Another Santa Monica Staging Success Story
Posted on 31 May 2012
We are often asked, “Can you stage an occupied home?” As we wrote in a previous post, the answer is a resounding “Yes!”
For this beautiful family home in Santa Monica, we were asked to do just that. The homeowner wanted to use as much as she could of her own furniture, but knew there were some items that needed to be updated for staging purposes. We gave her a list of what should be done prior to staging (simple updates, paint, etc) and what items she needed to pack away. She did an amazing job getting the property in selling shape, and then we came in to add the finishing touches.
This one sold very quickly with 5 offers for its full asking price!
The homeowner had beautiful things, but the dark patterned sofa and rug and the kelly green bookcases were distracting.
The homeowner painted the insides of the bookcases. Then we brought in simple white furniture, a lighter colored rug, and some airy sheers. We relocated a console table that she had elsewhere in the home and showed buyers where they could put their TV, and voila – a bright and spacious living room!
The dining room chairs were well worn. The large china hutch felt too big for this room, while the light fixture felt too small.
We had the owner replace the chandelier and remove the excess furniture and we brought in new chairs, art, and sheers to brighten up the space.
This space off the kitchen and dining room was being used as a music room. Since not everyone has a piano, we decided to make it into a more functional space that anyone could use.
Bringing in a small table from another room and one of the old dining chairs, we created a small home office, perfect for doing the bills or monitoring the kids while they’re on the computer.
The master bedroom was great, but the homeowner had both a TV and a computer workstation in the room, taking away from the relaxing feel of a master suite.
We removed the desk and TV, brightened up the bedding, and added some art and accessories. Simple changes made a huge impact!
This teenager’s surf-themed room felt like a cave.
We kept the surf theme, but neutralized the paint color, brightened up the curtains and cleared the clutter.
The 3rd bedroom had purple walls and burgundy curtains, making it feel dark and cramped.
Paint, de-cluttering and some new art and accessories really brightened up the space.
This homeowner was thrilled by the new look of her home and even more happy when it sold quickly for her full asking price!
If you will be living in your home while it’s on the market, call Stage to Sell for a consultation today. You’ll be glad you did!