Every two years, Historic Madison (Wisconsin) presents an alternate parade of homes that showcases a particular neighborhood for its historic value.  In most cases, these homes have been painstakingly renovated to today’s standards, but also have kept the original characteristics and style of the home.  Premiere Home Stagers delightfully toured these homes, taking note that interior design is quite different from home staging.

Traditional Living Room

This home is beautifully appointed, yet remains true to the traditional style of the house.

Traditional Dining Room

The fireplace is surrounded with original Delft tiles. The blue-grey color is stunning against the white trim.

Screen Porch



Glassed Porch

In some homes, the owners took a screened porch or an open porch and added windows, making the porch more comfortable for three seasons.

In this house, the owners showed their love of books and texture with the 3-D fabric artwork and pillows. It suggests a more casual tone where members can “hang out” and watch TV.

The homeowners’ love of whimsical items are all over this house, not taking itself too seriously, yet are strategically placed within the design.

Each room is thoughtfully graced with the color red in either an accent piece or the main focal point, such as in this red bed frame.  The red color ties the house together and flows from one room to the next.

Red Bedroom


All but one of these tour houses were not for sale. The homeowners decorated their home with their specific tastes in mind. They place their personal, cherished items in sight for their own amusement or fondness.

Home staging, on the other hand, requires the removal of personal items so the prospective buyers can visualize themselves living there. Some furniture items would need to be removed so that the house seems more spacious.

Premiere Home Stagers would love to help with staging each of these homes should they be listed for sale.  608-345-9396