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Some of you know that over the past few weeks I have been decluttering and staging my mother-in-law's house for sale. The first open house was held just last Sunday.
Here are old photos showing the house before staging. This is the entryway and living room. Notice the green carpet and furniture placement.
Here is the house after staging. I pulled up the carpet, with help from my husband Rick. Eliminated most of the furniture and rearranged the rest. All the living room and dining room furniture is over 40 years old, but a few new accessories (from my house) brought out the best in these old pieces and make for a terrific art deco look.
Here is the kitchen staged for sale. Keeping it simple was and clean was the goal. I used only white and silver accessories that focused on the Italian coffee and espresso tradition.
The small den/study is right off the kitchen. This is the same room as shown above in the photo with the pheasant. The clutter and two oversized couches were removed to leave a light filled room with a modern feel.
In the bathroom, there was nothing to do but go 100% with the art deco theme. And it worked!
In the master bedroom upstairs, I removed all but four pieces of furniture, the bed, night stands and chest of drawers. I replaced the lighting with lucite lamps and black shades from Cost Plus. The bedding is also new from TJ Maxx. The modern clock is original to the house.
It's difficult to overstate how much furniture and clutter were in the upstairs bedrooms which were used almost exclusively as storage. But after staging, the rooms looked terrific. Here the second bedroom which was organized to look like a young boys room. The Borsalino hat and hat box belonged to my father-in-law. Again, the bedding is from TJ Maxx.
The third upstairs bedroom was staged as a nursery. The gray castle was built by my son's great-grandfather. The chairs are antiques from my house with fresh cushions.
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