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My Latest Staging Project – A Cute Craftsman Style Home

By Centerpiece Home Staging on May 15, 2012

Things have really picked up this month in real estate.  We worked on three projects last week alone including this cute craftsman home in Huntersville.  It is a well-maintained vacant home ready for its next owner.  I’ll walk you through our staging transformation:

Upon entering the home, the formal dining room is on the left and there is a formal living room or space for a study on the right.  We added furnishings and accessories to make this space more appealing upon entering the home.

Formal Dining Room Before

Formal Dining Room Staged

Here is the space on the right, note the tile flooring:

Formal Living Room or Study Before

 We installed an attractive 5×7′ wool area rug to break up the large area of tile and warm up this space a bit.  We also brought in several pieces of furniture to show how this space could be used as a home office or study.  The large silk palm tree and art were installed for added texture and color.  This room would also make a great children’s play area, but staging as a study is a safer bet given its close proximity to the front door.

Staged as Study

Next we staged the two-story great room with built-in shelving.  Color scheme makes a big difference when it comes to staging!

Great Room Before

Great Room Staged

This home has a great kitchen with granite countertops!  Note the pops of color from kitchen accessories that coordinate with furnishings in the adjacent great room i.e. gold canisters tie together with the gold Ethan Allen sofa found in the great room, and the red ceramic bowls and covered dish links colors found in the throw pillows and other accessories in the great room.

Breakfast Room – Before & After

Note the black pedastal table ties together with black saddle bar stools at breakfast bar as well as the black granite countertop.

Breakfast Room Before

Breakfast Area After Staging

Next I’ll show you the master suite.  Staging with a king size bed is important so potential buyers can get a feel for the size of this room.

Master Bedroom Before

Master Bedroom Staged

The master bath has too much white on white, so color makes a huge impact.

White on White Master Bath – Staged with Pops of Color

There are other places throughout the home where adding a few simple accessories or pieces of accent furniture make all the difference!

Such as this extra space at the end of a hall…

or this storage bench at the middle landing on the way upstairs!


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