BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS • Vacant Staging
The architectural features in this home are outstanding, so it doesn’t need a lot of “bells and whistles.”
Preparing this type of property for sale requires staging that quietly enhances what is already there.
The large dining room and master suite had a tendency to appear cavernous when void of furnishings.
The rooms still look quite large after staging is complete, but they have much more warmth when furnishings are in place.
A long shot with a wide angle lens shows how expansive this room truly is, with ample space for furnishings.
This model home was under construction when we first visited to take photos and prepare a bid.
The finished product has a wonderful area for a kitchenette and TV or media room
This long, narrow bedroom appeared to have inadequate room to accommodate a bed and nightstand.
Often, small rooms feel bigger when the proper scale of furniture is brought in and correctly placed.
HDR photography helps bring out the gorgeous, park-like landscaping in which this home is situated.
With lush vegetation all around, it feels like a treehouse for grownups when the view out the windows is captured in photos.
The Sellers had created a “zen” feeling in their landscaping, which was reminiscent of an Asian garden.
We carried over that theme in subtle ways when we staged the property, and the owners seemed quite pleased.
If you fight with color, color always wins! When there is an accent wall in a taste-specific color,
it often works best to keep it simple by supplementing with blacks and whites.
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS • Occupied/Owner’s Furnishings
This home was in need of staging but the family had a very limited budget. Consequently, we worked with their furnishings,
which included a color palette of primary colors throughout, to create focal points and warmth.
It is sometimes surprising how little decor it takes to give rooms a “lived-in” feeling, in this case,
just two pieces of greenery and one piece of art. Lighting is also an important factor in bringing a room to life.
Paring down on personal items is important in order to decrease visual static in photos. In the original photo, the eye focuses on what is in the wrought iron cabinet on the left. In the after shot, our eye is drawn to the bay window in this nook.
Bookshelves can be particularly problematic in photos. The eye is attracted to the busy patterning that books create, instead of looking at the room itself. This space appears small and claustrophobic. The AFTER photo gives us room to breathe.