Thursday, April 10, 2014

I'm Back and Spring Bedding

Overwhelming apologies for my absence.  Life + stuff = no show.

My home seller took my advice to buy a Bed-in-a Bag for her master.  As I've said before, nothing gives as much bang for your buck as a B n/a B treatment. Seller sent me several links for bedding within her budget.  This is the one I suggested.  "But it doesn't match..."  Nope, it doesn't.  

Spring has sprung! We had a gruesome Winter. It is tres important for your bedding to look fresh and bright. You can't afford a melancholy Master when selling.  I went over to the seller's house to see the bedding when it arrived.  I gave it my blessing and moved on to another area of the house to check a color.  When I returned, I caught the seller stuffing the comforter into the washer. "STOP!" I screamed in horror.  "Please don't wash it!"  For staging, you don't want to risk the bedding shrinking and getting lumps in the dryer. (There is a reason B n/a B is such a good value.)

I is the very dull and rumbled bedding before we changed it. 

See that green tissue box on the 'nightstand'?  That green POPS.  It was my inspiration. (Doesn't everyone get inspiration from a Kleenex box?)  The picture below is the bedroom as it appeared in MLS. 

After staging, I missed a shot of the mastered bed.  Grrrr....It took me and 2 assistants f-o-r-e-v-e-r to get the bedding perfectly smooth, straight and the pillows placed to perfection.  The sellers' did a good job of reconstructing it after spending the night in their bed.  (But, StagerLinda is an impossible perfectionist.)

Such a better 'feeling' after staging. A pretty, happy bed!  (I don't use the small pillows on the bed that come with the set.  Again, too match-y match-y for me.)  I wanted the white in the comforter and shames to draw attention to the white moulding and tray ceiling.  We are selling that architecture! The picture above the bed coordinates the paint color and the comforter colors together.

The bed is only one side of the glorious room!  I'll show you the seating area next post.

Thanks for waiting for me, my amigos.


  1. That room really looks 100%! Great job. It's hard to explain to sellers they really can't "live" in a staged house :) !

    1. You are so right Patty, it is difficult for sellers to keep staging maintained! I try to get MLS pictures AS SOON as the last accessory is placed. At least, the sellers try to keep the staging in tact. House cleaners don't give a rip! HA!

  2. Wow - what a huge difference for not so much money. It looks so much lighter and brighter!

  3. Thanks Kris! You are so right, it doesn't take a lot of money to make a big impact.

  4. It may not match the paint colour perfectly, bit it works beautifully. And that poor homeowner! The pressure of fluffing those pillows to Stager Linda standards every morning. 😉

  5. Wow...what a difference that made......I'm loving blues and greens her walls turquoise green?