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Rainer
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Matthew Finlason
Featured Designer on THE STAGERS - Los Angeles, CA

I think it is

Jul 26, 2008 06:15 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Ok, I have a question on the pouff.... I know you really wanted to use it in the master bedroom, but it didn't work out.  Was this an issue of 'now I've paid for it so I'm going to use it' or did you just feel it 'worked' in this space?  I do love the pouff, but probably wouldn't have used it in this space.

Jul 27, 2008 07:26 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Matthew, I like what you did in this room.  The cow otto is more a design statement than a staging element, so for me I'd have left it out.  But as you said so well in the series, "I'm the stager. I call the shots."  Hats off to you -- I'm loving the show!  The buzz it creates is good for staging and great exposure for all of us.  I'll remain a loyal fan.

Jul 27, 2008 09:08 AM #3
Rainer
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Natascha de la Court-Wolter
Ferndale, WA

I love this room!  Great job!  And I don't like cow patterns...but you pulled it off!

Natascha

Jul 27, 2008 10:12 AM #4
Rainer
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Natascha de la Court-Wolter
Ferndale, WA

I love this room!  Great job!  And I don't like cow patterns...but you pulled it off!

Natascha

Jul 27, 2008 10:12 AM #5
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Tori Lynn Wallitsch
Prudential Ambassador / Ross Designs, LLC - Omaha, NE

Matthew - I think you are hilarious!!!  I am happy that you were able to find a great spot for your cow. Not something I would have selected myself, but I certainly relate to falling in love and committing yourself to that one special piece and the determination to find a fabulous spot for it.  Looking forward to watching another episode tonight.

Jul 27, 2008 01:32 PM #6
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One of my..."things"  is always choosing items that ....well...isn't "staging"  because the room then looks "not staged".   These days people don't want a "staged" look?   I try to stage with items that don't make sense and the best way to do that is well LET GO and allow the CREATIVITY to take over during the process and then this happens:    cow otto:  naguchi lamp...mistakes?...that make my wow factor or..... that something, out-side of equation, that doesn't make sense, but somehow makes people fall in love with my spaces - I still don't quite understand.    I allow the mistakes to take form. 

Its the mistakes in life that resonate with people.

"Beautiful Mistakes"

 

Matthew Finlason

Jul 27, 2008 02:32 PM #7
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Connie Tebyani
Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro - Calabasas, CA
Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County

Personally I love that ottoman and it is deffintely somethng that I would use in my Stagings.  I don't know that it would go into a pool room, but some room - yes!  Congrats on the show!

Jul 27, 2008 04:40 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Cynthia Bartch
Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio - Granville, OH
Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal

I have to say Matthew I loved the ottoman. It would have been a beautiful room you designed without it but with the ottoman included, it added that something special!

Jul 28, 2008 03:46 AM #9
Rainer
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David Moon
First Impressions Home Staging & Interior Redesign - Charleston, SC
First Impressions

What I find fascinating about the glimpses we get of Matthew's working process is that he's so in tune with the target buyer for each property he stages, and his staging choices reflect the lifestyle that the target buyer is seeking. The buyer for this $4 million showplace would likely be someone who would hire a professional interior designer to decorate their new home. So Matthew (and Jay, to give credit where credit is due) stages the house in a style that has "interior designer" touches throughout. The cow ottoman is definitely one of those touches!

Matching the staging decor to the target demographic's lifestyle aspirations is a hallmark of the savvy stager. I remember Melissa Marro taking me to see two model homes in the same neighborhood: the one she'd staged was beautifully furnished with decor that would be within reach of a buyer at the price point of the home; the other one was clearly the work of a decorator whose budget was tens of thousands of dollars beyond the reach of the target buyer.

Jul 28, 2008 04:11 AM #10
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Charlene Storozuk
Dezigner Digz - Burlington, ON
Home Stager - Burlington Ontario

I think the room looks gorgeous.  I bought a small cowhide a while ago and I've been waiting to find the "perfect" opportunity to use it on a staging job.  You have mootivated me to find that place! 

I have to ask, in another episode of The Stagers, you chose a cowhide chair for one of the rooms - I think it was in the small condo.  Is cowhide going to be a recurring theme in each episode?

Looking forward to episode #5 tonight!

Jul 29, 2008 01:10 AM #11
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Kimberly Uksik
Independent - Pickering, ON
Home Stager - Durham, Toronto, On.

The room turned out great!  I have to laugh.. IKEA just released there new catalogue and in it is a cow themed automan just like the one you used.  I will never look at them the same...LOl!!!

Aug 03, 2008 08:05 AM #12
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