Hello everyone. I am in bed, riding my heating pad with a cup of coffee. I staged the 3-story 'vanilla' house yesterday! I'm a bit sore and achy but full of satisfaction. The owners and realtor are happy--so I'm doing the Hokey Pokey cuz that's what it is all about.
I'll post several before and afters of this house. Today, I'm going to show you the family room. Here are the after pictures.
Staging is about BIG accessories and pops of color. I used those groovy black lamps I recently posted about. The green vases on the mantle I found at a home store--one was in housewares and the other was in the garden shop. To the vases I added rust colored twigs for height. Each vase sports a chunky tassel. The tassel adds a another layer of color and texture. The picture on the mantel is an abstract of assorted vases. The pictures has all the colors I used in the house: green, gold, crimson, with a spot of blue. The picture mat is black which coordinates with the fireplace surround, the lamps, two printed pillows and one solid pillow. I also had to consider the black of the large screen TV. The frame is a gold/copper color. I picked the gold/cooper up with the candlesticks, a copper pot of ferns and the rim of a vintage saucer on the coffee table. The pot of ferns was used to hide the wires and outlets for the television. The coffee table is very small in scale compared to the sectional. Staging is not decorating. I wanted the room to appear as large as possible. The small glass coffee table accomplishes this goal. The owners had a massive rectangular coffee table that literally ate square footage.
Here are the before shots.