Marin Home Staging - What a Difference a Door Makes...

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Home Stager with Leslie Olson Interiors

Leslie Olson Interiors, Home Staging Marin

As my first posting on Active Rain, I thought it was appropriate to open the door to this community with comments about home staging entry doors

This condo project by Leslie Olson Interiors was targeted to the progressive home-buyer interested in a small home surrounded by trees in a quiet residential neighborhood.  Unfortunately the front entry is tucked along the side of the woods-facing condo, and isn't visible from the street.  The condo hadn't been modified since it was built almost 25 years ago, and the cracked and faded Victorian-style front door and tired light fixtures just weren't doing the job.

 Condo Before and After Entry Door

The front door was replaced with a standard design 4-panel glass entry door that allows natural light into the home.  Privacy and style were both addressed by having the interior side of the glass windows sand-blasted, leaving a 3/4" clear border to suggest beveled glass.  New door hardware was installed (it looks and feels more substantial in the hands of a potential buyer), and new lighting and doorbell were affordable upgrades.

The new entry happily piques the interest of potential buyers, and sets the stage for a gently contemporary, updated home inside.  It instantly brings a positive reaction -- and we all know how important emotional connection is to staging!

Thank you for reading my first post -- I look forward to getting acquainted with you though the Active Rain community! 

 

For more photographs of Staging by Leslie Olson Interiors, please visit:

 

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Marin Home Staging - What a Difference a Door Makes

 

 

Leslie Olson, ASID - Leslie Olson Interiors

Leslie Olson, ASID

Leslie Olson Interiors  Marin County, CA   leslie@leslieolsoninteriors.com     www.leslieolsoninteriors.com    415.233.2633

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Topic:
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California Marin County Larkspur
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Leslie Olson
Interior Design and Home Staging - Marin County CA
Leslie Olson Interiors

Thanks Meg, Maureen, Kathleen and Sue -- I very much appreciate your comments!

Forgive me for being inaccessible on Active Rain recently -- thanks to the wonderful leads I've gotten recently from this site I've been VERY BUSY Staging!  I've just posted a couple of blogs showing a couple of new vacant listings I just Staged in the Austin area (one very limited Staging, the other much larger scale).  I will soon be blogging with more Before and After photos.  And yes, my expanded web site is STILL almost ready -- my busy Staging schedule has delayed that launch as well.  I'll keep you posted...

Leslie Olson     Leslie Olson Interiors - Austin, Texas  leslie@leslieolsoninteriors.com

June 11, 2007 06:19 PM
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Tina Parker
CNE, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax, NS
Century21 Trident Realty
I love the colour of the door, very close to what I want for mine.  Nicely done.
June 11, 2007 06:44 PM
Rainer
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Lanita, Interior Concept Designs, Home Staging
Interior Concept Designs

What a beautiful door in a fab color.  The new door really is a fitting introduction to the contemporary interior.  Great job!

June 11, 2007 08:55 PM
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Leslie Olson
Interior Design and Home Staging - Marin County CA
Leslie Olson Interiors

Thanks Tina, Nora, Susan and Lanita!  Actually the color has been used on several doors I've seen on recent Active Rain blogs -- Benjamin Moore's aptly named "Classic Burgundy." 

Nora and Susan: I've got a couple of other before and after pictures from this condo on my newly-revised web site, www.leslieolsoninteriors.com.  You're welcome to come visit Austin anytime!

Leslie Olson    Leslie Olson Interiors - Austin, Texas   www.leslieolsoninteriors.com   leslie@leslieolsoninteriors.com 

June 29, 2007 12:50 PM
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Love that door! What is the brand? thanks

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Marin Interior Design and Home Staging Services firm serving Marin County, north of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. For further information, please visit www.leslieolsoninteriors.com