Category Archives: Vacant Home Staging

How Do You Feel About a Little Bling?

Most of the clients that I have worked with have heard that question from me. Many get a puzzled look on their face and some get downright scared. Especially the men!

I usually throw out that question when I am talking to them about their lighting. Lighting is a key factor whether you are staging your home for sale or updating it for enjoyment. Lighting will always give a room lighting; but I think it should also give a room character!

Lighting should make a statement and leave an impression.This couldn’t be more important than when you are selling your home. Have the buyer remember your home as the one with the amazing light fixtures.

A great way to do that is by adding a little bling. You know….something that sparkles.

Crystals, dangles, bobbles and just plain glam. The Master Bedroom and Bath are a perfect place for that.

 

 

It doesn’t mean it’s feminine but it may be romantic. It doesn’t mean it’s tacky as it should always be classy.

 

 

Light fixtures with bling are not FOR every room and they should not be IN every room. The sayings….”a little goes a long way” or “less is more” apply to bling in your light fixtures.

 

My favorite rooms to add some bling are in the Dining Room and Master Bedroom.

 

 

I understand this may be out of your comfort zone. If you are selling you won’t be living with it long term and it’s all about the buyer and capturing their attention in a good way.

If it’s for updating your home it’s okay to start slow….maybe a light fixture with just a little bling or perhaps just in one room. What do you have to loose? It’s only a light fixture and you may really love it.

 

Chic Farmhouse Style Hits Suburban Minneapolis!

The farmhouse style home is all the rage right now, made famous by Chip and Joanna on HGTV’s show ‘Fixer Upper’.

I just had the opportunity to design a farmhouse style house from the blueprints up, and then stage it. What a fun experience and may I say I want this house!

It has elements of rustic but with modern and chic mixed in. A warm and cozy home for sure. I want to share the photos with you so if you also are a huge fan of ‘Fixer Upper’ like I am,  you may enjoy these.

 

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Orchid Exterior Before

 

 

House now rebuilt:

 

 

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Great Front Porch, note the light blue ceiling:

 

 

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Look what awaits you when you open then front door! A foyer that opens up to an office with a barn door for privacy:

 

 

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Would you really even mind working in a cozy office like this? Complete with a Shiplap accent wall!

 

 

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A great….Great Room. A White Shiplap accent wall gives this room texture.

 

 

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Open Concept Floor Plan into the Dining Room:

 

 

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I want this kitchen!!

 

 

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A huge island:

 

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Galvanized pendants lights:

 

 

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Custom made rustic floating shelves:

 

 

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A farmhouse screen door closes off the pantry:

 

 

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A custom range hood:

 

 

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A mudroom for the kiddos but a barn door to close off the mess:

 

 

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A fun laundry room:

 

 

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Jack and Jill Bath (do you see Jack and Jill?) 🙂 

 

 

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Guest Suite Bath:

 

 

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Half Bath and Lower Level Full Bath – Fun throw-back light fixtures:

 

 

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Stunning Master Suite:

 

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And check out this master bath!!

 

 

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Every farmhouse needs a claw foot tub and of course bubbles on the ceiling:

 

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Mornings just got better with this shower!

 

 

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The bar area in the lower level family room continues with rustic charm with more custom made floating shelves.

 

 

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So do you see why I had a blast designing and staging this one??   If you love this style but are not able to buy this property, just know you don’t need a farmhouse style home to incorporate the look into your space. Stayed tuned to my next post on how to bring some of that farmhouse charm into your own home!

 

 

Shar Sitter, owner Rooms With Style Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis MN.
CHSE and APSD Home Stager Pro Trainer
www.RoomsWithStyle.com
952-567-1124

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New hope in New Hope, MN

Houses are just tired sometimes and need some new life. That was the case at this property in New Hope, MN.

Most of the changes were very light cosmetic things. Paint, flooring and new lighting. The kitchen and bathrooms did however get a full makeover bringing them into the current decade.

Take a look!

 

First impressions are key and this is the room you see right inside the front door. Yes the room was painted but the key to this room was exposing the original hardwood floors under the carpet. Having them refinished added extra glam and shine.

 

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Paint and light fixtures are huge when updating a  house. What I want to point out here too is the lack of carpet in the Dining Room. Carpet in a dining area is a dated look and no one wants carpet under a dining room table anymore. Worth changing if you can.

 

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The kitchen is THE most important room in the house and will make or break any sale. Having an updated kitchen is so important and the Return on Investment is high. Always bring in a professional though so you make the right choices for your investment.

 

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Amazing what paint can do!

 

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Even if a bath is small it can be functional and feel luxurious!

 

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This full bath got a new vanity and the dated wall tiles were removed. Paint and a new light of course!

 

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My favorite part of the update was the fireplace. I mean really….look at those beautiful beams around it as well as on the ceiling. They were lost in the dark brick and paneling before but now they are showcased.

 

 

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All houses need new hope once is awhile. What in your house may need a little sprucing up?

 

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Shar Sitter, owner Rooms With Style Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis MN.
CHSE and APSD Home Stager Pro Trainer
www.RoomsWithStyle.com
952-567-1124

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