Home Staging: Before and after (part III)
I’m typing this as the last effects of Cyclone Marcia pass over my house in Brisbane. My thoughts especially are with a lovely lady called Emma. She’s renovating a beach house at Keppel sands and I’ve been following her progress on Instagram. Yesterday her roof got ripped off in the cyclone. Our homes and the families who live within them are so precious and this is another reminder.
We live in a country of sometimes very unkind weather.
The day before the Brisbane storm at the end of November last year I staged this new build in Taringa. Luckily and ironically we got away with only losing one storm lantern on the table outside although the house 2 doors down had a tree through the garage. Loved the fresh green palette I used for this one. Result? Sold for $1.8m
One of the first houses I staged after New Year was a beautiful Queenslander in Hendra. A BIG house that included a pool house, a snooker room, piano room & library plus the usual bedrooms and living areas. The photos below are of the upstairs living and upstairs verandah. This house sold in 2 weeks
If you want to live on the Brisbane river it becomes more affordable but even prettier as it winds it’s way west through Karana Downs. I loved staging this house as it had a slightly retro feel so I could go a bit scandi-retro which is a big trend right now. When thinking about a style I’m always guided by what the house needs (and what’s in the warehouse on the day I select!!). I don’t push my style onto the house.
I never thought when I started staging 4 years ago that I’d get the call to stage a church. When staging I often ring the real estate agent to see who they think the buyer will be and the style they think is appropriate. The agent for this property told me “quirky” and “not beige” Great words to work with. The photo below is a before and after of the dining space. I’ve also included another photo of the whole downstairs space so you can see the church interior properly.
Next up is a 2 bed unit in a beautiful 1930’s block in Ascot. All the timber and ceiling features remained and were the star so I staged in a neutral way so the staging didn’t detract. I was aiming for a modern Poirot feel. This unit sold before auction. Great result.
Finally I wanted to include a lovely Queenslander on the bayside that I staged only last week. When I stage Queenslanders I like to make them a bit eclectic, elegant and soft. Or as my client told me “The house looks great, the staging is very tasteful and appropriate” If you love Queenslanders as much as I do there are more before and after photos here
I hope these photos give you an indication of the furniture that I can hire and my overall style. I have many more waiting in the wings for next time.
I’m Imogen Brown a home stager based in the Western suburbs of Brisbane. If you are selling your house and need it staged then I’d love to help. Contact me on 0432994056 or contact me through my website
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