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Turn Key Interior Design Philadelphia

20 Nov

I am so excited to finally share this with all of you!  We just completed the install of this beautiful rehabbed condo.  Within 6 weeks time we were able to turn this empty post-construction site into a home away from home for our wonderful client.  I have lots of photos to share so this will be a 3-part series.  Let me walk you through the main living area and share some of my favorite design elements.


 One of my absolute favorite pieces in the entire 3 bedroom condo is this re-claimed bookshelf.


Our client wanted a cozy feel for their basement living area.  So we created a chill place for friends and family to hang or curl up and watch a movie.  Warm tones and low lighting add to the comfortable element.


Using a mixture of finishes gives the space a funky vibe.  We combined the soft upholstery with a metal coffee table, reclaimed bookshelf and tv stand.

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I just love how the reclaimed wood of the tv stand works with the natural stone wall.  The living area is also the entry point to the condo so we needed to create a place for shoes and coats.  This bench adds some seating with storage underneath.  We also added a mirror for final checks as they walk out the door.

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This fun metal sign points guests in the direction of the bathroom.


Next up I’ll share photos of the first floor bedrooms!  Stay tuned….

Thanks for keeping up!


The Staging Chick

Bella Vista Home Staging: Philadelphia

12 Mar

Third times the charm!  Thanks for reading everyday during Blog-Fest 😉

Ok, so I KNOW I say this all the time but I am in love with this house.  I can not find the words to express what it is but from the moment I walked in and saw the stone fireplace, warm hardwood floors and interesting details (ie the hardwood walls leading to the half bath, wow!).

I think you’re going to fall in love too, so here goes.  I staged the living room, dining area, kitchen, master bedroom and bathroom.  Additionally this house has a finished basement, second floor den, two additional bedrooms and full bath.

I can just picture myself reading by the fire in this living room.  Actually it may not be the house for me, I might not leave…ever.

Moving on to the very functional kitchen.  If you like to cook, this is for you.  Just the right amount of counter space and a layout that makes sense.

I love it all.  If you do too check it out courtesy of Prudential Fox Roach Walnut Street.

Next up, Catherine Court…you have no idea just wait and see!


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Philadelphia: Roxborough home staging

6 Jan

SOLD in 2 DAYS!  This house literally flew off the market after I staged it. Here’s the photos, hope you don’t like it too much cause somebody else already found it.  You know what they say early buyer gets the house…no one says that.

If you’re thinking about listing your home in the spring call for a complimentary staging walk through 267-335-4290.  It’s a good time to start planning and budgeting!


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Bella Vista Home Staging

18 Nov

Blocks from the Italian Market, check.  Spacious property with outdoor space, check.  New renovation, yep.

I know you guys get tired of me saying how much I love this property and that property.  How could she possible like ALL of these houses?!  Well trust me, I’m telling the truth.  I’m blessed to be able to step into other people’s homes and I always seem to find the beauty in each and every one.  They all have their wonderful qualities.

This property is so adorable and I love the little creative nooks throughout.  You will see in the guest bedroom there is a little hidden bench behind the door that I had to highlight.  I can just imagine an overnight guest retreating to their room and journaling on the little bench about their wonderful trip!

One of the first things I noticed during my initial walk through was all the light that flooded the second floor hall.  With enough space to have a little chair I could resist creating a small reading nook in the hallway outside the guest room.  It may not be the perfect place for reading but it does show off the usable space.  And who knows it may be a great place to sit and put on your shoes before walking to the Italian Market.

Dreaming of living here?  Check it out Bella Vista Listing courtesy of Sean Kaplan.


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Graduate Hospital Home Staging Philadelphia, PA

12 Oct



Beautiful neighborhood, beautiful home…what more could you ask for?  Last week I had the pleasure of staging this enormous property in the Graduate Hospital area of Philadelphia.  This property features an open first floor living area, three bedrooms on the second floor and two bedrooms on the third floor.

If I were to live here I would put the kids and a guest bedroom on the second floor and use the third floor as a master suite complete with a sitting room and walkout private roof deck!


I really had a great time playing up the warm jewel like colors on the walls.  Throwing in bright blues and reds really gives this living area some warmth.  My favorite spot is the little reading nook in the bay window area.  Although you could put individual curtains on each of the three windows I felt using a long rod with two panels would create a more private spot while still letting all the light in!

This bedroom is on the third floor with another smaller bedroom, full bath and roof deck.  Although not the biggest bedroom in the house making the third floor a master suite would give you the privacy and space you’re looking for.

Here’s more information on this Graduate Hospital Property.  Hope you love it as much as I do!

Have a great week!


The Staging Chick


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!


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 🙂


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South Philadelphia Home Staging

2 Jun

I love working with new clients, especially when they are so pleasant to work with.  Carrie Zhao over at Century 21 Target Realty called me in a few weeks ago to check out this rehab in South Philadelphia.

After seeing the property and meeting with Carrie I knew I wanted to work with her.

She brought me in to stage the entire 3 bedroom 3 full bath row home on the 2500 block of S. 11th Street in Philadelphia.  I had a blast staging this cute row.  With a finished basement and a full bath on the first floor this property has ample space for a family or a couple.

My favorite room (post staging) would have to be the guest bedroom.  So much natural light and I love how it came out.  Very sweet and charming.

Here’s what I did…


***Please call for a complimentary walk thru for your vacant property or email amanda@sunflowercreationsonline.com***
Would love to hear any thoughts or questions you have!  Hope you like it.  If you’re interested in more information regarding this property visit the listing.

Germantown Home Staging

12 Apr

Two years ago in September my husband and I purchased our first home.  We then spent the next four months completely renovating the entire house.  This was full on construction and we weren’t able to move in until December.  It was a crazy journey but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.  We learned so much and worked our butts off.  Now we have a house that we are so proud of.

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Our Home After

That being said I have a true appreciation for people who can take a beaten down home and rehab it into something beautiful.  Some people like my husband and I are DIY’ers and some do it as a way to make money.  Either way I know it isn’t easy.  You walk in with a plan but once you open up those old walls new fixes you never dreamed of start popping up!

This property in Germantown is one of those complete gut rehabs.  I was able to find before pictures online and I am so impressed to see how far it came.  Here’s what I did…


Sun room, Living room, Dining room, 1/2 bath and EIN kitchen


***Please call for a complimentary walk thru and proposal

Simple and sweet!  I know this home will make someone very happy.  My favorite part about this property is the tile in the 1/2 bath…I may just use it in my own home some day!

If you’re interested in this property visit the listing or email amanda@sunflowercreationsonline.com


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***What I’m listening to: ‘Everywhere I go’ Lissie

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.


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***UPDATE: Property SOLD in 2 DAYS!