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Northern Liberties Condo Pics- Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

17 Oct

2nd1This two bedroom condo has great light, a super-cool loft space, and fabulous roof deck.  We wanted to make it fun and youthful, but still sophisticated in style.  Such is the Northern Liberties market!

2nd2In terms of accessories, we were going for minimum clutter, maximum impact.

Here’s a favorite:

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Loved the color in this bedroom.  It was the inspiration for the scheme we used throughout the unit.

And, mixing frill with some industrial elements gave the space an edge feel.  Perfect for this condo!2nd3

Thanks so much for looking!

…Whether ultra-modern new contruction, a charming rehab, or a traditional redesign–We understand the subtle differences.

Our “look” helps homes sell quickly and our process keeps clients coming back time and again.

If you need help with home staging or interior design services, please contact us:

Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator

267.207.9298

akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com

or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home

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Highlights from a Home Stager: A Converted Factory Loft in Old City, Philadelphia

9 Jan

Who doesn’t love an industrial space that’s been converted to a residence?  Surely there must be someone out there, but ya ain’t gonna find them in this blog post…

Here’s some pics from a late 2017 staging at Old City’s River Church Condominiums.

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We’ve worked in this building a few times over the years, and these units always excite me because each one is just so unique.  The developer left so many of the original features intact, and really created a living space to fit the existing layout.  I think that is really cool!

 

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This unit’s entry level includes an entry hall/full bath, and this loft bedroom space.

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If you look over the railing, you can see down to the lower level living space- open layout Living/Dining/Kitchen.

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Downstairs is this amazing unexpected living space!  Some say small, but we say SO cozy!  And look…  there’s a place for everything!

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Beautiful modern kitchen with a nice amount of workspace…

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Not sure what these alcoves were originally, but we love having them!  This one is where we keep the booze:)

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Dining Area

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Work Space

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Living Room/TV Spot…

 

Thanks for looking!

Wanna see the full property listing?

Wanna look at other industrial loft spaces?

If you are preparing to list, or if you have clients who are preparing to list, hit us up! For vacant home staging, a consult 2-3 week’s prior to intended completion date is ideal. And in the case of occupied home staging, the more time we have prior to listing, the more we can help you perfect your product.

So, contact Ali at akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com or 267.207.9898 to get that ball rolling.  Or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home.

…Home Staging in 19128, 19127, 19119, 19118, 19130, 19121, 19123, 19125, 19134, 19103, 19102, 19104, 19106, 19107, 19146, 19147, 19139, 19143, 19145, 19148, 19004, 19003, 19035, and all Philadelphia and Surrounding Suburbs.

 

Highlights from a Home Stager: The LOFT Edition- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia

4 Jan

blogHappy New Year, everyone!!  We hope you had a great (and relaxing) holiday season.  We definitely enjoyed a little down timebut now we are we’re jumping right in to 2016.

Welcome to our last look at 2015: THE LOFT EDITION

Who doesn’t love a LOFT, right???  The complete and total essence of coolness…  Twenty foot ceilings… exposed pipes…  no walls…  undefined spaces that often make NO sense at all…

Yes, lofts are very awesome, but they can be a tough sell in Philadelphia.  They are often 1bedroom units, which limits the buying pool right away.  Beyond that, they do generally come with privacy issues (which can be resolved with a little creativity).

Many Philly lofts, of course, are converted from old factories.  The charm is in the rawness and original industrial details.  But, these raw empty spaces can appear very confusing with respect to furniture layout (with which we can assist).  And these gritty industrial spaces,on their own, can feel cold and uninviting (which we can change).

In short: Let us stage your loft before you try to sell it.

We will make it seem cozy-yet-chic, and like the most functional living quarters ever created!  It will probably sell faster, and for more money than if you try to sell it vacant.

Check out a few Sunflower Creations loft stagings from December 2015…

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1xx Church St in Old City, Philadelphia

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Even though this is a 1bedroom unit, it feels like an entertaining space…  We wanted to show a nice large dining table, and a seating area that can hold a crowd.  We also made sure that we included a work area within the main living space.  For better or worse, the home office has become very important.  Prospective buyers want and need a designated work space.

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5x N. Front St Home Staging in Old City, Philadelphia

blog3This condo is a personal favorite because it has so much quirky architectural detail.

The staircase featured above leads to NOWHERE!!  We accessorized it to give the indication that it would make a great built-in book shelving or display area.  (You could even furnish a petite recliner on the landing to create a reading nook)

And the huge window featured below stretches all the way down below ground level, into the basement bedroom.  (Stay tuned!)

blog4This loft space (below) off of the living room could definitely be a bedroom, but we chose to give the condo a designated office area as an alternative.blog8blog5The old hearth in the kitchen (above) is the perfect area for a storage console.blog6And, while the idea of a basement bedroom might seem undesirable, we wanted to capitalize on the elements that this one has going for it.  The exposed brick wall adds a layer of texture.  Even though it’s hard brick, it kind of softens the room.  And that huge 2 story window lets in great light, which is generally a major issue for basement rooms.  We added lots of pillows in the window bay, (and a little decorative step stool which you can’t see in this photo) to turn this unique feature into a charming and memorable little seating area.blog7(Click here for full property listing)

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10xx Arch St in Chinatown, Philadelphia

We’ve recently began to see more staging activity in the Chinatown/Market East portion of the city.  This loft is on the 9th story, with huge windows, high ceilings, and white walls- so its bright as can be!  Challenges are some of the slanted walls, space division, and the bonus space behind the kitchen, which you’ll see below.blog9We felt like this unit could handle lots of punches of bold colors.  With so much white on the walls, and the hardness of the industrial finishes, we really wanted to make the space feel warm and fun.blog10blog11blog12*Not every space can handle all those pops of red, so we use it selectively.  But, the red looks SO good in MLS photographs- really grabs your attention!blog13blog14blog15blog16Here’s that bonus room.blog17It would be pretty simple to close this room off, in order to make it a private bedroom.  I could be done with drywall, or it could be done with a long curtain rod and some panels.  We wanted prospective buyers to see that the space has bedroom potential, or could also be a great little den/office.

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STAGED and SOLD

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Northern Liberties New Construction

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Old City Studio Loft

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Queen Village Gut Rehab

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Fishtown Gut Rehab- Under contract 4 days after staging!!

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Thanks so much for looking!

Sunflower Creations is The Philly Home Stager because we are dedicated to:

  • Providing quick, reliable and professional service
  • Creating fabulous looking homes at competitive prices
  • Helping to sell your home quickly and profitably
  • Making every project our number one priority

We’d Love to Work With You On Your Next Project:

  • Vacant Home Staging and Furniture, Art, Accessories Rental
  • Occupied Home Staging Consultations
  • Builder’s Services and Finish Selections
  • Interior Design

and more…

For a free consultation, please contact

 Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator

267.207.9298

 akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com

 or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home

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…Home Staging in 19128, 19127, 19119, 19118, 19130, 19121, 19123, 19125, 19134, 19103, 19102, 19104, 19106, 19107, 19146, 19147, 19139, 19143, 19145, 19148, 19004, 19003, 19035, and all Philadelphia and Surrounding Suburbs.

Highlights from a Home Stager: October 2015- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia, PA

4 Oct

In our eyes, every home is unique.  There is no cookie-cutter.  And every project deserves thorough consideration.

One of the best parts of my job, and one of the things I love most about being a home stager, is that every day is a brand new experience.  Each property we stage comes with its own set of challenges, and our job is to figure out how to portray every home in its best light.  We think about who is going to likely purchase the home, and how they will want to use the space.  We try to highlight the best features of each home, but we also consider the perceived negatives, and we try to provide remedies.

blog2This first feature is a 3 bedroom Northern Liberties new construction project.  We came in after the property had been listed for a while, and the big piece of negative feedback had been that there just wasn’t enough common-area living space.  The picture above shows the entry level kitchen with a very large dining area.  But the living room is on the 2nd floor, and is not very large.

The Gripe:  The majority of new construction home buyers are looking for that open floor plan that allows the whole family to be cooking, watching TV, doing homework, and taking a nap all in the same room.  And most families do not eat a formal meal together at the dining room table.

The Staging Fix:  We gave ’em 2 living rooms (and a place to eat together)!  That’s right- instead of feeling short on living room space, we created two living room options.  You can hang down stairs in plenty of comfort because we added ample plush seating around the table, and around the rest of the room.  We showed TV placement, provided counter seating, and addressed the need to accommodate a million different activities in 1 space.

What’s more, we gave them a dramatic living room on the 2nd floor, with a great layout that allows for a TV area, and a desk area, as well.

The Result: *Already Under Contract!!*

blog3And here is the serene master bedroom/master bath:

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Here’s another case of the small living room in this

Queen Village Home Staging *Already Under Contract!!*

This is the main level living room, which seemed like more of an entry area when the space was vacant.  We added a love seat, accent chair, etc, and it became a great spot for reading, relaxing, or sipping tea.

blog6And, no worries- The finished basement has ample space for the heavy lounging or light working…

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Society Hill-  Six-Bedroom Restored Historic Home Staging

 This home is simple gorgeous!  The builder artfully mixed the original hardwood floors and beautiful stonework with the industrial stairwell, sky high raised ceilings, and modern kitchen.  We tried to do the same in our staging, mixing a sleek leather sofa with a pair of over-sized accent chairs.  We chose to stick primarily with elegant muted hues for the sophisticated and swanky main level.blog10 blog12 blog11And then we contrasted the more relaxed basement space with some fun colorful pieces, including this salmon-colored 2-seater chaise…

blog14…Uhh, I’d hang down here- how ’bout you?

(Click here for full property listing)

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Old City Condo Staging

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Small Bi-Level Condo Staging in Center City

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Two Mount Airy Home Stagings

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*Already Under Contract*

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Thanks for looking!

Sunflower Creations is dedicated to:

  • Providing quick, reliable and professional service
  • Creating fabulous looking homes at competitive prices
  • Helping to sell your home quickly and profitably
  • Making every project our number one priority

We’d Love to Work With You On Your Next Project:

  • Vacant Home Staging and Furniture, Art, Accessories Rental
  • Occupied Home Staging Consultations
  • Builder’s Services and Finish Selections
  • Interior Design

and more…

For a free consultation, please contact

 Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator

267.207.9298

 akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com

 or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home

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May 2015 Staging Highlights from Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia’s Home Stagers and Interior Design Experts

26 May

blog2(For Inquiries, please contact Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator, 267.207.9298, akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home)

Hard to believe we are almost in June!  Where has the time gone?

Well, May was very good to us, although it didn’t leave us much down time:

  • One of our staged properties was featured on HGTV’s series “A Sale of Two Cities”.
  • Amanda returned from furniture shopping at High Point Market, and every day we are receiving new furniture deliveries for staging pieces and for design clients.

  • And, our staged properties have been selling faster than we can say,

“Sunflower Creations, how can we help you?”

Here’s a few of our Favorite Photos from May:

Northern Liberties Designer Industrial Loft

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Rittenhouse- High End Rehab- Luxury Home

(sold in 4 days!)

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Northern Liberties New Construction- Luxury Townhomes

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Graduate Hospital Gut Rehab Townhome

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Center City Condo- Washington Square West, 1-Bedroom w/ Great Original Detail

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Well, thanks so much for looking!

We’d Love to Work With You On Your Next Project:

…Vacant Home Staging Services, Occupied Home Staging Consultations, Builder’s Services and Finish Selections, Interior Design and more…

Sunflower Creations is dedicated to:

  • Providing fast and friendly service
  • Creating fabulous homes at fair & competitive prices
  • Making every project our number one priority

…Philadelphia, Montgomery & Bucks County, and surrounding areas…

Please contact:

 Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator

267.207.9298

 akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com

 or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home