From Whoaa to WOW! Staging works in Wallingford, PA!

Home Stager with IAHSP - Boston, MA

From Whoaa to Wow!  Staging works in Wallingford, PA!  Cindy Journey's client need a transformation of the entrance hall.  Entrance halls are the first impression!    Cindy is a member of the Boston Chapter of IAHSP.  Her company is Journey and Co., Manchester, MA

Entrance Hall Transformation!

Before:  The bold color of the entrance hall and the mismatched ceiling lights make the area seem smaller than it is.  The clutter draws your attention to the collection of things, not the features of the house.

entrance hall


Staged:  The same front hall now seems larger because of the light, neutral colored walls and the recessed lighting.  The beautiful floors are now the focal point.  The Buyer is visually drawn in to linger and and enjoy the rest of the house.  

Entry Hall

"Cindy, you are amazing!  The house is just beautiful and I can hardly believe the change! " Norma of Wallingford, PA.

Comments (16)

Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL
I didn't even see the floor in the first photo. I'd like to see the Before and Afters taken from the same place and angle.
Apr 21, 2007 06:33 AM
Cindy Journey
Journey and Co. - Manchester by the Sea, MA
Sharon, you are so right.  It was a new camera and i didn't realize part of the floor was out of the shot.  But once the property was staged, I couldn't go back for a re-take.  My next photos will be more accurately lined up.  Thanks for your comment.
Apr 21, 2007 07:00 AM
Jim Lee, REALTOR Emeritus
RE/MAX Shoreline - Portsmouth, NH
Buying or Selling? Ann & Jim are the local experts


This house didn't need a stager, just a little application of common sense.

Apr 21, 2007 07:08 AM
Jim Lee, REALTOR Emeritus
RE/MAX Shoreline - Portsmouth, NH
Buying or Selling? Ann & Jim are the local experts


This house didn't need a stager, just a little application of common sense.

Apr 21, 2007 07:08 AM
Sue Argue
Staged First Impressions - Hampton, NH
NH Home Stager

Boston IASHP: call me if you've got a big job in Boston area and need an extra set of professional hands :)

Staged First Impressions 

Hampton, NH 

Apr 21, 2007 07:14 AM
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Awesome job... isn't it amazing what a little paint (and decluttering) can do?

Melissa Marro, - become a member today!

Apr 21, 2007 08:54 AM
Boston Stagers
IAHSP - Boston, MA - Worcester, MA

Melissa - Thank you!  Cindy did a great job! 

Sue - Come on down!

Jim - Stagers bring common sense to the house - homeowners are emotionally involved and therefore it is difficult for them.  Stagers have a have a trained eye and know what will work to keep the buyer involved in the property!  In this case Cindy was able to help her homeowner understand how the Staging would help sell the property.  Anyone can tell a homeowner to paint a wall and clean the clutter - it is getting them to do the work that is the hard part!  Thank you for your comment!

Sharon - So good to hear from an ASP Realtor!  Thank you for your comment!  Stage it forward!

Apr 21, 2007 09:03 AM
Roger Stensland
Keller Williams Realty Puget Sound - Maple Valley, WA
Let's Move!
Wow, this is a first, I actually liked the before better than the after.  I'm surprised!  But, I can see how the staging made this area more attractive to a wider cross-section of potential buyers.
Apr 21, 2007 12:14 PM
Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals
I'd live in it more like the 1st and stage it like the 2nd.
Apr 21, 2007 12:21 PM
Boston Stagers
IAHSP - Boston, MA - Worcester, MA

Roger -  Thank you for your comment!  Staging is not decorating - we are seeking universal appeal - which is exactly what your comment says!  

Kathleen - Thank you for your comment!  The way you live in your home and the way we market and sell your house are 2 different things - which is why we stage!  

Apr 21, 2007 01:05 PM
Sue Shockley
Setting the Space - Plymouth, MA
Nice, clean look!  great job!  Sue
Apr 27, 2007 03:56 PM
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

You've made the space much more simple and appealing to the eye!

Great transformation.

Thanks for sharing.


Apr 29, 2007 12:50 AM
Joni Van Deventer
RoomByRoomRedesign - Midland, TX
Great work, was that color previous to the redesign, orange sherbet?  From Whoa to Wow is exactly right.
Apr 29, 2007 02:14 PM
Lisa Rapose
ReDesign To Sell (TM) - Woodstock, CT

I'm more worried about those who preferred the "before"...  ;o)


Apr 30, 2007 04:26 AM
Boston Stagers
IAHSP - Boston, MA - Worcester, MA

Sue - Thank you for your comment.  We have heard good things about your company - Hidden Potential Home Staging in Bridgewater, MA!

Kathy - Thank you for your comment. 

Joni - That orange is quite a color!  The homeowner did not have the exact name for the paint color.  Thank you for your comment!

Lisa - Yes!  lol!


May 03, 2007 12:22 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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