Stagers Are Expected to Have A Solution for Everything - Part Two

Home Stager with Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging

The first installment of this blog focused on the upper level of this beautiful mid-century modern home in Portland which presented some staging challenges. We now turn to the master bedroom and bathroom downstairs.

Although the sellers had the kitchen painted in the upper level, we had to work with the bright green and yellow colors in the lower level. It was our goal to warm them up and make the spaces feel inviting and cozy.

*** Make sure to read the footnote at the bottom of the blog ***


Master Bedroom before Home Staging


Master Bedroom staged by Synergy Staging

 By bringing in a darker color palatte the color of the walls are toned down. We also wanted to be able to use the space in between the wall heaters, so we had to find a piece that was just the perfect width to accommodate the gap. It's always important to select just the right pieces that have the appropriate scale and style to highlight a room.


Master Bedroom before Home Staging


Master Bedroom staged by Synergy Staging

 Another view of the bedroom which opens to a bright yellow master bathroom. By infusing some green into the bathroom, the rooms feel more connected.


Bathroom before Home Staging 

Master Bathroom staged by Synergy Staging


Master Bedroom staged by Synergy Staging in Portland


The home had numerous showings right after it was staged, but the remianing two bedrooms on the lower level were not staged, had bright wall colors, and one had flourescent lighting in the ceiling, like an office building. Since those were the last two rooms that everyone saw when viewing the house, no one made an offer.

We worked with the sellers to update these rooms with paint and remove the lighting fixtures. We also returned to stage both bedrooms. At the next showing the home received 3 offers!!!

Staging absolutely works!


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.

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Comments (13)

Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Absolutely stunning transformation! I like the green... the yellow's a bit much for me, though. All the browns you incorporated contrast so nicely with the greens and they did, in fact, warm the room nicely. I'm sure the improvement will help sell this home quickly. Well done. Now I'm off to read the first installment of this blog.


May 04, 2012 11:30 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Absolutely, staging works.  That yellow bathroom is a bit intense, but you worked some magic.

May 04, 2012 08:24 PM
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

That's a great example of making what you're given WORK!  Love the story about the extra bedrooms...

May 05, 2012 02:58 AM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

David - You so mellowed the yellow!  Very interesting footnote.  Glad the homeowners were wise and brought you back to tackle the final two rooms. 

May 05, 2012 06:43 AM
Margaret Gehr
Chicagoland Home Staging LLC - Naperville, IL

David great example of how staging can be the trigger that generate the offers. beautiful work! 

May 06, 2012 01:13 AM
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Gretchen ~ Thank you! It did sell quickly once we addressed the final two bedrooms.

Roger ~ The yellow was bright and would have been an issue had the home not been staged.

Julia ~ Wasn't that great. We knew there were two other rooms that had to be helped, and it was amazing that as soon as they were transformed the offers came in!

Sally ~ We were glad too. Making a home move-in ready and helping potential buyers see how they can use a space makes all the difference.

Margaret ~ Thanks for stopping by! It's fun to be the trigger that helps the sellers!

May 06, 2012 01:46 AM
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Who knew that the room was even a bedroom? It's amazing just how big a difference your staging brought to the table. I'm not the least bit surprised that it had 3 offers!

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


May 06, 2012 09:29 PM
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Kathy ~ Thanks for the feature. As you know, one of the best reasons to stage, define a room in the best possible way!

May 10, 2012 04:18 AM
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Well worth the cost of staging. What a difference, I love 50 style homes but they do have their challenges. 

May 16, 2012 06:39 AM
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Adrian ~ The owners agreed that the cost was well worth it. We love 50's style homes as well, but they certainly do have issues that must be addressed. Thanks for your comments.

May 22, 2012 02:11 PM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi David, staging absolutely does work! I can't for the life of me imagine why the home owners didn't let you finish in the first place when they came home and seen what dramatic changes you had made. Fabulous work as always. And the results speak for themselves.

Jun 03, 2012 05:02 AM