FOYER "KISSING WALL"

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Home Stager with HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC

This is my foyer....posted on HGTV's "Rate My Space" let me know what you think ????

I came up with this idea several years ago and had the photos in my powder room, at that time the saying was " you must remember this..a kiss is just a kiss", when I moved I wanted to keep my "Kissing Wall', so I placed the photos in the foyer. The photos are in black and white and framed in black frames, various sizes. I keep my camera handy and take photos of my friends and family kissing..everyone loves coming in and finding themselves on the wall or seeing who has made it to the wall..great conversation piece !!!

 

     

Here is the link to HGTV's "Rate My Space"..http://www.roomzaar.com/rate-my-space/Other-Spaces/FOYER-KISSING-WALL/detail.esi?oid=6474398 

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I bet your guests love seeing all the photos Mary Lou.  What a creative way to share your love with your friends and family.

Feb 17, 2009 06:11 PM #6
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Maureen Maureen
Orangeburg, NY

I love it.  I have been toying with that stick on wall writing for my house.  I love the way it looks. 

Feb 17, 2009 07:34 PM #7
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Marina Vazzana
CRE-A-TIVE Staging & Redesign - Durham Region - Oshawa, ON
CSP, Home Staging Oshawa and Durham Region

For personal home, I think it's the cutest thing.  Very cute and creative.

Feb 17, 2009 08:12 PM #8
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Peg Prather
Vancouver, WA
Vancouver, WA

I've never heard of or thought of a display quite like this! So very unique and fun. What a great personal touch to your home that your friends and family will always remember.

Feb 17, 2009 08:53 PM #9
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Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

I think this is a very cute and fun idea! Thanks for sharing.

Feb 17, 2009 09:10 PM #10
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

This is such a cute idea.  Thanks for sharing.  I may have to do something very similar as I think everyone would just absolutely love it.

Kathy

Feb 18, 2009 07:40 AM #11
Rainer
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Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
2 Hounds Design + Home Staging - Toronto, ON

I have to say, and this is MY opinion, I don't agree that something so well done would have to be/nor should be taken down and packed away for staging.

Yes, it is personal photos, but well done and ones that reveals the home is filled with love and could be theirs.

The most important selling feature for a home is the EMOTIONAL attatchment one makes with it. Sure if I was a buyer I'd look at the photos...but with a FRICK'N huge grin on my face and a REALLY warm feeling in my heart for the home...and with Mary Lou's house...I'd still ONLY be in the FOYER!

This is a designer touch...that shows what the new owner could replicate themselves. People spend tons of money for this!

Staging like anything has 'rules' but a truely great stager recognizes when a rule can or in this case MUST be broken.

If Mary Lou were my staging client I'd tell her not to touch it!

 

Feb 18, 2009 09:27 AM #12
Rainer
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Pangaea Interior Design Home Stager - Redesign - Model Homes
Portland Oregon - Portland, OR

This is a fun idea. The only thing that I think would make it better purely from a design standpoint, would be if a percentage of those photos were larger --- 8" x 10" --- 11" x 14" --- to add some variation in size. And I think I would keep them at or above the level of the entry table, and if there's room, I'd put in a much longer entry table to underscore the whole collage ... or remove the table entirely. That's just an aesthetic thing. The whole idea is marvelous!

Feb 18, 2009 12:22 PM #13
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Lori Donegan
Ready 2 Stage - Cleveland, TN

I love this idea Mary Lou.  I remember you telling us about this at the meeting--but to see it is so much better.  It makes me want to go around kissing everyone I know and taking a photo.  

Feb 18, 2009 01:17 PM #14
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Mary Lou Teague
HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC - Knoxville, TN
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

Thanks ladies...Lori you will have come over and see it...maybe we will have next meeting here...

 

Feb 18, 2009 03:31 PM #15
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Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
Huntsville AL MLS

I just found you, via 2 Hounds Design: Toronto Decorator + Stager Dane Caldwell (2 Hounds Design + Home Staging)  Dane was talking about your wall.  I LOVE IT!  I'm going to do this in my house!  Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us!  Love it love it love it:)  Gives me the warm fuzzies :)

Feb 18, 2009 08:07 PM #16
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Terri Lucas
Exclusive Home Staging - Redondo Beach, CA
Exclusive Home Staging Los Angeles

I agree and you have an overwhelming consensus that your wall is fab.  Looks like you set a trend in creating Kissing Walls.

Feb 19, 2009 05:27 AM #17
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Belinda OnullBrien
Elegant Stager - New Lenox, IL
Elegant Stager, New Lenox, IL

I LOVE IT!!!!! I wanted to do a family tree in my foyer. I wanted to have an artist (not me) paint a tree, then I would put small black and white photos on the wall.

FYI~ My powder room has famous quotes in black and white. My guests love it!

Feb 19, 2009 08:58 AM #18
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Michelle Pimentel
Empire Home Staging Solutions - Upland, CA
ASP, IAHSP Empire Home Staging

Mary Lou,

This is a very CUTE thing you have done in your foyer...but curious to know:  Do you replace your pictures as new kisses come along, or do you keep adding to your collection?

Feb 19, 2009 09:22 AM #19
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

This is awesome.  What's not to love about "kissing" being displayed so beautifully!

Feb 19, 2009 12:08 PM #20
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Mary Lou Teague
HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC - Knoxville, TN
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

Brenda: What a great idea...with the family tree...Love the quotes idea..I may do that in a small bath that I have...thanks for sharing...

Michelle: I just add, but every now and again whenever, I may replace some photos...I have photos that I re-did that were of my mom and dad kissing..also have dogs kissing...etc...

Elizabeth: Dane was talking about my wall...WOW what a compliment !!!

Sharon:: you are right what is not to love about kisssing...

Feb 19, 2009 03:05 PM #21
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Sandra Hughes
Redesigned Spaces - Northern Virginia - Fairfax, VA
Redesigned Spaces - Fairfax County, Virginia

Great idea and how fun!  It could work in a for sale home as well - it would create memory.

Feb 23, 2009 04:56 AM #22
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Sandi Gerrard
Toronto, ON

Beautiful idea, Mary Lou ... I really love it !!  Thanks for sharing.

Mar 04, 2009 11:17 AM #23
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Mary Lou Teague
HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC - Knoxville, TN
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

Sandra and Sandi..thanks..it was really alot of fun to put together and it adds and changes all the time

Mar 06, 2009 10:59 AM #24
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He he...I thought others would like it and think of it as great staging as well!

Here's my blog about your inspirational wall: Breaking the Strident Staging Rules

Mar 08, 2009 10:52 PM #25
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