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.

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.

New Construction Bellevue

How decadent to move into such a beautifully built home. It flows so well, has great multi functioning spaces and all over well designed. We love staging Winfield Homes.

I am showing you the back of the home because I love the outdoor space.

I am showing you the back of the home because I love the outdoor space.

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Listing by Tiffany Schmitz for Keller Williams, staging by Open House LLC and construction by Winfield Homes.

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!

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!

Urban Farmhouse

This home is more special than all of our other jobs we have staged because it was designed and created by Tara Nelson, my sister and staging partner at Open House.  Tara has Seattle dotted with homes that she has restored and each time they get better than the last. This one takes the cake. Sweet design treats in each room. (Note the ceiling in the office.)

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Get that Urban Farmhouse look here. Click and Shop!

This home perfectly captures that Urban Farmhouse vibe that home buyers are loving right now. The listing is by Cathy Millan for Windermere Real Estate, the photography is by Nolan Green for Clarity NW and the staging is brought to you by the Stager Girls at Open House LLC.

Mercer Island Fab!

Whoa Nellie, this is a great new construction view home. We were pleased with the staging result but in full disclosure, some of the furniture is the home owners, who, I might add, have incredible taste. Their pieces set the tone and we tried to meet that fabulousness. (Not a word, I know, but it works!) The sectional in the lower level you sink into and go into relaxation mode. We all had to take a 1.5 minute break to revel in the delicious comfort of it.

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The listing is by an over-the-top detailed agent Shelly Zhou for Coldwell Banker Bain, the fabulous photos are by John Wilbanks at JWphoto and the staging is by us at Open House Staging

HGTV Restored by the Fords

Your design inspiration assignment for the week is to watch this show. A few of us Stager Girls are loving it. 

HAPPY WEEKEND!

Photo by High Entertainment for Pittsburg Gazzette

Photo by High Entertainment for Pittsburg Gazzette

I just watched an episode of Restored by the Ford's and loved it! It is a sister and brother team remodeling their way through Pittsburgh. She dreams up creative design ideas and he makes it happen. She reuses and re-purposes pieces from the home or even has floors patched up. Which is a look all on it's own. Her vibe is a "modern yet lived in" look. And white is her favorite "go-to" color.

“We search out Pittsburgh for the coolest homes, the stranger, the weirder, the more unique, the better,” Steve said. “And then Leanne comes in and puts her spin on it, and I go to work.” By: Jessica Galliart for HGTV

Photo:  Heather Mull

This is the project I saw unfold on the show.

Photographer:  Alexandra Ribar

Photographer: Alexandra Ribar

Photographer:  Alexandra Ribar

Photographer: Alexandra Ribar

Photographer:  Alexandra Ribar

Photographer: Alexandra Ribar

Photographer:  Alexandra Ribar

Photographer: Alexandra Ribar

Give it a watch and prepare to be inspired.

 

 

  

City Livin'

Just finished this gem of a townhouse in one of Seattle's uber hip neighborhoods: Fremont. This is the perfect Car2Go area as everything and I mean everything is in walking distance. Plus with the Lime bikes all over the area who needs a car?! The garage is just icing on the cake. 

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If ya want the look just Click & Shop!

The listing is by Bentley Pugh for Keller Williams North Seattle. Photographs by Sean Henderson at 3DRE and the hipster staging was done by us Stager Girls at Open House.

Lake Living

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. 

This listing is by Jessica Yost for Keller Williams of Puget Sound, the photos are by Andrew Webb for Clarity NW and the killer staging is us!