Capitol Hill Staging

Our team is staging homes all over this big city. Just back from market in Vegas and we have amped up our furniture. Fresh, light and bright sofa’s and chairs. Killer bar carts, dressers and throw pillows. Yay!

Just another day of staging a beautiful Seattle home.

Reminding you to stop by our shop for many of the pieces seen in our photos.

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Listing by Kris Hendricks for Windermere Real Estate and staging by Open House Staging.

Staging Downtown Bellevue

This was a fun job to preview and stage because of the shopping at street level. We took full advantage of the amenities Main Street had to offer.

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Thank you to Sister Extraordinaire for purchasing the lovely furniture at market. Your stager girls are very happy. Listing by Kim Wesselman for Windermere Real Estate and the staging has been brought to you by Open House Staging.

Waterfront Staging

We love staging jobs that bring us to the water. Doors open, boats passing by, train moving through, and seagulls galore. Now if we could just take a moment to stop what we are doing and appreciate it all. Sometimes a deadline keeps our heads down and the machine buzzing away.

We have a new rule (which is all too often broken) that we need to sit down for 10 minutes and relax. We know it helps but we continue to let the day slip by without a break.

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Listing by Dawn Bourdo and Corey Hayes for Mr. Magnolia. Staging by some pretty exhausted stager girls at Open House Staging.


I hate to give away our secret!

Every room comes to life with throw pillows. They are the single most room transforming tool we use. The pillow department in our warehouse is in constant need of organizing after every job. It's like the brilliant artist at work with them thrown about in hopes of creating a great combination for our staging jobs. The pillows below are designer fabrics-they are exceptionally nice and come in many sizes. Click and see...

***HOME STAGING WAREHOUSE SALE ***

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We are preparing for several shipments of new furniture so we are selling everything for ridiculously low prices.

Imagine lightly used sofas, love seats, dining tables, side tables, dining chairs, living room chairs, bar stools, art & more all for CHEAP prices.

Saturday August 23, 2019

9am to Noon

4640 Union Bay Place NE #C

Seattle 98105

***Weather Permitting***

Capitol Hill Cool Condo

I don’t even know what to say about this crazy cool nest. It is in the heart of the hippest part of Capitol Hill for sure. There are no bedrooms, just 3 niches for mattresses and maybe a touch of furniture. It’s spacious and interesting. Moving our furniture in and out was pretty funny. One of us would climb halfway up a ladder and someone would be at the top and someone would be at the bottom. We would hand pieces of furniture, art & accessories in a chain. It is top of our list of unusual staging jobs.

Listing by Cindy Saver for Coldwell Banker Bain and Staging by our rock star Open House Team.

Stunning Washington Park

Who doesn’t like the beautiful Washington Park neighborhood with it’s dreamy city homes and spacious gardens? Always happy to stage here.

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Our staging in the living room was driven by what we thought was Batchelder tile surround. We come across this design all over Seattle. Some tile surrounds painted over, but most have been left in the original state. This particular fireplace surround is beautiful.



This incredible listing is by Mary Snyder for Compass and the staging by Team Open House.





Staging Extravaganza

What a thrill to stage an incredible estate.

From Wikipedia:

Dunn Gardens in Seattle, Washington, is a privately owned 7.5-acre (3.0 ha) property composed of the remaining acreage of the estate of Arthur G. Dunn Sr., who made his fortune in the fish cannery business. Dunn bought the property in 1914 as a summer get-a-way for his family, and contracted the landscaping to the Olmsted Brothers. Upon his death, the property was inherited by his children. His son Edward B. Dunn provided for the care of his share of the estate in his will. A trust was created two years after his death to oversee the entire property. Dunn Gardens were listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 15, 1994, and are open for special public events and docent-led guided tours April through July, and from September through October.

I will admit, the home does feel like a get-away or a 2nd home. It is not formal and feels cabin-y in many parts of it. Other parts it’s crazy sexy so who knows how they lived in it.

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And then there is the cottage:

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Definitely a 2 truck day. What a major project. It was chaotic moving in but when the trucks drove away it was calm beautiful and quiet.

Here is the listing with Mary Snyder for Compass Washington. Staging by Open House Staging.

Day in the Life of a Stager Girl

For a good laugh we sometimes plan how we will dress for the day. Today we are in Maple Valley at a beautiful farm style home so we all decided to dress the part. (or at least what we think farmer girls would wear).

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Then there are the days where we do not plan what we wear and we turn up matching the home!

It’s a road trip for us to stage in Maple Valley or Black Diamond but we make it an event and now we often look forward to it. YeeHaw!

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And No, we would not wear our swimming suits when we stage a floating home! Tempting but no.

Redfin asked and we answered!

Redfin tracked us Stager Girls down for one piece of advice to sellers. Trust me, we had more to say than just this but we picked an important one. Here is what we said:

Think light and bright

“Buyers are looking for light and bright. Remove heavy window coverings and bring in fresh neutral paint colors.”

Erin Quigley – Open House

You can check out the article and all the tips from professionals across the land here.

Staging Vignettes

No surprise this home sold in record time. Cheery light-filled spaces coupled with great staging and you have yourself a SOLD home.

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Photos taken by our on staff photo Queen: J. Merrywell, staging by the Rock Star Team at Open House Staging.