- The bed is the focal point of a room, so start here. My client owns this great air bed that basically is a rolling suitcase and you unzip, plug in and within minutes POOF turns into a queen size bed. Frontgate has a few to choose from.
- Head Board. The head board are 2 plastic decorative fencing panels from Home Depot. I know, I know, super clever, weigh nothing and you can attach them to the wall with a nail. Instant headboard. Acurio Panels from Home Depot.
- Bedding. A bed should be lush & lovely. Chic bedding, fluffy pillows, cute accent pillows -and always throw a throw at the end of the bed for a bit of interest and texture. I found this great microfiber duvet set (almost no-iron) at HomeGoods and bird accent pillow fromMichaels. (had the shell pillow and throw in my staging stock pile.)
- The Night stand is a butler tray table. A butler tray is meant to be mobile, so easy open and close. This is a great what I call "Good Bones" piece of furniture. The tray comes off and the base just folds up. I found a close one on Amazon: Crosley Palm Harbor Outdoor Wicker Butler Tray
- Lamp. Just make sure is substantial enough to work with the scale of the bed.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Do you have a need to create, stage & style a bedroom in an empty room? Think you need to go out a buy and lug in heavy furniture? Think again. Today's home staging & styling job was for a client that enlisted me to to do a budget bedroom staging. Here's how I did it.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
|Coral Chambray Napkin|
|Indigo Floral Dinnerware|
|Carmilla Dining Chair - Blue Damask|
|Faux Croc Persimmon Tray|
|Lexford Chest - Navy|
|Aster Quatrefoil Tile Pillow|
|Petals Lumbar Pillow - Orange|
|Aster Jacobean Pillow|
Thursday, July 10, 2014
|A house cleaner moved home staging - shower curtain pushed to other side, accessories squished.|
Ahhh.. cleaning people. The coveted crew that makes us, the Home Stager, happy and horrified at the same time. In our perfect world, the cleaning people sweep in just prior to our detailed obsessed styling when we stage a home. We love them because they're the experts in cleaning and polishing a home to make it fabulous for the prospective buyer. The down side is, they clean the home after our job is done, moving what we've styled, squishing our perfectly placed accessories and moving everything around from furniture to window treatments in their quest for a tidy home - forgetting to put all those things back.
Our obsession with perfection has a goal - it produces a great online photo and gives the room optimum visual appeal. We take spaces and stage and style them not only visually appealing, but attractive to everyone who takes a peek. We showcase the best of the room which is why it is important to retain the product we produce.
Here are some ways a homeowner can preserve the integrity of the original staging.
1.) Have an photo archive of the recent staging for each room on your cell for reference.
2.) Print out a picture of the room/space and slip it into a plastic protector for the cleaning crew.
3.) Have a plastic storage bin that can house and protect staging props when the space is being occupied for daily usage or cleaned.