STAGED And Ready to Show; Beautiful New Craftsman in Portland Oregon

Home Stager with Simple Inspiration Home Staging

A Builder friend of mine asked me to stage his georgous custom Craftsman that he just finished.  Each detail has been expertly defined in this 4100 Sq ft 5 bedroom, 5 Bath home on nearly 1 acre in the Portland Oregon suburb of Milwaukie. 

We had a great time with this project and we believe the results are nothing less than spectacular.  The builder is thrilled and looking forward to a quick sale in this slow market.  Our fingers are crossed. 

Hope you enjoy the before and after photos.


 Exterior Front

Living room from entry BEFORE


Living room from entry AFTER


Living room from dining area BEFORE


Livng room from dining space AFTER


Master Bedroom BEFORE


Master Bedroom AFTER


Master Bedroom BEFORE


Master Bedroom AFTER


Guest Room BEFORE


Guest Room AFTER




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Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes
This is georgous. Really looks wonderful. Best of luck in gettng a quick sale.
Apr 23, 2008 05:56 PM #27
Trisha Lane
Simple Inspiration Home Staging - Portland, OR
Simple Inspiration Portland Oregon

WOW...Thank you all for the lovely comments.  I will try to respond to those of you who had questions below. 

Mary Lou,

The rug is actually rented, I believe it came from Ashley Furniture.  I do carry rugs in my inventory, but I did not have anything that really worked for this house.  I am thankful the furniture company had something.


 The Master bedroom is huge.  You are correct to say that staging emphisizes the fact that this is a very spacious room and skillful  staging will always show room scale and size to potential buyers.


I am  blessed to have a very talented and creative team to make the "magic" happen.


Funny you should notice the big yellow fire hydrent.  The builder is a full time professional fire fighter and he builds one custom home a year with his investors.  He was thrilled to have the hydrent so close to one of his houses.  Unfortunately it is not always attractive to a buyer, although whoever buys this house will realize a significant discount to their fire insurance as a result of the close hydrant.


This house is listed for $898,500.  One thing I could not show in the photos was the incredible mountain views from this property on a clear day.


I will always try to stage with furnishings that are appealing to a broad range of buyers.  Of course if I were staging a downtown loft, the furnishings would be more specific to that type of lifestyle.  I think our team came together with a great design plan for this project.


I do rent the large items for projects like this.  The company I use most in my area is Peoples Furniture.  They have a nice selection and treat stagers like VIP's.  I do have my own inventory which is also used througout this home as well.  I love the bedding also.  Don't you just  love Ross?


Thanks for the feature.  I'm honored.


Come on over, Portland is a great place to live.  It was just voted #1 in the nation for green livability.





Apr 23, 2008 05:58 PM #28
Ryan Vivo
Gateway Realty - Fairfield, CA
NRBA Realtor Solano County, Gateway Realty 707-384-5894
Great job on staging and thank you for the great photos.
Apr 23, 2008 07:06 PM #29
Amy McAllister
Amy McAllister Realty LLC - Hood River, OR
REALTOR Hood River, Oregon
What an amazing difference staging makes! looks very inviting and comfortable.
Apr 24, 2008 02:06 AM #30
Sarah Berger
R.J. Smith Realty/Real Estate Solutions - Ellenville, NY
This is an amazing job!  It really looks great.  It would be a powerful tool to use on listing presentations for new construction. 
Apr 24, 2008 03:07 AM #31
Christy Powers
Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners - Pooler, GA
Pooler, Savannah Real Estate Agent
Those are gorgeous pictures. The home is spectacular. You did a great job. 
Apr 24, 2008 04:10 AM #32
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Suwanee, GA

Trisha, Your did a fabulous job bringing out the natural beauty of the home. I hope it sells quickly. Very nice!

Apr 24, 2008 12:26 PM #33
Chrissie Sutherland
Ready Set Stage - Greensboro, NC
Beautiful job.  Thanks for sharing with us.
Apr 25, 2008 02:37 PM #34
Barbara Cluck-Miksits
BCM Home Staging LLC - Ridgewood, NJ
Home Staging - New Jersey
Trisha- You did an outstanding staging job on this home. Congratulations! I hope it sells fast.
Apr 25, 2008 03:31 PM #35
Patricia Beck
RE/MAX Properties, Inc., GRI, CDPE - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realty
What a beautiful home!  It looks SO much better staged, great job Trisha; I am impressed.  It does not look nearly as nice in the before pictures, you really bring out the space and make it feel like a home not just a plain house.
Apr 26, 2008 06:15 AM #36
Trisha Lane
Simple Inspiration Home Staging - Portland, OR
Simple Inspiration Portland Oregon

Ryan, Thanks for the compliments on my photos.  I am always working to take my photos from many angles and prospectives.  I also try to take a few during different times of the day for a varience in the lighting.

Amy, Staging does make a difference.  It is so important when marketing a home.

Sara, Thank you for your compliment.  I am currently working on a DVD to give to clients and prospects.  I am certainly including this home in it.

Christy, Keishia, Chrissie, Barbara, Thank you for your kind words, I hope this home sells quickly also.  I would really like to continue to work with this builder in the future.

Patricia, I love to show the before and afters.  Even in new construction, it makes such a difference.


Apr 26, 2008 04:31 PM #37
Michelle Ewing
Trademark Realtors - Riverside, CA
Riverside, CA
What a lovely home.  You did a beautiful job staging it.  I love the rug in the living room -- it's very cool!
Apr 27, 2008 01:54 PM #38
Hope Designs
Hope Designs - Bolton, ON
Hope Designs, Toronto’s Award Winning Home Staging

Trisha: the house looks fabulous! I love the furniture you choose, great job!

May 15, 2008 02:48 PM #39
Trisha Lane
Simple Inspiration Home Staging - Portland, OR
Simple Inspiration Portland Oregon

Michelle and Lori H,  Thank You for your kind comments.  I had a month or two to prepare and shop for this project and I am pleased with how it all came together.  I hope it brings my client a buyer soon.

May 15, 2008 05:39 PM #40
Vickie Lynn McLeroy
Ashley Furniture HomeStore of Opelika and Columbus - Opelika, AL

Trish, I have an unusual question for you?  I am the store manager for an Ashley Furniture HomeStore.  I would love to work with stagers but would like to know what you and your Ashley have worked out that is mutually beneficial.  Would you mind sharing some info? 


May 18, 2008 02:38 PM #41
Kym Hough
www.Staged-to-Sell - Danville, CA
Staged to Sell East Bay - Danville, CA

lovely! Love the tray in the guest room with those colors. Kym

May 18, 2008 03:53 PM #42
Patty Hill, BS, CIAS, SFR
Hill & Associates, LLC Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Southern Coast Real Estate - Summerville, SC
Hill & Associates Real Estate Team

Trish,  you did an amazing job!  Keep us posted on the results.

May 19, 2008 07:18 AM #43
Joan Inglis
Carolina Spaces, LLC - Lake Wylie, SC

Really nice job on this house.  I love the pictures! 

Joan Inglis, Realtor, ASP, IAHSP Charlotte Chapter President

May 20, 2008 04:35 AM #44
Trisha Lane
Simple Inspiration Home Staging - Portland, OR
Simple Inspiration Portland Oregon

Vickie,  Thank you for your comments.  Please check your email for the answer to your question.

Kym, I love those colors together.  I used it throughout this house.  Thanks for the kind words.

Patty,  Thaks, I will try to post the stats once it sells.

Joan, Thank you, I try hard to take good photos.  I think they make the staging complete.

May 22, 2008 05:54 PM #45
Vickie Lynn McLeroy
Ashley Furniture HomeStore of Opelika and Columbus - Opelika, AL

Trish, thanks for taking the time to email with me.  Your work is georgeous!!!!!  Keep up the great and talented work. 

Enjoy each and everyday, Vickie

May 23, 2008 02:50 PM #46
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