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Highlights From a Home Stager: Hands-Down, the Coolest House in Philly

6 Dec

No offense to all other houses, but this one takes the prize for awesome-

Standing on the street in Northern Liberties, one would never know that behind an inconspicuous industrial garage door lies this incredible, self-contained residential oasis.

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This courtyard/Zen Garden is the absolute perfect place to relax and enjoy the meditative sights and sounds of the water feature and Koi pond.

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Just an FYI tidbit- the TV room floor is the original cobblestone from when this land was a cross street.  And, that plexi-glass panel in the ground is encasing a well that was excavated during the renovation.  You can still see water levels rise and fall.

4th104th9So, we were called in a couple of years ago when the homeowners first began thinking about selling.  Through a series of walk-thrus, revisions, and fine tuning, we were able to help these homeowners get this property in prime shape for listing.  And, once listed, the sellers got their asking price in less than 3 weeks- which I really can’t say is a surprise…  The place is amazing, and they really followed our staging advise to the letter.

This is a great example of how a staging consultation can help you sell your home.  In this case, the majority of the furniture belongs to the homeowners.

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We provided recommendations on pieces that worked well for staging, and items that needed to be toned down, amped up, or adjusted.  We also provided supplementary art/accessories where needed.  This enabled the home owners to move the vast majority of their belongings out of the home prior to listing, which made their move more orderly in the long-run.

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We assisted the homeowners by providing a neutral eye.  This, in turn, helped them showcase all the right features.  Clearly, they had a good sense of design because they created the space.  But it’s often helpful to get an outside perspective to help see a home through the eyes of the prospective buyer.    In this case, the space, itself, is really the focal point.  The prospective buyer is clearly going to need to fall in love with the space, or not get it at all.  It’s just that kind of home.  So, we did a lot of editing.  We wanted the property to really be the main event here- and everything else was kind of just dressing to show function and warmth.  The key was finding the right balance.

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In “His” office, we spent a great deal of time on simplifying the built-in shelves that were packed with books and collectibles.  The owners were really great about following our recommendations.

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And, we helped create a “Her” office/studio space out of what had previously been used as a bike room.  We provided area rugs, furnishings and art where needed– but the large majority of the items were already there for us.  Just a matter of moving some things around…

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In the rear portion of the home, we made a few layout adjustments in order to maximize use of the space, and in order to differentiate the spaces from the other sitting/eating areas in the front of the home.  Notice the very clean-lined and simple styling of the décor- This property needs so little in terms of “frills”.

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And finally, this common area that connects the three 2nd floor bedrooms-  The homeowners had previously used this as gallery space for their art collection.  We wanted to make it function in a way that would feel at home to any prospective buyer.  So we created this relaxation area to feel like a really cozy place where you can drink your coffee on a Sunday morning, or cuddle up with a book late at night

Click here to see the full property listing.

Click here to see more occupied home staging projects.

Thanks 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
and more…

For a complimentary consultation, please contact
Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator
267.207.9298
akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com
or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home

…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: Out of Town- A Day in the ‘Burbs

16 Nov

Here’s a look at a lovely updated colonial that we staged out in Chester County.  It was a nice treat to spend the day among the trees and the birds, while staging this beautiful home that sold in less than 20 days:)

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For this project, we wanted to craft a look that felt luxurious but also warm and comfortable.  Suburban style tends to be a more transitional look than a city space- contemporary with some more traditional elements.

 

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…Study with lots of layers of neutrals and lush area rug…

 

 

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The great room features lots of seating- All of the light colors on the interior really help to highlight the beauty of the greenery right outside.

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Dining Room with large glass table and contemporary dining chairs- Again, look at that pretty view!

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Kitchen- really needs no description- just look at it…

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Family Room, located right off the kitchen is an ideal space for hanging out and watching TV.

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…Master Suite with king bed and relaxation area…

 

 

Click here to view full property listing.

Click here to view other suburban home staging projects from our archives.

Thanks 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
and more…
For a complimentary consultation, please contact
Ali Kutner, Home Staging Coordinator
267.207.9298
akutner@sunflowercreationsonline.com
or visit us at Sunflower Creations Home
…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: Giving Props to Point Breeze Props

25 Sep

You know your from Philly if you live in a Point Breeze row home (it’s not a townhouse), and you know you live in a Point Breeze row home if you recognize this layout!

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(Click here for full property listing.)

We work all over the city and surrounding ‘burbs, but year after year, Point Breeze is where it’s at for stagers.  Developers are just constantly rehabbing homes and often, entire blocks go under construction at once.  As neighborhoods improve, we find ourselves going further and further south.

Here’s a quick hit of 4 Point Breeze rehabs we’ve staged in the last month or so.  The layout is generally pretty straightforward- but there is a wide variety of play in finish selections.  Style is normally contemporary to modern industrial- aimed at the young professional, often first time-home buyer.

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Staged & Sold in 30 days!!

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(Click here for full property listing)

 

 

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Staged & Sold!!

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Check out more Point Breeze Stagings

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
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
…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: Hello, Gorgeous… Art Museum Area Condo Renovation

5 Sep

Sunflower Creations, Philadelphia– Coming at you from 2601 Parkway Condominiums– this renovated unit had me at hello- The contemporary finishes are so crisp and clean and beautiful. We wanted the staging to reflect that. We went with a mono-chromatic color scheme, with just a few sharp and intentional color surprises.

Let us know what you think-  And, thanks for looking!

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Open-Concept Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen

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…There’s a Bonus Room off the Living Room..

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…Small but more than adequate dining area leaves room for a large kitchen island, and…

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… an incredible outdoor space.

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Oh, and here’s that bonus room- perfect place for a little office!

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Click here for full property listing.

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
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

…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 of a Home Stager: The Roxborough Row

16 Nov

When it comes to row homes awkward spaces and small bedrooms are always a hurdle, and this Roxborough Row was no exception. While it had some challenges, it was nothing our team couldn’t handle!

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Many row homes have these notches in the walls where the chimney was built. An awkward notch out in a living room wall can seem like a deal breaker to potential buyers. We used a layout that proves a notch doesn’t have to be overly intrusive.

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The owners wanted a modern feel for this home. A black and red color scheme along with some key modern fixtures, the bent wood dining chairs and the red streamlined sofa, give in a fresh young look.

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Small bedrooms are always a concern in row homes. Without any furniture, buyers are left to wonder if small rooms can realistically be used as a bedroom. A day bed and a desk placed strategically show the potential a small space has to offer.

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(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.

A fresh start, design for the designer

17 Mar

While many of you may or may not know, my husband and I recently moved into our first home after 5 months of serious renovating.  Well more like gutting.  Because of the complete redesign of the house I’ve decided to let my readers in on the fun process of starting from scratch.  This is a staging / interior redesign blog after all!  It may seem strange but decorating my own house has become a struggle.  For one my business (Sunflower Creations) is my number one focus these days and that’s how I want it. Two, we’re strapped for money, if you’ve ever been part of any renovation you know what I mean.  Our money is literally hidden in our walls.

During those rigorous five months I developed a strong mental picture of how every room would look when we were done.  The fresh paint, the new furniture, from the drapes to the couch I have it planned.  Little did I know we would move the furniture from our old one bedroom apartment into our new house and I would have to make due.  Now after almost four months of living here we haven’t so much as hung a picture on the wall.  Some designer, huh?

That is all going to change my friends.  It’s time to make this house a home and you’re going to be here for the ride which is going to be thrifty and fun.  So stay tuned as I let you in on my decorating secrets and don’t worry I’m going to need your input.  There may be something in it for you too so make sure to subscribe to our blog and keep up with the journey.

As always thanks for reading and get ready for our first home decorating adventure, completing the master bedroom!  Here are some before and after pictures of the room so far, but there is still lots to be done.  Cheers!

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