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Highlights From a Home Stager: Before and Afters, Baby…

6 Feb

Here’s a little before and after action from a property we staged a few months back.  This is one of my personal favorites from last year because it is the poster child for the power of staging.  We’ve got an adorable house, priced right, on a nice street- and several months went by with no offers.

The sellers called us for a consult, had it staged on a Friday- and chose from 3 good offers on the following Monday.   They settled at 10% over asking price!

Enter through the front door into your charming, sun-drenched enclosed porch…  We replaced the dark curtains with shears, added a couple of area rugs, and a few pieces of furniture to create a first impression that sets a positive tone- and a functional space that is more than just a pass-thru area.

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Those white sheers make SUCH a difference.

 

Next, we have a nice size living room with exposed brick, mantel, and built-ins.

Cute right? But where does the sofa go?

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Now, I think the next space is the most confusing for prospective buyers.  The large support beam kind of divides the dining room into 2 separate areas, and I think people were just really unsure about how they’d be able to make the space work.

We created an additional hang-out area that bridges the space between the living room and the dining area.  Maybe drinks?  Maybe a place to sit away from the TV?

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And finally, the kitchen is a very bold color and featured patterned window treatments.  We just replaced the valence panels with sheers, which have a more contemporary vibe.

Click here to view the full property listing.

Thanks for looking!

If you are preparing to list, or if you have clients who are preparing to list, get us involved!

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: Thoughful Design in Passyunk Square

23 Jan

Here’s a sweet spot in South Philly.  East Passyunk is such a phenomenal neighborhood if you are into eating, shopping, leaving your house:)…  And this home would be phenomenal even if you didn’t feel like going anywhere!  It’s compact, but functional- and our client did a great job of opening up the space through his selection of finishes:

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There’s tons of exposed brick that carries through to the 2nd floor.

 

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Of course, the open floorplan makes the space feel airy.  So does the bright white on the walls.  Also, the high-hung light fixture keeps things fluid.

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White kitchen cabinets pop, and open shelving keeps a smaller space from feeling confining.

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Just enough brick to make it interesting, but the white walls open up the room.  

 

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And, a sliding barn door (see it in the background?) is a very stylin’ way to save space.

 

 

Thanks for looking!

Click here to see the full property listing.

Click here to see more staged South Philly row homes.

If you are preparing to list, or if you have clients who are preparing to list, lets discuss! 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.

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 of a Home Stager: Luxury Staging in Rittenhouse Square

10 May

This luxury staging was deigned with modern, sleek designs in mind. A uniquely shaped sectional adds more interest in the large open living space. Many new luxury homes have large windows to let in as much natural light as possible. However, this tends to make future home owners weary about furniture layout. Bringing the sectional forward creates space between the window and the room, keeping the airy feel.

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A wide living space requires multiple seating areas. Keeping the furniture style and colors consistent is essential to creating a cohesive style throughout a large room.

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The dining room and kitchen were designed with many modern fixtures and finishes. In order to keep the staging consistent with the home’s style we used a combination of furniture with wood finishes and white sleek materials.

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The spacious master bedroom was also designed with a large picture window. Strategically placing a settee  angled in front of the window makes it seem less overwhelming.

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The guest bedroom is bright and airy. A slight and consistent pop of color adds interest, while keeping the design neutral.

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A bonus family room continues the modern style with sleek wooden furniture and a modern sofa in a neutral color scheme.

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Check out some more homes we’ve staged!


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 of a Home Stager: Open Floor Plan

1 Mar

This elongated open floor plan may seem like a headache to furnish for home buyers. Creating different spaces breaks up the space and shows viewers one floor plan option they have. isirk9wjadv9ro1000000000A sitting area by the fireplace makes for a warm and inviting entry.isahnmpt9ki75p1000000000A designated living area is separated from the entry, but still open and airy. is2fglv62xefro1000000000The bright and inviting living room.isu8e9d0yo6iro1000000000A spacious kitchen layout.isq94fe7v8fizo1000000000A colorful bedroom retreat


(Click here to see the full property listing)


Check out some more homes we’ve staged!


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 of a Home Stager: Spacious Center City Home

24 Aug
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I love the brick facade on this Center City row home!

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This spacious and open first floor easily fits not only a living room and dining room, but a small study as well! We used the sofa as a room divider, to give each room a defined space.

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The minimalistic black and white furniture is accented with pops of contrasting red and green, making for a very clean look.

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The dining room is surrounded by natural light from the windows to the grocer’s ally. Not all row homes have such beautiful windows to show off, so we kept the furniture low and minimal to keep the eye drawn to the light.

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Some fun cereal bowls add a needed pop of color to the kitchen eat in counter.

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Keeping with the color scheme throughout the home, the bedroom has been designed with blacks, whites, and grays, and a small pop of color to balance it out.


Click Here for the full property listing


Check out some more homes we’ve staged!


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 of a Home Stager: Row Home with view of Art Museum

10 Aug

This four bedroom row home, just blocks away from the art museum, has the classic charm that Philly has to offer. The home is deeper than most on the block, so we wanted to do our best to showcase all the extra room it has to offer.

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The neutral tones in this design help showcase the gas fireplace as the focal point of the room, while the layout shows off the large space by providing plenty of sitting room.

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While the added depth of the home is a bonus, the nature of a row home makes for a long passage way between rooms.

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We helped the transition along with a sitting area between the kitchen and dining room to help prospective buyers imagine a use for the extra long space.

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The master bedroom has been designed with neutral, calming tones and simple accents.

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We took the sage green walls into account while designing the guest room, keeping a cool color scheme with mostly greens and blues as our accents.


(Click Here to see full property listing)



Check out some more homes we’ve staged!



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: 127 year old Chestnut Hill Victorian

3 Aug

This Victorian is an architectural masterpiece from the late 19th century. We’ve done our best to create an subdued design, and to keep the architectural elements as the focus of the home.

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The entryway of the home gives the buyer their first impression, and that staircase makes quite the impression! We complimented it’s design with some light and airy furniture to create a welcoming feel.

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In the living room the eye is drawn immediately to the fireplace and its beautiful mantle. We pulled from the blue tile for our design and used a layout that would not impede potentials buyers view of the focal point.

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Grays and whites work well with the dark tones of the hard wood flooring and create a classic look.

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We lightly accessorized the newly renovated kitchen with pops of green, which give it a fresh lively feeling.

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The master bedroom keeps it light and airy with wire furniture and light grays and blues.


(Click Here) to see full property listing


Check out some more homes we’ve staged!


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: 3 Story Row Home in Bella Vista

26 Jul

We recently staged this beautiful row home in Bella Vista, which offers a ton of natural sunlight and plenty of exposed brick! The backyard and private parking spot will be a major selling point for this home, so we wanted to make sure the interior would excite potential buyers even more.

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The charming backyard with private parking is sure to inspire.

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The light wood floors made for a great platform for a neutral living room with pops of navy and green.



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Open layouts are a great way to entertain, but it can be hard to picture room divisions in a large empty space. We created distinctions between the living and dining room to help prospective buyers picture their own layouts.

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We designed a simple kitchen decor, so as to not take away from the exposed brick accent wall.

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An oversized landing can be daunting to prospective buyers. This small office set up gives you an idea of the potential!

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Light colors with contrasting accents showcase this home’s excess natural light- a home buyer’s dream.


(Click here to see full property listing)


Check out some more homes we’ve staged!


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.

Turn Key Interior Design Philadelphia- Part 2

9 Dec

Welcome to Part 2 (see part 1 here) of our Philadelphia turn-key design post.  I’m so excited to share more of this interior design project with you!  We’ll guide you through the rest of the lower level which includes two kids’ bedrooms.  I loved working with these spaces because they were a little small and somewhat challenging and I love a challenge 🙂

This is the owner’s daughter’s room.  She’s eight so I really wanted to give her something fun and playful that she could enjoy now but grow into.  I don’t know a girl or a woman that doesn’t love pink so it only seemed fitting to incorporate it into the design.  Because the bed is a bold raspberry color I wanted to neutralize the rest of the furniture.

 

Off in the corner we used a ghost chair  to add seating without making the space feel crowded.  Playful prints on the pillows, rug and curtain make this a fun kid-like space.  DSC_0085

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Now we come to the boys room.  They’re heading into their teen years so it was more a space to crash and hang with friends.  The funky orange chair and custom reclaimed desk gives them a place to study while the lounge chair adds extra seating and folds out into a twin size bed for a friend!  Maximizing the space was our main goal.  We had perfectly spaced cubbies for two matching twin beds.  I chose a mature bold stripe for the bedding and like their sister’s room tried to make it fun without being too child-like.  Funky artwork and rug complete the space.

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That’s all for now!  Check back soon for our final post on this beautiful interior design install.  Next we’ll show you the master suite, you don’t want to miss it!

XOXO

The Staging Chick

 

Making Room in Fishtown- Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

7 Feb

IMG_9663This beautifully renovated Fishtown row home is crisp, clean and fresh.  The cut out above the dining area creates the opportunity for storage, or a great gallery space.  Each of the two bedrooms has it’s own private bath, and the first floor has its own powder room.

At just under 1100 square feet, the major challenge here is that the first floor is very long and narrow.  When you walk into the empty house, it is hard to imagine creating a proper living space.  So, we selected petite furniture and defined several separate areas in order to show how easily a small family could, in fact, function in the home.

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We created a sitting area in the front of the living room, and a separate TV space with the sofa.  This communicates that there is ample seating, and even multi-function capability in this home. gaul4 gaul3

Our sleek and funky glass top dining set shows seating for four, with room to spare.gaul1We use a mirror to explain where the TV would go, because this is usually the first question that a potential buyer will ask.

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Upon initial inspection, both bedrooms seemed pretty small.  But, once we brought in furniture, the spaces really seemed to open up.

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To see the full property listing, follow this link:

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2216-Gaul-St-Philadelphia-PA-19125/10324012_zpid/

Thanks so much 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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