Tag Archives: Fishtown Home Stager

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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So Much New Construction in Fishtown!! Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

18 Nov

letterly1Often, in new construction homes and rehabbed properties, spaces are designed to be very, very neutral.  The idea is to make the property beautiful, luxurious and upscale, but appeal to the masses in order to attract the greatest number of interested buyers.

As Stagers, we bring the mood, the warmth, and the energy.  We play detective a little bit, and try to figure out WHO our buyer will be in the end.   Then, we try to appeal to him/her based on our design knowledge and expertise.

This project was a little bit different–  The builder of this Fishtown treasure made some really unique design choices that gave the home a spirit of its own.  Check out the diagonal direction of the hard wood floors, that makes the space feel very open.

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The kitchen’s apron front sink, exaggerated drawer pulls,  and white subway tile back-splash bring an element of ultra-modern sleek to this gourmet kitchen.

And take a gander at these bathroom finishes…

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We followed suit, and chose pieces that would accent and enhance these fun features.

So, needless to say, the BRIGHT GREEN accent wall in the main living space was a big no-brainer!

Purple is an awesome contrast, and the silver accents are a little edgy…

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A little mixture of industrial with more traditional pieces is fun, and appealing to a wide range of lookers.

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And finally, the relaxing, serene master bedroom.

This is the view out the window:

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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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A Little Before and After in Port Richmond- Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

1 Aug

15I loved staging this adorable home in Port Richmond.

When I initially went to go see it, the owners had kept furniture in the space, but requested our help to fill in the blanks.  Although they had some great pieces, the house was just lacking the warmth that makes it a home.

We worked with a mixture of ours and theirs, and here are some before and after shots:

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Great choice of paint colors, and I love this table set.

But, to maximize the space, we substituted a round table.  We also added some art, accessories and window treatments.  The additions really add personality!

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In the master, we kept this beautiful bed and hope chest.  But we swapped out these antique looking pieces, in exchange for some contemporary ones.8 9

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Thanks so much for looking!

If you need help with home staging or interior design, please contact us:

Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator

267.207.9298

akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com

or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home

I want to Live Here!! Fishtown Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

22 Jul

sus7That’s what I said the minute I walked into this home!!

This is another property that was a family home, being sold because the owner chose to relocate.  When we met him at the property for a walk-thru, we could just feel so much good energy in the space.  And, we really wanted that to come through in the staging!

sus1The major challenge here is open space.  We needed to show a living area, dining area, and open kitchen arrangement.  In a narrow design like this, we really needed to define the “sofa/TV” area, and then a separate sitting area by the windows.  I love this little nook!

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sus4This home has such a great balance of old and new…

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Makes me want to chop something!!

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Thanks so much for looking!

If you need help with home staging or interior design, please contact us:

Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator

267.207.9298

akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com

or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home

Luxurious New Construction in Fishtown- Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

20 May

TLivingRoom1This property has a very modern aesthetic.

We went with a contemporary foundation and added some fun kitschy accents in the main living space.

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Since the main living room area is pretty small, we decided to stage the finished basement as a den.  I included a couple of before pix to show you how we really warmed up the space with an area rug, curtains (to hide the water heater and other unsightlies), and a few pieces of furniture.

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Thanks for checking in with us!

And, of course, please contact us for all of your home staging and design needs!

Email: akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com

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Charming Little Home Staging in Charming Little Fishtown by Sunflower Creations

25 Feb

memphis3Fishtown, located immediately northeast of Center City, is  roughly defined by the triangle created by the Delaware River, Frankford Avenue, and York Street.  Currently described as a mixture of  working class families, artists and young hipsters, the name “Fishtown” is derived from area’s former role as the center of the shad fishing industry on the Delaware River.

This adorable property is a great mixture of the old and the new.  Modern kitchen,  and open floor plan bring a modern feel to the old thick plank floors and exposed brick.

Our task for this project was to define the spaces because it is small- and that can be tricky!  We flipped the living room and the dining room, which provides a lot more living space for the potential buyer.  This is a bold move, but in this case, it made sense.

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memphis1Upstairs, we wanted to show how to arrange bedrooms in slightly odd spaces.

Rest assured, potential buyer, you CAN fit a queen size bed your the master!  (Most people do not realized that a queen is only about 6 inches larger than a full.  Yet, somehow, it makes a huge difference visually.)

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And we also wanted to offer a suggestion on how to lay out the 2nd bedroom.  It is a little challenging because it has bump outs and french door.  That does not leave a ton of choices!

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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