Staging a home that was vacant - but not empty

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Home Stager with The Room Designer

I recently staged a home that has been unoccupied for months. It had furniture, clothing and "stuff" stacked everywhere... not to mention the 7 cats that lived there alone. This was a total group effort! The realtor cleaned, ironed drapes and much more. The family members that were left to sell the home helped haul out all the furnishings that I didn't need, and put it all in storage. They assisted me with much of the lawn trimming and cleanup. I basically only used what was in the home, (but I did bring in a small amount of accessories and greenery to finish it off.)  I've attached just two of sixteen "collages" of each room. Check out the other rooms at this site.  Who says staging can't make all the difference in the world?

http://pictures.aol.com/galleries/dloughnl/

 

 

 

 

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Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
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Very inviting, Denise - How fortunate you were in that team effort!  Julie

Aug 17, 2008 04:00 AM #1
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Denise Lough
The Room Designer - New Lenox, IL

Thank you Julie! It truly could not have been pulled together so quickly without all our efforts! By the way, my best friend from high school lives in New Fairfield, Conn.... so nice to hear from you!

Denise

Aug 17, 2008 04:09 AM #2
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Peg Prather
Vancouver, WA
Vancouver, WA

Nice work! I have to know: Were the "after" shots done by a professional?  If not, you did a great job with the photos, too, which are even more challenging than staging!

Aug 17, 2008 04:10 AM #3
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Denise Lough
The Room Designer - New Lenox, IL

Thank you so much! I took all the photos myself. For 20 years I was a graphic artist/designer in the advertising field - so I have a lot of experience in page layout etc. I didn't realize until recently how much those skills would help me in "showing" both clients, realtors and co-stagers the impact staging and redesign can have!

Denise

Aug 17, 2008 04:15 AM #4
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Julea Joseph
Reinventing Space - Chicago, IL
Julea Joseph House Stager - Reinventing Space

Denise - You ROCK!

Aug 17, 2008 06:36 AM #5
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Denise Lough
The Room Designer - New Lenox, IL

YOU TOO JULEA! I had great training!!

Denise

Aug 17, 2008 06:44 AM #6
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Julea Joseph
Reinventing Space - Chicago, IL
Julea Joseph House Stager - Reinventing Space

Yeah but you had it all there to begin with ...

Aug 17, 2008 06:46 AM #7
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