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!

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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Kirkland Staging

We don't show all of our stagings or I would be in front of my computer all day but I did want to share a recent favorite. 

Day in the Life of a Stager Girl

With a booked schedule, we had to find a creative way to stage.  With the help of our movers, these Stager Girls, had to move the staging from a house that went pending to the house across the street. Piece by piece, pillow by pillow. The object was to make it not seem like we moved it so we switched up the art and made some furniture changes. It worked!

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THIS WAS THE RESULT OF SWITCHING UP THE FURNITURE BELOW.

THIS WAS THE RESULT OF SWITCHING UP THE FURNITURE BELOW.

Shopping in Portland


Our most recent trip was more about focusing on our company and getting inspired and less about shopping. That said, we filled the back of the SUV we drove. Here were some of our stops along the way.

Located in the Pearl District. Great Home store.


Super creative owners. We saw how they added trim to an already cool light fixture and make it even better. Beautiful new and old furniture and accessories.




Manor has beautiful Farrow and Ball paints, lovely books, bedding and furniture.
This is where we hit the inspirational jack pot. Beautiful beautiful furnishings. Incredible pieces from Oly that we have always coveted.

Out of this world fabrics and trims for the home. We picked out a few for the Sewer Chicks to whip up some pillows for us.

It is completely unsightly... Look past the big box vibe, head straight to the home décor area and you will find plenty to inspire you. We purchased fabric for chairs and pillows.

Often worth a stop. The no tax situation makes it an even better proposition. Purchased an acrylic console table and a piece of incredible art that we used in the next staging job.