Home Staging with RE:STYLE in Fenton, Michigan--Mad About Plaid

Home Stager with RE:STYLE LLC

Did You Know That Plaid Is A Hot Trend This Fall?

Well, I recently had an opportunity to do some writing for Taubman malls and to write about 67 trends for the fall. Plaid is one of them! Now, normally my staging isn't really influenced by trends, as I stage more to appeal to a broad range of buyers. But when I saw the plaid sofas in this house in Fenton, I thought I could work with them and save the sellers some money. I think I pulled it off--what do you think?

Here are some Before and After photos:

The Living Room Before LR After

We had the perfect rug to pull out the colors and make this work. We also used leather cubes in place of the larger table to save space and to update the look. I found the table on the left in the basement, and I also used their table lamps with RE:STYLE's floor lamp. The beautiful painting belongs to the seller.

LR toward Fireplace-before  LR after

By mixing in some more modern accessories (mirror, floor lamp, tray table), RE:STYLE helped to give the plaid, and the room, a much more "now and wow" look and feel. Here are some other photos of the staging in different rooms:

Dining Room--right as you walk in the door  Dining Room--right as you walk in the door--after

We took the leaf out of the table, and used the 2 extra chairs in the Breakfast Nook, with a table we found, once again, in the basement. The painting is the seller's, as is the interesting table seen in the background. RE:STYLE provided the mirror, rug and other accessories. Did you notice that we also changed out the shades on the chandelier?

Breakfast Nook  Breakfast Nook--after

Master Bath tub  Master Bath tub after

Master BR Before  MBR after

We used a Queen instead of the King to show off all the space in the room, added lamps, changed out the bedding, and used a trunk that had been in the Living Room so everything didn't look so "matchy matchy". We also introduced a screen as a headboard, again to mix it up a bit.



RE:STYLE LLC is located in Brighton, Michigan, and helps homeowners & realtors sell homes more quickly and more profitably by using proven home staging methods to ensure that listings appeal to a broad range of buyers. For more information, please contact RE:STYLE at 810.333.5240 or visit http://www.restylestaging.com.





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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"

Kathi ~ Very nice updating on this home!  Like you, I usually take out the extra leaves in dining room tables and prefer to use 4 chairs....giving more space to the room.  Great job using what the owners had and adding a few great accessories.

Nov 22, 2008 02:45 PM #1
c m
Colorado Springs, CO

Nice Job!  The kind I really love to do, when the furnishings offer a bit of a challenge...LOVE the swan in the bathroom, I'm going to look for one now! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I responded to your comment there, I think there are some very valid concerns all the way around.

Nov 22, 2008 03:26 PM #2
Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

Plaid is not my favorite - even when it is in style . . . but you gave their decor a fresh new look and a dramatic improvement!  Great work Kathi!

Nov 23, 2008 07:41 AM #3
Kathi Presutti
RE:STYLE LLC - Brighton, MI
Re:Style, LLC


Thanks for the kind words, and the visit!


Yes, I love that swan, too. I now have 2, both purchased in resale shops! I'll go back to your blog. Thanks!


Thanks so much! Actually, I don't like plaid, and was astonished when I saw it on the cover of the Pottery Barn (or Crate and Barrel?) catalog. Then I read about the trend...But actually, I liked how the pink in the plaid complimented the brick on the fireplace, so I thought it was worthy of a try!

Nov 23, 2008 10:26 AM #4
Marianne Sweet
Home Sweet Home Staging - Rochester Hills, MI
Home Sweet Home Staging, LLC Rochester Hills, MI

Kathi, you made me "mad about plaid" too.  Well done!  Love the master "after"!

Nov 24, 2008 09:58 PM #5
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Very nicely done.  Not only did you improve the look, you saved the home owners money!

Congratulations.  Your post is being featured in the group; Staging Before & After Pictures.


Nov 25, 2008 05:42 AM #6
Kathi Presutti
RE:STYLE LLC - Brighton, MI
Re:Style, LLC


Thanks! And that's a Wal-Mart inflatable bed!


I'm honored--thanks so much!





Nov 25, 2008 10:10 AM #7
Kathy Toth
Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team

Kathi, I enjoyed your pictures - they speak well for you and show off your work.  Nice job; glad to see you in Brighton! info@KathyToth.com 

Nov 29, 2008 10:55 PM #8
Kathi Presutti
RE:STYLE LLC - Brighton, MI
Re:Style, LLC

Thanks for the visit, Kathy! And for the nice comments!

Nov 30, 2008 11:37 AM #9
Michelle Pimentel
Empire Home Staging Solutions - Upland, CA
ASP, IAHSP Empire Home Staging


What a FUN project that must have been,to write about the trends for fall,... I'm sure this gave you good exposure!  The transformation on the house looks great!  I love the center piece you used on the Dining Table!

Dec 01, 2008 01:25 AM #10
Kathi Presutti
RE:STYLE LLC - Brighton, MI
Re:Style, LLC


It was fun, specially because I learned so much, and got paid! Glad you like the centerpiece, but shhhh! it's a rooster (abstacted)--don't want that one stager to hear the "r" word!



Dec 01, 2008 11:36 AM #11
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

I also make bets that you will report back to us very shortly that this home will sell faster than anything else on the block. Great job and congratulations on 2 years here on Activerain, that is quit a feat now a days.

Dec 06, 2008 10:15 AM #12
Kathi Presutti
RE:STYLE LLC - Brighton, MI
Re:Style, LLC

Thanks, Todd! I didn't even realize it had been 2 years!

I hope I have good news to report soon!

Dec 06, 2008 11:22 AM #13
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