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Highlights of a Home Stager: Exposed Brick Galore in this Philly Loft

28 Sep

We were lucky enough to stage this amazing brick clad loft near Independence Hall. We needed furniture that was just as trendy as the walls around it.

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A classic white sofa is the perfect canvas for bright pillows and throws, and easily paired with a patterned accent chair.

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A sophisticated pallet of monochromatic blacks and grays make the red of the brick wall really pop.

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We continued the classic white bedding in the guest loft as well, so as not to distract from the amazing architectural, arched, brick ceilings.

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This loft was filled with built in shelving. We strategically placed small accents throughout the home to give it that lived-in look.

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The open floor plan gave us a lot of ideas to work with. We decided to add a small home office to show off all that can be done in such a wide open space.


(Click here to see the full property listing)


Check out some more homes we’ve staged!


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: STAGED AND SOLD IN POINT BREEZE STAGING- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia

1 Jul

Here’s a few pics from a large Point Breeze like-new construction project we worked on a few weeks ago.  Under contract in just days!!

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Main Level Open Floor Plan

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Spacious Living Room

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Dining Area

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Finished Basement

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Master Bedroom


…See More in Point Breeze…

…See Moore Staged & Sold…


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: SEVERAL FOR SALE IN SOUTH PHILLY- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia

3 Jun

The Point Breeze section of South Philly has always been an active area for us because there is constantly so much rehabbing and new construction going on.

Sales are rapid here because it is so close to Center City, yet slightly more affordable at this point in time.   Homes in this area are generally tailored toward the young professional/young family buying market.  They work downtown, enjoy the city lifestyle, and desire all the luxury amenities that a builder can pack into a home.  In Point Breeze, you’ll see lots of open floor plans, soaker tubs, quartz counter tops with built-in seating, restaurant-grade kitchen appliances, and city view roof decks.

In terms of staging, we aim to make these homes appealing and relatable to the young prospective buyer.  We also make it a point to differential each one in terms of colors and furnishings, so that each one is memorable and identifiable.

I kinda feel like it’s all about the living room, because it’s the first thing you see when you walk in, and the last thing that you see when you leave.

…The big one with the Huge Sectional and Southwestern Pattern Rug…

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…The cute one with the bright turquoise pillows, and the exposed brick wall…

!!Under Contract!!

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Wanna See More of Point Breeze?


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 our Website

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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: CLASSY CONDO IN OLD CITY- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia

20 May

HI Everyone!  It’s been such a long time since we’ve had a chance to post because the Spring Real Estate Market has been WILD!!  We’re happy to be back to the blog, and we’re excited to share lots of new listings that we’ve been a part of over the last couple of months!

Here’s an Old City condo that we staged just this week.  The space is huge!  We wanted to incorporate just enough furniture to fill the space, provide layout suggestions, and define function within the open space.  But we also didn’t want to crowd it because one objective of staging is to accentuate the amount of available living space.

We went with a very subdued color palate- Silvers, greys, black, white, and natural wood tones.  Our hope was to neutralize the blue painted walls and give the unit an elegant feel.

I love the way this charcoal and white area rug POPS!

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And this pair of classy silver/grey accent chairs add some interest through pattern, without introducing new colors into the mix.

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(Click here to view 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: MAKING SENSE IN A CONFUSING SPACE- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia

27 Apr

This Bella Vista home in Center City was one of the most unique spaces we’ve worked on.  It offers tons of natural light, not 1- but 2 parking garages, large bedrooms, and a great entertaining space on the 2nd level common area.  But, it had some major layout challenges, which we believe, made prospective buyers hesitant on the listing’s first time around on the market in the Fall of 2015.  After pulling the listing for the winter, and staging for Spring market 2016, the property went under contract in less than 2 weeks!

Staging objectives were to show furniture layout, maximize functionality, and accentuate the best features of the home.  Here’s a look:

The eat-in kitchen was recently updated and beautiful, but the bar seating and french doors left limited space for dining area.

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We brought in a high-top expandable pub table to dining space in the kitchen.  We included two chairs, in order to keep the space as open as possible, but also showed the potential to add seating if needed.

Then we added a full 4-top table on the second level (just a short flight up) to indicate formal dining for entertaining, ect.

The angular 2nd level consists of an open space with 1/2-walls overlooking the kitchen, and steps right in the middle.  There is a built in bench with shelves, window walls, and a fireplace.  So, in addition to the issue of dining space, the questions are (1) where’s the TV gonna go, (2) where’s the sofa gonna go, (3) how does one use the bench area, and (4) how does one address the step in the middle of the space.

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We felt that even if the buyer didn’t want to use the space for dining, showing a table/4 chairs was a good use of space.  We were able to create a comfortable and welcoming seating area in the middle of the room, and a TV area that felt separate, but still included in the main living space.  It also made the steps feel less awkward.

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We felt that the built-in area would likely be used as a lounge area, office, or reading nook.  So, we kept it a little ambiguous, but made it feel cozy and comfortable.

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And, here is the master bedroom- large enough to create a private lounge space.

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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: CENTER CITY Edition – Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia

5 Feb

First, just a quick reminder:5247_10153830035894509_291991960386774718_n If you are going, please drop by our booth- We’d love to meet you!

Purchase discounted tickets right here- just click and enter the promo code “FLOWER”

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

Visit the Philly Home Show Website for more info.

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Well, Center City has been jumpin’ lately with condos and homes for sale!

Rittenhouse to Washington Square West to Society Hill- and everything in between…  Here’s a peak at what we’ve been up to this January:

13xx Spruce St Home Staging-Washington Square West-Center City- Philadelphia

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We brought a little drama to this 3 bedroom condo!  Though we often go with white sheers on the windows in many of our stagings, we wanted to create an oasis-feeling for this 4th fl walk-up.  Our other objective here were to show prospective buyers how to incorporate a living area and a dining area in the main space.

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This room could technically be a bedroom, but we wanted to show prospective buyers a space for work or quiet relaxation, away from the main living room.  With the pocket doors open, the room almost feels like a little extension of the main living area, so we wanted to keep the look consistent.

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10xx Clinton St Home Staging-Washington Square West-Center City- Philadelphia

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This one bedroom flat is really large- huge windows, high ceilings, and just a ton of space!  It felt a little drab when it was empty, but now it feels like a great place for entertaining, with plenty of seating, and pops of fun color to spark up the party!

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10xx Lombard St Home Staging-Washington Square West-Center City- Philadelphia

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In this multi-split-level Center City home, we were working with a mixture of traditional meets contemporary.  The home featured custom drapery, antique pedestals, and  traditional paint colors, along with some super contemporary (even modern) light fixtures.  We love this look because it means NO RULES!!

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Above- Formal living room

Below- Dining Area, off of the kitchen

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Above- Casual Family Room

Below- Master Bedroom

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Staged And Sold in Center City

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Chinatown/Market East Loft- Staged and sold in less than 1 month!

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Rittenhouse Condo- Staged and Sold!2217-19 DELANCEY PLACE, PHILADELPHIA, PA

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Society Hill Home- Staged and Sold!

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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: 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: The LOFT Edition- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia

4 Jan

blogHappy New Year, everyone!!  We hope you had a great (and relaxing) holiday season.  We definitely enjoyed a little down timebut now we are we’re jumping right in to 2016.

Welcome to our last look at 2015: THE LOFT EDITION

Who doesn’t love a LOFT, right???  The complete and total essence of coolness…  Twenty foot ceilings… exposed pipes…  no walls…  undefined spaces that often make NO sense at all…

Yes, lofts are very awesome, but they can be a tough sell in Philadelphia.  They are often 1bedroom units, which limits the buying pool right away.  Beyond that, they do generally come with privacy issues (which can be resolved with a little creativity).

Many Philly lofts, of course, are converted from old factories.  The charm is in the rawness and original industrial details.  But, these raw empty spaces can appear very confusing with respect to furniture layout (with which we can assist).  And these gritty industrial spaces,on their own, can feel cold and uninviting (which we can change).

In short: Let us stage your loft before you try to sell it.

We will make it seem cozy-yet-chic, and like the most functional living quarters ever created!  It will probably sell faster, and for more money than if you try to sell it vacant.

Check out a few Sunflower Creations loft stagings from December 2015…

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1xx Church St in Old City, Philadelphia

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Even though this is a 1bedroom unit, it feels like an entertaining space…  We wanted to show a nice large dining table, and a seating area that can hold a crowd.  We also made sure that we included a work area within the main living space.  For better or worse, the home office has become very important.  Prospective buyers want and need a designated work space.

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5x N. Front St Home Staging in Old City, Philadelphia

blog3This condo is a personal favorite because it has so much quirky architectural detail.

The staircase featured above leads to NOWHERE!!  We accessorized it to give the indication that it would make a great built-in book shelving or display area.  (You could even furnish a petite recliner on the landing to create a reading nook)

And the huge window featured below stretches all the way down below ground level, into the basement bedroom.  (Stay tuned!)

blog4This loft space (below) off of the living room could definitely be a bedroom, but we chose to give the condo a designated office area as an alternative.blog8blog5The old hearth in the kitchen (above) is the perfect area for a storage console.blog6And, while the idea of a basement bedroom might seem undesirable, we wanted to capitalize on the elements that this one has going for it.  The exposed brick wall adds a layer of texture.  Even though it’s hard brick, it kind of softens the room.  And that huge 2 story window lets in great light, which is generally a major issue for basement rooms.  We added lots of pillows in the window bay, (and a little decorative step stool which you can’t see in this photo) to turn this unique feature into a charming and memorable little seating area.blog7(Click here for full property listing)

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10xx Arch St in Chinatown, Philadelphia

We’ve recently began to see more staging activity in the Chinatown/Market East portion of the city.  This loft is on the 9th story, with huge windows, high ceilings, and white walls- so its bright as can be!  Challenges are some of the slanted walls, space division, and the bonus space behind the kitchen, which you’ll see below.blog9We felt like this unit could handle lots of punches of bold colors.  With so much white on the walls, and the hardness of the industrial finishes, we really wanted to make the space feel warm and fun.blog10blog11blog12*Not every space can handle all those pops of red, so we use it selectively.  But, the red looks SO good in MLS photographs- really grabs your attention!blog13blog14blog15blog16Here’s that bonus room.blog17It would be pretty simple to close this room off, in order to make it a private bedroom.  I could be done with drywall, or it could be done with a long curtain rod and some panels.  We wanted prospective buyers to see that the space has bedroom potential, or could also be a great little den/office.

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STAGED and SOLD

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Northern Liberties New Construction

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Old City Studio Loft

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Queen Village Gut Rehab

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Fishtown Gut Rehab- Under contract 4 days after staging!!

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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.