Those Darn Architectural Elements and Making Them POP

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Home Stager with Foxy Interiors Inc. Lake Mary Florida
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One of the most common questions Foxy Interiors is asked is how to paint or add POP to architectural features of the home.  The builder put them there for a reason; you love them.  But the question is what color, which side, and why?   Perhaps you created an open floor plan where there once wasn’t one and now you have these great big columns that are actually bearing (supporting the weight of your ceiling and roof).  Also along these same lines are fireplaces and niches.

Perhaps you’re a DIY’er and you’ve got the entire situation handled…or do you (no pun intended)?  You’ve got years of experience painting – four walls that is – and you have all these huge masses of bands, columns, recessed ceilings, fireplaces and niches but you’re stumped.  You want to highlight them but which side first, what color and what is the reasoning behind your choices. 

The architect that built your house knew how to incorporate elements that can really stand out and make you go WOW!  I give your builder lots of credit because it isn’t the boring and mundane cracker-jack box of four walls to a room.  Making your architectural elements stand out requires a trained eye and a methodology to make them POP!  There truly is logic behind accenting these features.

Below are some examples of different types of architectural features.  Two of the photos are bland neutral colors with no emphasis to be found.  The third has been painted to express eye appeal.

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You’re still a confirmed DIY’er and I know you can “try this at home”.  Worst case scenario you can always repaint, or paint again, right?  You do have other inexpensive alternatives though.  Go ahead and make it easy on yourself.

Did you know that Foxy Interiors offers color consultations at $50 an hour?  We can help you solve your dilemma of how to make your architectural features stand out.  Whether they’re the result of creating an open floor plan or great design on the part of your builder, we will analyze the layout of your home and make recommendations so your architectural features are highlighted, stand out as the adorning design elements they were meant to be and, well, POP.  As a compliment to this service, we can also provide images with the recommended paint colors so you can get a vision before the actual work is completed.

 

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“Foxy Interiors Inc. made our kitchen and living room redesign a reality. They were wonderful to work with every step of the way. We met with them on site to discuss our desire for a design “reset” and to review our options for reviving the space. Our home has modern lines but it lost its luster in a sea of dated wall and cabinet colors and clutter. They took in to account our likes and dislikes and offered many options for our consideration from paint colors and fabrics to finishes and textures. They developed a clear estimate per service offered. Their suggestions for enhancements made the biggest difference in the outcome of the redesign. For example, crown molding on the cabinets and an accent color for the breakfast nook resulted in an upscale redesign. We will definitely call on them again for their design and renovation expertise. We love our new space and highly recommend Foxy Interiors Inc. for your transformation! “

 

View our portfolio at Foxy Interiors Incorporated.

 

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Serving the Central Florida market from Orlando north to Daytona Beach providing home staging, redesign, and renovation services.

Marie Fox, President mfox74071@embarqmail.com

James Hays, Vice President (407) 715-1737   syahsemaj@gmail.com 

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Rainmaker
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David Spencer
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Sometimes the stager is the only answer to a sale.

Apr 11, 2013 09:44 AM #1
Rainer
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Marie Fox
Foxy Interiors Inc. Lake Mary Florida - Lake Mary, FL
Lake Mary, Florida, Home Stager & RE Photographer
Hi David, I couldn't agree with you more. We're trained to bring emotional connection to the buyer, and also bring POP to the home's interior. Thanks for dropping by.
Apr 11, 2013 10:43 AM #2
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Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F

I don't like going into homes where it looks like the white tornado came through and painted the whole place.  Looks very bland and boring.  You have some great advice to make the colors come alive and look great.

Apr 11, 2013 10:59 PM #3
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Marie Fox
Foxy Interiors Inc. Lake Mary Florida - Lake Mary, FL
Lake Mary, Florida, Home Stager & RE Photographer
Hi Rob, cookie cutter is the easy way. To bring a little zing to the interior environment though, it's always best to accent the features of the architecture. A lot of people get tripped up on this though. We can help. Have a great day!
Apr 12, 2013 12:12 AM #4
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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Marie:  I'm a huge fan of staging services ... and the public needs to know that contrary to popular opinion, staging services don't cost must.  Especially when you compare it to the results that you can obtain ... both in results when living in your home, but when selling it too.  Keep the great tips and advice coming ...

See you here and on Google+ too!

Gene

Apr 12, 2013 12:51 AM #5
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Rob Arnold
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Florida flag  Featured Article - Florida Real Estate Investors group

Apr 13, 2013 12:47 AM #6
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Marie Fox
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Gene, as we stagers say "staging costs less than your first price reduction."  Thank you for supporting home staging as a marketing tool.  I'm glad you're enjoying the tips and advice; we will definetly keep them coming.  Love Google+, so interactive and the communities really open up the possibilities with networking with like-minded individuals

 

Rob, once again thanks for the 'feature'.  We appreciate your support and for following us and helping get the word out.

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