Purposeful Staging: Creating Views Inside and Out

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The outside view was a highlight from the start, but there was an opportunity to further capitalize on that view.  Shrubs were trimmed so buyers could not only better see the house from the street but enjoy an unobstructed view of the lake from inside the house.  Window treatments were simplified and walls neutralized so nothing would distract buyers’ attention from the incredible upstairs views of the lake.

Rooms were repurposed.  The guest room which was being used as an extra living space was staged as a bedroom.  The upstairs office furnished with a lone chair was redecorated as an office.  The upstairs living space which was being used as an office was repurposed as an inviting gathering space so all occupants could enjoy the best view of the lake.  With those simple changes the house looked more spacious and buyers would more fully appreciate the prime Eagle Mountain Lake location.

New furniture placement, art, accessories, linens and greenery made the home even more inviting.  Fresh paint and new carpet made the home “new” again.

With seller participation, the home was staged in two days.  The goal was to sell quickly.  Mission accomplished.  The sellers are back in Wheaton, Illinois, close to family, and enjoying the grandchildren.


About amyweltyanderson

My name is Amy Anderson, President, Design Perspectives LLC. I offer my clients comprehensive design assistance for their home from conception through implementation. Services range from design consulting, to remodeling, to decorating, to staging to live or sell. I have a unique background which sets me apart in the interior design field. In addition to my experience in art and design, my undergraduate degree is in civil engineering. As a result, I am able to interpret blueprints, visualize designs 3-dimensionally, communicate effectively with contractors and raise critical questions during a remodeling project. My clients may fully envision their finished project in advance through the use of product boards, drawings and computer-aided design tools. With ten years of sales, service and management experience at IBM, I am fully committed to excellence and customer service, and bring strong communication and listening skills to my client relationships. I understand teamwork, project management and attention to detail. As a home designer, I am able to combine these professional skills with my artistic talents. I am thrilled to be pursuing my passion which benefits us both. I love what I do … my heart is in my vocation. I work diligently, enthusiastically, passionately …. assisting my clients in the creation of a beautiful and livable home.
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