Staging A House So It All Connects

Home Stager with Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging

Our Portland Home Staging Company recently staged a beautiful home in Happy Valley, Oregon for one of our investor clients. The home had some design issues which needed to be addressed, and our client understood that staging was the answer to help buyers see the potential of the home.

Although this property is 4,000 square feet, some of the living spaces were small. There are also very large custom drapes in the living room that felt out of place without some connection to the rest of the home. By showing this house vacant, potential buyers would have had many reasons to say 'no' and move on to the next one.

Here are some before and after photos of how we addressed the design issues:

Taryn Exterior

Living Room before Home Staging       Living Room staged by Synergy Staging in Happy Valley OR

Living Room before Home Staging       Living Room staged by Synergy Staging in Happy Valley OR
We used two elegant wing back chairs that tied in the gold of the window treatments and the height of the room.

Kitchen before Home Staging       Kitchen staged by Synergy Staging in Happy Valley OR

This kitchen has a huge island with two eating areas. It was important to define them with different types of stools to help buyers see these as separate spaces.

Master Bedroom before Home Staging

The master bedroom in this home is large, but the only wall without windows is too small to accommodate a Queen bed and two bedside tables. We used window treatments to create a wall to anchor the bed and two bedside tables.  This made the room feel more elegant and dramatic and also connected it with the spacious living room and huge custom drapes.

Master Bedroom staged by Synergy Staging in Happy Valley OR

Master Bedroom before Home Staging

Another View

Master Bedroom staged by Synergy Staging in Happy Valley OR

Living Room staged by Synergy Staging in Happy Valley OR

For more information about this property please contact
Eugene Pahomsky at Rio Realty LLC at 503-267-9772

This home was professionaly staged by Synergy Staging. We present a lifestyle your buyer desires so you can sell your home fast and for top dollar.  Join the Realtors, Investors, Banks, and Homeowners who call Synergy Staging to make their properties irresistible and sell quickly!  Read what our clients have said about their experience with our company.

Please call us at (503) 557-2244 for a free no obligation quote so we can help your home sell faster.

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Comments (14)

Kristi DeFazio
RE/MAX Advantage - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Rea lEstate 719-459-5468

This is absolutely beautiful and very well-done! I love it! I love those huge windows.

Dec 12, 2011 04:21 PM
Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
Royal Pro Real Estate Network - Langley, BC

Wow, David - an incredible job at making this home look its best!  Beautiful work - and gorgeous pictures!

Dec 12, 2011 04:23 PM
Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi David--you had some difficult issues to address with this house's floor plan.  You did an amazing job.  The house is so welcoming and cohesive now. 

Dec 12, 2011 04:39 PM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

David - Great problem solving!  You've made large, cavernous spaces seem warm and inviting.  That extra breakfast bar in the kitchen is crazy.  Great idea to use 2 different seating styles to differentiate the island from the side bar! 

Dec 13, 2011 05:00 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Brilliant idea to create a "wall" behind the bed using window treatments!  What a beautiful home!

Dec 13, 2011 08:13 AM
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Kristi ~ Thanks. The windows are pretty fabulous and make for a wonderful living room.

Karen ~ Thank you!

Janet ~ Every house presents it's own challenges - and that's part of the fun, isn't it? Thanks for your comments.

Sally ~ Thanks for stopping by. It was the first time we'd seen a kitchen like this one for sure.

Sharon ~ It is a beautiful home and the master bedroom needed something a little more special to help it stand out.

Dec 13, 2011 04:04 PM
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

I could sit and stare at your after pictures all day long. Seriously. The sellers must be blown away with the transformation.

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


Dec 13, 2011 10:53 PM
Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

David you have once again done an amazing job on this property.  The living room area is my favorite. Enjoy the holidays. 

Dec 14, 2011 12:24 AM
Diana Young
Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties - Edmonds, WA

Beautiful staging, as always, David!  That master bedroom could have been really tricky for buyers to figure out where to place furniture.  You made it elegant and easy for them to fall in love with this space!

Dec 14, 2011 07:36 AM
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging Sally I noted the "2" bars in the Kitchen!  New one on me too!  GREAT solution for sure!  And the rest of the home....SMASHING!

Dec 14, 2011 01:00 PM
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Kathy ~ Thanks for your nice compliments and the feature! The sellers loved the transformation. Now we just have to sell it!!!

Wendy ~ Appreciate your comments. The living room is a beautiful room. And you may not have noticed the fireplace connects to an outdoor living space as well!

Diana ~ The bedroom was tricky and the sellers assumed the bed would go on the small wall with one bedside table. The staging solution turned out to really add value to the home and make the master feel like a master.

Kathy ~ Thank you! It's a lot of space to eat in the kitchen for sure!

Dec 15, 2011 03:12 AM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

HI David, the master bedroom seemed small in proportion to the rest of the rooms in the house. Creating a wall of drapery made sense and increased the interest in the bedroom. The living room done with the two gold wing chairs really brought everything together. It's remarkable how two chairs can make a very long length of drapery seem more approachable in human terms. Super work as always.

Dec 15, 2011 05:04 AM
Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

Fabulous work as always!  I especially love that you took the master bedroom drapes to the ceiling -- most people would have stopped at a standard height which wouldn't have given it the sophisticated look it needed!  

Jan 02, 2012 01:37 AM
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Michelle ~ Thanks for your comments - and you've identified the biggest challenges with the house - small master and custom draperies. By the way - the home just sold!

Margaret ~ The master bedroom drapes really changed the feel of the room and it no longer felt small and not up to the scale of the rest of the home. Thanks for stopping by!

Jan 16, 2012 03:55 AM