Designing With You in Mind

Home Stager with National Interior Designer, Owner of Stage by Design, LLC For those who want a model atmosphere everyday!


Valentine’ Day is just around the corner so this year I am going to talk about designing with you in mind.  Romantic designing in a home for sale in Wayzata, MN is capturing buyer’s hearts to see how elegant a home can be without being pretentious.  I chose a soft cream palette with a monochromatic swing.  Some pieces of distressed metal, pottery, a mirrored coffee table, anchored with a blocked sofa table mixing styles and textures.


Clean, straight lines and Asian inspired mixtures of techniques in chairs, end tables, woods, colors and artwork.   Cowhides add a little “country,” and are placed strategically throughout the home in almost every room in cream, brown and cream, browns and black.  The Wayzata property has a warmth of it’s own and has taken on a mixed arena of styles, standing in a class of it’s own.  See below visuals that may allure you to want more.


Cowhide strategically positioned under a Room and Board Espresso Bamboo table with chocolate brown silk parsons chairs. Atop the table are three large bowls from Restoration Hardware approximately 30” round.  Drapery is designed in silk cream sheers and swaging in the dining room area.  The artwork is framed in black and pottery rounds mounted on linen matting.


Designing a romantic Master Suite is essential to my clients so I decided nothing is more rich than the hot “Cream on Cream” – I found a 600 fill Hungarian Goose Down Comforter inside a West Elm Duvet, Floral Pillows atop a king sized bed from my wholesale line.  A mixture of styles and textures anchored with a deep brown, black and cream cowhide centered in the middle of room.  A lot to look at, but in real life – it is stunning!!


Cozy master seating and built in cabinetry.


The master bedroom has an outdoor seating area that I had re-covered the seating in cream.  The little coffee table doubles as a fire pit.  I will be adding between the pillars, sheer cream drapes to soften the look of this space and bring in even more romantic elegance.


The study has that punch of color in orange and sparkle, again anchored with a cowhide in reddish brown and cream.


In the lower level family room I designed this contemporary space with traditional and contemporary elements of design.  I had this room painted Night Horizon by Benjamin Moore – I added a half moon sectional in chocolate brown and accessorized with horses in wood and bronze.  A splash of red pillows and a multi colored throw – ties it all together. This Valentine’s Day you could be living in a romantic environment.  

Whether you want to entice your spouse, lure a friend, a buyer, or want your own visual senses tackled we can help.  For your next design project, whether you are for sale or not, we’d love to assist you! Give me a call at 612.226.8044

Happy Valentine’s Day and live your life beautifully designed – Cindy Montgomery

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