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A Cinderella Story… Sunflower Creations Highlights from a Home Stager, August 2015

18 Aug

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This lovely South Philly rehab in Point Breeze sold fast!  It was listed a few weeks ago, with little buyer interest, and just 6 days after staging, it is officially pending sale!!  It’s a fab house- Just needed a little magic in the way of color, texture, and contemporary elegance!

Here’s some before and afters, that show how staging with Sunflower Creations transforms a property into a home:

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BEFORE- Vacant dining area feels bland and boring…

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AFTER- Textures, shapes and colors make this photo interesting and click-worthy!

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BEFORE- Again, lots of white space, and it’s difficult to gauge room size in the picture…

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AFTER- Space is defined into different areas, furniture provides a better estimation of room size, and colorful art/curtains break the monotony!

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BEFORE- This master bedroom was not getting rave reviews…

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AFTER- Uhh, is that really even the same room?

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 (Click here for full property listing)

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Old City Condo Staging

And here’s another Old City condo that explains the difference between “furnished” and “staged”

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Our client had some furniture in the unit, that was in good condition, and appropriate for the trendy lofty space. But it was falling flat. It also offered no designated dining area, which is important- even in a 1 bedroom unit.

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AFTER- And here you have it- Edgy, yet warm and inviting. And room for all of the elements of living!

(Click here for full property listing)

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And here’s a few more of our favorites from early August 2015:

Manayunk Rowhome Staging

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Art Museum Area Home Staging

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Fairmount New Construction Condo Staging

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Thanks so much for looking!

Sunflower Creations is dedicated to:

  • Providing quick, reliable and professional service
  • Creating fabulous looking homes at competitive prices
  • 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.

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

26 May

blog2(For Inquiries, please contact Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator, 267.207.9298, akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home)

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

Happy New Year! from Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia’s Home Stagers

5 Jan

Well, we certainly hope you all had an excellent holiday season!

The Sunflower Creations crew had a nice refreshing week off, and we’re Super excited for a busy kick-off to 2015.

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In 2014, we helped nearly 200 realtors, real estate developers, home owners and rehabbers get their properties sold, at listing prices ranging from $150,000- $Million+.

We staged new construction, rehabbed properties, and lived in homes all over the city of Philadelphia, Main Line and Montgomery County suburbs.  We also expanded our geographic range to include Bucks County and even New Jersey.

In addition to home staging, we’ve also had the pleasure of working on some fabulous interior design projects, and preparing finish selections for our builder clients.

And, we are happy to have a new member on our design team!

This year, we look forward to providing outstanding customer service for all our clients.  This means:

  • Fast and friendly service
  • Fabulous stagings at fair & competetive prices
  • Making every project our number one priority

Here’s a few of our December 2014 favorites:

Point Breeze Home Staging (under contract in less than 30 days from staging)

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Point Breeze Home Staging

(Courtesy of The McCann Team, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)

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Fairmount/Spring Garden Condo Staging

(Courtesy of Julie Welker, Coldwell Banker- Welker Real Estate)

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Bella Vista Home Interior Design and Home Staging

(Courtesy of Mike McCann, The McCann Team, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)

(We also chose all the finishes for this property–paint color, tile, granite, backsplash, lighting selections, etc)

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Fairmount Home Staging

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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…

…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

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

Turn Key Interior Design Philadelphia

20 Nov

I am so excited to finally share this with all of you!  We just completed the install of this beautiful rehabbed condo.  Within 6 weeks time we were able to turn this empty post-construction site into a home away from home for our wonderful client.  I have lots of photos to share so this will be a 3-part series.  Let me walk you through the main living area and share some of my favorite design elements.

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 One of my absolute favorite pieces in the entire 3 bedroom condo is this re-claimed bookshelf.

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Our client wanted a cozy feel for their basement living area.  So we created a chill place for friends and family to hang or curl up and watch a movie.  Warm tones and low lighting add to the comfortable element.

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Using a mixture of finishes gives the space a funky vibe.  We combined the soft upholstery with a metal coffee table, reclaimed bookshelf and tv stand.

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I just love how the reclaimed wood of the tv stand works with the natural stone wall.  The living area is also the entry point to the condo so we needed to create a place for shoes and coats.  This bench adds some seating with storage underneath.  We also added a mirror for final checks as they walk out the door.

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This fun metal sign points guests in the direction of the bathroom.

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Next up I’ll share photos of the first floor bedrooms!  Stay tuned….

Thanks for keeping up!

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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blog21(Staged living room of an updated Historic Center City home, courtesy of Mike McCann Team, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services- Click here for full property listing.  Click here for video link.)

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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


Home Staging “Fall in Philadelphia” Faves from Sunflower Creations

22 Oct

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We’ve been a busy bunch of home stagers this Fall!

Sunflower Creations has been from South Philly to Fishtown, Fairmount to Northern Liberties, and Philly neighborhood in-between!

We’ve seen a huge increase in Center City home stagings, and also expanded our perimeters to include Bucks County, Mainline, and New Jersey.

Here’s some photo highlights:

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(above and below- Northern Liberties living room/dining room and master bedroom.   Click here for full property listing, courtesy of The Mike McCann Team, Berkshire-Hathaway Home Services )

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blog6(above and below- Dreamy bedrooms in Passyunk Square.  Click here for full property listing, courtesy of Century 21 Target Realty)

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(above- Vibrant Fairmount bedroom.  Click here for full property listing, courtesy of Coldwell Banker-Welker Real Estate)

blog9(above- Fitler Square kitchen/breakfast nook.  Click here to see full property listing, courtesy of Jeff “City” Block Team, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)

blog10(above- Light and airy bedroom in Society Hill. Click here for full property listing, courtesy of Jeff “City” Block Team, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)

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(above and below- Super cool, secluded Master Suite in Roxborough.  Click here for full property listing)blog12blog13(above- Bold bedroom in Fishtown.  Click here for full property listing.)

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(above and below- living room and enclosed porch from an AWESOME East Falls estate.  Click here to see full property listing, courtesy of Connie Gillespie of Elfant Wissahickon Realtors.)blog15

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

Is it the end of August already??? Non-Stop Home Staging for Sunflower Creations!

22 Aug

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Where has the summer gone???  It seems like just yesterday, we were gearing up for Spring market, and here it is, almost September!

It’s hard to believe that The Fall market is just around the corner.  But, the phones are ringin’ like crazy and we’re hitting the streets of Philly, visiting properties and delivering proposals!  Realtors, developers, and home sellers are all setting their sights on September listings (and, hopefully, sales!).

So, without being to wordy, I just thought I’d post some pics of some of our favorite rooms we staged over the summer of 2014.

Thanks for looking!

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(Living room/dining room combo in a Center City Condo- Fitler Square- New Listing!)

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(Small bedroom in a charming Center City West townhome, blocks from Rittenhouse Square- New Listing!)

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(Open floor plan, Fishtown new construction home– We provided finish selections as well as staging)blog5

(Bedroom in a Bella Vista rehab, Passyunk Square, South Philly) blog4

(Road trip to the ‘burbs!  Formal living room in large Havertown renovated home) blog3

(Living room from a rehabbed Fishtown rowhome) blog2

(Beautiful master bedroom in Pennsport section of South Philadelphia– under contract in under 2 weeks!)blog1(Bedroom in Chestnut Hill- Northwest Philadelphia Home Staging– sold in less than 3 months)

Thanks for Looking–

We’d Love to Help You, Too!

We offer:

Vacant Home Staging Services, Occupied Home Staging Consultations, Builder’s Services and Finish Selections, and more for Philadelphia and surrounding areas.

Our “look” helps homes sell quickly, and our dedication to customer service keeps clients coming back time and again.

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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