Contemporary Craftsman Before and After - From Vacant House to Inviting Home

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Home Stager with Leslie Olson Interiors

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This new construction craftsman-style home was built in a charming older neighborhood, replacing a house that was dilapidated beyond repair. The Realtor was in fact the person who had designed and built the house -- a two-year labor of love. He hired our firm, Leslie Olson Interiors to furnish and stage the vacant house for sale. Despite the very tight staging budget this was such a gratifying project to work on, as the Realtor/Owner was thrilled to finally see "his" light-filled house transformed and furnished, after nurturing it from concept to construction.

Vacant Living Room before:

Vacant Living Room Before

 

Living Room after staging by Leslie Olson Interiors:

Living Room After Staging - Leslie Olson Interiors - Marin Home Staging

 

Welcoming Living Room from the Entry:

Living Room After Staging - Leslie Olson Interiors - Home Staging Marin

 

Kitchen during contruction:

Vacant Kitchen Before - Leslie Olson Interiors - Home Staging Marin

 

Warm and inviting Kitchen after accessorizing:

Kitchen After Staging - Leslie Olson Interiors - Home Staging Marin

 

A tranquil Master Bedroom awaits future homebuyers:

Master Bedroom After Staging - Leslie Olson Interiors - Home Staging Marin

 

Cozy Master Bedroom seating area:

Master Bdr Seating After Staging - Leslie Olson Interiors - Home Staging Marin

 

Master Bathroom vanity with reflections:

 

Master Bath After Staging - Leslie Olson Interiors - Home Staging Marin

 

Master Bath with view:

Master Bath - Leslie Olson Interiors - Home Staging and Interior Design Marin

 

 

For additional photos of Staging by Leslie Olson Interiors, please visit:

 

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Thank you for stopping by!

Leslie Olson - Leslie Olson Interiors - Home Staging and Interior Design Marin

Leslie Olson, ASID, RESA

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

 

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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Beautiful colors used throughout.  Very rich kitchen.  Love the three little plants on the sill in the living room.  Great job!

Feb 03, 2009 01:11 PM #1
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Allegra Dioguardi
Styled and Sold Home Staging and Staging Training - Westhampton Beach, NY
Home Staging & Training, Suffolk Co. Long Island

Leslie,

Beautiful job as usual. I would expect no less. I love the simplicity. Thanks for sharing these photos, they are an inspiration.

Allegra

Feb 03, 2009 04:49 PM #2
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Annie Pinsker-Brown
Stage to Sell - LA Home Staging - Los Angeles, CA
Stage to Sell, Los Angeles Home Stager

Leslie, very nice work! I LOVE the chairs in the master bedroom seating area!

Feb 03, 2009 05:33 PM #3
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Leslie Olson
Leslie Olson Interiors - Greenbrae, CA
Interior Design and Home Staging - Marin County CA

Sharon -- Wow, thanks so much for your comments (and your attention to detail) -- I'm flattered!

Allegra -- Thank you for your sweet comments. I loved your "simplicity" comment (see below).

Annie -- Oh no!  While I'm pleased that you liked the upholstered chairs in the Master Bedroom seating area, I recently sold them in a consignment shop so that I could rotate my inventory with fresh pieces (and save on storage). Just today I was lamenting that I didin't have them for a project -- now I'm missing them even more!  *SIGH*

This project, while modest, really was a labor of love, because the Realtor/Owner had so much riding on it personally and financially. And he didn't have much left to spend on staging and marketing it (did I mention that his new bride was also pregnant with their twins?). This was a three-story, three bedroom 2 1/2 bath house, with a Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Office and separate Media Room (with deck). We fully staged each one of those areas (though using his sofa) for a total cost to him of just over $1,000. While not a typical budget for a job this large, I'd like to think he got his money's worth for his marketing budget.

Feb 03, 2009 07:52 PM #4
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Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CEP Realtor, Etc.

Lovely, lovely work,  I really like the colors and the rugs, I'm a rug person...he for sure got his money's worth. 

Feb 03, 2009 10:02 PM #5
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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"

Leslie, what a lovely home!  The rug you used in the living room ties the sofa and chairs together so perfectly...I love it!  The staging really highlights the home's best features for potential buyers.

Feb 04, 2009 12:18 AM #6
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Beautiful home and your staging really made each room come alive.  I love the red chairs in the great room.  Thank you for sharing your pictures!

Feb 04, 2009 06:14 AM #7
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Leslie Olson
Leslie Olson Interiors - Greenbrae, CA
Interior Design and Home Staging - Marin County CA

Terrylynn and Maureen -- I'm so pleased that you liked the rug(s)! When everything else is neutral, I like to base the color pallette on something like a rug or piece of art in the room. The rug in the Living Room worked great because it brought in a balance of warm and cool colors that I'd like to think make a more pleasing space. Same thing with the colors in the Master Suite upstairs -- lots of warm colors, but the cool lavendar grey accents keep it from feeling muddy. Thanks for your nice comments!

Tracy -- Thank you very much! As I mentioned above, this was a big project with a very tight budget. While the Realtor/Owner couldn't afford to lease larger furniture (the sofa was his), we supplemented where we could with our inventory of small- to medium-sized furniture. The red chairs you liked are in fact dining armchairs with red velvet slipcovers, zipped up the back. While they don't have as substantial a look as "real" upholstered chairs would have, they're versatile quick-change artists when needed!  Glad you liked them!

Feb 04, 2009 10:14 AM #8
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Your staging is beautiful, Leslie.

Congratulations.  Your post is being featured in the group Staging Before & After Pictures.

Kathy

Feb 04, 2009 09:27 PM #9
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Leslie Olson
Leslie Olson Interiors - Greenbrae, CA
Interior Design and Home Staging - Marin County CA

Woo-hooo!  Thank you so much, Kathy -- I'm honored!

Feb 04, 2009 09:59 PM #10
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Patsy Overton
Patsy Overton Interiors, Atlanta, Georgia - Duluth, GA

Leslie - Very nice work on a limited budget!  What a difference!

Mar 23, 2009 07:10 AM #11
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Leslie Olson
Leslie Olson Interiors - Greenbrae, CA
Interior Design and Home Staging - Marin County CA

Thanks so much, Patsy! Yes, we stagers often have to work with a limited budget, don't we? But even so it can make a dramatic difference to the marketability of a home. Thanks for stopping by!

Apr 14, 2009 11:22 AM #12
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