Transitions are always challenging.  The move to a duplex prompted a call to Premiere Home Stagers.  This client had engaged our services before so she asked us to weigh in on paint choices that would help this space feel like home.

While clean and bright, this ‘builder white’ duplex felt stark and sterile.  Note the corner alcove — what is it designed for?  We wondered if it had been planned to house a fireplace in the future.




We selected a soft gray with a green undertone for this family room.  The awkward corner alcove proved to be the perfect spot for the TV armoire, thus minimizing its size.  The wall color wraps around into the adjoining hallway and foyer.

With floor pillows and great TV viewing, this is the preferred hang out for the teenage boys.

We dubbed this space ‘the sitting room.’ It is a smaller room in the front of the home that adjoins the dining area.  With natural light from two directions it is bright and sunny.




Much thought went into choosing a color for this space, because Mom decided this would be her retreat away from the teens and their friends.

She loves the color green so we selected a warm tone that wraps around into the dining area and kitchen.  The color harmonizes with the view outside.

A loveseat is in the opposite corner.  The bottom sections of a media center were repurposed here as storage in front of the window.

Her favorite black and white prints were saved for use in this space.  We grouped them in threes and flanked the front window.  A coordinating black and white print hangs across the room above the loveseat.

With the addition of an area rug, this is a cozy spot for coffee with a friend or reading a book in the evening.

This family is now settled in a space they are proud to call home.