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Highlights of a Home Stager: Pops of Red!

14 Nov

We can’t do neutrals all the time! Sometimes we mix it up with some color. Today’s color? Red!

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Using red in design can be scary. It can be a very overpowering color! But when used correctly it can give your living space the pop of excitement it needs.

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Red goes great with natural colors like browns and greens. The green door in this home made for a perfect compliment to the red accents.

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We went very bold with the dining room. That rug would be scary for most, but countered with more wood tones, and a neutral dining chair it becomes less overwhelming.

With the open kitchen we can counteract the large pop of red in the dining room with neutral greens and an abundance of brand new cabinets.

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Highlights of a Home Stager: Traditional Chic

31 Oct

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While bright colors, and funky accessories are fun, they’re also very client specific. When staging a traditional home.

We stick with a neutral base of a beige sofa and wood coffee table.  A calming blue reoccurs throughout the room.

The dining room has a sleek look with upholstered dining chairs. The natural woods and sand colors complimented with pops of blue give this home a coastal cottage vibe.

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Highlights from a Home Stager: Quick Hits from August Stagings

17 Oct

We gotta keep yo up to date on all of our latest stagings! here are some of our favorites from August:

13XX S. Woodstock St.

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21XX Lombard St. #stagedandsold #inlessthan30daysc81edc1511662473728fcdd09fcb6586l-m3xd-w1020_h770_q80c81edc1511662473728fcdd09fcb6586l-m6xd-w1020_h770_q80c81edc1511662473728fcdd09fcb6586l-m7xd-w1020_h770_q80c81edc1511662473728fcdd09fcb6586l-m10xd-w1020_h770_q80c81edc1511662473728fcdd09fcb6586l-m12xd-w1020_h770_q80c81edc1511662473728fcdd09fcb6586l-m15xd-w1020_h770_q80c81edc1511662473728fcdd09fcb6586l-m18xd-w1020_h770_q80c81edc1511662473728fcdd09fcb6586l-m23xd-w1020_h770_q80

6XX N. 16th #undercontract #under30days

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75XX Malvern Ave.

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Thanks for reading!

And, when it comes to professional home staging, whether vacant or occupied, contact Ali at Sunflower Creations
akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com or 267.207.9898

…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: Contrasts

3 Oct

Many of the homes on the market today are painted a stark white. It makes sense to leave the walls neutral for buyers, but it isn’t always warm and welcoming. An easy way to combat this is by using a monochromatic color scheme. Black and white accents create a classic modern look.

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The black and white color scheme is continued throughout the entire home, with art, accessories, and furniture all creating a cohesive look.

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The bedroom keeps it classic with an elegant plush rug and black and white bedding.

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And, when it comes to professional home staging, whether vacant or occupied, contact Ali at Sunflower Creations
akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com or 267.207.9898

…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: Industrial Living

19 Sep

This industrial apartment has it all! Exposed brick, high ceilings, a ton of space, and in the heart of Old City, to boot!

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We worked with the bold red accent wall with some contrasting navy throw pillows. Wood accents give the home a warm lived-in feeling.

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This structural brick wall could be a source of confusion for potential buyers. We gave the wall a purpose by creating a perfect little reading nook in the corner.

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The spacious bedrooms are complete with endless exposed and white washed brick walls. Some neutral bedding and wooden side tables allow the brick to be the main attraction! We had a great time designing this beautiful apartment! I’m sorry to say it’s already been snatched off the market. Yet another Staged & Sold property under our belts!

And, when it comes to professional home staging, whether vacant or occupied, contact Ali at Sunflower Creations
akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com or 267.207.9898

…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: Making the Most of Small Spaces

22 Aug

Living in the heart of the city has many perks, but you often have to give up some living space in exchange. We’re here to show you how to make the most of your small living space situation!

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This unit had a decent sized open space for the living area. We wanted to showcase just how large that room was by creating three separate spaces within it. First is the living room, complete with enough seating for four. Bringing the sofa to the center of the room creates a great focal point!

genMid.7194564_2_AWe also wanted to show potential buyers that there is more than enough room for a formal dining area in this Spring Garden condo.

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With more room to spare, we created a small office area within the space, creating the perfect trifecta of all you could possibly hope for in your future home.  With some careful space planning, and thoughtful furniture selection, we can make any space the perfect home for your potential buyer!

And, when it comes to professional home staging, whether vacant or occupied, contact Ali at Sunflower Creations
akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com or 267.207.9898

…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- Neutrals Don’t Need to be Boring!

8 Aug

One of the biggest tips we give when it comes to staging a home is to try to keep it neutral- the goal being to appeal to the masses. But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring! Take a look at this recent staging on Pulaski Ave.

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We went with neutral furniture that showcases the large, open, living space, but added pops of color and texture to give the home some excitement. Reds and oranges are bold, so it’s best to use them sparingly. We’ve coordinated the throw pillows with the art hanging above the sofa to create cohesion. The ruffled pillow and the chevron rug break up the sea of beige and brown and add some much needed texture.

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We used a textured rug and metallic centerpiece in the dining room, keeping the colors neutral. A glass top dining table not only adds a new element to the room, but creates the illusion of even more space in this open floor plan.

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We brought the red accents into the kitchen with some colorful cloth napkins that really tie the entire space together. It’s very easy for potential buyers to see themselves in this home and call it their own.

And, when it comes to professional home staging, whether vacant or occupied, contact Ali at Sunflower Creations
akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com or 267.207.9898

…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: Quick Hits from July Staging

26 Jul

 

Hi Everyone!  Check out a few of our most recently staged homes- and be sure to contact us if you think we can help you with your next listing project!

17XX Wylie St

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1XX Pemberton St

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4XX Markle St

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15XX S. Lambert St

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When it comes to professional home staging, whether vacant or occupied, contact Ali at Sunflower Creations
akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com or 267.207.9898

…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: Quick Hits from June Stagings

5 Jul

Hi Everyone- Thanks for stopping in to read the blog.  I’m sorry, but it’s too hot for words right now- here’s some photos from a few favorite stagings we did last month.

Stay cool!

3xx New St- Old City condo, #stagedandsold #inlessthan30days

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20xx Pemberton St- Graduate Hospita, #stagedandsold #inlessthan30days

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9xx S. 51st St- West Philadelphia, #stagedandsold #inlessthan30days

 

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1xx Tasker St- Pennsport #Philadelphiarealestate #Southphilly

 

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13xx S. 8th St- East Passyunk

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Thanks for reading!

And, when it comes to professional home staging, whether vacant or occupied, contact Ali at Sunflower Creations
akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com or 267.207.9898

…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: Why Would You Stage A Perfectly Good Property?

20 Feb

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Every day we meet with homeowners, builders and realtors who want to know about staging- How it works, Why it works, Will it work…  So, we thought we’d take it back to the beginning and talk a little bit about why staging adds value, how we approach the process, and why we think Sunflower Creations is successful at helping get homes sold all over Philadelphia and surrounding neighborhoods.  If you are considering staging, – please read on.  If you are already a believer, you can skip the boring text and just look at the pretty pictures!

 

So, Question #1:  Why would you stage your home prior to listing it for sale?  Basically, either because the property is vacant, or because you actually live in your home and everything isn’t perfect at all times.  We will talk more about occupied staging in our next post, but today we’re going to focus on vacant home staging.

  1.  It all begins with the click of a link…  It doesn’t matter if you are listing your family home, a rental property, or a new build- the fundamental process is the same- the more interest you generate, the more traffic you get to the listing.  The more traffic you get, the greater the potential for more offers.  And the more offers you get, the more you- the seller- are in control of the deal.  Since we have the internet, most prospective buyers will be introduced to your home, along with about 400 other homes that meet their search criteria, by being presented with a thumbnail photo that will appear approximately 1*1 inches on a phone screen.  Make the most of that inch.  A photo of walls is pretty easy to skip.  A photo with colors and shapes might grab a viewer’s attention for just a second longer, and that second could be the difference between a showing and a pass.  (Small aside- whether you hire a professional stager or do it yourself, hire a professional photographer.  Again, the picture is going to dictate how the story goes- make it a really good picture).

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2.  You didn’t do all the updates you intended...  So, maybe you never got around to installing stone counter tops in the kitchen, or perhaps you ran out of time before you had a chance to remodel the closets, or maybe the original hardwood floors could have used a sanding but …  It’s time to list- it is what it is- and you are pricing the property appropriately.  Staging is a good idea for you.  We do not stage to cover up problems- what we do is create a aesthetic that feels fresh and welcoming.  We help prospective buyers see the full potential of the home by highlighting the best parts.  A side effect of that is focus less on every scratch in the floor or chip in the paint. We make prospective buyers say, “This house feels like home to us.  All it needs is (a coat of paint) (a sanding of the floors) (a bathroom update), but it’s totally move-in ready”.

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3.  The home is brand new construction…  It’s literally perfect, but you should stage it…  Here’s a couple things about new construction  (a) It can feel very sterile because everything is new, and that is not inviting.  Even just a light staging provides the opportunity to bring in some softness and variety of texture. (b) Much of the competition is staged, so you need to stay competitive.  Again- it’s not just about having a great property;  It’s about getting prospective buyers to notice it.  (c) Architects and builders have the ability to visualize the finished product, which is what makes them good at their jobs. Most homebuyers do not have that ability.  And open-concept floorplans are especially difficult.  If potential buyers can not envision how to live in the space, they will move on to the next listing.

So, Thanks for stopping by today!

We hope you found this information helpful- and feel free to pass it along to your friends or clients.

If you’d like to set up a quick complimentary consultation, contact Ali at akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com or 267.207.9898.

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.

Tune in next time, when we’ll turn the focus toward occupied home staging.

…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.