Thursday, July 26, 2012

Staging for Kids & Staging Bloopers

There is a wee landing area topping the stairs to my backyard.  I figured, what the heck, why not give it a little staging while I'm at it. We have friends with a savvy seven year old daughter.  Young, Emily likes to be with us but not with us.   She can perch on this little bench and play her I-Phone (yes, really) games while the adults are close by.
I brought in neutral tones to stage this space. The brown shades in the batik cushion and small animal print pillow pick up the honey colors in the wicker furniture.  The black trim on the pillow, rug, and black stacking tables picks up the black from other items on the deck.  The console table top, the design in the sisal rug, and the bentwood chairs next to the landing all have black .  So there is continuity of color connecting all the spaces.

I love that I could squeeze in a fun little sitting nook for Em! 

Before Picture 
Deck Landing Before Staging
Staging Bloopers

  This week's episode of "Reality Staging with Stager Linda"

Opps! Butter fingers!  I really liked that planter.

I spray painted an old tray, inserted fabic under the glass, then stepped on it taking a picture.

Do not leave candles in direct sunlight on a hot day.

Happy Friday, y'all!




  1. Lucky Emily, she and other visitors have a lovely spot! stepped on the funny!

    1. Stepping on the tray broke my heart. I did what any stager worth her salt would do (for the photo deadline). I covered the break with magazines! After I finished with pictures I removed it.

  2. Love your new deck and especially the umbrella.

  3. Thanks Anne! The umbrella is what started this whole staging-the-deck-deal. Damn Summer Sales :)

  4. Great deck! Thanks for the nice comment on The Peak of Tres Chic! Have a wonderful day!


    1. Thanks Laura! Come visit again. Love you blog.

  5. Linda, Honey you are so tired from your One Room Challenge bedroom I bet you could take a nap anywhere. Thanks for the comment!