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Pennsport Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

10 Apr

durfor1This staging is a flip renovation of a South Philadelphia row home.

Our main goal was to show how to maximize the small space.

We kept it cozy and cheerful- a little whimsy and nothing too serious for our friends at the McCann team!

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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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A Well-Loved Home in Bella Vista- Staging by Sunflower Creations

1 Apr

27_6349838_5_1394575135_636x435While this house has been updated with a sale in mind,it comes with a lot of personal style throughout.  We see this a lot in Bella Vista because many of the homes for sale have been lived in by the seller.  I say this in contrast to many of the stagings we do in other areas, where the majority of the homes are rehabbed by developers with a quick sale in mind.

While many of these types of “flip” renovations are beautifully finished as well, you will not see:  A Variety of unexpected paint colors, surprising coral glass tile bathroom, marble fireplace…

We love these features, but from a staging perspective, these are things we want to neutralize.

Remember our goal- attract the greatest number of potential buyers.

Here’s our favorite photos:

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(Master Suite)

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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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Bella Vista Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

14 Mar

62…LOVED staging this bright, open bi-level condo in the Bella Vista neighborhood of South Philly…

We got to play around with some modern and modular design, and use some of our furniture faves.

To emphasize the great light and amount of space, we went sleek and clean, with a little bit of fun tossed in!

61 64  We staged the living room, dining room, kitchen, office, and master bedroom.

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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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Queen Village- Home Renovation, Design Consultation and Home Staging Inovation by Sunflower Creations

31 Jan

IS9dkdpjniwmwx1000000000 This was one of those projects that really rests close to the heart!  You could tell that the homeowner had much love for the home, and working through the renovation process from beginning to end with him was like watching a flower bloom.

We met with the home owner back in July, right after he and his family moved out of the house.  A little background:  Our client bought the home right out of college, and eventually transitioned it from bachelor pad to family home for his wife and two small children.  But, as the family grew, the house seemed to have shrunk, and this crew found more space in the suburbs.

The home-owner knew that he had a jewel, situated in the heart of Queen Village, surrounded by fabulous restaurants, shops and greenery.  He also knew that this jewel needed some polishing, which is where we came in.  We walked the property top to bottom, inside and out, and provided a consultation report that outlined all of our pre-sale renovation recommendations.

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We came up with a 5 page renovation list, which included paint color selections, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, detailing such as replacing  switch plates, shower curtain rods, etc–  And everything in-between.  We love the character of this home, and we know that people who are looking to buy in this neighborhood are generally looking for some character.  (See the tera cotta kitchen tile, brick work, Mexican talavera tile work throughout the home, dark cherry cabinets, and original red pine flooring.)  So, we suggested keeping many of the existing finishes, in order to focus the bulk of the budget on upgrades that will help increase sale price.

Next, this home owner got to work!  …And we must say that he did a phenomenal job managing the renovation.  We visited several times throughout the process to run through our initial list with him, and make updates as needed.  He spent weekend after weekend punching every item on our list, and here is his finished project after staging:

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He original paint colors were very warm burgandies and golds.  They seemed natural in the space, but they were very dark, and made the space feel small. We selected a light, neutral palette, which really opened up the space.  Then we used some of the original warm colors as accents.  ISx7wlzhomf0mx1000000000

Second floor consists of a large bedroom, an office/nursery, and bathroom:

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And, the amazing master suite with fireplace and roof-deck access:

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(Great work Keith!  We wish you a quick sale!)

If you would like to view this listing, follow this link.

There will be an open house this Sunday, 2/2 from 12-2pm.

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 Home Staging by Sunflower Creations

23 Jan

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This fully-renovated, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath town home in the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia offers all the modern bells and whistles that a home buyer would want.  It boasts hardwood floors throughout, open floor plan, modern kitchen with breakfast bar seating area, and finished basement.  To be honest, most of the renovated and new construction homes that we work on offer these features because this is what buyers want.  Our challenge is to make the property stand out from the competition.

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We use bursts of color in our designs to create visual interest in MLS photos.  These photos are VERY important, because buyers are at home searching properties on the web, possibly before they even call a realtor.  Thumbnail photos of empty rooms are NOT interesting and have a much better chance of being overlooked than photos with enticing shapes and color.

15th5 15th6 15th7Once the potential buyer has made it to the property, staging helps explain furniture layout and how to separate open floor plans into separate functional areas.  Most buyers want open concept design because it feels modern, it is great for keeping an eye on children and it works well for entertaining.  Yet, most people will tell you that a large empty room is confusing.

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Finally, staging helps a property to be memorable.  One of our clients brought up this point, and it really stuck with me…  “There is a lot of competition out there when it comes to selling modern construction in Philadelphia”.  Obviously, developers want to deliver what the market wants.  But that means that there are a whole lot of houses that seem very similar in terms of style and features.  Sometimes, just being able to identify a property as “the one with the tan swirly rug”, or “the one with the blue floral bed pillows”  will help solidify its place in the minds of potential buyers.

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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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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