Tara's Holiday Gift Guide Picks

Sat around with some friends last weekend talking about some of our gift ideas for friends and family. It helps to hear what others are doing so that we can get ideas for the people on our list. So…we hunted down some of Tara’s picks.

Here you Go!

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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. 

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!

 

Lake Washington Staging

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Pretty dreamy listing, right? It's listed by Reilly Schanno for Windermere Real Estate, staged by the Stager Girls of Open House and photographed by Andrew Webb at Clarity Northwest.

Velvet Finishes Paint Line

The Stager Girls are working daily staging away leaving us little time to re-purpose our furniture that looks tired and uninspiring. We have been experimenting with Velvet Finishes paint line that I picked up on Salt Spring Island last summer. No sanding, No priming-what a dream project. Will let you see what our first project looks like once completed.

Tons of colors to choose from so let the transformation begin!

Tons of colors to choose from so let the transformation begin!

Week in Review

Today is Friday and Sister Ex & I are enforcing a 1/2 day. 1 staging demerit to any Stager Girl who works beyond noon. That is a huge challenge because we get so close to finishing a job and we cannot leave it. We were all spinning on the rat wheel this week. Overworked and exhausted...

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!





Just Like the Model-Los Angeles

Our favorite stop: A warehouse full of furniture, art, accessories that were used in model homes.
We purchased this super hip leather sofa and love seat for our Seattle condos.
 All 3 of us wanted to put these chairs in our own homes but the company won out and they now reside in our warehouse.

 These chairs are already working away in a lovely Bellevue condo. 
We had our work cutout for us. Had to comb through this warehouse several times over to pick the best of the best for our clients.
 This also ended up at our recent Bellevue staging. 
 Most of the artwork is chosen by Sister Ex and we had plenty to choose from. 
 The best part was seeing Sister Ex and Jo pull up with a Uhaul trailer. Sister Ex is always up for trying something crazy and new-especially when it involves a good laugh. And laugh we did!

 Here are some of our purchases. 


All in all our LA trip was more for adventure and inspiration. Not for cock-tailing, dining, sunshine, getting away or any of that shallow stuff. We had our clients in mind and want to make 2016 our best staging year ever!

Los Angeles-Hotel Surplus Outlet


HOTEL SURPLUS OUTLET

Most definitely not a glamorous shopping experience but a bargain can be glamorous. This Middle Sister scored 4 industrial glam conference chairs from the The Beverly Hills Hotel.












Sister Ex and I are discussing whether I should buy this dresser. It means there will be a design explosion in my Master Bedroom which means the entire room is redesigned. Not certain I could take that on right now.

I think it would make a beautiful entry piece as well. Guess what? I walked away from it. I will still continue to think about its possibilities...

 The ice buckets got us all thinking of Christmas and New Years-we purchased all of them...
What a party it will be!