Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Staging a Kitchen to Sell

Here is the kitchen reveal! There is a tapestry runner on the kitchen table and a copper urn with silk orchids (lower left).  The staging items complement the colors in the valance.
Kitchen After. Shot from Family Room
The picture below showcases the new backsplash with  a few stating items. In the corner, is a colorful rooster plate with blue vase and live Pathos vine. The jumbo gilded pear brings in the dining room staging (next post). I also included a ceramic tray with bottles of mixed peppers next to cooktop.  
Kitchen After Backsplash Installation and Staging
Across from the custom valance, above the cabinets, I placed another blue vase that corresponds to the blue vase on the countertop. The crimson platter, gold dinner plate and green salad plate continue  the colors of the valance on this side of the kitchen. 
After Staging Above Kitchen Cabinets Opposite Window
In every house I stage, I  a place a platter of Granny Smith Apples. The wooden platter is layered with a copper plate. These organic items lend warmth and vitality.

Island Centerpiece
The small lamps on the island add extra light, height, and design. I also removed a barstool to make breathing room between them. On the far right countertop, I placed a cookbook (same green as apples, of course!) and a jumbo gilded apple which, again, brings in the dining room motif.

Lamps and Centerpiece on Island

Before pictures:
Kitchen Before Backsplash and Staging
Kitchen Before Backsplash and Staging
What a fun kitchen to stage!  I think the kitchen has new life and vitality.  It should appeal to potential buyers, don't you think?

Linda

10 comments:

  1. MUCH better. I think I have that same platter that you use for the green apples (great idea, by the way).

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    1. Thanks Mary Ann! I love that platter. It serves many uses.

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    1. Patty you are my best cheerleader! Thanks!

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  3. What a difference the lamps and additional pieces bring to this room. It looked barren and unwelcoming before. Has the house sold yet? It should with your great touches.

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  4. Just went on the market Heather. I hope it does sell soon! Thanks for your comment.

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  5. It's incredible to think, but I do believe those apples make a difference

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    1. I think you are very right. Something alive always makes a space feel more vibrant.

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  6. What a difference that backsplash makes. So your "signature" is a plate full of granny smith apples? youre adorable, that is so cute.
    Have a great weekend.
    xo Nancy
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    1. Yes, Nancy Granny Smith apples are my 'signature'. The last up to 3 months in a house.

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