful clients.  We staged this occupied single family home in Ashburn, VA.  This was a wonderful family of 6 with a recent new born.  Here is the before and after of their family room.  They were so happy and could not believe that we were able to create a family haven that could sell by just using their items and a few of ours.  We love home staging and when you see these kind of results it really validates the difference home staging can make.







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Mannie Tantawy

The Staging Fashionista

We provide professional and affordable home staging and redesign services to clients in Northern Virginia and the DC-Metro area.  We dress homes to sell.  Let us help you get your home ready for the market.  Call us for a free estimate or for how we can help prepare your home for sale on 703-269-8330.

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Comments (12)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Manny- what a change!! I love staging occupied homes.  It really brings out the creativity in a stager.  Before, the living area didn't have any sense of purpose other than being a Baby Station!

May 04, 2011 02:20 PM
Mannie Ferguson
The Staging Fashionista - Alexandria, VA

Hi Kathy - I agree you can really see the difference in the after and I think the buyers will love it.  The problem is for the seller to keep it that way with 3 small children it ain't easy! 

May 04, 2011 02:34 PM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Mannie ~ The furniture placement was all wrong in the "before" shots.  Now, it looks like a family room should, with a great conversation area; and the fireplace is now the proper focal point of the room, with accessories that are the right scale.  You did a great job!

May 04, 2011 05:34 PM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

This room is so pretty now, Mannie.  What a difference!  I love the artwork - perfect colours for the space.

May 04, 2011 06:22 PM
Mannie Ferguson
The Staging Fashionista - Alexandria, VA

Thank You Maureen, Sally and Valerie!  I appreciate your comments and your kind words.  Thank you for taking the time!

May 05, 2011 12:19 PM
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Another "Wow", Mannie.  Thank you for losing those valances.  The room looks fantastic.

May 06, 2011 04:56 PM
Mannie Ferguson
The Staging Fashionista - Alexandria, VA

Thank you Janet!  The sellers really wanted to keep the valances but once they saw why I wanted to remove them they were sold!

May 07, 2011 12:38 AM
Michelle Drewry
Signature Real Estate Group - Henderson, NV
Realtor - Signature Real Estate Group

Mannie - Love that you brought the light in that dreary room.  Heavy closed curtains are a real drag and depressing when you're looking to buy a home.  Removing those valances sure made all the difference, and the placement of the furniture and added accessories are perfect.

May 09, 2011 08:14 AM
Mannie Ferguson
The Staging Fashionista - Alexandria, VA

Hi Michelle - thank you for stopping by.  Yes those curtain valances were just not fitting in with the contemporary furniture and the arrangement of the furniture was not inviting.  Glad they let me take the valances down as they were skeptical in the beginning!

May 09, 2011 08:52 AM
Marguerite Roland
RE/MAX Allegiance - Burke, VA
Northern Virginia


Your work makes a dramatic difference !  Night and day !

It makes it so easy to sell your homes after they are staged.

Great job, again.

May 12, 2011 03:59 PM
Mannie Ferguson
The Staging Fashionista - Alexandria, VA

Thank you Marguerite and thank you for taking the time to comment!

May 14, 2011 08:32 AM