Comment by DesignStaging: Here’s that opportunity to create that great “impression” and entice the buyer to want to see more! Thanks Imogen for sharing.
Your entrance hall is the first opportunity buyers will have of seeing inside your house (after their first impressions of the outside) so it’s important to stage it right. The hallway needs to set the tone for the rest of the house in terms of colour, style and feeling. If buyers love your hallway they will want to continue onto the other rooms. Here are a couple of tips:
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As I mentioned in my previous posting I am crazy about farmhouse chic and love Garlington Estate and the style of the new homes being built on the estate, and it is on my decorating wishlist. Last year I renovated a really ugly house for a client and turned it into a farmhouse style provence home. Unfortunately I have struggled to get my client to agree to me taking photo’s of the home, now that its complete, I must say the transformation is amazing, as I did take photo’s of the house when they first bought it before we made all the changes. Its not offen I got to decorate in this style in Johannesburg, so this project was very refreshing.
Now that I am in the midlands I am excited and looking forward to being able to decorate more in the farmhouse style. I did recently finish a…
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by hookedonhouses on July 5, 2012
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin own multiple beautiful properties, including a Hamptons estate and a pristine Tribeca penthouse. Now they’ve reportedly snapped up Veranda’s chic “House of Windsor” show home in L.A.’s Mandeville Canyon for around $10 million. Take a look!
The 8,000 square-foot “House of Windsor” was built as a concept house by Windsor Smith. The rooms were decorated by different well-known L.A. designers such as Kathryn Ireland and Martyn Lawrence Bullard and featured in Veranda Magazine.
There’s even a tricked-out stable in the backyard. Smith told the L.A. Times that she “wanted to give the property…
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Ever wanted to know where I go and what I do when I hire furniture, art and accessories for you? We are lucky in Brisbane to have a number of companies that hire furniture on a short term basis. I use Guest Group in Salisbury. Let’s go inside…
After I’ve looked at what you need – anything from a partial staging to a full staging, I send your hire requirements to my contact Matthew at Guest. He then draws up a quote and the required paperwork. You sign the agreement and make a bank transfer for the full hire amount. I can then get to work choosing your items.
Guest is housed in 2 large warehouses which are boiling hot most of the year. I get to wear my visitor’s neon yellow vest and enclosed shoes (Good not to dress in your best ‘I’m a stylist’ outfit – you’ll…
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As a mother and devotee of family-oriented design, I probably look at dozens of photographs of nurseries online every single day – whether I’m shopping for my own child’s room, or just surfing great design sites and blogs. There is so much creativity out there, and it can be very inspiring. Before my child was born, I spent countless hours on these sites trying to pull together the elements of my son’s nursery. At the same time, I was doing tons of research on caring for infants, parenting, etc. – as a first-time mom, I really wanted to get it right and be super prepared when my son arrived.
These are some pictures that are relatively typical of what I found (note: the photos below are a mix of ‘selling’ images, and ‘design’ images).
Photo sources: 1, 2, 3. Project Nursery. 4. Pinterest via Justine Blakeney. 5. Dwell Studios…
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When planning to sell your home, one thing people consider is if you should update the interior (flooring, appliances, etc) or be ready to provide a credit to a potential buyer. Each situation is different so you have to decide what works best for you, however, here are some reasons to update before listing your property:
1) Replacing things now will allow you to enjoy the upgrades at least for the time your property is listed. You may even change your mind about selling after you've installed the new flooring or upgraded your appliances and cabinetry. Of course you should stay within a budget and also get advice from an expert Realtor or stager prior to selecting your materials and color.
2) Move-in-ready homes are of more interest to most buyers nowadays then fixer-uppers. The potential for your home to sell in an upgraded condition is greater than selling it with a credit…
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