You Won't Believe This Transformation from Dated to Contemporary

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Home Stager with Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging

Synergy Staging was recently selected to stage a beautiful listing in Portland, Oregon. The home has an amazing view and great layout, but it was very dated. Buyers in the current market are looking for move-in ready properties. No longer is a great home with potential enough to get a deal closed.

We began with a color consultation and made some recommendations regarding the removal of wallpaper, flooring, and fixtures. While wallpaper tends to be very personal from a design perspective, it is rarely going to help sell a home. We encourage people all the time to live in their houses surrounded by design that they like, however, when selling a home, sellers must realize that not everyone will appreciate their taste. What a pleasure to work with an owner who was willing to work together in order to achieve the best look for the home.

Here are some of the dramatic before and after photos:

Living Room before Home Staging

 Living Room staged by Synergy Staging in Portland

What a difference new carpet and a warm wall color made compared to the cool blue that was previously used.

 

Living Room before Home Staging

 Living Room staged by Synergy Staging in Portland

 

Dining Room before Home Staging

 Dining Room staged by Synergy Staging in Portland

Adding a drum shade gave the dining space a much more elegant and defined feel compared to the mounted ceiling light.

 

Kitchen before Home Staging

 Kitchen staged by Synergy Staging in Portland

Replacing cabinet hardware instantly updated the kitchen, in addition to a paint color that downplayed the blue backsplash.

 

Powder Room before Home Staging

 Powder Room staged by Synergy Staging in Portland

You'd never know this was the same powder room. From a tropical cave to an inviting and modern space.

 

Loft before Home Staging

 Loft staged by Synergy Staging in Portland

The previous owner used this space as the bedroom. Now it is a work space / lounge area with flat screen television.

 

Master Bedroom before Home Staging

 Master Bedroom staged by Synergy Staging in Portland

The space is now shown as a master bedroom retreat. The bright gold walls have been toned down which also helped neutralize the green marble hearth.

 

Master Bedroom before Home Staging

 Master Bedroom staged by Synergy Staging in Portland

 

And now the most dramatic transformation. From shiny silver cherub wallpaper to a spa like feel.

 

Master Bathroom before Home Staging

 Master Bathroom staged by Synergy Staging in Portland

 

Master Bathroom before Home Staging

 Master Bathroom staged by Synergy Staging in Portland

 

For more information on this listing please contact:
Dwayne Davis of Realty Trust at 503-416-3360

 

This home was professionaly staged by Synergy Staging. We present a lifestyle your buyer desires so you can sell your home fast. 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 (25)

Heather Cook
Rooms in Bloom Staging & Design Inc. - Kitchener, ON
Quality Home Staging

I am not sure I have words beyond ... OMG! Fabulous work - just stunning! One of my favourite staging transformations that I have seen done!

May 10, 2012 07:25 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Wow!!  Those bathrooms were "interesting" to say the least!  Beautiful work....great example of the power of staging!

May 10, 2012 09:11 AM
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

These are incredible before and after pictures. I absolutely LOVE how each of the rooms turned out. 

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

Kathy

May 10, 2012 09:45 PM
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Beautiful transformation. Very sophisticated and inviting.

May 11, 2012 04:13 AM
Kim Gaston
RE/MAX Advantage Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs REALTORĀ®, CNE (719)661-6987

I agree with all the above comments. Your beautiful photos illustrate the value a staging investment can make. Nice work.

May 11, 2012 09:33 AM
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

VERY Dramatic updates....soooo much to love in each after picture!  GREAT examples of how to showcase a home!

May 11, 2012 02:10 PM
Linda Thompson
Selling By Design-Staging - Fresno, CA

All I can say is WOW David. As I scrolled down the pg. each pic was more dramatic. What a change. Loved the accessories. I want that house!

The bird bathroom creeped me out, but you made it beautiful.

May 12, 2012 04:12 AM
Kathy Alexander
GreatStages Home Staging and Redesign - Vancouver, WA
Home Stager Camas WA, Home Staging Southwest WA

Beautiful job that you and Nik did on this one! Buyers would have had a very hard time getting past that dated wallpaper. I wish they would have addressed the blue kitchen backsplash, but you did a great job of downplaying it.

May 12, 2012 04:35 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Gee, I dunno, David, I kinda missed the Hawaii 5 '0' (the original) man cave grotto wallpaper in the bathroom.  Ha ha!  What an enormous improvement.  The new wall colours and your keen sense of design really turned this space around! 

Great job, Danno - uh, I mean David!

May 13, 2012 12:48 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

David- the bones of the house were there, it just took YOU to help the Buyers find them.  What a remarkable transformation. 

May 14, 2012 01:18 AM
Lori Kim Polk
Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services - Roseville, CA
Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento

Wow... fab job David! Congratulations on the trnsformation ;)

May 16, 2012 01:50 PM
Beth Lester
Beth Lester Designs - Torrance, CA
Home Staging & Interior Decorating

Absolutely beautiful, David!

May 17, 2012 08:35 AM
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

You and your team did such a fab job on this house!  I'm with Valerie - I thought that was Tarzan's potty at first - LOL!  The paint makes a huge difference in warming up the spaces.

May 19, 2012 01:00 AM
Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors
You have such a great talent so keep transforming those places. I enjoy reading and seeing your posts. Fabulous photos that prove it all starts with a great colour palette.
May 22, 2012 11:12 AM
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Curtis ~ Thanks! There are many components involved in the price of this project, much of the work we didn't do (painting, flooring, hardware installation, etc.). Send me an email and I can give you more information.

Pamela ~ Lighting is always an effective tool to make a space shine.

Linda ~ Thank you!

Gina ~ Aren't those windows fabulous. We wanted to make sure that they stayed open and exposed.

Heather ~ So nice of you to say. It is one of our favorite transformations as well.

May 22, 2012 01:49 PM
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Sharon ~ The bathrooms were interesting. They were screaming out to be transformed for the next owner!

Kathy ~ Really appreciate the feature. Thanks for your generous feedback.

Anna ~ Thank you!

Kim ~ An investment in staging does wonders for a home and brings out it's true value.

Kathy ~ We love drama - not in life, but in transformations! =)

 

May 22, 2012 01:55 PM
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Linda ~ I'm glad you want the house - hopefully a buyer will as well! The bird bathroom was quite a look, huh?

Kathy ~ We were happy they did as much as they did. The kitchen is the one area that a potential buyer may want to address, but the house is a great investment in a great neighborhood.

Sally ~ LOL! Sorry you missed that wallpaper. I'll send the remnants up to you!!!

Kathy ~ Thank you! Hopefully buyers think it's now a remarkable house instead of just good bones!

Lori ~ Thanks!

May 22, 2012 01:59 PM
David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Beth ~ Thank you!

Valerie ~ The bathroom wasn't outside, but it did feel like a totally different space from the rest of the house. Thanks for your feedback.

Julia ~ It's amazing what the right paint color can do to a space, isn't it?

Wendy ~ You are right that starting with an appropriate color palette is a great foundation to designing and transforming a space. Thanks for stopping by!

May 22, 2012 02:07 PM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

HI David, each of these rooms deserved a post all their own. I just love to analyze your work. Each room is so dramatic in its feel and look and I have to keep going back and forth. And you used the white horse again. Love that horse.

Jun 03, 2012 04:55 AM
Rebecca McArdle
Stunning Staging & Redesign, LLC - Fort Wayne, IN

Wow is the only word that popped into my head as I scrolled down, you did a spectacular job on this one! 

Jun 11, 2012 05:28 AM