Sunday, April 29, 2012

Would You Install a Blue Appliance?

All The King's Houses
had to share another wonderful kitchen with you.

Look at the blue stove and range hood!  What a daring choice!  How about those bodacious hanging lanterns?

The white cabinets, Carrara marble, stainless steel appliances and abundance of glass (windows, upper cabinets, lanterns) could make this kitchen read too cold.  The hardwood floors, furniture surround of the island, bar stools and seating area contribute to an feeling of overall warmth and coziness.  Buyers respond to that welcoming feeling.  Emotion is behind every buy.

Staged for a Magazine--Not for Selling
Of course, this photo is styled for a photo shoot. 

If this house were being staged for sale, the majority of the accessories on the island would need to go.  The tall yellow yarrow would stay to coordinate with the yellow garden stool in the seating area.  The yarrow is also a good choice because of its height.  It draws the eye up for a buyer to appreciate the ceiling height and upper windows.  I would place the blue bowl from the island on the countertop near the range.  The blue chair, range, and bowl would make a 'color triangle' that lends cohesiveness to the space.

Also, if I were staging, I'd lose the rug behind the bar stools.  The gorgeous floors should be showcased.  (I'm not a fan the rug position either.  It looks off to me for frame of this photo.)

My point is, styling this kitchen for a photo shoot is different than staging this kitchen would be for MLS pictures.  Folks are always asking me the difference between staging and interior design.  I intend to answer this question by showing frequent examples.

What do you think about the blue stove?

If you would like your home staged, please contact me.
Linda Beam


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