Home Staging Before and After

Blessed (and a bit stressed!) to have been so busy in the last couple of months staging houses. Haven’t even had time to blog which isn’t like me because I love to write my blog.

But here I am on a Sunday evening, the house is clean, no food to cook, admin all done so I thought I’d share a few houses I’ve staged since I last blogged.

First up, a low set brick in Jindalee with river views and gorgeous floors needed a light touch. Forthcoming auction



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A 3 bed apartment in a historic woolstore in Teneriffe. It was a long way from the delivery truck, up the lift and along the corridor (then up the stairs again!) with this one  but we got there in the end. This needed a more modern feel. Forthcoming auction

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A stunning renovated house overlooking the Brisbane river at New Farm. Lots of light streaming in. I went with a pretty luxe look. This sold under the hammer at auction (but sadly not to me!)

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A huge 5 bed new build in Fig Tree Pocket. This house had great finishes. Less was more to showcase this house’s features. Just listed

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I loved staging this Queenslander in Auchenflower. It had been on the market for a long time with no sale. I took a lot out and styled what was left. This bedroom is a good example. Result? Sold!

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Got my angles wrong on this before and after but I wanted to show it. I do a lot of houses where I keep some items, store some items and bring in some items. It’s like one big jigsaw. Just listed

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I staged this house a couple of days ago. The feature wall had to go! I gave the room a purpose and laid out the furniture in a way that made more sense.

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Finally, a beautiful renovation that I measured mid renovate. My client was able to communicate her vision for the 1930’s house which was soft, pretty and glamorous. This one lists next week. Run don’t walk!

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I hope you enjoyed the before and afters. I was reminded again whilst posting this that I treat every house differently depending on the style, the most likely buyer and what the house needs. As someone said to me on Instagram the other day:

“I’m really impressed that unlike so many stylists you work with the home and owners style, rather to one generic beige/grey style of your own”

I don’t want my houses to look staged. I want them to look like happy, comfortable spaces that prospective buyers connect with and want to buy. Selling houses is what it’s all about.


I’m Imogen Brown, a home stager based in the Western suburbs of Brisbane. If you are thinking of staging your house to sell I’d love to help. Call me on 0432994056 or contact me through my website 

You may also like:

For the love of a Queenslander

Home Staging: It’s more than buying package B

Home Staging: It’s all in the layers






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