Laurelhurst Home Staging

Another nice Laurelhurst remodel for you to put on Santa’s list.

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This job for us was a fabulous remodel by fellow stager, owner and sister Tara of Open House Staging & TaraNelsonDesigns, listing by Home Smart Agent Michelle Farber, photos by Robert Brittingham@ RJ Images and staging by Open House.

Erin's Gift Guide

HAPPY HOLIDAY SHOPPING!

With 3 women in my household you can only imagine how many beauty products we have passing between us. We are all loving Charcoal! Google it. It reduces toxins, whitens teeth and so much more. Here are 3 favorites:

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Leopard print just does not go out of style! Our mother’s even had pieces back in the day. Just a touch here and there and you are stylin’!

When my girls went off to college they missed their cats. Recommended by a much admired friend, I had photos of our cats made into pillows. BEST. GIFT. EVER.

This chopper looks dorky and gimmicky but it’s not. Was gifted it and now I spread the chopper love. Instant Pots really do rock and who can resist a beautiful oven mitt?!

And now for the men in our lives…

I think this will be the gift of the season. They come in all shapes, sizes and prices. (I am not telling who I am giving this to!)

You can also stop by our SHOP for more inspiration.

Tara's Holiday Gift Guide Picks

Sat around with some friends last weekend talking about some of our gift ideas for friends and family. It helps to hear what others are doing so that we can get ideas for the people on our list. So…we hunted down some of Tara’s picks.

Here you Go!

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Stop over in our shop for more gift giving ideas.


Queen Anne Staging

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Condo listed by Orvis & Orvis Real Estate, photography by Steve Hanson at Hanson Photo Group and staging by Open House LLC.

Favorite ETSY Finds

We have been purchasing a ton of fabulous things on ETSY. Items for staging our homes, items for our home remodels and even my trailer remodel.

We are often asked for buying suggestions so we brought you just a few of our favorites and included some fashion favorites as well. Shop away friends!

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Forge Hardware Studio

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If you like what you see then stop over in our SHOP for additional inspiration.

New Construction Staging

How to get the Urban Farmhouse look:

An edgy hybrid style of two popular design aesthetics. Rustic wood mixed with linen and leather that warms the space. Add in high-contrast finishes and onyx accents to create the contemporary side. And…BAM! You got the look.

Our SHOP also has what it takes to help you with this vibe.

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Listing by Jason Viydo for Windermere Real Estate, photographs by our very own Jodi Merrywell here at Open House and staging by us!

Day in the Life of a Stager Girl-Shout Out

Not sure what we would do without our “Boys”. These amazing Movers of ours lift the heavy stuff (sometimes more than once since we may originally see something in one room but it works better in another). They are essential in our staging life because they know to ask the questions that will make our day a success. They know so well how we Stager Girls work and we appreciate that. We are all programmed to work as a team and make certain the truck gets loaded with everything we need to create a successful staging. It’s an art form in our world.

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Pictured here: Marc (drummer & guitarist) and Marco (basketball player & fan). Not Pictured is: Donnie ( bar security & story teller). No job is too tough for them. From small condos to large waterfront homes - they are always there for us.

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Matt manages our warehouse, runs around town fetching our newly purchased goods as well as unloading sold homes, being a 4th mover when we need it, and so much more... He spends a ton of time in the van and we appreciate that it is him and not us.

Photos by our now on staff photographer Gwen T.


Farmhouse Style

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Photos used by permission of Maider & Knowles-Windermere Real Estate.

This Northeast Seattle listing is by Brad Knowles for Windermere Real Estate, Photos by Clarity NW Photography and Staging by Open House LLC.

So many of the staging pieces and accessories with that Urban Farmhouse vibe can be found in our SHOP. Venture over for inspiration and find that special piece!

Day in the Life of a Stager Girl

HAPPY FRI FRI

Maybe it is because we are like a band of Sisters hanging out with each other daily. But it’s true that we all showed up for work in a camo kind-of-vibe and just had to take a team photo.

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Pictured on our loading dock are: Tara, Erin Jo, Kristen and our newbie Gwen

Photo: J. Merrywell Productions

Lakeridge Staging

When a home owner does not want to paint all the rooms in the home in neutral colors, I think Team Diva Real Estate knows that we can still work with any color they throw our way and make it look fabulous. Home owners can get fatigued when it comes to prepping their home for the market. That’s understandable. We get it and will always be up to staging with a any paint color.

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Listing by Team Diva Real Estate, Staging by the Stager Girl’s here at Open House LLC and photography by one of our favorites: John Wilbanks at JW Photo.

REDFIN asked and we answered!

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REDFIN tracked us Stager Girls down for our secret sauce. Here is what Open House said in response to their quarry. 

White, light and bright is the goal

“White, light and bright is our goal. We stick to neutrals, wonderful textures and small pops of color. Buyers want help figuring out spaces so we show how a room can be laid out or even reinvented. Perhaps a space off a kitchen was an eating area but now we create a small family room or sitting room. We make certain we create a clean, fresh look for every space.” –

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