Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Meanwhile....More Staging at Virginia's

Hello from beautiful Raleigh NC!  The sun is shining, there is a gentle breeze and it is in the 70's.

Here's the powder room staging.  I'm bummed I failed to take before shots.  The picture is from Z Gallerie on clearance (and it had a small scratch on the frame so there was a further discount).  It couldn't have been more perfect!  Glass candle holders are from World Market.  Silver soap dish is one of Virginia's from her stash.
I added a wee little lamp.  There are no windows so the room shows as dark.  The biggest change was the new tile!! (See the right corner?)  There was dark brown carpet (original to the house! yikes!) before.  After much persuading (damn that StagerLinda and her demands!), it was replaced with gorgeous new tile.  (Mr.V is a tiling machine.  He replaced the tile in 3 other bathrooms too.)

Here are some more before and afters.  I swiped this antique secretary from another room and created a vignette as a quiet place.  It is a great place to compose handwritten notes.  (I do so hope personal notes never go by the wayside.)  It's always a good idea to turn 'wasted space' into 'usable space' for selling.
Landing After Staging
Landing Before Staging
ANOTHER EXAMPLE THAT STAGING IS NOT DECORATING
Here is a small bedroom upstairs that was used as an office/guest room.  The primary selling feature of this space is the window seat.  The top lifts to reveal deep storage.  Mr. Virginia took all of the hinges and 83 nails off, cleaned, painted and reinstalled. Great job, Mr. V! If you were decorating you would place a cushion and pillows on to of it.  Since I was staging, the potential buyer needs to see and access the functionality of this great storage unit.


Small Guest Room After Staging


Small Guest Room Before Staging


12 comments:

  1. Yay for new tile!! Now that was a huge and very important change!!

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    1. Yes, Traci! I think it should be a Universal Law--No Carpet in Bathrooms--Ever!

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  2. All great changes! The hall looks so much better, love the new guest space and wow the bath is 100% improved!

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  3. Thanks Patty. This has been a fun project!

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  4. I love how simple can look so great!

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    1. Gina, thanks so much for weighing in! Your style is exceptional!

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  5. The space by the stairs with the secretary added is great! The furniture fits the space so well, and like you said, it's usable space now!
    Nice work!

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  6. Why oh Why didn't I ask you years ago to help me with the landing?? I had always wanted it to be something more than wasted space, and you transformed it into what I always wanted it to be, just months before I move out. And I think the BEST advice you gave us was to rip out the carpet and tile the powder room. And your persuasive powers are unbeleivable. Mr. Virginia did NOT want to take on any more projects but listened to you and tiled the bathroom with the gorgeous tile, it totally transformed the area.

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