Master Bedrooms...a critical part of the staging challenge

By
Home Stager with Design To Market LLC

We at Design To Market LLC  recently had the opportunity to stage a beautiful home in the Cincinnati suburb of Anderson.  The master bedroom is large, the attached dressing room is spacious, and the master bath has real potential deliver the "spa like" feel that can be so appealing to a prospective buyer.  The challenge was easy to identify:

  1. The furniture was not arranged to it's best potential
  2. The bedding was dark and slightly dated
  3. The wall colors were a shade of pink that would not be broadly appealing to the market

Take a look...

 Before

     

Bedroom

Now look...

  1. Repositioned furniture
  2. New bedding
  3. A coat of paint

 

Design To Market

Which room would pull in a prospective buyer? 

Design To Market has been staging homes in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky since 2004.  For more information about our Cincinnati  and Northern Kentucky home staging services please call us at 513-265-0952 or visit our website at www.designtomarketllc.com

 

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Rainmaker
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

JO!  I took some down today.  I am going to post tomorrow.  The landscaping out the window was too pretty to cover.

Mar 20, 2009 02:52 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

OOOOOHHHHHH so much better!!  Nice job!

Mar 20, 2009 03:06 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Michelle Pimentel
Empire Home Staging Solutions - Upland, CA
ASP, IAHSP Empire Home Staging

Hi Jo,

What a difference YOU have made here!  Not only is the bedding so much more appealing, but the furniture placement makes much better sense for this room and it's features!

Mar 20, 2009 03:34 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Diana Young
Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties - Edmonds, WA

Great job, Jo!  Your arrangement is soooo much better.  I also like the way you have highlighted the window and placed the mirror to fit the trim details in the room.  It all looks beautiful!

Mar 20, 2009 04:27 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

It looked more like a living room with a sofa in it in the 1st photo.  Now it looks like a bedroom.

Mar 20, 2009 04:46 PM #7
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"

What a great transformation Jo!  You've properly highlighted the fireplace and the window, and the paint color is so much better too.

Mar 20, 2009 04:50 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Virginia Tatseos
Stage-Show-Sell - Bloomfield Township, MI

The sellers must have liked the idea of being able to look out the window from the bed.  They most likely never used the fireplace.  The didn't like walking around the bed to get to the bathroom.

This proves you live in your house one way and sell it another.

 

Good job on pointing that out to them

Mar 20, 2009 08:15 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions - Roanoke, VA
Shows Great Home Staging

It looks great! 

Mar 20, 2009 09:39 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Jo Potvin
Design To Market LLC - Cincinnati, OH
Home Staging Cincinnati - Design To Market

The seller makes all the difference.  It is great to have clients so motivated to enable these changes to happen!

Mar 21, 2009 12:26 AM #11
Rainer
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Kathy Passarette
Creative Home Expressions - Mount Sinai, NY
L.I. Staging/Decorating

Jo ~ Love it, even with just the furniture moved!  Now I can imagine waking up or going to bed with a fire in that fireplace.  The window is gorgeous, good idea to remove the curtains.

Mar 21, 2009 01:43 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Connie Tebyani
Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro - Calabasas, CA
Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County

You even made the dated tile fireplace surround look like it was meant to be. Great before and afters!

Mar 21, 2009 04:52 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes

Minor changes - huge difference! Great job Jo!

Mar 21, 2009 09:43 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Staged to Perfection!

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

Kathy

Mar 21, 2009 02:28 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Jo Potvin
Design To Market LLC - Cincinnati, OH
Home Staging Cincinnati - Design To Market

Thanks Connie.  I think the wall color and neutralizing the trim aslo made the fireplace more appealing.

Mar 21, 2009 03:39 PM #16
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Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

Now that is an impressive change for the better.  Lovely work Jo!

Mar 22, 2009 01:06 AM #17
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Chrissie Sutherland
Ready Set Stage - Greensboro, NC

Very nice.  Looks much better and much more comfortable.  Great job.

Mar 22, 2009 10:20 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Patsy Overton
Patsy Overton Interiors, Atlanta, Georgia - Duluth, GA

Great work!  Odd that they would position their bed so that the foot juts into the fireplace.  Looks like a fire hazard.

Mar 22, 2009 01:26 PM #19
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Kim Smith - Northeast Ohio Home Stager
Staged by Kim - Stow, OH

That looks soooo much better!  Great job.  Love the wainscoting. :)

Mar 23, 2009 05:38 AM #20
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Kathy Riggle
STAGING SMART N SOLD - Houston, TX
Houston Home Staging

Much better furniture arrangement.  The window's architecture helps to highlight the fireplace.

Mar 23, 2009 09:50 AM #21
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Jacqueline Forde
Alluring Interiors - Ajax, ON

Wonderful transformation, Jo!

Mar 31, 2009 08:59 AM #22
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