In May of this year I received a call from Sherry Ajluni, a “go-getter” Keller Williams agent. She had a new listing in Cumming which she knew would show better with home staging. (Smart lady!) I met Sherry at the house where I did a home staging consultation with Cindy, the homeowner. Cindy had already done a GREAT job of decluttering and removing personal items, but I saw a few things that still needed to be addressed. For example, take a look at before & after pictures of the living room:
As you can see from the first photo, the room needed “grounding” so I added the rug. In addition, a rearrangement of furniture was in order to draw the eye from the blank sofa wall in the “before” shot to the wall of windows in the “after” shot. Normally I never place anything in front of a window as it blocks the light, but in this case it was called for in order to “weight” the room on the right side. In addition, there is a 3rd window not shown above, so there was still plenty of light in the room. To finish the look, a few key accessories were added.
Next, the dining room which was opposite the living room, separated by the foyer.
In the “before” photo of the dining room you can see that it needed a little sparkle to set it off. I added pictures on either side of the china cabinet and dressed the table. The table runners look much brighter in the photo above than they did in the room. They were actually a much better blend than what you see here. One more thing to take note of: in most cases I would’ve removed the rug in order to make the room look bigger. In this situation it wasn’t necessary, as the room was quite large. Also, upon entering the house, the potential buyers already had great visual exposure to the hardwoods in the foyer extending to the family room. The main objective here was to dress the room with appropriate accessories.
I love these photos! This great master bedroom, first and foremost, needed an updated paint color. I always like to use a color in the master suite rather than a neutral to set it off, but it must still be in the neutral palette. In this case we used Sherwin-Williams “Grassland” SW6163. The homeowners were so pleased with it they said they will be painting their new bedroom the same color. While the room was being painted, I went shopping for new bedding. Now the room looks fresh and updated.
In the master bath the walls were neutralized. In this case I selected Sherwin-Williams “Sands of Time” SW6101, which was a nice blend with existing floor tiles. In addition, a few accessories were added to bring the room to life.
The results? This Cumming staged home is now under contract! The homeowners are busy packing and selecting finishes for their new home. And I’m happy to report that they’ve asked Patsy Overton Interiors to help them get settled in their new home.
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