The architects took a staged approach to the home's design. The front living room is a one story, gabled space, while the rear space is a two story space that houses the bedrooms. Connecting the two are a screened porch and other secondary spaces.
The piano may look like it's part of the patio decor, but its placement is probably due to an ambitious home stager hoping to create drama by moving it outside of the floor-to-ceiling glass doors. No music lover would ever keep a grand piano outside, especially near the beach.
An expert in salvage-picking, Nicole prides herself on being able to renovate and stage a home on a tight budget. Many of the furniture pieces she uses for staging are donated, salvaged from previous renovations or unique garage sale finds, as seen on DIY Network's Rehab Addict.
The new home office is staged with a traditional wood desk and white upholstered chair on top of a gray and white area rug. Topiaries, old books and a map set the mood for creative exploration, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
The great room has the expansive feel of a cathedral and is filled with the same whimsically rustic style seen throughout the home. A bright yellow faux stag's head presides above the fireplace; a black X marks the spot in the center of the wood dining table.
After a renovation, what had been a formal dining room is now staged as a casual sitting area that opens onto the back deck of this New York home. A sectional sofa and and ottoman provide plentiful seating for guests. The neutral pieces are lived with rich orange accents.
A small home office, featured on HGTV's Design Star, is staged in front of a large picture window. The bright red desk is inspired by an architect's drafting table, and adds a splash of color against mint green walls. A classic desk lamp and molded armchair complete the look.
C.B. Conlin Landscaping created a thing of beauty in crafting each detail of the outdoor plan for this stately Georgian home that enhances its beauty and setting. Each shrub, plant, flower, stone element and color choice were carefully selected and staged to balance, formalize and contribute to a point of view--a serene, comfortable and inviting place to call home.
French doors were added to create an airy, yet private home office. The walls were painted a medium gray and bright linen window treatments create soft, natural mood. The room is staged with a traditional desk and chair. Topiaries, old books, and a map set the mood for creative exploration.
French doors were added to create an airy, yet private home office. The walls were painted a medium gray and bright linen window treatments create soft, natural mood. A new ceiling fan was installed, and the room is staged with a traditional desk and chair and a unique ladder bookshelf.
After the renovation, what had been a TV room in Dennis Gupta and Marie Amato's home in Valhalla, New York is now staged as a dining room with a moderate-sized dining table and simple riveted fabric dining chairs. A chandelier of pendant lights adds illumination and a visual focal point, as seen on Buying & Selling.
This home used to be a duplex before Good Bones' Mina and Karen reconfigures the entire first floor, removing walls to create an open floor plan and reworking the home's front entrance. When they put the home on the market, they not only staged the home with stylish, modern furniture, they had local artists display their work for the open house. The setup for the open house is featured in this photo.
Staged homes are almost always graced with fresh flowers and pricey orchid arrangements, but you can get a similar effect simply by raiding your yard. Budding magnolia clippings or unfurling fern fronds herald the arrival of spring, summer blooms add splashes of cheerful color, blazing fall foliage warms up your decor on chilly autumn days and holly branches heavy with berries look smashing in winter.