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Highlights from a Home Stager: TRADITIONAL MOUNT AIRY RESTORATION PROJECT- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia

12 Jun

We had SO much fun in this AMAZING restored Mount Airy mansion of a home!  Let me first show you a couple of the incredible features that we had absolutely nothing to do with..

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The woodwork is just incredible- through out the entire home…

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There are multiple enclosed sun rooms…

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This is a fountain room…  I mean, this kind of made me think– should we even be working in homes that don’t have a fountain room???

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They managed to make this massive modern kitchen fit in perfectly in an otherwise completely traditional home…

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And, while this may not be the best example- pay attention to the plaster work throughout the house…

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Here we have the formal living room.

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Since there is so much going on, between the woodwork, and the plaster work, and the details, light fixtures, etc-  We wanted to keep our part pretty simple.  Solid pillows, a little greenery, and very few additional accessories.- In a space like this, we think less is more.

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We created a second seating area in this massive dining room.  Of course, at one time, there would have been a dividing wall right down the middle.  But opening up the space allows for a modern open floor plan lifestyle on this side of the home, while preserving the sanctity of the formal living room on the other side of the grand entry.  Opening the space also lets in so much amazing light from the back of the house. (Here’s those plaster ceilings I was talking about)

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Speaking of light- We chose a light color palate in our upholstered pieces, in order to balance out the heaviness of the dark wood.  But we went with darker wood tones in our “hard” furnishings in order to blend with the finishes of the home.

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The lovely breakfast table in the eat-in kitchen…

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…  And the master bedroom (above) with adjoining dressing room (below)…

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And, click here to see more Mount Airy home stagings by Sunflower Creations.


My 3 favorite pieces of furniture from this staging:


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: THE HOME SHOW- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia

19 Jan

We are getting very excited about our booth at The Philly Home Show in February!

If you are going, please drop by for a visit- We’d love to meet you.

And, you can purchase discounted tickets right here- just click and enter the promo code “FLOWER”

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Feel free to forward this post so your friends and colleagues can get discounted tickets as well!

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In other news…  Here’s some staging pics!

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66xx McCallum St Home Staging in Northwest Philadelphia

This beautiful stone monster of a 5-bedroom house was so nicely rehabbed, salvaging that original fireplace, floors, banister, and charming built-ins throughout.  Its technically in the city, but it feels more like a suburban home.  Since it’s in Mount Airy, which has a pretty artsy rep, we chose an eclectic mix of transitional, contemporary, and rustic furnishings.  That purple sofa just POPs against the white, making the home look extra fresh and clean!!  And the bold black/white/green combo keeps the freshness going throughout.

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4xx S. 44th St Home Staging in West Philly

This type of layout is unusual in West Philly real estate.  The builder turned a huge old Victorian house into 3 flat-style condos with some original elements, and a bunch of modern amenity updates.  The layout was tricky because of the location of the entry door, combined with the stairway to the basement, and the ton of windows.  Question #1 for prospective buyers- “Where do we put the TV?”  We created an elegant but comfortable TV area, a secondary seating area in the front of the house, and a designated dining area.

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20xx E. Hazzard St in Fishtown

This little gem of a two bedroom is the perfect starter home.  It’s small, but its got it all!  The cool, light colors keep it feeling airy, and the textures, prints and (faux) foliage make it feel homey.

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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: October 2015- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia, PA

4 Oct

In our eyes, every home is unique.  There is no cookie-cutter.  And every project deserves thorough consideration.

One of the best parts of my job, and one of the things I love most about being a home stager, is that every day is a brand new experience.  Each property we stage comes with its own set of challenges, and our job is to figure out how to portray every home in its best light.  We think about who is going to likely purchase the home, and how they will want to use the space.  We try to highlight the best features of each home, but we also consider the perceived negatives, and we try to provide remedies.

blog2This first feature is a 3 bedroom Northern Liberties new construction project.  We came in after the property had been listed for a while, and the big piece of negative feedback had been that there just wasn’t enough common-area living space.  The picture above shows the entry level kitchen with a very large dining area.  But the living room is on the 2nd floor, and is not very large.

The Gripe:  The majority of new construction home buyers are looking for that open floor plan that allows the whole family to be cooking, watching TV, doing homework, and taking a nap all in the same room.  And most families do not eat a formal meal together at the dining room table.

The Staging Fix:  We gave ’em 2 living rooms (and a place to eat together)!  That’s right- instead of feeling short on living room space, we created two living room options.  You can hang down stairs in plenty of comfort because we added ample plush seating around the table, and around the rest of the room.  We showed TV placement, provided counter seating, and addressed the need to accommodate a million different activities in 1 space.

What’s more, we gave them a dramatic living room on the 2nd floor, with a great layout that allows for a TV area, and a desk area, as well.

The Result: *Already Under Contract!!*

blog3And here is the serene master bedroom/master bath:

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Here’s another case of the small living room in this

Queen Village Home Staging *Already Under Contract!!*

This is the main level living room, which seemed like more of an entry area when the space was vacant.  We added a love seat, accent chair, etc, and it became a great spot for reading, relaxing, or sipping tea.

blog6And, no worries- The finished basement has ample space for the heavy lounging or light working…

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Society Hill-  Six-Bedroom Restored Historic Home Staging

 This home is simple gorgeous!  The builder artfully mixed the original hardwood floors and beautiful stonework with the industrial stairwell, sky high raised ceilings, and modern kitchen.  We tried to do the same in our staging, mixing a sleek leather sofa with a pair of over-sized accent chairs.  We chose to stick primarily with elegant muted hues for the sophisticated and swanky main level.blog10 blog12 blog11And then we contrasted the more relaxed basement space with some fun colorful pieces, including this salmon-colored 2-seater chaise…

blog14…Uhh, I’d hang down here- how ’bout you?

(Click here for full property listing)

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Old City Condo Staging

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Small Bi-Level Condo Staging in Center City

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Two Mount Airy Home Stagings

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*Already Under Contract*

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Thanks for looking!

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

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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