Chicagoland Home Staging asks: What's on your dining table?

Home Stager with Chicagoland Home Staging LLC

Because Chicagoland Home Staging does a lot of work in vacant homes we do a lot of setting or decorating dining room tables.While we almost never actually "set" the table, we do pay careful attention to the way the dining room, or other eating areas, are presented. We know that while the dining room is a seldom used space, it's still an important space for my home buyers. 

Chicagoland Home Staging asks: What's on your dining table?

As a professional stager, I love looking at other staging company's portfolios. I want to see what else they are doing. So, in this blog I'm going to show you a few of our recent home staging projects, specifically their dining areas, and I hope that in the comments you'll share some of your work. 

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The centerpiece here is a simple row of greenery. It is elegant and tasteful without being overpowering. It matched the natural simplicity and warmth of the rest of the home. 

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This formal room needed a little height to draw your attention up to the arched door ways. A simple bowl of paperwhites was the best solution for an elegant room. 

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Sometimes the centerpiece of a dining table doesn't need to actually be a centerpiece. It can simply be styled to appear that someone has started gathering up items for a meal. 

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When simplicity is the key, sometimes a very luxurious simply elegant statement is the best option. In this case a long silver sculptural tray. It provides the finishing touch without creating a distraction. 

Now... show us some of your favorite dining room table tops and centerpieces. What's on your table? 



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Margaret Gehr is the principle owner of Chicagoland Home Staging, servicing the greater Chicago area for home staging, redesign, and design projects. We work in both occupied and vacant homes. 


Comments (4)

Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

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I'm a fan of simple decorations. While I do more formal rooms, my favorites are always less is more. 

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Apr 17, 2014 02:01 AM
Margaret Gehr
Chicagoland Home Staging LLC - Naperville, IL

Great examples and pictures Melissa! Thanks for sharing! Lanterns seem to be my "go to" accessory lately!  

Apr 17, 2014 05:57 AM
American Brokers Realty Group
American Brokers Realty Group, Inc - Cape Coral, FL

We're definitely adept at finding answers for questions we're allowed to answer.

Apr 17, 2014 08:30 PM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Fun post, Margaret.  I like something fairly simple.  I've been using 3 vases lately on dining tables.  

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Apr 28, 2014 02:59 PM