Best of the Best

Get inspired for your own listings with the Dwelling Staging Resource’s “Best of the Best” awards, recognizing household stagers for their patterns. The ahead of and immediately after shots from August entries on HSR’s Fb Team, Stagers Hook up, exhibits the effect staging can make on a residence. Peruse some of final month’s honorees and browse how they transformed a variety of areas.

Renovated for ROI

Three-time “Best of the Best” winner Laura Martin of Laura Lynn Interiors in Austin, Texas, tackled her very first substantial challenge for an occupied household. “The householders attained out and asked for a session,” Martin claims. “The kitchen area had been renovated, but the grasp was continue to from the ’80s, when the house was constructed. I proposed that they up-to-date the learn bath, as customers would count on it at the price tag level they ended up listing, as effectively as clearing out and packing up everything in extra that would not include to showcasing the residence.” Martin also brought in neutral parts for a light and airy feel to compliment the other finishes in the house. Right after listing, the property promptly went less than deal with a money customer.

Living Room BEFORE

Living Room

Photo courtesy Laura Martin, Laura Lynn Interiors

Bathroom Before

Bathroom Mirror

Picture courtesy Laura Martin, Laura Lynn Interiors

Flipped to Offer

Tina Lester of Tina Lester House Staging & Layout in Gloucester, Va., staged this vacant dwelling with a seaside vibe for an investor customer who flips properties.

Staged Birthday Bliss

Some home stagers are expanding their companies for producing the excellent picnic. “I determined to include ‘Posh Picnics’ into my expert services considering that the housing current market below is so mad,” states Jennifer Dobson, operator of The Queen of the Castle: Home Staging and Redesign in Maysville, Ky. “Literally, houses are marketing inside several hours of listing or prior to they can even get on the market place. I required yet another avenue to motivate my creative imagination and carry on my enterprise.”

Dobson made a “Posh Picnic” for a teenage female, with visitors ranging from six months to 76 yrs aged. They drank from sparkling wine glasses—which the youthful kids thought have been fancy—and ate from a charcuterie board filled with meats, fruits, cheeses, and crackers. “This picnic was all about summer season and the wonderful hues and bouquets that arrive with it,” Dobson says. “I’m guaranteed it was a backyard birthday she will hardly ever fail to remember!”

Coastal Great

The summer vibe continues with two-time “Best of the Best” winner Mitchell Bage of Maison de Campagne in Galveston and Houston, Texas. Bage recently concluded a work, which he dubbed “Project Chiquita,” bringing far more high-conclude touches to a raised coastal household with views of the Galveston Bay. The house owners, who up-to-date the household ahead of listing, had already obtained yet another house and moved out, leaving the residence they have been marketing vacant and lifeless. “Our [staging] technique was a relaxed coastal luxurious that purchasers would instantly unwind into,” Bage states. “A regular shade palette was planned, utilizing normal fibers and wooden tones as significantly as doable. We under no circumstances wanted furnishings pulling absent from the accurate advertising point of the assets: the remarkable waterfront sights.”

Living Room

Picture courtesy Mitchell Bage, Maison de Campagne

Table & Wall Art

Photograph courtesy Mitchell Bage, Maison de Campagne

Distant Layout Arranging

Lindsay Noll of Noll Team Interiors—Staging and Redesign in Fort Wayne, Ind., normally allows purchasers with getaway households, even from hundreds of miles absent. She worked the two nearly and in man or woman with a pair who lives in Venice, Fla., to obtain a coastal structure for their holiday vacation house. “Starting with the wall shade all the way to the closing product, we labored virtually for months to resource furnishings and components. Then, I flew down to help place it all jointly,” Noll suggests. She gave the home a purely natural base via the chairs and tables, alongside with a several pops of shade for personality. Then, she added a Capiz shell mild fixture as the home’s “jewelry” and accessorized with some big-scale objects to enhance the coastal vibe.

Dining Table & Mirrors

Image courtesy Lindsay Noll, Noll Staff Interiors

Tricky Area Designed Ideal

Christy McGriff of Household Styling Studio in Gray, Tenn., staged a tri-level property that had just lately been renovated. “The ultimate touch was to convey in the sensation of household,” McGriff claims. “This house had a midcentury vibe and a quite exclusive ground plan that essential to be showcased. My goal was to carry in normal elements to blend seamlessly with the out of doors perspective from the massive windows.” The identical neutral, timeless style was then carried in the course of the house.

Vivid, Cheery Hues

Reina Gascon of RG InStyle Staging & Design in Charleston, S.C., made use of pops of dazzling yellow to make this space stand out in pics.

Yellow Chairs

Image courtesy Reina Gascon, RG InStyle Staging & Structure

Yellow Chairs

Image courtesy Reina Gascon, RG InStyle Staging & Design

Rope Lights

Photo courtesy Reina Gascon, RG InStyle Staging & Design

Cozy Stylish

Stephanie Beene-Smith of Stephanie’s Property to House Staging Structure in Barrington, Sick., aimed to generate a gorgeous and serene residing location in this project. “I like the fake throw on the sofa and the velvety pink chairs,” Beene-Smith suggests. She also employed one particular of my favorite paint hues, Urbane Bronze—Sherwin-Williams’ 2021 Color of the Year—to increase drama to the space.

Fantastically Styled Cabinets

Vicki Puhl of Charmed Lifetime Property Staging & Interiors, LLC in Youngstown, Ohio, sought to create an wonderful residing room. She introduced open shelving into the spotlight, capturing a well-liked home craze, and produced a comfortable lounging house with textured pillows.

Room Before Renovation

Shelves 1

Image courtesy Vicki Puhl, Charmed Everyday living Household Staging & Interiors, LLC

Living Room

Photograph courtesy Vicki Puhl, Charmed Life House Staging & Interiors, LLC

Complete Transformation

Tracy Davis Sharp of Sharp Staging in Portland, Ore., is a further serial winner of the “Best of the Best” award. Davis took a living home from drab to fab, developing a polished place that is mild and airy.

Living Room BEFORE

Living Room AFTER

Picture courtesy Tracy Davis Sharp, Sharp Staging

By Lela