"Contemporary High Country" Style Connecticut Home Staging

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"Contemporary High Country" Style Connecticut Home Staging

This large Living Room in Heritage Village, Southbury CT, needed some lightening and brightening, as well as a defined floor plan for furniture placement.  Nestings Home Staging imbued this vacant condo with a "Contemporary High Country" style to attract the target buyer:  affluent 55+ from the New York area.

Before:

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After:

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We removed the dated window treatment, as well as some of the builtins' shelves.  This made room for a lamp, as well as some art to brighten the room.  The view of the woods, a key selling feature, is not blocked by furniture.  The sofa is almost the same color as the walls, so it does not have a large presence in the room.  It has clean lines, with some tufting as a nod to more traditional pieces.  Bright pillows help brighten the space.

 

Before:

before

After:

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A stately chair with an antique look and a floor lamp were added to one side of the fireplace for a library feel.  The contemporary lamp contrasts nicely with the chair.

 

Before:

before

After:

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The two chairs, in bright white tufted leather, look out towards the view.  Since there was so much space, we added a wine bar behind this seating area.  This was a great opportunity to demonstrate added functionality as well as add more lighting.

 

I like to position the clock's hands at 5:05 - cocktail time!

Prior to Staging, this vacant condo was on the market for ten weeks, with very little interest in a crowded market.  After Staging, it had many showings, and sold in six weeks!

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Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
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Julia -- nicely done.  Even with built-ins, it's simple to remove some shelves(and properly store them) to give the room a better appearance.  Great, as usual, before/after photos.   I like that the clock behind the new bar area  is set at just after 5 -- just in time for happy hour somewhere in the world.  

Aug 25, 2012 10:20 AM #1
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Julie - I'm also a huge fan of that clock, perfectly set at 5:05pm - cheers to that!  Adding furniture to the space really gives the unit warmth and vitality.  Perfect furniture choices for that 55+ sophisticated New York buyer! 

Aug 25, 2012 01:03 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

It's five o'clock somewhere!

Michael - I do like to give shelves more space!

Thanks, Sally - it worked!

Aug 25, 2012 01:38 PM #3
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Kathy Booth, Setting the Stage
Setting the Stage - Newmarket, ON
Home Staging and ReDesign Professional

Very nice before and after pics.  Love the clock!!

Aug 27, 2012 09:25 AM #4
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Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
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Thank you, kathy!  Love that clock too, but I probably should have used a very large mirror.

Aug 27, 2012 10:00 AM #5
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
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I wonder if you end up picking up empty bottles of wine...love your furniture choices

Aug 28, 2012 07:01 PM #6
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Great job, Julia. What a night/day difference. I just had my sister come over to my warehouse and she picked out a clock for her living room. She made mention that it didn't have a battery. LOL. All of my clocks do not have batteries. However, unlike you, I don't set them to a certain time. Perhaps I should (smile).

Congratulations. Your home staging is being featured in the group Staging Before and After Pictures.

Kathy

Aug 29, 2012 03:34 AM #7
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Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
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Anna - hahaha!  There WERE empty wine bottles!  But I brought them in empty - had fun with that little project - LOL

Thank you for the feature, Kathy!  I don't bother w/ batteries - 5:05 suits me just fine!

Aug 29, 2012 06:29 AM #8
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Marianne Cherico
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Julia,

I love your transformations! And I also love that clock and am toasting to you!

Marianne

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