Monday, October 29, 2012

Staging Solutions for a Stodgy Living Room

The living room of this house was basically a storage station for some vintage 50's furniture.  The heavy Maple furniture would be better suited to a cabin than in this living room. It had to go!

Living Room Before
Living Room After
We used Sherwin Williams Killam Beige above the chair rail. See how it makes the architectural details of the room pop?


We moved two bookcases from upstairs to the back wall.  The bookcases were staged with minimal accessories. A vignette of large picture, candlestick lamp, and a couple of finals give the piano instant appeal.  I brought in two chairs from the dining room and added lovely lumbar pillows.  The coffee table from the family room was used between the chairs.  The rug is a bit squat for the size of the room. But, staging is not decorating and the light color draws attention to the beautiful hardwood floors.

That's it!  A room simply staged using furniture from other areas of the house and supplemented with accessories.
Continuing to pray for those of you in Sandy's path.



  1. You have got to be the hero of several folks around there. It's amazing and more so that you do it with what they have. You are the guru zen master

    1. What an awesome compliment! I like it: guru zen master! Thanks!

  2. What a transformation!!!! Great job!

  3. Another amazing transformation...I agree, great new Title Guru Zen Master!

  4. Thanks so much! Your kind words mean a lot.