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Highlights From a Home Stager: Before and Afters, Baby…

6 Feb

Here’s a little before and after action from a property we staged a few months back.  This is one of my personal favorites from last year because it is the poster child for the power of staging.  We’ve got an adorable house, priced right, on a nice street- and several months went by with no offers.

The sellers called us for a consult, had it staged on a Friday- and chose from 3 good offers on the following Monday.   They settled at 10% over asking price!

Enter through the front door into your charming, sun-drenched enclosed porch…  We replaced the dark curtains with shears, added a couple of area rugs, and a few pieces of furniture to create a first impression that sets a positive tone- and a functional space that is more than just a pass-thru area.

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Those white sheers make SUCH a difference.

 

Next, we have a nice size living room with exposed brick, mantel, and built-ins.

Cute right? But where does the sofa go?

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Now, I think the next space is the most confusing for prospective buyers.  The large support beam kind of divides the dining room into 2 separate areas, and I think people were just really unsure about how they’d be able to make the space work.

We created an additional hang-out area that bridges the space between the living room and the dining area.  Maybe drinks?  Maybe a place to sit away from the TV?

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And finally, the kitchen is a very bold color and featured patterned window treatments.  We just replaced the valence panels with sheers, which have a more contemporary vibe.

Click here to view the full property listing.

Thanks for looking!

If you are preparing to list, or if you have clients who are preparing to list, get us involved!

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.

So, 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.

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.

 

 

Highlights from a Home Stager: November 2015, Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia, PA

4 Nov

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Sunflower Creations is 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

Here’s a quick peek at some of our favorite stagings from the past few weeks-

Thanks so much for looking!

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Updated Classic Victorian Home in West Philly

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Graduate Hospital Contemporary Row Home

Staged, Listed, Sold- Just 9 Days on the Market!

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Main Line Single Family Home in Penn Valley

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Queen Village Modified Trinity

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(Click here for full property listing)

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Pennsport Contemporary Rehab

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(Click here for full property listing)

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Thanks again for checking us out!

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

croped logo…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.

Bella Vista Philadelphia Home Staging

3 Jun

It’s about to get lofty!  I think the team at Sunflower would agree that every home staging we do offers its own charm and character.  They have a personality each to their own.  This property in beautiful Bella Vista located in the Hawthorne Lofts is no exception.  I’ll stop chattering on and let the photos do the talking.

We hope you enjoyed this brief tour of our home staging in Bella Vista.  If you have a property that needs home staging or a designers touch please contact amanda@sunflowercreationsonline.com  We do everything from traditional homes in Ambler to lofts in Center City Philadelphia.  As always, thanks for keeping up!

XOXO

The Staging Chick

May 2015 Staging Highlights from Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia’s Home Stagers and Interior Design Experts

26 May

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Hard to believe we are almost in June!  Where has the time gone?

Well, May was very good to us, although it didn’t leave us much down time:

  • One of our staged properties was featured on HGTV’s series “A Sale of Two Cities”.
  • Amanda returned from furniture shopping at High Point Market, and every day we are receiving new furniture deliveries for staging pieces and for design clients.

  • And, our staged properties have been selling faster than we can say,

“Sunflower Creations, how can we help you?”

Here’s a few of our Favorite Photos from May:

Northern Liberties Designer Industrial Loft

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Rittenhouse- High End Rehab- Luxury Home

(sold in 4 days!)

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Northern Liberties New Construction- Luxury Townhomes

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Graduate Hospital Gut Rehab Townhome

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Center City Condo- Washington Square West, 1-Bedroom w/ Great Original Detail

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Well, thanks so much for looking!

We’d Love to Work With You On Your Next Project:

…Vacant Home Staging Services, Occupied Home Staging Consultations, Builder’s Services and Finish Selections, Interior Design and more…

Sunflower Creations is dedicated to:

  • Providing fast and friendly service
  • Creating fabulous homes at fair & competitive prices
  • Making every project our number one priority

…Philadelphia, Montgomery & Bucks County, and surrounding areas…

Please contact:

 Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator

267.207.9298

 akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com

 or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home

Sophisticated Home Staging in South Philadelphia

18 Dec

For your viewing pleasure!  We’re excited to share one of our recent home stagings.  The low slung sofa and dark brown tones give this fresh property an unexpected sophisticated edge.  The staging highlights the functional layout, abundant natural light and endless entertaining opportunities!  Enjoy a pictorial guided tour through this desirable rehab in South Philadelphia. 
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Thanks for keeping up!

XOXO

The Staging Chick

Turn Key Interior Design Philadelphia- Part 2

9 Dec

Welcome to Part 2 (see part 1 here) of our Philadelphia turn-key design post.  I’m so excited to share more of this interior design project with you!  We’ll guide you through the rest of the lower level which includes two kids’ bedrooms.  I loved working with these spaces because they were a little small and somewhat challenging and I love a challenge 🙂

This is the owner’s daughter’s room.  She’s eight so I really wanted to give her something fun and playful that she could enjoy now but grow into.  I don’t know a girl or a woman that doesn’t love pink so it only seemed fitting to incorporate it into the design.  Because the bed is a bold raspberry color I wanted to neutralize the rest of the furniture.

 

Off in the corner we used a ghost chair  to add seating without making the space feel crowded.  Playful prints on the pillows, rug and curtain make this a fun kid-like space.  DSC_0085

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Now we come to the boys room.  They’re heading into their teen years so it was more a space to crash and hang with friends.  The funky orange chair and custom reclaimed desk gives them a place to study while the lounge chair adds extra seating and folds out into a twin size bed for a friend!  Maximizing the space was our main goal.  We had perfectly spaced cubbies for two matching twin beds.  I chose a mature bold stripe for the bedding and like their sister’s room tried to make it fun without being too child-like.  Funky artwork and rug complete the space.

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That’s all for now!  Check back soon for our final post on this beautiful interior design install.  Next we’ll show you the master suite, you don’t want to miss it!

XOXO

The Staging Chick

 

Art Museum Area Home Staging Philadelphia

8 Dec

 

Another exciting home staging by Sunflower Creations!  Colorful accents highlight the artful charm in this amazing Fairmount property.

 The yellow pops in the living room add some cheerfulness while the textiles help to soften the rawness of the exposed brick wall.  We hope you enjoy this staging!

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Thanks for keeping up!  For home staging inquiries please contact Ali, akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com.

XOXO

The Staging Chick

“There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays” Countdown with Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia Home Stagers

18 Nov

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Well, it’s mid-November- just about the time when we all start thinking about turkey, tinsel, and cozy nights by the fireplace.  But, lots of people out there are hoping to enjoy their holiday season in the warmth of a new home.

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen a major bump-up in home sales, and we are staging our hearts out to help sellers secure buyers before the end of the year!

If you have a listing that just isn’t attracting the attention it deserves, now might be the right time to stage it.  Staging attracts potential buyers to your online property listing, helps them understand furniture layout, and creates the “warm and fuzzy” emotional appeal that makes a house a home.

Here’s a quick peek at some of our recent home stagings:

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(Point Breeze gut rehab home staging, courtesy of The McCann Team, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services- Under contract in just 9 days!  Click here for video link.)blog14

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(Mt. Airy Home Staging, courtesy of Neil Kugelman, Elfant-Wissahickon Realtors- Click here for full property listing)blog26blog27

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(Fishtown new construction home staging-  Click here for full property listing.)blog30 blog11blog7

(Suburban new construction Model Home at Matthew’s Ridge in Newtown, Bucks County- Click here for full property listing.)blog8 blog9

Thank You for Looking!

We’d Love to Work With You On Your Next Project:

…Vacant Home Staging Services, Occupied Home Staging Consultations, Builder’s Services and Finish Selections, Interior Design and more…

…Philadelphia and surrounding areas…

Please contact:

 Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator

267.207.9298

 akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com

 or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home


Warm Cheerful Staging Fairmount-Spring Garden Philadelphia

18 Nov

Last week we had to the opportunity to stage this beautiful home in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia.
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The dining room walls are very colorful to accent the warmth of the yellow we used ivory furniture. The table is set with soft flowers and a pop of red to incorporate other rooms. The area rug under the table adds subtle texture and pattern to the space. While the mirrored piece of art adds some geometric lines to the room and enhances the brightness.

Tip: Add a mirror across from a window and it will reflect light into a room.

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The upstairs den in this house has warm walls. We took neutral colors and a coordinating color to soften the walls. The accent color we used is yellow, which is associated with joy and energy. We wanted to fuse the same color scheme in each room so the entire house looks cohesive. The coffee table we picked has a glass top to help the space feel lighter and brighter, while the base is a a dark geometric.

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The bathroom needed a few accessories to liven the taupe colored walls up. Use flowers to soften and add some organic lines throughout the space.

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In the bedroom we incorporated contrasting colors such as this red found throughout the house. The dark color brings a comforting nature to this space. The pop of colors in the flower and lamps tie in this color scheme and do not overpower the room. Using a neutral and patterned area rug, gives the room another layer of color and texture.

Thanks for keeping up!  Look forward to more posts over the next few weeks as we fill you in on our adventures during the fall season.

XOXO

The Staging Chick