Tag Archives: Designing small spaces

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.

 

 

Pennsport Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

10 Apr

durfor1This staging is a flip renovation of a South Philadelphia row home.

Our main goal was to show how to maximize the small space.

We kept it cozy and cheerful- a little whimsy and nothing too serious for our friends at the McCann team!

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Thanks 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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A Well-Loved Home in Bella Vista- Staging by Sunflower Creations

1 Apr

27_6349838_5_1394575135_636x435While this house has been updated with a sale in mind,it comes with a lot of personal style throughout.  We see this a lot in Bella Vista because many of the homes for sale have been lived in by the seller.  I say this in contrast to many of the stagings we do in other areas, where the majority of the homes are rehabbed by developers with a quick sale in mind.

While many of these types of “flip” renovations are beautifully finished as well, you will not see:  A Variety of unexpected paint colors, surprising coral glass tile bathroom, marble fireplace…

We love these features, but from a staging perspective, these are things we want to neutralize.

Remember our goal- attract the greatest number of potential buyers.

Here’s our favorite photos:

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(Master Suite)

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To see the full property listing, click here.

Thanks 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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Bella Vista Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

14 Mar

62…LOVED staging this bright, open bi-level condo in the Bella Vista neighborhood of South Philly…

We got to play around with some modern and modular design, and use some of our furniture faves.

To emphasize the great light and amount of space, we went sleek and clean, with a little bit of fun tossed in!

61 64  We staged the living room, dining room, kitchen, office, and master bedroom.

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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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Blending In to Stand Out- Fairmount Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

7 Mar

23rd1   This was a super fun project because this Fairmount home has so much unique detail- I was in love the moment I saw it!

Brocade pattern wallpaper, intricate tile work, stained glass, and extraordinary woodwork all command your attention.  And, although these elements all lend to a traditional ambiance, we wanted to show how contemporary design fits right in.  We wanted to go with pieces that would not detract from the home, itself, and also that would lighten some of the heaviness of the colors in the space.

Additionally, we wanted to explain furniture layout.  Because the living room is very large, and the fireplace is right in the middle, we wanted to assure potential buyers that they can utilize the natural focal point, as well as the space around it.

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Click here to view the full property listing

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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Fishtown Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

4 Mar

coral1We wanted to make this 3 bedroom rehabbed Fishtown home feel cozy, yet elegant.  With a challenging layout in the  narrow living room, we wanted to show ample seating, multi-function with the added space in front of the stairway, and (the big question!) where to put the TV.  A petite sectional with accent chair, and bookshelf seems to have helped us achieve our goal with plenty of room to spare!

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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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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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