Foyer Goes From Country to Classic

Home Stager with Great Impressions Home Staging/Interiors

This foyer in a Colonial Home in Bergen County, NJ was stuck in the 90s with its bright yellow sponge-painted walls and brass ceiling light. Isn't is amazing what a coat of paint in a color that coordinates much better with the black diamond tiles, a new light fixture, and some de-cluttering can do? Now this entrance foyer is sophisticated and creates a calm feeling.


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Home Staging Bergen County -- Amy Bly

Great Impressions Home Staging 201-390-4649  

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Comments (17)

Diane McDermott
Realtor®, GRI, Landis e2 Real Estate, LLC - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte NC Real Estate Market

Very nice transformation Amy, definitely much more sleek and clean with just a few changes

Jul 23, 2011 04:26 AM
Amy Bly
Great Impressions Home Staging/Interiors - Montville, NJ
Styling Homes for Selling and Staying

Thanks for the comment, Diane! Will post more photos soon of the whole-house transformation . . . 

Jul 23, 2011 07:34 AM
Marianne Cherico
Interiors by Marianne Cherico - Foxboro, MA
Home Stager -Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Amy-It looks so much better. That sponge painting had to go. Great job!

Jul 23, 2011 08:36 AM
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Looks like new, Amy!  Classic and modern at the same time.  Wonderful.

Jul 23, 2011 08:52 AM
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Amy.....Hugh difference w/o that crazy sponge painting!!  That and the new light are GREAT updates!!!

Jul 23, 2011 01:26 PM
Amy Bly
Great Impressions Home Staging/Interiors - Montville, NJ
Styling Homes for Selling and Staying

Marianne, Julia, Kathy -- Thanks! I didn't like the color of that sponge painting at all (and it was so outdated besides). 

Jul 23, 2011 01:48 PM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Amy - the new paint color, light fixture and sleek staging of the foyer transformed it from drab and dated to chic!  Love the changes!

Jul 23, 2011 04:48 PM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Amy, the first impressions of that house wouldn't have been too great as it was, but you certainly helped changed that.  Great job!

Jul 24, 2011 02:51 AM
Josef Katz
Digital and Direct Response Marketing - Manhattan, NY
{Marketing Maestro}

Do you also do design work? As my house comes together I am sure we will need some advice on colors and fixtures.  If you know a good painter let me know too.


Jul 24, 2011 04:53 AM
Maria Tobin
Staged For Success - Huntersville, NC

Wow Amy, what a great transformation.  The new foyer definitely says come in and stay awhile!

Jul 24, 2011 09:33 AM
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Amy--what a great transformation.  The "before" look would have sent most buyers packing.  Not a great first impression.  You have made it so welcoming.  Can't wait to see the rest of the house. 

Jul 24, 2011 08:51 PM
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

What a night/day difference.  Great transformation indeed.

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


Jul 25, 2011 12:31 AM
Michelle Drewry
Signature Real Estate Group - Henderson, NV
Realtor - Signature Real Estate Group

This foyer is a nice welcome invitation now.  The old was something to turn around and walk back out.  Good job on making the important changes.

Jul 30, 2011 10:13 AM
Amy Bly

Maureen, Ginger, Maria, Michelle -- I was away for a week on vacation, so I apologize for responding late to your nice comments. Thanks! 

Kathy, THANK YOU so much for the feature! I'm not even sure how that works, but I take it you recommended my post? 

Josef -- YES, I do interior styling/design work, too! Sorry I didn't respond sooner, we were away for the last week on vacation. I will happily recommend a couple of painters to you via back-channel, OK? 

Jul 30, 2011 03:57 PM
Birgit Anich
Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors, 203.807.4040 - Norwalk, CT
CT Home Stager Fairfield & New Haven County

WOW!! Amy, your transformation shows the power of a little paint and changing a lighting fixture. Amazing result!!!

Aug 03, 2011 04:45 PM
Amy Bly
Great Impressions Home Staging/Interiors - Montville, NJ
Styling Homes for Selling and Staying

Thanks so much, Birgit! Paint can be an amazing thing, if chosen properly!

Aug 03, 2011 05:52 PM
Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors
Looks much better. Thank you for sharing your photos.
Aug 10, 2011 03:35 AM