The Research and Thought Process

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Home Stager with Transition Stage LLC

The Research and Thought Process

Yesterday evening, I received a call from a woman with whom I made friends when I belonged to a local BNI group. In the way of things, I never did business with her while we were in that networking group together, but now she needs some help.

So, while packing to go away for a couple of days,  I've also been giving some thought to, as well doing some online research about, giving a spa feeling to an acupuncture treatment room. My client is going to have a video created of an acupuncture session, and she wants the treatment room to look serene and spa-like.


Spa Room


We'll see what we can pull together on such short notice, using a few suitable things I have on hand as well as some new towels and sheets she'll be picking up this morning. Some flowers from Home Depot, including flowering orchid plants, and we should be able to create a good "photo op" for her video.

I'll be leaving for her office in a few minutes, and then going away right after I complete the work there this morning. I hope to get some good before and after shots, but won't be blogging again until Wednesday.

I wish you all a wonderful Sunday. See you soon here in the Rain.


Photo Credit: Spa Room


The Research and Thought Process

 

Comments (32)

Mary Lou Teague
HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC - Knoxville, TN
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

I can see myself there, and I know that you will do a great job...and on such a short notice also !!!

Jul 25, 2011 12:43 AM
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Judy - Don't you love the variety of challenges presented in the real estate professions?  It calls for innovation and creativity and I know you have an abundant supply of both.

Jul 25, 2011 05:43 AM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Barbara - Thank you! It can be a lot of fun.

Jul 26, 2011 01:04 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Mike - In this case, it was especially important to be able to turn this around very quickly!

Jul 26, 2011 01:04 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Kristine - Thanks very much! My only real frustration was that all the stores were closed by the time we spoke, so I had to make do with anything suitable I already had on hand.

Jul 26, 2011 01:05 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi BLiz - Thanks! You're right - it always seems to happen that way, doesn't it?

Jul 26, 2011 01:06 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Roger - Thank you - it was a good getaway. I'll write up mu Before & After post a little later.

Jul 26, 2011 01:07 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Laura - Well, I wish I could say my research involved a weeklong stay at a spa...  but it didn't. It was fun doing the prep and staging anyway, though.

Jul 26, 2011 01:09 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Julie - It WAS fun! And no needles involved for me. I didn't use river rocks, but did use some clear and blue glass rocks that are shaped like river rocks - to introduce the element of water.

Jul 26, 2011 01:10 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Liz - Yes, lavender would immediately be soothing, wouldn't it? We didn't highlight any needles in the photos...  ;-)

Jul 26, 2011 01:11 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Peter and Linda - Now, that would be a great thing if it works out! Thank you!

Jul 26, 2011 01:13 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Linda - Thanks for your vote of confidence! It was rushed, but a lot of fun. I'll be writing up my post later tonight.

Jul 26, 2011 01:13 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Janet - It was a fun project! This is an office space, but the rooms within it are small and odd-shaped. I'm hoping to be able to work up a redesign plan now that my client has seen what a little staging can do.

Jul 26, 2011 01:15 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Mary Lou - Especially since some people are a little afraid of the idea of acupuncture needles, it's important to make the space as relaxing and serene as possible.

Jul 26, 2011 01:16 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Valerie - Sorry to say, not on my way to Ottawa quite yet. Just a couple of nights in Atlantic City, courtesy of a freebie offer from one of the casinos. The weather cooperated, so we had some beach time as well as time in the outdoor hotel pool.

Jul 26, 2011 01:18 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Norma - Yes, I do - there's always something new to explore and design. Thanks very much for your lovely compliment!

Jul 26, 2011 01:19 PM
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Judy, Behind every successful job, is research....thats what I'm doing now as I prepare for my next "Whale Tales". Good luck and I'll be looking for the after shots!

Jul 26, 2011 03:11 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Ellen - That's very true, isn't it? I look forward to seeing your next Whale Tales - they're beautiful drawings and fun concepts.

Jul 27, 2011 12:52 AM
Birgit Anich
Birgit Anich Staging & Interiors, 203.807.4040 - Norwalk, CT
CT Home Stager Fairfield & New Haven County

This looks great, Judi!!! I would like to go there and relax!!! Awesome job!

Aug 13, 2011 04:41 AM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Birgit - Thanks so much!  It was pretty serene when we got done. I'm looking forward to seeing the video.

Aug 13, 2011 04:52 AM