Staging vs Mood makeovers

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Celebration
I read an interesting article in the CRS magazine about not just staging your homes but doing mood makeovers.  Changing lighting with color especially in bathrooms with someting called chromatherapy.  This can turn an ordinary tub into a spectrum of colors.  Knowing how light effects the body is entering the home decor arena.  We know "blue soothes, green energizes and red stimulates"  the article says So how are you putting this technique to use in creating ambiance in your homes?  We have added small lamps and picture lighting but have yet to try color bulbs.  It didn't discuss paint just lighting interesting approach as the cost of bulbs and lamps is less and may have a great effect.  Anyone else tried this?
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Rainmaker
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Ann Cummings
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Teri, did that article talk about what they feel are the best colors for "mood staging" when selling?  Are these color bulbs for sale in regular stores, or do you have to go to some speciality store for them?

Inteesting topic, and I'd love to hear some more on it.

Sep 14, 2006 11:57 AM #1
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Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert

Teri,

If they can figure out which color bulb when used in the bathroom will make me look twenty years younger and twenty pounds lighter I'll buy them all.

Sep 14, 2006 12:35 PM #2
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Craig Schiller
Baird & Warner - St. Charles, IL

Lighting... THAT is someting we study in design school. 

Just be careful about using the wrong lights in the wrong area... it can have backlash.

Most people do not realize that humans look best under incandescent lighting. (Incandescent bulbs are the shape that is commonly used to indicate "Bright Idea").

Incandescent  are NOT the most efficient so they cost more... but HUMANS look the best under them. The render our skin tones warm and appealing. NOT cold, dead or pasty.

Anyway... becareful of using gimmick lighting colors. I would suggest investing in a dimmer. With a much more SEXY and appealing envrionment can be created.

Craig

Sep 14, 2006 05:10 PM #3
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Teri Isner
Keller Williams Celebration - Orlando, FL
GRI, CRS, CIPS
Craig they talked about dimmers, and will have to try some incandescent bulbs ..thanks
Sep 14, 2006 05:26 PM #4
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I'm gonna make it a point to take Barb Schwarz's home staging course next year. I can't seem to learn it from a book. Too bad it doesn't count toward continuing ed hrs.
Sep 15, 2006 12:05 AM #5
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