Thursday, April 24, 2014

Staging Lakeside


Go ahead and pinch me.  I just can't believe my dream job brought me to a gorgeous estate along Canandaigua Lake!  For our latest staging adventure we took a drive to Naples to a stunning home built decades ago as a family retreat.  


The inside of the house is filled with some of the coolest mid-century modern furniture I've ever seen...and the views...amazing!  From the deck you can see Canandaigua Lake - end to end (beyond the 40+ acres of the property).


We spent the day staging each room and space to both capitalize on those views and showcase the home's unique features.  Take a look...

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We even did a little deck staging...

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Our day in Naples was so much fun!  I'll leave you with a few more photos of the house.  However, I'm telling you, these photos don't even come close to capturing the magic of this home!











And of course...the view.








Monday, April 14, 2014

Let the Light Shine In


During a recent staging project our focus was brightening each room, de-cluttering, and making each space look as big as possible.  We spent an afternoon lightening and brightening up the place.  In the end, all the great things about the home - its huge windows, its spacious bedrooms, and its great layout were front and center.  Check it out...

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Big, bright, and already sold!




Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Little Goes a Long Way


Every staging job that I'm lucky enough to work on is different. 
 
Sometimes we stage a house using only Bloom Staging and Design's inventory of furniture, art, and accessories.  Sometimes we just use the homeowner's items and rework them in the best possible way.  Other times we combine the two - that is, combine our staging items with a homeowner's current furnishings and d├ęcor.  When we do that method, we've found that a little art, some new linens, and fresh accessories can go a long way.  Take a look at a recent stage filled with a lot of the homeowner's items and a little of Bloom's...

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AFTER:  We removed some furniture to show off the room's size.  Then, we rearranged some items, put new art on the walls, and cozied up the room with some accessories.
 
AFTER:  We added this console table in the living room as well. 
 
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AFTER:  New linens and art help to make this room feel a lot more special.

AFTER:  Just a little bit of art warms up the room too.
 
 
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AFTER:  The bathroom got a new rug, some accessories, and art, too.  (Although you can't see it all in this photo.)
 
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AFTER:  A new furniture arrangement makes the room look bigger.  Add to that some art and fresh linens and this room becomes a stunner.

This project was also different because the homeowner was off at work while we staged the entire house.  He came home to quite a different space.  I hope he still wants to sell the house!
 
You can learn more about this house located in Mendon, NY listed by Amy Petrone at Re/Max Realty Group here.