Before and afters of a staged home


I recently got some wonderful comments from a past home staging client…. 


It was a pleasure to work with Jamie! Our family had three weeks to get the house in order to move out-of-state for Dad’s new job. I called Jamie begging for help! She quickly rolled up her sleeves and got to work creating a “sellable” house. WOW! What a transformation! My ordinary home filled with all the artwork, toys, and clutter that accompanies four kids was now a beautifully staged house that would appeal to so many buyers. Jamie professionally created the WOW factor my house was missing! Staging with Bella Traverse Design was so good for me because Jamie had the ability to take on the stress of the house so I could focus on my family’s needs and saying my good-byes to loved ones!

Thanks Jamie for a job well done!

I strongly recommend hiring Jamie as your stager!
-Cathy C.



Here are a few photos from that home…

Foyer Before
Foyer Before


The foyer is where the homebuyers’ get their first impression.  Your entry should be uncluttered and un-personalized, yet inviting.  We achieved this by removing the coat rack on the wall that housed jackets and backpacks.  Seeing such personal items can make the buyers feel as though they are invading someone elses home, instead of picturing themselves living there.  A piece of artwork was hung on the wall to warm up the blank canvas.  A rug was placed on the floor, to draw you toward the kitchen.  As you can see, the clutter was removed from the refrigerator, which also helped with the look and feel in the foyer.


Living Room Before 



The living room is right off the foyer.  Since the back wall was already a nice pumpkin spice color, we staged the rest of the room to coordinate.    This room wasn’t furnished so I had to fill the entire room, and without spending a lot of money.  Most of the furnishings were found in other rooms, so I was able to spend the whole budget on the sofa and rug. 

The chairs were originally in the family room, and were updated with slip covers.  The pillows came with the sofa, but I repurposed them because they had an orange and blue print fabric, which tied the chairs and the window treatments together. I found the end table in the bedroom.  The artwork behind the chairs were originally on the opposing wall, with family photos.  I replaced the photos with some ornate scrapbook paper.

The artwork above the sofa was already in the room, but on smaller wall.  Because of the scale of the piece, it was better suited over the sofa.  I found the pillows at a buy one get one free sale.


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