Archive for the ‘Condos’ Category

Georgetown Condo Staged to Show the Best Washington DC has to Offer

January 2, 2012

Last week we staged a fabulous 1 bedroom condo in a prime Georgetown location, right across the street from Rose Park.  This unit has a really wonderful open floor plan with a full kitchen and eat-in area, but what we really loved was the living room with the transom lights and access to the beautiful communal courtyard.

Before we could stage, however, we needed to do some painting.  The previous owner had painted the walls for how they lived there, but it was what I call “style specific” and would probably not appeal to the general buying public.  After some careful research, I found a lovely grey for the kitchen that would work with both the countertops and the tile floor, and a very light and airy taupe that complimented the grey.  The overall effect was not only a clear definition of space, but also a lightening and brightening of the entire condo.

The interior space could also be deceiving without furniture in the rooms, especially the living room and bedroom.  When the rooms were vacant, it was hard to imagine just exactly what furniture could go where, especially in the bedroom – would a queen bed fit?  Again, after careful research, I found the perfect rental furniture that met the necessary requirements.  We were able to put a sofa and 2 comfortable upholstered chairs in the living room with two end tables and a cocktail table, while still allowing space to open a storage closet and the door to the courtyard.  And yes, a queen bed and 2 nightstands fit quite easily in the bedroom.  It’s all a matter of scale.

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You can find the rest of the photos here. If you are interested in showing this great Georgetown condo, you can find the listing information here.
All the Best,
 
Monica, ASP
703.851.2690
the art of home preparation
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Washington DC Condo with Odd Spaces Staged and Sold

December 31, 2011

One of my favorite things about staging is the occasional “challenge” space. You have all had a listing that broke the mold, a home that was unique in so many ways. We staged one such residence about 3 weeks ago.

Washington DC is not known for its lofts, so when you get a newly renovated, high end loft in the District, it takes a different type of creativity than your typical condo. Fortunately, Preferred Staging has a deep talent pool of stagers to leverage.

This project took the special talents of our senior stager, Lynn Gillis, to really make this space shine.  We also had to take into consideration the unique layout of this space, which was once an old school house, with high windows and doors.  To make the use of this unique space, the builder also added some rooms on top of other spaces to literally create a loft within a loft.  Talk about unique!

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Scale was also an important factor in this staging, not only with the proper furniture but also with the right amount of accessories.  It would have been easy to cram all sorts of accessories into the nooks and crannies of this property.  However, staging is not about showing off what you can do, but showing a potential buyer what they might do. We stage not only to the property, but to the buyer as well.  Know your market. Stage to the market.

All the Best,

Monica, ASP

monica@preferredstaging.com

703.851.2690

Preferred Staging

the art of home preparation