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.

Day in the Life of a Stager Girl

Even when we are crazy busy we still find time for fun. A huge luxury is sitting down for 5 minutes to decompress. Here is a snap shot of our staging days.

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And today, we are waiting on the forgotten dining room table back at the warehouse…

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And if the sun is out no matter the time of year we will find an excuse to be in it!

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We are barely ready to take on another big week. Starting to feel the market letting loose…homes are selling! Good things are happening out there.

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BLOSSOM

“You are able to gently say the

things that your friends need to

hear. You have a lovely smile

but you need to smile much

more often. Your are too serious

and you need to be more

tolerant of failure-both

in yourself and in others.”

{Paper Source Colorscope}

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We started staging with this color in our bedrooms but are now creating small touches of it in our offices and living rooms. It just softens your heart when you see it.

If you want to learn more about the color Blossom you can investigate here.

Staging in the Ballard Neighborhood

Ballard is gettin’ all fancy these days. Here is one of our latest staging projects.

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Listing by ReMax and staging by Open House Staging.

Etsy Mother's Day Gifts that Rock

We have our finger on the pulse when it comes to shopping for the latest and greatest so… we wanted to get your creative wheels turnin’ on the Mother’s Day front.

Here are some great gift ideas for you!!

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To Inspire You.

This is the go-to for door beauty.

These cotton blankets are the bomb! Sitting in a basket outside to extend your time outdoors. Yes Please!

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How about an ever-so-chic bird feeder?

Art Bird Feeder

Amy Waltz Designs

This is probably the only time I wish I had 6 kids.

My girls know how much I love a pretty mug so I know there are Mom’s everywhere who agree!

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And…if we have not inspired you enough with these fab gifts then we invite you to see Etsy’s Editor Picks here.

MOM’S ROCK!

Day in the Life of our Furniture

Could not wait for professional photos because I am so excited to share this hipster home. Light, bright, airy and a whole lotta fun to stage.

We have had the molded chairs in the warehouse just waiting to be put to work. I struggled with the head chairs until I saw an Instagram post showing wicker chairs at the head of the table. Luckily our Donghia chairs were raising their hand for the job. It’s a first for them in this setting but they assured me they were up for the task. WE. LOVE. THE. LOOK.!

Note the bar set up in the back ground. We have our go-to pro that is always up for the task of creating a bar. Thank you Jen! (I will do a post specifically on her bar set up…stay tuned). Sometimes she brews coffee or tea (if there is no soy sauce) to create the colors in the bottles.

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The leather Atrium Chair has also been hiding in the warehouse. We loaded it for a bedroom but found that it was more impact full in the living area. The live edge coffee table calms down AND warms up the modern vibe. (That’s a heavy responsibility for a coffee table). Every piece has its role. We only had 1 art wall so we made the most of it by going large. Originally we had a console but in the words of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez it was just “Meh". The art was thrilled to hog the wall and take the job away from our console.

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An amateur photo shot of the first impression but I think it makes you look up and say “wow”. It’s job is to set the tone of the home. It’s says “expect this home to be modern, sexy and ever-so-hip”.

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The gold and black side tables have often been used as night stands. They turn the design conversation to metals. We paired it with gold lamps and finished with a metallic gold circle mirror. Everyone is happy…

The final image is the 2nd bedroom. So much going on with so little color. It’s all about tones and textures.

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We will be featuring this house again with better photos but just had to share because I am inspired. The listing will be out soon- it is by Team Diva Real Estate. Staging is by us at Open House Staging.


Stunning Mount Baker Neighborhood

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Listing by Lesly Chapman for Compass Realty and that sweet staging is by us at Open House LLC.

Leshi Neighborhood

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We are pretty thrilled about how this staging turned out. Digging in and getting creative is a big deal for us so it was a fun job for sure.

Listing by Joie Gowan for Windermere Real Estate, photos by Luca at Lensit Studios, Staging by Open House LLC.

Wallingford Neighborhood Staging

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Listing by Theresa Truex for Windermere, Photography by Jim Thomson at Aereal Photo Seattle and staging by Open House LLC.