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.

Urban Farmhouse

What is an Urban Farmhouse?

An Urban Farmhouse, combines traditional features with modern trends to create an updated and fresh take on a classic. These homes are known for a blend of horizontal and vertical siding, open floor plans, covered back porches and metal roofs. They may have reclaimed woods, metal and leather elements, industrial elements with timeworn finishes and distressed details, and unique light fixtures. Essentially, straddling the line between rural and urban.  This eclectic, mix-and-match style is less about following the rules and more about creating a highly original look for every room in your home.  

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Listing by Jason Viydo for Windermere Real Estate, staging by Open House LLC.  

Here is the cool part: You can shop the look here with us!

 

Urban Farmhouse

What is an Urban Farmhouse?

An Urban Farmhouse, combines traditional features with modern trends to create an updated and fresh take on a classic. These homes are known for a blend of horizontal and vertical siding, open floor plans, covered back porches and metal roofs. They may have reclaimed woods, metal and leather elements, industrial elements with timeworn finishes and distressed details, and unique light fixtures. Essentially, straddling the line between rural and urban.  This eclectic, mix-and-match style is less about following the rules and more about creating a highly original look for every room in your home.  

This Seattle home was built by Thomas Group LLC. Listed by Gunnar Hadley and Greg Stamolis for Windermere Real Estate, photographed by Robert Brittingham @ RJN Imaging and the staging is by us!

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!

Happy Fall Weekend!

Bringing you a taste of fall from one of our rock star designers. She helps with purchasing our furniture, lighting, accessories and art. She manages our warehouse and keeps the ball moving everyday. This Stager Girl prefers to remain in the background but she brings a fabulous signature to our design team that keeps her in the forefront.

Bringing you some FARM CHIC picks all ready for you to click and shop!

 

The vintage book bundle is cool in a modern vibe vignette or a farm vibe. 

1940's farm pail is perfect at the back door with your cutting shears and gloves ready to step into the garden for flower and herb clipping. I have a few sap buckets that I use for ribbons, wrapping paper and 1 sits by the door with my kids' shoes in it. It's a fun vessel for anything.

The seltzer bottle sitting on a window sill would be so pretty with the light showing through it . Ships from Ukraine. How cool is that?

This is perfect for my farm table. I use it as a center piece and put potted succulents in it. I have even brought it in the house on the dining room table and filled it with candle sticks sitting on stacked books, a vase of twigs and moss and other collectibles I have sitting around waiting to be repurposed.   

And here my friends is your farm table! I have mine in the garden in a covered area with white IKEA chairs around it. I have covered it in butcher paper and left markers on it for guests to write notes, poems, jokes etc. I have put a white upholstery grade vinyl on it to kick it into an all white modern look. Everyone should have a farm table inside or out.

An evergreen boxwood wreath is hardly seasonal. I think sending this to a friend for any occasion would be an excellent idea.

The botanical prints are fitting just about anywhere. Best in a collection or grouping of prints. They remind me of designer, blogger and now HGTV host Lauren Liess.

Sometimes a project is just what the Doc ordered. Send your nature loving friend a DIY terrarium kit.

Just getting the creative gift giving juices flowing with the help of a star Open House Stager Girl and trying to shake up your interior as well. It doesn't take much to freshen your space or send a friend a gift that has a past. HAPPY SHOPPING!