Mercer Island Staging

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Our goal was to keep everything in this home white, light and bright. We had to show off the great spaces and keep the rooms as bright as possible.

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Stop in our SHOP for more inspiration.

Listing by Sarah Ford for Coldwell Banker Bain, photographs by John Wilbanks at JWPhoto and staging by the hard working Open House team.

Tara's Picks

Time to share some of sister Tara's Amazon selections. She is a great shopper so take note. I will eventually get these items in our SHOP but wanted to highlight some of her picks.

This is why we have fabulous staging furniture and accessories. She has her vision and the warehouse is full of it. 

What a Difference a Few Changes Make!

Let's get one thing straight: I shot these photos on my iphone so they are not going to wow you but the room change may.

My daughter went off to college so it was time to create a more grown up beautiful room for her return. It only took me a week to complete. Here is how it worked:

I have been following Tuft and Needle mattress company for a couple of years. They sell 1 mattress in several sizes. The Queen is about $550. I tried it out, my nephew tried it and now my daughter. We are all fans. You do not need to pay big prices for a mattress anymore. I purchased mine from Amazon for a handful of reasons. Purchase here. Ships in a box, open, cut plastic and it expands. PRESTO!

The makeover cost me about $1400.00. That is with the mattress, hiring a painter, the paint, bedding, and accessories. No furniture. Everything was Home Goods, Target and Amazon. The furniture: bed (also sold on Amazon) and dresser and mirror are Ikea.

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Before

The original room was Carrie's (Sex in the City) apartment color-left image. My youngest is not a fan of feminine so this is what we agreed on (back in the day). 

We are adding a collection of black and whites on the wall and I think that completes the look.

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2018 WHAT'S IN!

1. JEWEL TONES

2. KITCHEN COLOR

3. BRASS

4. BLACK AND WHITE

5. NATURAL ACCENTS

6. WOVEN TEXTURES

7. VINTAGE LIGHTING

It appears to me that just about anything goes for 2018! There is something for everyone in this list. Enjoy freshening and reinventing your spaces!

 

 

Project 62

This is a big deal for us. Target is debuting their new in-house label online. Project 62! It has Target's affordable vision with ever-so-trendy pieces. No excuses, this is an easy way to freshen up your space. Click on the thumb nails to start shopping.

We asked our shopping Guru, my sister, to gives us a handful of her favorites.

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Get Our Look!

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?!

You asked!

We love the freshness and simplicity of a Matelesse Coverlet. Each summer, my master bedroom gets this crisp look. Often we are asked where we shop for our staging pieces. Here are a few connections for the Matelasse Coverlet. Click on the links below the photos and start shopping!

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Dreaming up a master bedroom from Wayfair.

Putting together some of the pieces that speak to you helps guide the personality of the room. What a breeze shopping Wayfair and creating the look. Here is a room I put together. (May need to switch the vanity but I wanted to marinate in the look for awhile before I abandoned the modern touch.)

I started with flowers...

Soft, lovely and fresh looking flowers are a must. Available right here.


Also the rage is the upholstered headboard here. Check out the lamps on the nightstands. Tweet Tweet.


A pale pink skirted chair to soften the modern vanity. Skirted chair here.


I kind of like the vanity being the only edgy thing in the room.  Here.



A couple of these chairs with the blue floral pillows and you are good! Chairs here.
Add a fabulous faux fur and the room gets sexier. Faux fur throw here.



A substantial side table between the chairs for a lamp, treasures and books is a must in the sitting area. Side table here.



Throw pillow here.

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Only in my bedroom would I love this, anywhere else its just too corny for me. Here.


In the interest of collaborating with a loyal blog follower and a skilled and creative blogger found here, I nixed my original selection of art in favor of this

In the interest of collaborating with a loyal blog follower and skilled and creative blooger found here, I nixed my original selection of art in favor of this. 


And all together you have a bedroom that rocks!