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Highlights from a Home Stager: TRADITIONAL MOUNT AIRY RESTORATION PROJECT- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia

12 Jun

We had SO much fun in this AMAZING restored Mount Airy mansion of a home!  Let me first show you a couple of the incredible features that we had absolutely nothing to do with..

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The woodwork is just incredible- through out the entire home…

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There are multiple enclosed sun rooms…

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This is a fountain room…  I mean, this kind of made me think– should we even be working in homes that don’t have a fountain room???

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They managed to make this massive modern kitchen fit in perfectly in an otherwise completely traditional home…

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And, while this may not be the best example- pay attention to the plaster work throughout the house…

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Here we have the formal living room.

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Since there is so much going on, between the woodwork, and the plaster work, and the details, light fixtures, etc-  We wanted to keep our part pretty simple.  Solid pillows, a little greenery, and very few additional accessories.- In a space like this, we think less is more.

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We created a second seating area in this massive dining room.  Of course, at one time, there would have been a dividing wall right down the middle.  But opening up the space allows for a modern open floor plan lifestyle on this side of the home, while preserving the sanctity of the formal living room on the other side of the grand entry.  Opening the space also lets in so much amazing light from the back of the house. (Here’s those plaster ceilings I was talking about)

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Speaking of light- We chose a light color palate in our upholstered pieces, in order to balance out the heaviness of the dark wood.  But we went with darker wood tones in our “hard” furnishings in order to blend with the finishes of the home.

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The lovely breakfast table in the eat-in kitchen…

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…  And the master bedroom (above) with adjoining dressing room (below)…

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(Click here for full property listing)


And, click here to see more Mount Airy home stagings by Sunflower Creations.


My 3 favorite pieces of furniture from this staging:


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.

Home Staging That Feels Like Home in Mount Airy!! By Sunflower Creations

19 Jul

Allens2This property was a family home, turned rental, turned rehab.

The seller told us that over the years that she had rented it, the paint became shabby, the floors got worn, etc.  She really did a phenomenal job of rejuvinating the space, while holding on to its original character.

We brought the “bang” with bold furniture and punches of red.  When we were done, this space looked like a model Mount Airy Home-  traditional with some fun add-ons, comfortable yet stylish, and a little artsy in a grown-up way!

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If you need help with Home Staging or Interior Design, please contact us:

Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator

267.207.9298

akutner@sunflowercreations.com

or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home

Huge Rehabbed Home Staging in West Mount Airy by Sunflower Creations

19 Apr

 

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What a fun project this was!

This big old house has fireplaces in 4 of the rooms we staged.  Also, notice the curved out window areas in several of the rooms, and this large entry area, pictured above.

All of these features add loads of character, but also loads of confusing space planning questions for potential buyers–Glad the seller decided to stage!!

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As you can see, in this staging, we still used contemporary pieces- because that creates the most appeal for most potential buyers.  But we definitely leaned toward a more traditional look in our choices of artwork and decoration.

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Thanks for looking!

Visit us at www.sunflowercreationsonline.com for more information on our home staging, and other design services.

Big Old House, Big Old Job! Contemporary Home Staging for a Beautiful Traditional Home in Mount Airy

25 Jan

 

lincoln2 Some home buyers love the look of an old home, but most want the features of a new one.  So, we make sure to highlight the old-fashioned charm while showing how a modern family can function in the space.  For example, where will we put the TV, and what about the computer?   Also, how do you include modern pieces in a traditional home?

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West Mount Airy Home Staging

26 Apr

At the beginning of the month I had the opportunity to stage this adorable house in West Mount Airy.  I absolutely love this neighborhood.  It has such a wonderful community of people.  Not only that but the stone houses and tree-lined streets are so charming.  My co-op is located right around the corner so it was pretty hard for me not to want to put in an offer of my own!

Aside from the amazing neighborhood this property has everything you could want for your first home.  Fireplace, open kitchen/dining area, porch, side patio, a clean dry basement, parking and three bedrooms.  Yeah, it’s pretty sweet.

Here’s what I did:

STAGED

  • LIVING ROOM
  • DINING AREA
  • KITCHEN
  • 2 BEDROOM
  • 1 BATH
  • 1 OFFICE (BEDROOM)

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***Please call or email amanda@sunflowercreationsonline.com for a complimentary walk-thru and proposal.

My favorite room by far is the bedroom with the day bed.  Interestingly enough when I did the walkthru that is the room I was a little concerned about.

Of the three rooms it was the smallest and most awkwardly shaped which is why I felt it was so important to show it as a bedroom.  I wasn’t so confident in how it would turn out but it really looks amazing!

Let me know what you think 🙂

Hope everyone is enjoying this warm weather, lets hope it sticks around.

XOXO

The Staging Chick

**What I’m listening to: Taken by Trees ‘Lost and Found’

Beautiful Fairmount Home- Staged to Sell!

17 Jul

This was a big one!  We staged the 1st floor living room, dining room, kitchen, powder room- 2nd floor 2bedrooms, and office and bath- 3rd floor master and bath- and finished basement.

The entry way featured a large window on the right that overlooks the livingroom from the vestibule.  So, we chose to incorporate the bookshelf in such a way that it fit in to the furniture arrangement, and also created a bold visual from the entryway.

This house has a lot of windows, which makes it very light and airy.  See how much light is pouring into the kitchen!

 

Finally, here is the adorable finished basement- Super space for entertaining!

Highlights from a Home Stager: THE HOME SHOW- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia

19 Jan

We are getting very excited about our booth at The Philly Home Show in February!

If you are going, please drop by for a visit- We’d love to meet you.

And, you can purchase discounted tickets right here- just click and enter the promo code “FLOWER”

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Feel free to forward this post so your friends and colleagues can get discounted tickets as well!

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In other news…  Here’s some staging pics!

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66xx McCallum St Home Staging in Northwest Philadelphia

This beautiful stone monster of a 5-bedroom house was so nicely rehabbed, salvaging that original fireplace, floors, banister, and charming built-ins throughout.  Its technically in the city, but it feels more like a suburban home.  Since it’s in Mount Airy, which has a pretty artsy rep, we chose an eclectic mix of transitional, contemporary, and rustic furnishings.  That purple sofa just POPs against the white, making the home look extra fresh and clean!!  And the bold black/white/green combo keeps the freshness going throughout.

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(Click here for full property listing)

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4xx S. 44th St Home Staging in West Philly

This type of layout is unusual in West Philly real estate.  The builder turned a huge old Victorian house into 3 flat-style condos with some original elements, and a bunch of modern amenity updates.  The layout was tricky because of the location of the entry door, combined with the stairway to the basement, and the ton of windows.  Question #1 for prospective buyers- “Where do we put the TV?”  We created an elegant but comfortable TV area, a secondary seating area in the front of the house, and a designated dining area.

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(Click here for full property listing)

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20xx E. Hazzard St in Fishtown

This little gem of a two bedroom is the perfect starter home.  It’s small, but its got it all!  The cool, light colors keep it feeling airy, and the textures, prints and (faux) foliage make it feel homey.

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(Click here for full property listing)

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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!!*

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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.

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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…

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(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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Home Staging Highlights from Sunflower Creations- Philadelphia’s Home Stagers- June, 2015

22 Jun

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Mount Airy Home Staging

This charming property had been on the market for a couple of months, and was not getting buyer attention.  It just needed a little bit of punch!  We mixed in some contemporary with some of the homeowner’s more traditional style.  Even in a more traditional space, contemporary staging adds energy and translates well to potential buyers.

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Main Line Home Staging

Great family home- turned rental- turned reno in Bala Cynwyd.  Check out the special bonus detached studio space we staged as an office…

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Graduate Hospital Gut Rehab Home Staging

–Under Contract in just 2 weeks!!–

We went with clean lines, strategic placement of pattern and muted tones to accent this beautiful city space.

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Charming East Falls Row Home

This is an adorable little house with some challenging spaces, and a need for bright lighting.  After several months on the market, we were called in to assist. Take notice of the living room layout- we created 2 separate-but-unified areas to show how to utilize the space.

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Voorhees, New Jersey Suburban Town Home

–Under Contract in under 2 weeks!!–

And we could not be more thrilled for this family!  We came by to see the house several months back, when these sellers were just getting ready to begin preparing the home for sale.  They did such a great job with every detail, the home looked phenomenal, and the staging pics came out fab!

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Thank you 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

Staging an Occupied Home with Sunflower Creations

23 Apr

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Most of the time, the pics we share here are vacant homes where we bring in all the furniture, art and accessories in order to create “the look” that connects with potential buyers.

But, Sunflower Creations also offers home staging consultation services for occupied homes.  In this process, we generally work with the homeowner’s furnishings and accessories in order to prepare the property for sale.  We can assist with space planning, depersonalization, pre-photo detailing, and more- in order to create a picture perfect look for photos and showings.  We also help create solutions for sellers to be able to maintain the staged look, while living in their property while it is for sale.

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The process begins with a walk-thru, where we assess the space, as well as the needs and desires of the occupants.  Some sellers are looking for assistance with home improvements, such as paint color and finish selections.  Others may need us to help them eliminate furniture from over-crowded spaces.  And others may need us to supplement under-utilized spaces with our furniture.

Once we see the space, we put together a consultation report.  This will act as a room-by-room instruction manual for the seller, with detailed suggestions and floor plan drawings when necessary.  At this point, the seller can decide to carry out our plans on his/her own, or have us come out and prepare the property for them.

The photos in this posting are from occupied home stagings in the Mount Airy and Chestnut Hill neighborhoods of Northwest Philadelphia.  Both are beautiful old homes with some modern updates.  We wanted to accentuate the uniqueness and old charm, but give the spaces a little contemporary edge.

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(Although most of us do not use our formal dining room all that much, show it in it’s ideal state!)3 4 6

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(Going minimal on the accessorizing gives these deep blue rooms a slightly more contemporary feel) 8 9To see these full property listings, click on the following links:

Mount Airy listing

Chestnut Hill listing

Staging Consultations can be an invaluable and low-cost tool for selling a home quickly and for top dollar.  So, if you , or someone you know is preparing to list a home for sale, why not forward this post!

As always,

Thanks for looking!

…Whether ultra-modern new construction, 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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