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Highlights from a Home Stager: SUBURBAN STAGING, BALA CYNWYD- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia

14 Jul

Take a peak at this charming suburban family home in Bala Cynwyd, staged and sold– just a couple of weeks on the market.  I certainly has curb appeal- and that really sets the stage for the charming interior, which you are about to see…

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The home was the seller’s childhood home, and it was really important to him that the buyers would love the property as much as his family had done over the years.  He acknowledged that there were some dated elements, but really wanted the buyer to be someone who would love the original elements of the home, and make their updates with that in mind.

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Now, I don’t know about you, but I am just a total sucker for a sun porch….  I love the idea of feeling like I’m outside, but without the bugs, and without the weather.  This room is the entry to the home, so we wanted to make the first impression feel cozy.  Just a few pieces of furniture to create a little sitting area- and the area rug and curtains really warm up the space.

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The living room has a somewhat challenging layout, with regard to where to situate the sofa in order to watch TV.  We wanted to provide multiple options.

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Nice big dining room- LOVE those windows, and the original hardwood floors…

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Now clearly, the kitchen could use an update- BUT, it’s clean, spacious, and in reasonably good condition.  That oven unit is SO COOL!

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And we do love a good nook…

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Master Bedroom is spacious and sun-drenched

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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: STAGED AND SOLD IN 4 DAYS- RITTENHOUSE STAGING- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia

23 May

This Center City row home was a really fun project for us because the property was filled with quirky charm- exposed brick, built-ins, cut-outs, high ceilings, low ceilings- all of the above!  We staged the entire home- living room, eat-in kitchen, master suite, and 2 additional bedrooms.  Staged and Sold in 4 Days!!

Since the property, itself, has lots of vintage charm, we really wanted to bring in very contemporary pieces that would appeal to the young professional/young family buyer.  We also wanted to incorporate a few items, here and there, that would accent and enhance the more old world feel of the home.

Sectional sofas are a great solution in a smaller living room because you can really maximize seating capacity, and make the space feel larger:

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Sit-down dining space has become lower priority in our busy lifestyles.  Buyers definitely assign greater importance to living room space, baths, and kitchens.  But, it’s really important to show a dedicated dining area in staging.  So we always find a way to create a dining area.  This table is tiny, but it accommodates three (potentially four).

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I’m a sucker for old, thick-plank hard wood floors.  But they always look more charming when enhanced with lots of other textures like whispy shear curtains, contemporary patterned rugs, and this plush flokati throw featured below.  I’m not really a purple person at all, but the soft lavender really works in this room.

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This is a little dressing area off of the master bedroom.  Love the petite mid-century modern accent chair and side table set!

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And, bedrooms 2 and 3:

(P.S.- In a spiral staircase trinity home, it is really important to show prospective buyers that you can fit furniture up the stairs.  As the stager, it is equally important to provide furniture that will, in fact, fit up the stairs!)

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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 our Website

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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: RECENT FAVES Edition

30 Mar

I’m not gonna lie- I just couldn’t think of a great underlying theme for this weeks post.  So, friends, I’m just gonna give it to ya’ straight- Here’s a little collection of some of my favorite stagings our team has put together in the past couple of weeks!

SOUTH PHILLY:  8XX Pierce St in East Passyunk

STAGED & SOLD in 1 Weekend!!

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I love this one because I thought the staging really brought out the beauty in the character of the house.  The walls are painted in slightly darker colors than most South Philly rehabs that we see, and the stained natural wood accents are unusual as well.  The hardwood floors are beautiful, but also bring a lot of personality to the space.

So, we really wanted to do a staging that honored the classic elements of the home, but made it feel very contemporary at the same time.  We also chose to stick with solid blocks of neutral colors in the furnishings and area rugs, and I think that really helped to soften and blend the natural wood tones  into the space.

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(Click here for full property listing)

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NORTHWEST PHILLY:  78xx Provident Rd in West Oaklane

Just for a little perspective, the first shot is the vacant space before the staging…  Look at the difference!

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Maybe it’s just that chair, but when we were finished with this staging, I kinda wanted to stay and relax in this house!  I love how the lighting is really bright, yet soft at the same time.  It felt very cozy and comfortable- which is exactly the feeling we were trying to create.

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WISSAHICKON:  44xx Mitchell St in Roxborough

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When I walked into this vacant property, it had a bit of a “surfer bungalo” vibe.  It’s not a bungalo at all, but I think I was feeling the wood-paneled island, the vintage/industrial style pendants, and the amazing sliding barn door (below)…  And it felt a little artsy- which I LOVE!

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It’s the Wissahickon- it’s down to earth, nature-loving, casual (but still classy)- and, its my ‘hood- so there’s a lot of pride in this one!  We really wanted to create living areas that felt hip, comfortable, and multi-functional.  (I’d want to live in this house!)

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(Click here for full property listing)

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CENTER CITY:  22xx Catherine St in Graduate Hospital

STAGED & SOLD!!

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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: ODD SPACESEdition, Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia

15 Mar

Hi Everyone-  Thanks for reading!

Can’t wait to dive into this week’s photos, because we have been working in some very unique spaces these past few weeks!  A major part of our home staging philosophy is that functionality is #1- Ya gotta make prospective buyers feel at home, and one major aspect of that is showing them that the home can meet all of their lifestyle needs.

In some spaces, living is very easy-  In a large home, their are often ample rooms to accommodate office space, relaxation space, exercise space, what have you…  But in a smaller home, we have to work a little harder..

But, it’s a little more than just square footage…  Sometimes the shape of a room can really restrict furniture layout options.  And built-ins, fireplaces, stairwells, and windows can pose challenges too…  Enter, Sunflower Creations!

Here’s a look at some Odd Spaces that we’d staged recently:

7xx S. 2nd St, Queen Village Trinity Staging- Sold in less than 1 Week

This compact home features an entry level eat-in kitchen, basement living room with built in desk, 2nd floor bedroom suite, and 3rd floor bedroom suite.  The property is completely charming and completely lovely, but it has some real layout challenges.

When the kitchen is on a separate level from the living room, we like to make the seating area feel super-cozy.  Instead of a traditional dining table/chairs and table settings, we go for a more comfy/casual hang-out feel.

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The living room is small and oddly shaped, and much of it is taken up by the built-in office.  But we created a clear TV area, and a little bit of common space everywhere in the home.

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8xx N. 20th St- Fairmount/Art Museum Area Home Staging

My initial thought about this house is that its the one that everyone wants to hang out in because it’s really cool- but nobody knows quite what to do with it!  Seems like it must have been converted from a store-front to a home, and its got all these huge windows that offer amazing light, but zero privacy.  Limited wall space also restricts furniture arrangement a little bit.

We wanted to show off the window feature, but also provide privacy from the outside.  And we wanted to show people how to make the layout function, and also create the best first impression when prospective buyers entered the space.  We went with an asymmetrical layout because the room is not symmetrical, and we created little bit of a terrarium-feel, with lots of greenery to make the space feel homey.

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10xx Spruce St- Center City Condo Staging

This 4th floor condo had an unusual layout.  Enter into this large living room, and proceed down 3 steps to another very large room that is way bigger than a typical dinning room.  Beyond that room is a stairway landing with a nook that just needs to be utilized, and then into the eat-in kitchen.  Bedrooms are on the level below.  So, this is a deceptively large 2 bedroom condo!  With so much room for sitting, and for eating- this one feels like an entertaining space to me!

The unit, and the building itself, were more traditional in style- see the light fixtures, windows, etc.  So we wanted to go a little more traditional with our staging, but still keep it contemporary to appeal to the modern buyer.

Here’s living room #1

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And Living Space #2/Dining Room

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Landing Nook turned Office

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Eat- In Kitchen, making use of the owner’s existing dining set

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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: SOUTH PHILLY Edition- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia

22 Feb

Bella Vista, East Passyunk, Pennsport, Point Breeze- They kinda each have their own personality and their own identity- Is it even OK, at this point, to generalize them all into the category of South Philly?  Please forgive us- no offense intended.

Here’s a look at some of our recent projects South of Washington Ave:

Staged & Sold in 30 Days- 13xx S. Mole St in Point Breeze- Smaller South Philadelphia New Construction

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Staged & Sold- 12xx Peters St in Passyunk Square- South Philly New Construction Home Staging

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11xx S. 6th St in Dickinson Narrows- Large South Philly Gut Rehab Home Staging

This property had been listed on the market vacant for quite a while.  We were called in to breath some new life into the space- We call this “A Refresh”- and we hope it will spark new interest among potential buyers.  Often, vacant listings get overlooked by potential buyers, simply because (maybe even subconsciously) the thumbnail photos used to attract attention online are not that interesting.  And, often, without any furnishings, vacant home photos are very confusing because they offer no sense of scale or point of reference for viewers to understand layout.

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19xx Tasker St in Point Breeze- South Philadelphia Rehabbed Home Staging

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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.