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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.


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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: 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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Where Do We Get Our Home Staging Furniture? Sunflower Creations: “Look for Less” vs. “Total Splurge”

5 Dec

714 8A very common question when we meet with new clients is “Where do you get your furniture?”

Great question!  And, the honest answer that we always give is that we buy furniture everywhere from West Elm to Ikea, and everywhere in between.

Important to us, is that all of our pieces are CLEAN, WELL-CONDITIONED, and CONTEMPORARY.  We own all of our furniture and accessories, store it in our own facility, and purchase everything brand new.

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Our goal for our clients is to highlight their properties and help them sell as quickly as possible, and for the highest dollar amount.  The key is to bring in pieces that create a cohesive, high-end look.   Sure, we splurge (we love to shop!!), but we also know when to grab a great deal.

Now, I do want to clarify–  General rule of thumb is that you get what you pay for…  When you purchase an original design, you are often paying more for quality, craftsmanship, materials, warranties/guarantees.  When you spend half the money, and opt for the similar item, you may forsake some of this.  It really depends on your needs.  For example, in my own home, I tend to tire of my surroundings way before they actually wear out.  And in staging, with contemporary style ever-changing, we tend to retire pieces more frequently than one might in their own home.  So, in these cases, it may be sensible to sometimes go “Look for Less”.

Here’s a little game for you:  Some “Splurge vs. Steal”

Guess which item is the original, and which is the value priced replica! (You can click on each item to find out the source and price)

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Thanks for playing along…Now, it’s your turn!

If you have your own “Look for Less” to tell us about, follow me  on pinterest.  Once I add you on, you can post to my “Look for Less” board, too!

And, if you are a realtor, developer, builder, rehabber, or home-owner trying to sell your property, contact us for a FREE consultation.

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

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 Fishtown, Philadelphia PA

30 Aug

I hope everyone made it through the hurricane without too much damage or stress.  I live in Roxborough (up the hill from Manayunk).

I shot this video on Sunday afternoon (Manayunk Flood). Mother nature’s fury never ceases to amaze me.  Our house made it through ok, just a little leaky window.  I hope yours did too!

Two weeks ago I staged this property in Fishtown, right off Girard Ave.  I’ve done work for this builder before (see 1643 S 5th) and I’m always so impressed with the attention to detail his properties posses.

This home is new construction with a patio, open floor plan, speaker system throughout AND a roof deck.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if I was in the market this would be mine.

You’ll also notice the wall colors in his property are nice neutral grays.  I think that adds so much warmth and I also think buyers will appreciate that this home is move-in-ready, paint and all!

I’m really pleased with the end result, my favorite room being the master bedroom.  Want to live here, get more details Fishtown Real Estate.

Hope you’re enjoying the week!

XOXO

The Staging Chick

Fishtown Home Staging Philadelphia

29 Aug

So the talk of the town last week was the earthquake that strolled through Philadelphia.  I was driving my little truck through Conshohocken and noticed people leaving the Ikea corporate building, thought there was a fire and went about my business.

I marched right into Ikea and everyone was strolling around aimlessly with no clue about the earthquake.  I found out 10 mins later when my husband was finally able to reach me.

Now let me preface this by saying, I understand this was very minor.

HOWEVER, don’t you think Ikea would be the first place people should be evacuated from in the event of an earthquake?!  There are literally tons of furniture stacked high on shelves.

And I digress… Totally unrelated to this weeks post about a cute as a button home in Fishtown.  I staged this two weeks ago and had a lot of help from the builder.

It’s always great to have artistic freedom when staging properties but I can appreciate when a client likes to be involved.

This property is loaded with space and has an amazing kitchen.  I love how it turned out and can’t wait for the right buyer to come along.

If you think you know them here’s some more information on the property Fishtown Real Estate. Thanks for keeping up with me 🙂

XOXO

The Staging Chick

Center City Philadelphia Home Staging

3 Aug

I don’t even have words for this staging.  This property not only has the most amazing views of the city that I’ve ever seen, but the architecture…unbelievable.  Check out these photos courtesy of the wonderful Philadelphia real estate photographer Drew Callaghan.

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Dining Room

Study ‘Nook’

Study ‘Nook’

Kitchen

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Living Room / ‘Lounge’

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Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2

 

 

Master Suite

A big thank you again to Drew Callaghan for letting me share his beautiful photos with you.  Have questions about home staging or this property email amanda@sunflowercreationsonline.com.

XOXO

The Staging Chick

Queens Village Philadelphia Home Staging

24 Mar

Spring has sprung and houses are hitting the market left and right.  This week I helped a local builder make his gorgeous rehab in Queens Village Philadelphia shine!  Staging this property was no easy task.  We staged the entire four bedroom 2.5 bath home.

A property this size takes about two days to stage and a couple of days prep to get ready.  So I’m pretty exhausted!  This property has some pretty awesome features.  Although it still has old charm it also has some amazing modern amenities.  One of which I’m considering for my own home.  The IBus wall dock for your ipod or iphone links up to speakers in the kitchen as well as the master bedroom.  I’m a huge music person so I fell in love with this immediately.

For the wine enthusiast there is a wine cooler built into the island and a spacious kitchen to cook up some great food.  What more could you ask for?  Oh a roof deck?  There’s one of those too 🙂

Check it out and let me know what you think.  If you are interested in this property email amanda@sunflowercreationsonline.com and I’ll get you to the right person.

Just finished up a property in Port Richmond so stay tuned for more posts.  Thanks for reading and leave a comment or subscribe to the blog if you feel so inclined.

XOXO

The Staging Chick

***UPDATE: Property SOLD in 2 DAYS!