Sometimes we just connect with a homeowner and we also happen to love the house - that was Riley Street. Another one that sold the first week on the market - staging sells, we can’t say it enough. #styledbystylism
We’re a lot like the mailman, we stage in rain, snow or sunshine. This was the snowy weather when we staged the Kenmore property. But isn’t this home a beauty plus we loved how the staging turned out. This one sold the first week it was listed. #styledbystylism
We value being present with our families, with our home staging and with our friends but that doesn’t always leave us a lot of time to be present online. Hence three blog posts at one time! Bear with us and check out this home we staged that’s active today… #styledbystylism
The new year just began but it’s going to be very busy… We have a handful of properties to stage before the end of the month. The best way to see our projects is to check out instagram page - stylism.biz. Also check out this awesome “Most Popular Colors” from Benjamin Moore. We love it!
Would you believe that this kitchen had dark wood cabinets before we showed up and made lots of changes? Now it’s a bright farmhouse style home that any Arlington family could move right into and enjoy.
Just because we haven’t been blogging doesn’t mean we haven’t been working. We’ve been staging homes, we’ve been designing new spaces, we’ve been enjoying our lives with our families, and we’ve been present in real life away from our computers. It’s been a healthy break but we’re back, so expect more blog posts going forward… See you soon 💕
There are not a lot of homes on the market right now! Supply is down, so demand is up! Check out our latest staging project- One, yes 1, Day On Market! Compared to last year when the same house sat on the market for months... although it was unstaged...! #styledbystylism
Check it out: Libby Ross, Long and Foster, N Quincy Rd
Yes, we've shared posts from Emily Henderson's blog before but that's because she's pretty genius. Here are her favorite go-to neutral paint colors. Each one perfectly clean and beautifully neutral...
Spring is a great time for us because get to do what we enjoy - get inside homes, transform them and watch them sell. During this time we don't spend much time on our computers or in our studios. There just isn't enough time! As we are seeing the spring market slow down it feels good to get back to a more routine life including getting back on our computers. With that said, we're proud to promote ourselves a bit. We just staged this lovely home on an awesome cul-de-sac. The homeowners were a dream - they did everything we asked. The realtor supports us 100% and her trust allows us to produce a strong product. In fact, here's what she had to say about our work, "You work miracles!!! The house looks beautiful, fresh, young and clean. The homeowners are so pleased and so am I." We just had to share (a little hard-earned self-promotion).
Check out the link so this house - they received THREE contracts after the open house! The master bedroom is our fave!
Clients, Realtors, homeowners and friends always ask how/where do we find such great stuff to recommend for home renovations, updates, and staging at such reasonable prices. So we're starting off a new trend here on the blog... Super saver deals, steals, sales and Scores! We'll share with you fixtures, lighting, paint, textiles, etc that we've used in our latest staging and design projects.
This 'after' pic is a great example- it's a home we staged that recently went Under Contract. This pretty DR is actually the former LR! We swapped the homeowners' furniture, added this pretty drum chandelier for just $65 and a cool 7x10 gray rug with contemporary boho flair for only $170! Links for these steals are below.
Feel free to leave comments or questions below and stay tuned for more shares!
This is the third time we have staged at Vista of Courthouse Condominiums and each unit has been cool and modern - just like the homeowners!
Congratulations to the lucky new home owners of this adorable Clarendon Craftsman. It was very cool to stage this carefully remodeled and expanded home and we are thrilled that it is under contract so quickly!
Is selling your house stressing you out?!?
It is often heard that buying and selling a home is one of the biggest stresses in life. This is something to remember as home stagers and we hope that our involvement leads to a smoother transition from one home to the next for our home owners. We are very fortunate to be trusted by our home owners and are grateful for their confidence and hopefulness even when we make crazy requests in their home sale preparation. It never gets old when we see our staged listings sell quickly and for big bucks.
With that said, we have to remember that even in our booming real estate economy here in Northern Virginia there are still plenty of families without a stable, safe home. As we've mentioned before we are pleased to be involved with Doorways for Women and Families and we support their mission to break the cycles of poverty and violence. Their goal to create brighter futures for all is dear to our hearts. Join us in donating to a local charity with proven results.
It's pretty great when you pick up your mail and the real estate marketing flyer features two homes staged by Stylism! Thanks Stacey and Peggy for making us part of your successful team at Washington Fine Properties.
Sometimes we get lucky and are able to stage a home that's not only gorgeous but it also the home of our friends. That's exactly what happened at this beautiful property on Dinwiddie.
Welcome back to the Stylism blog! What have we been doing?
- We worked hard through the Fall real estate market
- We enjoyed the holidays with our families and friends
- We edited our portfolio pictures
- We are revving up for the sure-to-be-busy Spring real estate market
What about you? Share what you've been doing in your homes... new year, new ideas, new drawer pulls, a new lamp, new bed linens...???
It is an exciting time of year as two major paint producers - Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams - announce their color and design predictions for 2017.
Benjamin Moore announced it's 2017 Color of the Year - Shadow. It's a deep purple hue that's romantic, thoughtful and dramatic. Architecturaldigest.com discussed the discovery of Shadow with Ellen O'Neill, Benjamin Moore Creative Director. She comments, "It is a little bit rock and roll. It’s the color of the galaxy but also the color of a beautiful fig. It’s passion, it’s bravery, but it’s also silence." Read the article at the link below and let us know what you think. Are you ready to leave the neutral grays that have dominated recent design?
Sherwin Williams forecasts a Color Mix for 2017 too. We attended a preview yesterday with our lovely and recently married Sherwin Williams rep, Amanda Lowery, at the Ethan Allen in Vienna. Again neutrals faded away and balanced the bolder and "restless" hues like Black Swan, Gale Force, Kimono Violet and Sealskin. Check out this palette from the Noir, one of four thoughtful and creative collections.
We are happy to share our work that was published in the Arlington Sun Gazette on Wednesday, October 6. We staged this contemporary, classic home for our friend and agent-extraorinare, Michelle Sagatov.