Mission Impossible? Not for a STAGER!!!

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Home Stager with A Wonderful Space, LLC

I decided to accept an impossible mission because a friend was needing my help. So, I grabbed my camera and my tape measure, and jumped in my Jeep!

 

 

My mission? Enhance the showings on a newly built $1.3 Million home.

The challenge:

Feedback from showings is that the main living area is too dark, and the kitchen is too modern.

MY challenges:

  • The client is a friend
  • The budget is TINY
  • A recent tornado in our area has made rental furniture scarce
  • There is a ton of dark wood in this space

 

Here is what I had to work with:

before 

before

 

I knew I needed a powerful weapon to complete this mission. I looked into my staging arsenal, and the answer was easy!

 

 

                                               red

 

after

after

after

I think you will agree...mission accomplished!

This home was lovingly staged by

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Elaine-Wow!  What a fun space.  Your use of red looks fantastic!

Jun 10, 2008 06:55 AM #25
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Charlene Storozuk
Dezigner Digz - Burlington, ON
Home Stager - Burlington Ontario

You made the impossible possible Elaine.  There's something wacky going on with AR this morning because none of your pictures are showing up and neither are anyone's profile photos.  I did check out this blog last night though.  I didn't have time to comment but I did see the photos then.  I love the red that you used - makes the room come alive.

Jun 10, 2008 08:47 AM #26
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Elaine M. Gage
A Wonderful Space, LLC - Lakewood, CO
A Wonderful Space, LLC

Patricia- I just got a call from my builder friend and he is very excited about how it looks! I wanted to say "And we got featured!" but it's so hard to explain to non-AR members the significance of that!

Maureen- Thanks so much! Yeah, I used to love that show, too!

Deb- A TINY budget in this case was under a grand! And all four bathrooms were staged for that price!

Terrylynn- I hadn't used red in awhile and then I used it twice this week!

Ardell- There was something about this job that made my daughter and I hungry when we were finished up! Eye candy...maybe that's it!

Christine- Too bad we can't get all those buyers back that already looked at it! A good example of why seller's should stage BEFORE it goes on the market!

S & D- We shall see. I do think it has a much better chance now!

Michele- My daughter and I had so much fun on this project. I was very low on inventory so we got to do a lot of shopping!!!

Charlene- Yeah, that was weird to turn on my computer and see I was a ghost head! And my header photo was gone which took me hours to figure out how to do! But, looks like things are back to normal (for now). Glad you got to see the photos before they vanished! I agree, there was no life in this space before.

Jun 10, 2008 10:58 AM #27
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Exsqueeze me?  That was all the inventory you had left?  No wonder all your work is  so great - and WORKS!  Happy Staging - Julie

Jun 10, 2008 12:34 PM #28
Rainer
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Visions Home Staging, Furnishings & Design
Visions Home Staging, Furnishings & Design - Walnut Creek, CA
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Elaine - OMGee, I have that same kitchen table and chairs, I reupholstered them in RED!

It looks fantastic, modern kitchen, yet warmed up with the palate.

Jou, did a fantastic job, mahn! (jes, there ees an accent!)

Jun 10, 2008 01:00 PM #29
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Elaine M. Gage
A Wonderful Space, LLC - Lakewood, CO
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Julia- Only the lamp and dishes are new in this shot. I had to buy a ton of towels because if you include these four, I have sixteen bathrooms staged right now!

Amber- This is not the set I originally had planned, but when they delivered the wood one, it was clashing terribly with the wood already in there! So, glass and metal is a great option when you are working with so much wood! I bet they look pretty with red seats! Tank jou veery much, mahn!

Jun 10, 2008 02:20 PM #30
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Elaine EXCELLENT job, LOVE that red.. I am planning to use red in a new construction home later this month but I will have to shop !!! I am sure that will be SOLD in no time - go for that agent that she called you !! God bless
Jun 10, 2008 02:39 PM #31
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Elaine...something compelled me to check out Active Rain today....it was your blog on the $1.3 house!!!  Love it!!!   You will have jobs for life with this realtor.

See you Thursday....N

Jun 10, 2008 04:58 PM #33
Rainmaker
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Elaine M. Gage
A Wonderful Space, LLC - Lakewood, CO
A Wonderful Space, LLC

Uh oh, a comment from a mysterious nameless person! Can I guess? Cheryl?

NANCY!!!! Recognize the rug from the showroom? I know I was supposed to be paying attention to the lady from the Department of Revenue, but I was really picking out furniture!!! I will tell you all about it on Thursday!!! I am so tickled that you stopped by!!!

Jun 10, 2008 05:35 PM #34
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Elaine, this home looks fabulous!!! Excellent job! It's incredible how much of a difference the choice of color makes. Congratulations again on a job well done, and I'm looking forward to reading your meme!

Jun 11, 2008 05:27 PM #35
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

Red is a magic color!  Surely this home will sell!!  You  did an incredible job with color, space, warmth-awesome!!

Jun 11, 2008 06:55 PM #36
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Elaine M. Gage
A Wonderful Space, LLC - Lakewood, CO
A Wonderful Space, LLC

Griselda- Thanks so much! And here's my Meme: http://activerain.com/blogsview/529834/Tagged-THREE-TIMES

Cathy- Isn't it amazing! I LOVE red!!! I hope it sells quickly!!!!

Jun 11, 2008 07:18 PM #37
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Phyllis Pafumi
ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey - Old Bridge, NJ
ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ

Fantastic job and yes the red was a perfect accent color. I am sure your friend loves you and I am sure you will sell quickly

Phyllis Pafumi

Jun 12, 2008 06:23 PM #38
Rainmaker
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Elaine M. Gage
A Wonderful Space, LLC - Lakewood, CO
A Wonderful Space, LLC

Phyllis- Well, I'd like to say he just gushed about it, but he IS a man, you know!

Jun 12, 2008 09:03 PM #39
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Marianne Sweet
Home Sweet Home Staging - Rochester Hills, MI
Home Sweet Home Staging, LLC Rochester Hills, MI
Gorgeous! Now, is your computer going to spontaneously combust Agent Phelps?
Jun 13, 2008 10:45 AM #40
Rainmaker
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Elaine M. Gage
A Wonderful Space, LLC - Lakewood, CO
A Wonderful Space, LLC

Marianne- Thanks! I see you are familiar with the show!

Jun 13, 2008 11:32 AM #41
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Kathy Riggle
STAGING SMART N SOLD - Houston, TX
Houston Home Staging

Hi Elaine- Red is such an energetic color, and the your accents look great! Did you take your "inspiration" from the pendant lighting fixtures? Kathy

Jun 14, 2008 02:56 PM #42
Rainmaker
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Elaine M. Gage
A Wonderful Space, LLC - Lakewood, CO
A Wonderful Space, LLC

Kathy- I did...it was the only color in the whole space!

Jun 14, 2008 03:35 PM #43
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles & Pasadena, CA

Elaine: What a fabulous staging job and a great blog post. You did your friend a great service. Congratulations

Jun 15, 2008 12:40 PM #44
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Elaine M. Gage
A Wonderful Space, LLC - Lakewood, CO
A Wonderful Space, LLC

Thanks, Michele! Now, I just keep my fingers crossed! If all goes well, I could wind up staging ALL the homes he builds, AND all the listings for his agent!!! There is a lot riding on this one!

Jun 15, 2008 12:56 PM #45
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