A Successful Home Staging Project

Something I don’t talk about quite so often on the blog is some of my Home Staging work.  I thought I’d show you a project I did a little while back that was very successful.  It was a $3.5 million house that was sold in 3 weeks.  The property sat for nearly 2 years vacant and unsold until I put some furnishings in it.  Some of these items were painted by myself and my crew…and we also did a little bit of faux finishing in the house as well to help sell it.  We did everything in about a week – so it was a very busy week!  Here are some photos from the home.

a painted canopy bed in a staged home in Muttontown NY

The Master bedroom was very large and tall, so we needed a canopy bed to fill some of the space. The gauzy drapery added a romantic element. . The canopy bedframe was originally black and looked too severe so I painted it a warm bronze.

closeup of canopy bed in a Master Bedroom we staged

antique armoire in a staged master bedroom

We needed large furnishings for this space – and luckily one of my clients was selling this antique armoire…so I just had to buy it.  It now sits in my Master Bedroom.

staged master bath in a 3.5 million home

The Master Bath was pretty gorgeous all by itself but I added some towels, spa items, florals, a Chinoiserie wastebasket and some artwork to add some warmth.

hallway outside of Master Bedroom

To warm up the hallway by the Master bedroom, I added some artwork, a painted, gilded and antiqued demilune table and some florals in eglomise glass vases.

chandelier applique in a little girls staged bedroom

I always have the most fun decorating and staging children’s rooms.  Here I added some fun touches with a black chandelier vinyl appliqué (found in HomeGoods for $10!) and I added some silhouette plates on the wall as well.

artwork made from appliques

Another HomeGoods find, the Eiffel Tower vinyl appliqué ($12!), turned into some artwork to fill a tall wall. I had 3 canvases collecting dust in my studio, so I painted and antiqued them and I added the appliqués.

an aqua vignette in a bedroom

I had purchased these little chairs many years ago at the Brimfield antique market and they were a chippy off white mess with no upholstery on them.  I scraped off the chipping paint and sprayed them gold. I had two old pillow forms in my basement – so I used them and covered the seats with an inexpensive metallic teal fabric that I had purchased on Ebay years ago. I don’t know why I buy stuff and don’t use it for years…but in this case I was happy I had these things hanging around!  The table was another HomeGoods purchase that I had in my studio. The twisted wrought iron base was what made me fall in love with it.  I painted it in verdigris colors to blend with the chair fabric

LusterStone metallic plaster powder room


The powder room was so bland and white (with all of that black in it!)…it looked too stark. I talked the developer into letting me do a beautiful Sage Green metallic plaster finish on it.  Much better!  I donated an antique-looking ceiling fixture that I had purchase for a client who decided it wasn’t her style. Again, another item just sitting in my studio not being useful!

the exterior of the staged home

Such a lovely French style home.  Lucky owners!

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One Response to A Successful Home Staging Project

  1. Sue says:

    Just love Home Goods, who doesn’t though. I have those same antique chairs that need scraping of old white paint, repainting, and some pillow forms. I loved seeing the staging of this home and all your furnishings. I have to pin and share this now!
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