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It's all about the view in this Alexandria, VA condo.  I think it is important to accentuate the positive features in a home and draw people to the assets of the home.  I could have placed this sofa on either wall but instead I placed it in front of the window facing directly towards the door, so...
10/26/2010
Fall in love with this condo in Alexandria, VA.  We staged this vacant 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath condo with Fall in mind.  This was a fun project and there are many homes in this Alexandria neighborhood for sale but looking at the competition this one stands out from the rest and someone will Fall in ...
10/15/2010
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Vignettes Anyone?  I know that vignette is a controversial staging word but they really work for me particularly for investment properties and flipped homes.  Here is a townhouse we staged in Manassas, VA  that went under contract in 5 days after being originally on the market for over 90 days. L...
09/21/2010
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I have to say that sometimes there is style in simplicity.  After cleaning and decluttering and then keeping the staging simple really can add a lot of style.  I love creating simplistic looks although I have found myself over thinking or over analyzing a room when I stage, I didn't in this Centr...
09/18/2010
We staged this condo in Washington DC.  It was so much fun.  From eclectic to deco! Living Room Before Living Room AFTER Living Room BEFORE Living Room AFTER Dining Room BEFORE Dining Area AFTER Bedroom BEFORE Bedroom AFTER
09/10/2010
I wanted to share an article that my friend Albert from S7 Computer Solutions sent me.  Not only does he know computers but he seems to know a little about home staging and what you should do if you DON"T want to sell your home.  I thought this was a humorous list but gets to the heart of the mat...
08/16/2010
I'm making an impact with Origami Towel Folding.  As some of you know I use origami towel designs in my staging as my signature prop.  It has been unbelievable on the amount of comments and compliments buyers make about these creations.  Realtors are always telling me how much people love the ori...
07/31/2010
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The Staging Fashionista staged this home in Sterling, VA.  This was an awkward room that was long and rectangular.  Prior to renovation this was the garage.  Buyers could not figure out how to use this room but when we staged it - it went from awkward to homey!  BEFORE AFTER BEFORE AFTER
07/18/2010
Don't forget the kids when selling a home.  Now a days most buyers are looking for homes where they can expand their family or where they can fit their growing kids.  Most communities have families living in them and in order to appeal to those buyers you need to stage for those buyers.  That me...
07/10/2010
We staged this bathroom with a Origami Towel Heart.  The Duckie was an added touch for 4th of July.  If you want to learn how to make this origami towel heart - I will show you how come Fall 2010!  Enjoy the pictures for now.  Happy Staging Everyone!
07/09/2010
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