Design on Steroids

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I have often said staging a home is design on steroids.  You don’t have the luxury of looking at swatches or testing out paint and stain colors.  We get the challenging homes that we have to make look like a million bucks in a matter of days. Funky floor plans, purple walls, orange floors, shag carpet from 1972…I have seen it all.  Not to mention a staging project also comes with the homeowner who has four kids, six dogs, two cats and a chicken!  And among all of that, they still ask me “Can you make this house look like your website? And can you do it by Thursday of this week?” SURE! No problem, we got this! This is what makes my job so fun–the challenge of putting together a room under pressure, and accentuating the positive of every listing. Trust me, I have yet to have a listing that didn’t have SOMETHING positive. 

The living room is the size of a postage stamp: it’s not small, it’s cozy.

The kitchen has no storage: less storage, less clutter!

The bathroom has pink tile: PINK! I love pink. This is nothing an oushak rug can’t cure!

When staging and designing, my glass is always half full. No matter how many odd colored walls or ancient carpets, I can always find beautiful features in a home to build upon. And once we get going, we’re going to do it in super-speed mode, like design on steroids.