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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
Such a lovely French style home. Lucky owners!