SOLD! Contracts Signed In 11 Days: Orienta Point, Mamaroneck NY 10543

Home Stager with Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY

Having a property professionally prepared for sale (a.k.a. "Staging") guarantees nothing. Staging a property is the proverbial third leg of the stool, support for both a seller who is ready and willling to do what it takes, and an agent who has diligently priced and will appropriately market a property.

This house was a contemporary colonial in a lovely area, it had a lot going for it. But the Master Bath was firmly wedged in the 1980s, and was bringing the perceived value of the property down. We did a lot of work on it, here is the room I am the proudest of.

Very pink, 1980s Master Bathroom

An over-the top pink fest, complete with mauve double tub, commode and sinks, shiny brass fixtures and trim, the goal was to neutralize as much of the pink as possible, for the least amount of money. And ohyes, quickly.

We picked up the creamier tones in the marble, and used that color on the walls, ceiling, formica vanity and mirror frames that same color. And YES-I did not realize-that done properly, using a special formula primer, it is possible to paint formica well.


AFTER: Un-pinked, updated  Master Bathroom

Hard to tell here, but the ceiling was vaulted, there was more surface area to work with, that really helped to dillute the pink.

BECAUSE the owner was willing to do what it took to get their property ready...

BECAUSE the REALTOR was super-duper smart (she was the one who knew the painter who did this!), focused, and spot-on with the pricing...

BECAUSE we all worked together...

This house had multiple offers within 48 hours, and the contracts were signed in 11 days.

Can you say WOO-HOO!!


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Our spaces affect us profoundly...and so many other parts in our life fall into place when our spaces and possessions serve us in the best way they can. But getting there is much more than a pursuit of pleasing aesthetics.


Decorating and Staging are different, but much of the skill sets overlap, and each creates unique solutions that considers the needs, goals, resources, expectations, hopes and dreams of each client.

Bettering Westchester, Putnam and lower Fairfield counties since 1981, The Refreshed Home works collaboratively, and brings a thoughtful approach to the creative process. Proud to make a difference, as well as make a living. Offering specialty services such as remote and buyer consults, listing photo/video styling, guided and accompanied shopping, and accessory rental. We get in, get out, and you get on with your life.  Talk to me TODAY about how we can better your space!




Marie Graham ASP, IAHSP, IDS Your Stager With A Mission!

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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

I can say WOO-HOO!!  That looks great Marie!  What a world of difference in just doing this.  You didn't have to change out lighting or replace the mirrors.  Wonderful before and after and great read too!!

May 23, 2012 12:17 PM #1
Marie Graham
Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY - White Plains, NY
Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager

CARLA! I knew a WOO-HOO would be right up your alley! Good to see you, thanks!

May 23, 2012 12:49 PM #2
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker


It is all about first impression with buyers and sellers should always make their home looks its best. That home looked great and sold. Simple, just like that. Great job Marie.

May 25, 2012 07:49 AM #3
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