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Where is Sunflower Creations? All over Philadelphia and surrounding areas- Home Staging Highlights

21 Jul

Here, you’ll find us enjoying the stormy skyline at The Cityview Condominiums in The Art Museum Area.

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This unit has a great layout and gets tons of natural light, both of which make it feel huge!  (That sofa is gi-normous!)

But it’s also got lots of odd angles and open space, which makes furniture layout and space division difficult to envision.blog16 blog15 blog17 blog18(Click here for full property listing)

And here’s a few more July favorites:

New Construction Staging in Fairmount

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Open Floor Plan from East Passyunk Square Gut Rehab Home Staging

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Wallingford Townhome- Suburban Home Staging (Delaware County)

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Two Condo Units from Naval Square

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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, friendly and professional 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 Highlights- June, Part 2- by Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia’s Home Stagers

6 Jul
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New construction home staging in Pennsport- South Philadelphia. Click here for full property listing.

         Hop on our tour- making stops in Fishtown, Graduate Hospital, East Falls, South Philly, Old City, and even New Jersey! blog3——————–

Fishtown New Construction Home Staging

UNDER CONTRACT 2 WEEKS AFTER STAGING!!

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Grad Hospital Luxury Rehab Home Staging

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East Falls Family Townhome Staging

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Rehabbed Townhouse/Condo Staging in Palmyra, NJ

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Old City Condo Staging

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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

Philadelphia Turn-Key Interior Design-Part 3

22 Dec

Oh boy oh boy oh boy!  Finally ready to share the final part in our turn-key interior design series (see part 1 & 2).  I think I’ve said it before but I absolutely love how this pieds–à–terre came together.  My pride and joy in this design is the master suite.  Fully equip with a sitting area and stunning outdoor terrace this master suite is to-die.

Immediately upon entering I was struck by the natural light flooding the room and the original fireplace.  The terrace off of the room is reminiscent of Paris hence the French provincial inspiration.  We used a monochromatic neutral scheme and played with natural textures including linen and burlap to create interest and depth.  The neutral palette keeps it soft and serene.

Oh and the light fixture, yeah it’s made of faux feathers, LOVE!

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Having trouble pulling your space together, contact Amanda amanda@sunflowercreationsonline.com.  We design locally and internationally!

Thanks for keeping up!

XOXO

The Staging Chick

Residential Builders, Rehabbers and Developers: Select Sunflower Creations for Your Finish Selections (And your home staging!)

13 Dec

1Building or rehabbing a luxury home sounds like so much fun.  But if you’ve done it, you know it is really, really hard work-

There are many decisions to make, deadlines to meet, and details to keep straight.

These are some of the reasons that many builders choose to work with an Interior Designer for their finish selections.

Sunflower Creations simplifies the process because we have the answers at our fingertips.

Based on floor plan and budget, we put together a plan that includes everything from paint colors to door knobs, and everything in between.  We save builders time and money by preparing a spec report complete with pricing, sourcing, and necessary lead times.

The project pictured in this posting is in South Philadelphia’s Bella Vista/Hawthorne neighborhood and is listed at $550,000.  We visited the property during the early phase of construction, and selected:  paint colors, doors, flooring, stairs, lighting, counters, tile, vanities, cabinets, hardware, back splash and appliances.

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We see tons of homes, so we know what is on trend.  We see a huge variety of products, so we know what works.

Designing to sell is a little different from designing a lived-in home, because we do not know who the buyer will be.  We have to do a little inferring about who will be looking at the property, and what he/she will want in a home.

Of course, we know that kitchens and bathrooms are major points of interest.  So, we put a large emphasis, and large chunk of budget into the “bells and whistles” that will make these areas of the home stand out from the competition.   Most buyers looking for a fully rehabbed home desire stainless steel appliances, solid stone counter tops and ensuites with high-end plumbing fixtures.

In terms of color and stylistic choices, we opt for finishes that are tasteful, contemporary and somewhat neutral.  The goal is to appeal to the greatest number of potential buyers.  So, we need to make selections that are top-of-the-line for our builder’s budget, but also ensure that none of our selections will be highly taste-specific.

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Designer Side-Note:  Save a little money by skipping the dining room chandelier in an open floor plan design.  Nice chandeliers tend to be taste specific, and fixture placement really dictates furniture placement.  Instead, we recommend having your contractor run wiring, and install an electrical cap in the ceiling.  This will make installation simple for the new home owner.

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Quartz counter tops have become the most desirable surface option in modern kitchens and baths.  Although they are more expensive than granite or marble, they are safest, most neutral, and easiest to maintain.  This makes for a really good selling point for potential buyers.  At the same time, if the budget does not stretch far enough, we may recommend a slightly more affordable granite option.  Check out this comparison chart to learn more about the various options in counter surfaces.

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Another recently emerged trend is using hardwood flooring in the kitchen/bathroom.  This came about with the popularity of the open floor plan design, where one open space includes living area, dining area, and kitchen.  Keeping one type of flooring throughout helps to create one unified space.  This home does have a separate kitchen, but we still chose to go with hardwoods throughout because the continuity feels very contemporary.  Once thought of as “not durable enough for the kitchen”, manufacturers are now producing pre-treated, heavily sealed wood flooring options that are designed to hold up much longer and resist scratching/staining.  Read up on some interesting pro/cons on factory treated hardwood flooring.

On a related note, mixing wood tones has also become a popular design choice.  The dark wood cabinets have a chicness, especially with the simple brushed nickel drawer pull that echoes the stainless steel appliances.  And the lighter flooring brightens the room.  Lighter woods also tend to show less dirt and marking, believe it or not…

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Designer Side Note:   A kitchen back splash really takes the look up a notch.  Glass tile, like the one featured here, is very popular right now, and there are endless color and style options.  But, even a simple white subway tile will pull the look together, and can be purchased for as little as 80 cents per square foot.

Here’s a couple related links I found that are worth a look:

More info about granite and marble

Fresh Flooring Options for Kitchens (HGTV)

And, also take a look at Catherine Court.  We chose all the finishes for the model unit (pictured in this link), and later worked with buyers to customize their own new homes.

Thanks for reading!  We would love to hear your opinions on finishes that you have worked with at home!

And, if you are a realtor, developer, builder, rehabber, or home-owner trying to sell your property, contact us for a FREE consultation.

 Our “look”  helps homes sell quickly and our process keeps clients coming back time and again.

Contact Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator

 267.207.9298

 akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com

 or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home

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So Much New Construction in Fishtown!! Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

18 Nov

letterly1Often, in new construction homes and rehabbed properties, spaces are designed to be very, very neutral.  The idea is to make the property beautiful, luxurious and upscale, but appeal to the masses in order to attract the greatest number of interested buyers.

As Stagers, we bring the mood, the warmth, and the energy.  We play detective a little bit, and try to figure out WHO our buyer will be in the end.   Then, we try to appeal to him/her based on our design knowledge and expertise.

This project was a little bit different–  The builder of this Fishtown treasure made some really unique design choices that gave the home a spirit of its own.  Check out the diagonal direction of the hard wood floors, that makes the space feel very open.

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The kitchen’s apron front sink, exaggerated drawer pulls,  and white subway tile back-splash bring an element of ultra-modern sleek to this gourmet kitchen.

And take a gander at these bathroom finishes…

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We followed suit, and chose pieces that would accent and enhance these fun features.

So, needless to say, the BRIGHT GREEN accent wall in the main living space was a big no-brainer!

Purple is an awesome contrast, and the silver accents are a little edgy…

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A little mixture of industrial with more traditional pieces is fun, and appealing to a wide range of lookers.

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And finally, the relaxing, serene master bedroom.

This is the view out the window:

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Thanks so much 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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Point Breeze Rehab- Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

15 Nov

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Although we are coming to the end of the busy, busy, BUSY Fall Market, we are still staging away like crazy!!

Since our entire business is built on our reputation,

and our reputation is built on the presentations we put out,

we are always trying to keep our stagings fresh and new.

As we head into the quieter months, a major focus for us is examining our inventory in order to retire the older pieces, and make room the new ones…

Keep checking our blogs to see all the great new pieces that we’re bringing in!

Here’s a property that we just did in the Point Breeze neighborhood of South Philly.  You can read the full listing description by clicking on this link.

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We’ve been gravitating towards yellows lately!

They are perky for summer, sophisticated for fall, and cozy for winter–  It all depends on your color pairing…

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We’ve had our eyes on this antique-washed cabinet with mirrored doors for a while now!4 IMG_8848 5 6

This awesome washboard-look dresser was the inspiration for this bedroom–

Black, white, and shades of brown with lots of pattern and texture.

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Thanks so much 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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Suburban Rehab in Broomall, PA- Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

14 Nov

marple3As soon as we set foot inside, we could not wait to get our paws all over this place!

This is a REALLY cool rehab, with original flagstone entry floor, beautifully salvaged hardwoods, shutter windows, and modern updates!

We’ve got built-ins, secret doors, fireplaces…  What fun!!

Here’s a few pics of the great room/dining room, and bedrooms.

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The sectional sofa serves a few functions in this room.  First, it defines the space that is the living area, as opposed to the dining area.  Second, it allows for lots of seating without monopolizing the wall space, which is filled with all those terrific built-ins.  And finally, it creates the perfect frame for that beautiful fireplace.marple7marple1

Here are some shots of the master, and 2 additional bedrooms:marple4 marple5 marple6Thanks so much for looking!

…Whether ultra-modern new contruction, 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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Rehabbed Home in South Philly’s Up-and-Coming Pennsport- Staging by Sunflower Creations

8 Nov

moore2We did this staging over the summer (we’ve been super busy, and are JUST starting to catch up on our blogs, etc).  The house is a beautiful renovated row home on Moore St. in Pennsport.  Looking back at the photos, I really love the bold color punches!  It looks very neat and clean.

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We started out with a black, white, and turquise “less-is-more” design on the first floor, and it seems to have carried on up the stairs, as well.

Our client chose to have us stage the two smaller bedrooms, because rooms really do feel larger with the right furniture in them.

So, we did a twin set up for  a child’s room, and a full set up, which would be ideal for a teenager:

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…Whether ultra-modern new contruction, 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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$1,000,000 Condo Listing in Rittenhouse Square- Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia Home Stagers

1 Nov

s. 17th st3This beautiful condo is located in “the coveted and elite” Rittenhouse Square.  It features brilliantly shiny parquet floors, tall ceilings, enormous windows that provide views of three sides of the city, and TONS of built-ins.

And, we LOOOVE built-ins, because it means we have an excuse to seek out the most fabulous, quirky,

interesting, and peculiar accessory pieces to showcase!

…Such as this oversized faux ivory tusk magifying glass…

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…this wise old owl…

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…and, this sweet turquoise lamb…

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We staged the living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom, office, and guest bedroom.s. 17th st2

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Another cool find, this great big aged jax:

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And, we couldn’t resist this bench-  Every inch of it is amazing!IMG_1769

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Thanks so much for looking!

Whether your project is ultra-modern new construction, a charming rehab, or traditional home in need of an updated restyle–

We understand the subtle differences.

 

Our “look” helps homes sell quickly and our service 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

Northern Liberties Condo Pics- Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

17 Oct

2nd1This two bedroom condo has great light, a super-cool loft space, and fabulous roof deck.  We wanted to make it fun and youthful, but still sophisticated in style.  Such is the Northern Liberties market!

2nd2In terms of accessories, we were going for minimum clutter, maximum impact.

Here’s a favorite:

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Loved the color in this bedroom.  It was the inspiration for the scheme we used throughout the unit.

And, mixing frill with some industrial elements gave the space an edge feel.  Perfect for this condo!2nd3

Thanks so much for looking!

…Whether ultra-modern new contruction, 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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