Some of Yours + Some of Ours Get Blended in an Occupied Staged Home

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Some of Yours + Some of Ours Get Blended in an Occupied Staged Home

~ Home Staging Tips in Portland Oregon ~

Portland OR home staging

Our Portland home staging company is often asked to stage a home that's occupied by the sellers while it's on the market.  In this case we provide a home staging consultation first, to advise them what to keep, what to pack up, and any easy cosmetic updates including painting -- to be completed before we return to stage the house.

Sometimes, the sellers tell us that they'd like to replace some furniture, or have us bring in some decor items, accessories, plants, or art.  When this happens we're happy to rent some furnishings to them while their home is on the market, and we "blend" the sellers' items with our staging inventory to get the best results.  Our goal is always to ensure the home looks its very best for the target buyer, to help it sell faster.

Here are a few examples of different Occupied Homes that we've staged recently, where we used the sellers' items and we also brought in some of our furnishings to enhance what was already there -- and blended it all together for a pleasing look that would appeal to buyers.

In this lovely Portland home, the strong paint color looked great with the sellers' rug, but the rug wasn't staying with the home, so we recommended that the walls be painted a lighter, neutral shade.  Their leather sectional was beautiful but it almost swallowed up the room, so we brought in a leather sofa & chair set that opened up the space and allowed buyers to "see" the room's best features (including gorgeous woodwork).

Before, this living room was too crowded Staging a Portland Home to Sell

After, the furniture size & placement opened up the room when we blended our items with the sellers' portland home staging tips

Before, this bedroom was used as a home gym lake oswego home staging experts

We blended the sellers' furniture from other rooms with our items, showing this as a guest bedroom (the room's original purpose), adding value to buyers who needed another bedroomhome staging tips in lake oswego OR

Before, this home's family room was dated & cold home staging consultations lake oswego OR

Staging added warmth to appeal to younger target buyers; the sofas were borrowed from the seller's sister and we added the tables, art, and accessories to warm up this room home staging company beaverton oregon

This next home has a beautiful master bathroom ... but the paint color was very bold and 10 years old

Before, the paint color is dated home staging portland oregon 97219

We selected a neutral color that coordinated with the tile & marble, and removed excess personal itemshome stagers in portland oregon

Wow!  What a difference! This bathroom is now up-to-date for potential buyers, for a very reasonable fee.

Staging an occupied home can be much more challenging than staging a vacant house because we have to work with what the sellers already have, and often the budget is small.  So, we make the most of what we have!

If your home needs a little help, let us blend some of yours with some of ours ... and get your home sold faster!

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Room Solutions Staging offers expert home staging services in Portland, Oregon to homeowners, real estate agents, and builders. Our proven home staging techniques will help reduce your property's market time and maximize your equity. We'll prepare your property or listing to look appealing to your target buyer for the online photos as well as for in-person viewings. Our owner and principal stager Maureen Bray is a nationally-recognized home staging expert who enjoys sharing her passion for staging with others.  To schedule a Verbal Staging Consultation filled with our staging tips and advice, contact us @ 503-246-1800.

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Rainmaker
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Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Hi Maureen, love the results! You did an incredible job of blending theirs and yours to come up with a warm, welcoming, clean and fresh look for this home, adding value in the process.

Nov 11, 2012 05:27 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

Excellent example of using your own furnishings and adding a few pieces to pull it together.  Great gym to bedroom conversion, neat looking carpet.  Updates in the paint color and lights make a big difference to.  

Nov 11, 2012 05:52 AM #8
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Maureen - Love the melding of what the owners have, combined with some of your inventory.  It's almost magical how good the after shots look.  The red rug in the living room looked all wrong when the walls were blue, but after your neutral paint recommendation, the rug is now an asset and really works with the light coloured seating.  Fabulous!

Nov 11, 2012 07:28 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Joanna ~ Thanks ... it's actually 4 different homes that needed help.

Hi Cindy ~ While the family living there didn't need the extra bedroom and used it as a gym, likely the target buyer would want another bedroom.  So changing it around was the obvious choice.  The gym equipment was moved down the hall to a huge bonus room!

Hi Sally ~ The funny thing about that red wool rug in the living room is that I have one just like it in my kitchen!    I use a photo of mine as a header on my website blog :-)

Nov 11, 2012 08:42 AM #10
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Maureen....working with sellers furnishings, art etc can be very challenging!  You have shown how to make it work and why sellers in Portland, OR are wise indeed to contact Room Solutions when they are ready to SELL!

Nov 11, 2012 09:00 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Thanks Kathy at Sensational Home Staging for your comment and also for the link love!  Look what you started :-)

Nov 11, 2012 09:25 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Gina Tufano
Ask Gina & Company with Pearson Smith Realty - Sterling, VA
Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate

Maureen - The Family Room and Master Bath are really warm and inviting! What a difference a paint color change can make. Great job on your Room Solutions!

Nov 11, 2012 11:02 PM #13
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Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Maureen, you do wonderful work.  I can't image that any of them were not VERY pleased!

Nov 12, 2012 01:21 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Gina ~ Thanks so much for your feedback .... I love helping my clients with paint colors that buyers find appealing.

Hi Connie ~ That's very nice of you to say ... thank you!  Hope you have a great week!

Nov 12, 2012 03:35 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Maureen, absolutely stunning before and after pictures.  Really highlights the value of staging.

Nov 12, 2012 07:53 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Gabe ~ Thanks for taking the time to comment ... glad to hear that you enjoyed the photos.  

Nov 13, 2012 07:43 AM #17
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Maureen, You do beautiful work and it looks so natural and comfortable and not stiff and unusable.

Nov 13, 2012 08:09 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Debbie ~ Thank you for that nice compliment!   Hope you're doing well ....

Nov 13, 2012 08:17 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

Reading this blog post was an eye-popping experience. These photos show that a fresh coat of paint can be as important as the furniture.

Nov 13, 2012 08:40 AM #20
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Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Maureen - as usual you are so very talented.  Great post and just goes to show what a professional home stager can do when she is FABULOUS!

Nov 15, 2012 05:15 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Cynthia ~ You're right!  The right paint color can really make a difference in how buyers perceive a home.

Hi Wendy ~ You are too nice :-)   Thanks for the very kind compliment!!

Nov 15, 2012 04:57 PM #22
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

In the first set of pics, the new wall color compliments the fireplace beautifully!

Love the red sofas!

I really didn't like the window treatments in the burgundy bathroom, but after you changed the wall color you gave them new life!  I think they look great now!

Nov 18, 2012 07:37 AM #23
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Marianne Cherico
Interiors by Marianne Cherico - Foxboro, MA
Home Stager -Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Maureen

Your great eye for paint colors and knowing just what furniture and accessories to use, makes a world of difference. Your Sellers must be thrilled (and the Buyers surely will be). I love those red couches also:)You always do an amazing job!

Marianne

Nov 27, 2012 05:48 AM #24
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Sharon ~ As you know, working in an occupied home can be challenging but we can always make a difference!  I agree with you about those window treatments .. almost took them down but when I saw them with the new paint color, they worked -- since the house is an outstanding architectural example of a French Normandy home.

Hi Marianne ~ Those red couches replaced the dreary, dated black ones and they were borrowed from the seller's sister.  You have to be creative to come up with solutions :-)

Nov 27, 2012 05:53 AM #25
Rainmaker
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Debra Landy
StageTwoSell LLC - Horseheads, NY
PA and NY Home Stager

The bathroom is my favorite transformation.  Brighter and bigger looking for sure.  Great job!

Dec 05, 2012 09:59 AM #26
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