From Office to Fine Dining

Home Stager with The Staging Fashionista

We staged a lovely occupied single family home in Herdon, VA.  This was a great couple to work with they really were motivated sellers.   One of the rooms we staged was their dining room.  It originally was being used as their office area even though they had a whole office set up upstairs.  Since we had to return this room to its intended purpose they had to move their office equipment.  We turned this from an office to a find dining area.  We think it turned out fabulous and so did the buyers as this home sold in 2 days!  Staging Works!





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Mannie Tantawy

The Staging Fashionista

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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Nice transformation, Mannie!  The office look wouldn't help sellers imagine this space as a dining room ... but now, they can see themselves hosting a dinner party.

May 05, 2011 02:35 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Mannie- couldn't really tell it was a dining room until you worked your magic.  Good work!!

May 05, 2011 03:29 PM
Mannie Ferguson
The Staging Fashionista - Alexandria, VA

Hi Maureen and Kathy - thank you so much for your comments!  It definitely made a difference moving the computer equipment. 

May 06, 2011 02:41 PM
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Wow, Mannie--now that's a dining room.  The "before" picture isn't an office--it's a mess.  Nice staging and congratulations and helping this seller sell quickly. 

May 06, 2011 04:54 PM
Mannie Ferguson
The Staging Fashionista - Alexandria, VA

Hi Janet - I know it is amazing how just making a few changes completely transforms a room. 

May 07, 2011 12:40 AM
Diana Young
Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties - Edmonds, WA

Hi Mannie,  So glad the sellers listened to your advice!  The dining room now looks like a wonderful spot for a dinner party.  The furniture is beautiful, but you sure couldn't see that in the "before" photo.

May 07, 2011 01:59 AM
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Good thing you returned it to its original purpose, Mannie...even if it isn't used frequently, buyers are still looking for that formal dining room!  Julie

May 07, 2011 03:10 AM
Mannie Ferguson
The Staging Fashionista - Alexandria, VA

Hi Diana and Julie - thanx for your comments and I agree transforming it really provides buyers the idea of what this space can be! 

May 07, 2011 08:35 AM
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Great job, Mannie. I agree with Diana - the furniture was nice but... I could hardly envision eating in that dining room in the before picture. Now... after your staging, I absolutely can see myself sitting in there to have a fine meal.

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


May 08, 2011 12:08 AM
Mannie Ferguson
The Staging Fashionista - Alexandria, VA

Hi Kathy - I'm honored and thank you for the kind words!  Happy Mother's Day.

May 08, 2011 02:04 AM
Marguerite Roland
RE/MAX Allegiance - Burke, VA
Northern Virginia


This was an amazing transformation !  Night and day !!

Congrats on doing such a great job with this home. 

May 12, 2011 03:56 PM
Mannie Ferguson
The Staging Fashionista - Alexandria, VA

Thank you Marguerite for stopping by it is very appreciated.

May 14, 2011 08:33 AM
Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors
Very nice work. I always mention to my clients that rooms have to be turned back into what they were meant to be for resale. You did a great transformation.
Sep 10, 2011 04:14 AM