Virtual staging versus traditional home staging: what’s the difference?
Last month, I was invited to contribute to an article by Inspection Support Network (INS), where real estate professionals shared their knowledge about staging tips to increase your home’s value. INS is a company that makes software-based tools and solutions for residential, insurance and commercial property inspections. In the article, I was asked to answer the question: “What […]
Designing a modern reception desk
When I was asked to redesign the lobby of Run Studios, a digital media production company based in Kirkland WA, I started to look around for a modern reception desk, a task that I thought would have been quite easy, considering the many alternatives you can find online nowadays. However, to my surprise, that […]
Staging adjacent rooms
Staging adjacent rooms is tricky because you have to make sure that the style and colors flow properly from one space into the other. In this case I used light blue as the main accent color for the sofa in the living room and for some accessories in the dining room. For more information about this listing contact […]
The 30 lobbies project
A few months ago, Rick, a real estate agent I’m working with who has now become a friend of mine, calls me and asks: “Would you be interested in redecorating the 30 lobbies of the condo complex where I live?” “Yeah, sure!” is my immediate answer, convinced that “30” must actually be “3”. And so we go on talking about what he needs […]
Show me the contrast!
If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my job, it’s that contrast is sometimes more important than color. Take this master bathroom for example: the overall color scheme was very neutral and light. For this reason I purposely introduced some dark brown elements such as towels, decorative boxes, candles, art, etc. As you can see […]
Let the light in
Natural light is something granted for many, but for us Seattlelites it is life support. Which is why the first thing I did when I staged this master bedroom was to let the natural light in. I removed the valances, which not only gave an outdated look, but also partially kept the light from coming […]