A great way to get a look is inspiration from the design world. Here are some kitchen ideas to help with that Urban Farmhouse vibe. A very fun and creative staging job for all of us here at Open House Staging. Click and Shop!
Sometimes I feel like living anywhere but Seattle. Take me away. We loved this lake side listing which briefly did take us out of Seattle for the day and landed us at Lake Tapps. And a beautiful sunny day of staging is rare this time of year. The listing agent requested a bit the Chip and Joanna Gaines vibe and the rest is all our own.
We don't usually stage so far out of the city but a few things came into play when we said "Yes!". First of all, who can say no to a listing agent who is a working mother of 4 very young kids? If she can do it-we can do it. Secondly, we got to stage her very 1st listing as a new agent and that felt great to be a part of something big. Thirdly, and yes, back to getting out of Seattle, we needed a break from our city.
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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Our team has become masters at staging downtown condos. When Tara and I started this company I remember dreading the condo staging portion of it. You have to manage the concierge, the elevator, loading docks, busy Seattle traffic, parking, carrying supplies from our cars and your timing. Now, we have a system so all of those details can be managed effortlessly. Condos have become a house favorite!
When I step back and look at all the art, furnishings and accessories that it takes to put together a great looking room I am blown away with all the labor involved to create it. And to think my sister had to shop for just about all of it! We get to walk into a warehouse with everything in it's department and just pick and choose what we want. Sister Extraordinaire has to actually purchase each item. I am exhausted just thinking about it!
Here are a few rooms in a hip condo that we staged in South Seattle. And all you have to do is click to get the look! How easy is that?!
When the house speaks to us-we answer. The light fixture and marble fireplace are the true stars of this room. Our job was simply to enhance its features so we stayed soft and mellow.
We are incredibly lucky to be able to travel around our city and work in these beautiful homes. We start each day at our warehouse describing the home and possible potential buyers and the design evolves through our collaboration.
Sister Tara often shops Seattle and online for our staging pieces. We thought we would connect you to some affordable pieces that are similar. Happy Shopping!