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Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia’s Home Stagers- Early March 2015

17 Mar

Well, we trudged through the snow, we battled the ice, and we staged lots of homes in the city and the suburbs…

Here’s what we’ve got for you today!

New Construction in Point Breeze

(Courtesy of The McCann Team, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
blog1This beautiful home has a very small living room and no formal dining space.  Adding furniture made the living room feel more spacious.  And, we were able to show additional living (and possibly dining) space in the finished basement.  Seems like a fun place to have your friends over!blog2 blog3 blog4 blog5(Click here to see full property listing)

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Luxury Home in Roxborough

(Courtesy of Lisa Murphy, Keller Williams Real Estate)

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This home in Roxborough really feels like the ‘burbs!   With so much space, we wanted to show furniture layout, and really showcase the property for its comfort and elegance.blog7 blog8 blog9 blog10(Click here to see full property listing)

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Updated Split Level Family Home in King of Prussia

(Courtesy of Neal Kugelman, Elfant-Wissahickon Real Estate)
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Even with snow on the ground, the huge windows make you feel like your in Florida- and we love that, right about now!
The home owners decided to do some updates, and put this baby on that market.  And they called us to stage it, because a staged home sells better than an empty one!
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Large Home in Graduate Hospital

(Courtesy of Andrew Janos, Copper Hill Real Estate)
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When we first came out to see this home, the walls were just filled with fun, bright colors.  We suggested repainting some of the bolder areas in neutrals for resale, because potential buyers tend to prefer a blank slate.  But we brought some color right back in with furniture and accessories.blog17 blog18 blog19 blog20 blog21(Click here to see full property listing)

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Well, that does it for today- Thanks 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

Turning Up The Heat- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia’s Home Stagers

3 Mar

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It may be 20 degrees on the outside, but we’re warming up interiors all over Philly- This February, Sunflower Creations has been creating spaces where buyers want to cuddle up, and call it home!

Here’s a few of our February home stagings:

Fairmount/Art Museum Area

(courtesy of Coldwell Banker- Welker Real Estate)
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Center City Trinity Townhome

(Courtesy of Deb Stanitz, Elfant-Wissahickon Realtors)
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Fishtown Fave

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South Philly Rehab

(Courtesy of Kathleen Gilmore, Keller Williams Realty)
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Rittenhouse Penthouse Condominium

(Courtesy of Brian Stetler, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
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Pennsport Rehab

(Courtesy of Michael Garden, Space & Company)

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Fairmount/Art Museum Area Condo

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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

Home staging Philadelphia, Pa

17 Feb

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Apparently, Winter 2015 is not slowing anyone down in the Philly real estate game…It feels like Spring, with the amount of staging we’ve been doing in the past month and a half, and we love it!

A great big “Thank You” to all of our loyal clients, who call on us time, and time again-

And, to our new clients, we are thrilled to be working with you, and we really looking forward to building long-lasting relationships with you!

Here’s a few of our February home stagings, around the city and beyond:

Old City Condo at Independence Place

(Courtesy of Pam Laws, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
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Roxborough Twin- North West Philadelphia

(Courtesy of Lisa Murphy, Keller Williams Realty)blog3 blog4 blog5 blog6(Click here to see full property listing)

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South Philly- Pennsport New Construction Home

(Courtesy of The Mike McCann Team, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)blog17 blog18(Click here to see full property listing)

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West Philly Upscale Rehab

(Courtesy of Grace O’Donnell, Philadelphia Realty Exchange)
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East Norriton Sprawling Suburban Single

(Courtesy of Lisa Murphy, Keller Williams Realty)
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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

Occupied Home Sellers: Home Staging Consultation Helped Sell This Home Fast- Call Sunflower Creations!

15 Jul

 

smedley2It was a major curve ball for this young family when they received word of a necessary work-related relocation.  They had bought this Girard Estate town home just two years ago, with the intention of raising their 2 small children here.  They had completed a variety of cosmetic renovations and upgrades when they got the news- time to sell!  They were really concerned that they could sell at a price that would pay for all the work they had done, so they called us to help them present their home in the best possible light.

We came in for a consultation, and learned that we would be doing an occupied home staging.  This means the family would be living in the staged space until it sold, and we would be working, primarily, with the existing furniture and accessories.

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The first big challenge was the entry area.

This home has a really amazing entry, with a huge window that offers great sunlight.  You can see the half-wall in the above photo separates the entry from the living room.  The problem is that the entry space is just too big to be “just an entry”, but to divided to be part of the living room.  We wanted to incorporate the divided areas in a way that shows potential buyers that the space functions and flows at 100%.  At the same e also wanted potential buyers to be able to easily identify the separate functions that the space provides: “entry”, “reading nook”, and “main living space/TV area”.  This was a SUPER-important showing concern, because this area is the very first thing the potential buyer sees when entering the home for the first time, and the first impression forms right here.

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smedley3The sellers were self-proclaimed DIY-ers and Thrifters (right up my alley!)  They had some really cool stuff, and eclectic arrangements.  Lots of mixing and matching- Great for personalizing a home, Not great for selling one…  So, another part of this project was helping the sellers simplify and neutralize.  We put together floor plans for the sellers, which detailed furniture layout and furniture reordering.  We moved some things around to open up and define space,such as changing the direction of the bed in the master, and creating the L-formation in the living room.  We created a bar area, again, providing purpose for the pretty large space between the living room and dining room.  We moved some pieces to different areas of the home.  And, we got rid of everything we could before the property was photographed for listing.

smedley5 smedley6 smedley7 smedley8 smedley12 smedley9 So, we basically put together a home staging instruction manual, then we came back to do the finishing touches (detailing for photos, hanging art, that kind of thing).  But the sellers did a TON of work here in preparation for their listing, and they did an EXCELLENT job (with an infant and a toddler!)

The house sold in just 40 days, and these guys are California-bound.

Great job guys, and best of luck!

View the full property listing here.

Thanks for looking!!

…Whether modern style new construction, 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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Another Day, Another Philly Loft Under Contract in 32 Days!! Staging by Sunflower Creations

1 Jul

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If you are a regular reader, you know that our last post was a Callowhill loft condo that went under contract super quick.  Sorry to be repetitive, but this one went under in just 32 days–  if you remember, the average number of days on market for a Philadelphia residence is around 78 (Source)— Yay!

This listing at Buttonwood Lofts is brought to us by Bryan Capone, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.  Bryan called us in because, again (if you read our last post), open spaces are confusing to potential buyers–  And home staging helps the property show at it’s best.  In case you don’t believe us, we have some before and after photos to show you!

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Thanks for looking!

To view the full property listing, click here.

…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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Loft District Condo Sold in 36 Days! Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

25 Jun

hamilton6This super-cool property listing comes from Vickie Davis of CITYSPACE.

According to recent stats from University of Pennsylvania, the average number of days on market for Philadelphia homes is somewhere around 78, so we are super-excited that this Callowhill loft went under contract in half that time!

Once thought of as the neighborhood segmented for manufacturing and factories, developers have employed adaptive reuse to convert bunches of abandoned warehouse-type buildings into open, rugged living spaces that have tons of edge.  And with new hot spots like Union Transfer and Prohibition Taproom, this neighborhood is on the rise, and with an attitude!

We got the call because the open space can be really confusing for potential buyers.  In a empty room with concrete floors, massive windows and enormous floor-to-ceiling pillars- where does one put the TV?  Where’s the office go?  Where do we eat?  Through staging, we wanted to show every bit of function this condo has to offer.

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(Office area defined with petite furniture helps communicate the vast amount of space)hamilton2

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(Here’s where we sleep, with plenty of room for dresser, armoire, clothing racks, desk, etc)hamilton8 hamilton7 hamilton10

Thanks for looking!

To view the full property listing, click here.

We can do it all! Modern new construction projects, charming rehabs, or a traditional redesigns

 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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Center City Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

19 Jun

pine1This Washington Square West property listing is brought to you

courtesy of our realtor friend, Suzanne Petruzel of Bershire Hathaway Home Services.

This beautifully renovated 3 bedroom/2.5 bath home is in a fabulous location, and has plenty of living space, with a finished basement and a nice yard.  We were called in to address the vertical layout, which can be a challenge for potential buyers when it comes to envisioning the space.

pine2The first floor contains a kitchen and dining area.  We  wanted to make the entry feel open, and show potential buyers that they have plenty of space for comfortable dining.

pine4Second floor- Living room w/ fireplace, bedroom and bath.

I love the way this living room turned out.  It’s classic, yet still fun.  And the light in here is great!

pine3We definitely wanted to show that a full size bed would fit easily in this bedroom.

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Thanks for looking!

To view the full property listing, click here.

…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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Northwest Philadelphia: Germantown Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

5 Jun

greene1It was love at first sight for us as soon as we entered the beautifully updated Germantown home!

greene2Our client did such a wonderful job of restoring the original elements, and blending in the new upgrades.  Check out the enormous preserved pocket doors that close off the living room, the charming restored hardwood floors, and the stained glass treats throughout!

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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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Luxury New Construction Home in Art Museum Area- Staging by Sunflower Creations

21 May

27_6386505_10_1399660293_636x435What an amazing house in the Fairmount/Art Museum area…listing compliments of Stuart Cohen, Berkshire Hathaway, McCann Team.

Aside from oversized garage, 3 outdoor spaces, chef’s kitchen, custom walk-in closets, multiple gas fireplaces, and jacuzzi tub- the place is simply HUGE!

We chose to go with a clean-line, “less-is-more” style of furnishing in order to show off the very modern finishes, and the shear enormity of the rooms.  Strategically places bursts of bold color move the eye around.

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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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Fairmount Home Staging: Philadelphia

15 May

27_6372469_3_1398804729_636x435Over the past few months, we have been spending a lot of time in Fairmount/Art Museum/Brewerytown areas of the city.   And we love these homes!

This one is courtesy of Carlos Peraza at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.

Lots of classic details with modern updates, so we go with a transitional style of decor.  In other words, we want to keep it contemporary, but nothing super, super modern–  Curved, flowing lines as opposed to sharp, hard edges…Warm colors as opposed to cool ones…

We chose to go neutral with our base pieces (sofa, chairs, table…) and kick it up with bold punches of color around the room.  This really helps move the eye around the space.  It also creates a feeling of warmth, while also maintaining a level of sophistication.

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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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