"Staging" for a low-income housing development - Part Deux

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Home Stager with Stage to Sell - LA Home Staging

Earlier this year when I got the call to "Stage" a low-income housing development for an inspection (see original post), I thought it would be a one-time job. As it turned out, however, the developers are quickly becoming one of my best repeat clients! Their "lesson learned" on the last job was that they should bring in a designer at the beginning stages of the project, rather than wait until they have a bunch of furniture and no cohesive design. So that's how it happened that I got another call a couple of months ago to preview their latest property - Carondelet Court.

Once again we were asked to design the community area for the development - a space that will be utilized by all the residents for socializing, watching TV, and taking courses (the city & state who fund these types of developments mandate that the builders have to provide different types of classes for the residents). The difference between this job and the last was that the entire community space was contained within one room, rather than in two separate spaces. We had to design a living area for hanging out & watching TV, a kitchen/dining space, a conference/classroom area and a kid's play space. Fun, fun, fun! My job always allows for a good deal of creativity, choosing rental furnishings to help enhance the look of a home to appeal to a broad range of buyers. But this job was pure interior design, and the pieces I selected were actually going to be used and enjoyed by the residents!

We had a great time with this one and here are some photos of the results. The great news is that there's another development being built as I type (apparently, LA Mayor Villaraigosa has made it a priority to create lots more affordable housing in the city), and we are looking forward to designing that one as well.

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Stage to Sell is the premier West Los Angeles Home Staging Company.

Owner & Principal Designer Annie Pinsker-Brown is an ASP (Accredited Staging Professional), a member of IAHSP (International Association of Home Staging Professionals), an affiliate member of the Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors and a member of the Culver City and West LA Chambers of Commerce.

Annie has Staged LA homes for Bravo's hit show "Million Dollar Listing" and TLC's "Property Ladder." She has also been featured in recent articles on Home Staging in Los Angeles Magazine, The New York Times, Costco Connection and Frontiers Magazine.

If you would like to see more of our Home Staging work, visit our website. There is an extensive gallery of before & after photos, as well as a list of our Staged properties currently on the market.

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Annie, you did a fantastic job separating the different areas by the placement of the furniture, but still have a nice flow throughout the space.  I like how you placed a round rug under the sectional.  Great job!

October 02, 2008 08:26 PM
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Thanks Michele! I just realized that the circular shape of the rug works with the circles in the art. Didn't even realize that when putting together the plan, but it works! :)

October 02, 2008 10:12 PM
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Laura Cerrano
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Annie, I went back to see part one and I'm not surprised they called you back, it looks lovely!  Great job.  I had done a non profit "makeover" for seniors and while it was time consuming, they all loved it!

October 02, 2008 10:54 PM
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Wendy Timmons
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Annie- It all looks great!  No wonder the builder want you back :)

October 03, 2008 01:14 AM
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Carole & Wendy, thanks so much! It's always so rewarding to work on projects that benefit those less fortunate.

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