Window Treatments To The Rescue!

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Real Estate Agent with Dove Realty Inc.

 

house before without window treatments empty unstaged househome staged with window treatments after photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 To make the most of a partial water view and allow more light to come in, while blocking a view of the parking lot, we removed the top down venetian blinds and retro-fitted matchstick blinds from Lowe's to work from the bottom-up. And of course we staged it with furniture, art work and accessories to complement the style of the condominium.

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Since the top down shades only served to block the sunlight and expose the view of the street along with the neighbors cardboard window treatments, we decided to replace them with sheers on the lower part of the window.
This allowed more light to come through while showing off the mullions and blocking a less than desirable view.  To create a focal point we changed out the 90s glass and brass light fixture for a chandelier that is in keeping with the style of the house.

I apologize for the hideous "before" picture but this is exactly why I don't take my own listing photos.   

house before window treatments

 gorgeous after photo with window treatments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mar 03, 2008 09:52 PM #1
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Susan Peters
Dove Realty Inc. - Seattle, WA
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Chelsea,

Interesting business you have here. Thanks for the feedback. 

Mar 03, 2008 11:15 PM #2
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Kathy Passarette
Creative Home Expressions - Mount Sinai, NY
L.I. Staging/Decorating
Susan ~ Very nice!  I like how creative you are with simple window treatments.  I like that console table in the living room.  I also like the way you showed off the window in the kitchen hanging the sheers that way.
Mar 04, 2008 08:00 AM #3
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Julea Joseph
Reinventing Space - Chicago, IL
Julea Joseph House Stager - Reinventing Space

Susan,

I too am a BIG fan of your work.  I really like how you make thing go from dull, hard and cold to classy, warm and homey.  Bravo !! 

Mar 04, 2008 08:08 AM #4
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Robyn Guinn
StageAZ - Phoenix, AZ
Home staging, Arizona

Very clever idea!  Looks great.  I love those tray tables you use.  What do you use for the top piece?

Robyn Guinn

stageaz@cox.net

StageAZ

Mar 04, 2008 09:39 AM #5
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Susan Peters
Dove Realty Inc. - Seattle, WA
The Better it Looks the Better it Sells

Kathy and Julea: I'm glad somebody brought htis post back to life. It was one of my first and apparently i didn't put in a any groups so it just about died on the vine.

Robyn: It's a hollow core door, without a hole, painted a high gloss black. 

Mar 04, 2008 02:44 PM #6
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Cindy Richter
Interior Motiv Home Staging - Flower Mound, TX
IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager
I can only think of one word for you.  FANTABULOUS!  Great job and such creativity! 
Mar 04, 2008 06:18 PM #7
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I love the paint colour you used in the living room of the 'long skinny living room'....can you tell me what it is??

Thanks

Deborah Brock

www.simplypresentable.com

Mar 04, 2008 07:36 PM #8
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Susan Peters
Dove Realty Inc. - Seattle, WA
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Deborah: I'll have to ask my clients.
Mar 04, 2008 11:44 PM #9
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Susan Peters
Dove Realty Inc. - Seattle, WA
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Cindy: Thanks and if I haven't told you before I love the your logo and company name.
Mar 05, 2008 08:37 PM #10
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Bevin Googer
First Impressions Home Staging and Interior Redesign - Mount Pleasant, SC
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I love what you did! The different window treatments makes all the difference. And, your staging is beautiful!
Mar 06, 2008 01:06 PM #11
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Bevin: Thanks and congrats on your RESA award.
Mar 06, 2008 06:01 PM #12
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