Six Degrees of Home Staging - Wayne Newton

Home Stager with Lionheart Home Staging, LLC

For die-hard home stagers and staging fanatics around the world, home staging is believed to be linked to any profession, celebrity, or life event with-in six degrees. For our first attempt, let's start with an easy one...

Wayne Newton and Home Staging
  1. Wayne Newton is known as Mr. Vegas
  2. Vegas's long-running top show was Siegfried and Roy
  3. Siegfried and Roy are famous magicians
  4. Magicians are known for their sleight-of-hand tricks
  5. Sleight-of-hand uses misdirection to bring attention to a desired area
  6. Attracting attention to desired areas is a key component in home staging

The master bedroom shown the photo below has several angles with low ceiling points. Having no other point-of-interest, the eye is immediately drawn to these low-set roof lines. Buyer's (especially those over 4'10") may view this master bedroom as a series of obstacles.

The staged photo below shows how staging redirects the eye from negative features by creating a visual display that captures buyers' attention. Instead of focusing on the negatives, staging allows buyers to see how to work around less desired areas of a home.

Some critics of home staging accuse stagers of "covering up" flaws in the house; however, that is a uneducated or misunderstood concept of the profession. Home staging shows us how to optimize the unique characteristics of each house.

KFM Staging & Design is a Minnesota home staging company that creates "First Impressions that Sell" in the Twin Cites and Western Wisconsin. KFM specializes in vacant staging and staging consultations. Visit our website for staging tips or to schedule your in-home or online consultation.

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Michelle Molinari
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"Dankeshane" for the clever blog...I love Wayne Newton!



Jan 28, 2009 08:11 AM #1
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

interesting... I guess now I can get to Wayne Newton, I always knew I could get to Kevin Bacon (actually I only need like 3 degrees for him, but hey that's the game right?)

Jan 28, 2009 08:43 AM #2
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

What a cute and clever blog!  You really did have me laughing out loud!



Jan 28, 2009 09:25 AM #3
Laurie Calhoun
Gloria Home Staging, Inc. - Winter Springs, FL
Seminole County FL Home Stager

You're right, Kristina. Staging isn't about covering up the problems, it's about showing solutions to the problems. You did a great job with that room. It's beautiful!

Jan 28, 2009 12:00 PM #4
Kathleen Lordbock
Broker/Short Sale & Staging Specialist - Crosby, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals

OK that was a complicated analogy of proof and you pulled it off - the staging was great too.

Jan 29, 2009 06:49 AM #5
Kristina Leone
Lionheart Home Staging, LLC - Minneapolis, MN

Michelle:  You're welcome.

Melissa:  That's the game!  So, you have a Bacon Number of three?  Excellent!

Kathy:  Thank you.

Laurie:  I have come across some homeowners who want to throw a rug over stained carpet or art work over a hole in the wall... That's a no, no. 


Jan 29, 2009 06:51 AM #6
Kristina Leone
Lionheart Home Staging, LLC - Minneapolis, MN

Kathleen:  Now you know how my mind works.

Jan 29, 2009 06:53 AM #7
Bethany Poole
Ski Utah Real Estate - Salt Lake City, UT
Bella Staging & Design SLC, Utah

What a great post! It is so true! We accentuate the positive features of the home, not "cover up" the flaws. Perfect example of great staging! Thanks for sharing! 

Jan 29, 2009 07:34 AM #8
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Kristina, you are so witty!  Have you been stuck inside with all this snowy cold weather and your mind started to wander?  Great post, keep them coming!

Feb 01, 2009 09:55 AM #9
Kristina Leone
Lionheart Home Staging, LLC - Minneapolis, MN

Bethany:  Your welcome.  Those before and after photos come in handy!

Michelle:  Some call it "Cabin Fever."  I get a little stir crazy during these long winter months - but I still have fun with it!

Feb 04, 2009 11:10 AM #10
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

I wonder sometimes what builders are thinking when the build or remodel odd shaped rooms.

Feb 05, 2009 03:35 PM #11
Kristina Leone
Lionheart Home Staging, LLC - Minneapolis, MN

Cindy, this was a 1940's home in which the attic was transformed into the master suite.  Believe me when I tell you that there was NO other place to put the bed in this room.  The good news... the house sold on the first showing!  Yeah for home staging!

Feb 06, 2009 03:23 AM #12
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