Home Staging in Ireland looks like this ...

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Inspired by Michelle Pimentel's blog about staging in France I remembered that on a trip over to Ireland last Fall I visited several model homes and took photos of the staging. It was fun to see their furnishings and the staging methods they used, which are quite different in some ways than what we're used to here in North America!

These were newly-built model homes in a modestly-priced development near the quaint village of Castleconnell in County Limerick near Ireland's west coast.  Prices range from $360K to $475K with sizes from 1035 to 1585 sq ft. The sales brochure states that "the main bedroom has an ensuite (bathroom) including an electric shower."  If you've visited Ireland and parts of the UK, you'll know that showers can be cold unless they've been specially fitted with an "electric" device to provide hot water!

A couple of things you'll notice in the photos is that they use very little greenery compared to here in the US, and they hang the art very high on the walls .... it was all I could do to keep myself from lowering it!

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Bedside lamps are often quite small, and they're plugged in but have no bulbs!

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Dining spaces can either be off the kitchen or living room ....

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 .... Or they can be more casual eating spaces in the kitchen ....

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"Fully fitted kitchens" are an extra cost when selecting your home here ...

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Bedrooms are small and compact  in this development ....

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And living rooms are cozy spaces as well ...

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Bathrooms are compact and efficient .... and are quite simply staged with plants ...

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It would be fun if others here would post photos of home staging in other countries from their travels!  If you have any to share, please post!

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Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Maureen this is fastinating.  Why would I think that staging in Ireland would be much different from here?  I loved seeing your photos.    We are currently at our place in Hawaii and this makes me want to go visit some model/for sale homes.  Many of the very expensive home here do not appear to be staged and I find that so curious.  Wish I could afford to do it in both locations. 

Thanks (mahalo) for sharing and Aloha.

 

Sep 30, 2008 09:34 PM #25
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
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Ginger ~ Aloha!  You are so lucky to be over there enjoying the good life!  Wouldn't that be fun if you could be a staging consultant at home AND in Hawaii?  What a life .... two resort areas.  Why don't you go out before you return home and visit a few model homes and take some photos to blog about.  Enjoy the rest of your trip and thanks for stopping by!

Sep 30, 2008 09:55 PM #26
Rainer
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Lisa Sherman
Interior Aura - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Interior, Redesign & Decorating - Salem Oregon

I wish I had some international photos to share with you... I'll make sure and put that on my "to do" for future trips.  It is a great idea and quite fascinating to compare how our careers are similar and different from those in other countries.  Thanks for sharing! 

Oct 01, 2008 12:11 AM #27
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
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Hi Lisa ~ It really would be great to see staging from a variety of countries.  Thanks for stopping by with your feedback!

Oct 01, 2008 01:47 AM #28
Rainmaker
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Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

Lovely post Maureen!  I'm ready for an international trip -- maybe for a new venture you will start leading guided tours to international locations -- tax deductible travel for all!  Can we tour Italy too?

Oct 03, 2008 08:39 AM #29
Rainmaker
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Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

Maureen -- this was fascinating.  So glad you posted these photos, how fun

Oct 03, 2008 08:42 AM #30
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
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Margaret ~ What a great idea you have!  I think an international tour of staged homes would be fabulous - and Italy would be a perfect stop along the way.  Talk about an opportunity to study art and color!!

Karen ~ Glad you enjoyed the pics -- Thanks for stopping by.

Oct 03, 2008 09:38 AM #31
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Tanya V Fresh Eye Designs LLC
Fresh Eye Designs LLC - Lawrenceville, GA
Where Staged Equals Sold

Maureen - Great pics! It is always nice to see what goes on in other parts of the world.

Oct 05, 2008 07:43 PM #32
Rainmaker
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Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pro's"

I love Europe, and this reminds me of the compactness, of flats there but more modern...interesting.  Wouldn't it be fun just to have the job of traveling around looking at staged houses?

Oct 05, 2008 10:11 PM #33
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
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Tanya ~ Thanks for your comment -- it's always interesting to see how others live isn't it?

Cindy ~ Me too -- and I'd like nothing more than to travel around Europe to check out staged homes!  That would be too much fun.

Oct 05, 2008 11:06 PM #34
Rainmaker
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David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Maureen - Really interesting to see what they do it other countries.  Just like watching International House Hunters vs. regular House Hunters.  Thanks for sharing these photos!

Oct 06, 2008 03:45 PM #35
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Phyllis Pafumi
ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey - Old Bridge, NJ
ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ

This is actual quite nice and a bit more modern than I would expect, I love it I agree with David it is like watching International House Hunters.

Phyllis Pafumi

Oct 09, 2008 07:57 PM #36
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

David & Phylis ~ So I'm not the only one watching International House Hunters - whew!  I love to see how other cultures live and visit their homes.  Thanks for visiting my post!

Oct 10, 2008 12:35 AM #37
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
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Maureen, I loved the post and seeing how these models were staged....I thought they looked lovely and while I knew about Home Staging in Paris, I didn't know it was in Ireland (and I'm sure many other places as well).  I wish I had taken more interior shots when I was away!

Oct 19, 2008 07:43 AM #38
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Abby Roselli
ALR Home Staging and Showcasing, LLC - Staten Island, NY
Staten Island Home Stager

Great post, Maureen.  I never would have thought that 'castle' could look so homey inside.  I've never been outside of the states, therefore have nothing to contribute, however I'm anxious to see what others have to share!  Great idea!  =)

Oct 19, 2008 08:17 AM #39
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
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"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Carole ~ next time you take a trip, be sure to visit some staged homes and please share the photos with us -- it's fun to see how others present a home for sale.  Thanks for your feedback.

Abby ~ thanks for stopping by ... glad you enjoyed the post and the pictures. 

Oct 19, 2008 11:44 AM #40
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Robyn Guinn
StageAZ - Phoenix, AZ
Home staging, Arizona

Hi Maureen, what an interesting post.  Thank so much for sharing that.  I don't really know what I expected staging in Ireland to look like, but I was really surprised.  Yeah, I would have been tempted to lower the pictures as well. Very interesting!! :)

Oct 19, 2008 12:47 PM #41
Rainer
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Lisa Roy
SPACELiFT HOME STAGING, Greater Vancouver - Vancouver, BC

Different world over there.  Can't say the staging was fantastic...........but good to know they are doing some staging.

Oct 19, 2008 04:59 PM #42
Rainmaker
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

I like the window treatments! Thanks for sharing..so interesting to see this as I have never been to Ireland.   

Oct 19, 2008 05:38 PM #43
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

Robyn ~ It was all I could do NOT to lower the art!  I'm sure most of us would have felt the same way.  Thanks for weighing in.

Lisa ~ Model homes in Ireland are often staged, but so far it's unheard of for an occupied home.  They could use our help, that's for sure.

Cathy ~ It would be fun to see other countries' staging as well .... thanks for stopping.

Oct 19, 2008 10:26 PM #44
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