This house was sold last year, but the new owner received an unexpected job change to another state not that long after moving in.  Therefore, not much work was done to make this house their own.  So, before listing it this year, the owner contacted Premiere Stagers & Realty to stage it.  It is a large house with a finished basement, plus a theatre room.  It was decided to stage just the rooms one sees from the front door. That meant the formal living, dining, kitchen and dinette.

The previous owners and these owners had traditional furniture.  What makes it traditional?

“The traditional furniture style offers a combination of comfortable furniture, classic designs and casual décor.  It incorporates design elements from a variety of centuries, which allows homeowners to feel comfortable and elegant at the same time. ”

However, the house style is not traditional, but more contemporary.  When people view the exterior, they expect to see more of the same in the interior.

Traditional Living Room (photo by listing realtor)

Contemporary Living Room (Premiere Stagers & Realty)

Contemporary Furniture

“Contemporary furniture style encompasses a range of styles developed in the latter half of the 20th century. Pieces feature softened and rounded lines as opposed to the stark lines seen in modern design. Interiors contain neutral elements and bold color, and they focus on the basics of line, shape and form.”

One can almost tell the age range of the people who live in the house by the style of their furniture.  Since staging is all about appealing to the majority of people, a transitional style is what I generally use.

Transitional Style Dining Room (Premiere Stagers & Realty)

Traditional Style Dining Room (photo by listing realtor)

Transitional Style

“Transitional style is a marriage of traditional and contemporary furniture, finishes, materials and fabrics equating to a classic, timeless design. Furniture lines are simple yet sophisticated, featuring either straight lines or rounded profiles.”

I like to stage using both traditional and contemporary pieces to appeal to the most people.  It is a timeless style.

The kitchen is quite large and dark, being very traditional.  By using colorful red vignettes on the counter-tops makes this space more lively and contemporary.

Each room has more clean lines and seems lighter with less furniture.  You want your buyers to be able to walk through and around all the spaces, envisioning themselves living there.

Contact Premiere Stagers & Realty for your consultation, whether staging or listing.  608-345-9396.