Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Staging a small Beach Cottage



I occasionally will stage a house for local real estate agents and was recently asked to help out with a small beach cottage.  This cottage was very small and needed some work, but the bones  were good and it was a small enough project that I could fit it in with my busy work schedule.  I don't have the before pictures ( the real estate agent hasn't sent them over yet), but it was full of funky furniture and very dirty.   Here is the AFTER:






















52 comments:

  1. This is a darling cottage, especially after you added all of your personal touches! You really did a nice job, Darrielle.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-Luckily I collect enough "junk" to have enough things to doctorate with! LOL! I knew my collecting would come in handy!

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  2. It looks so sweet! Just the way a beach cottage should.

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    1. Thank you Maureen-it was fun to do and I just went through my workshop and pile of things for my next show to get all the accessories!

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  3. You did an AMAZING job !!! Looks fabulous :)

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    1. Thank you very much-I like how it turned out too!

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  4. What a fabulous look you've created in the beach cottage! When can I move in?

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    1. Thank you Vickie-it really was a fun project and I like how it turned out

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  5. You did a great job. Looks fresh and inviting!

    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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  6. So pretty. Love the soft colors and fun accessories. Bet it sells in a flash.

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  7. Thanks Babs-I think it had offers on after the first showing!

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  8. Wow, you really worked your magic here. It's all in the details and I love it all! So relaxing and so charming. Thanks so much for sharing at the Vintage Inspiration Party. I'm inspired!

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I like taking a blank slae and going for it. Luckily for me it was a small project and I have lots of bits around to pull from!

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  9. What a pretty little cottage. You did a great job staging it!

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  10. Thank you Gigi-it is a pretty little cottage and it was fun to decorate it!

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  11. Oh Darrielle, how sweet is this little rustic cottage full of romance is by the sea :)
    I have to tell you one of my most favorite structures in a home is the open trusses on the ceiling, and the header beam is massively inspiring.
    I see where your tiger oak chest has been placed, you are just staging the place right? I do hope that piece goes back home with you if not I hope it's a good sale, and it should be with how cool that piece is painted. You did an amazingly relaxed job on the designs, I know I sure would buy it if I were I. Your marketed area.

    Have a great week.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you Dore-I think the cottage is ver sweet and peaceful and I would live there. The cottage got 5 offers after the first showing! I put the chippy chest of drawers in the cottage because it looked like it would belong there. I will be taking it home with me very soon and it will go to Mes Amis-Vintage Show in a bout 2 weeks. It really was a fun project because it is a house I would live in. Thanks for your kind words!

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  12. Oh you staged it to perfection - just gorgeous !
    I'd live there in a heartbeat -
    That floral chair makes my heart happy!
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you Suzan-the floral chair was in my house but had to leave for my new grain sack chair. It's a cute cottage.

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  13. Perfectly staged! You have such a talent for creating inviting spaces!
    Robin

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    1. Thank you Robin-the cottage is a cutie and I would live there in a heartbeat!

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  14. Wow, how fun that would be to stage homes, I love it too! You've done a great job!

    Tania

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    1. Thank you Tania-it was fun to stage the cottage-I don't do it very often since I do have a full time job and painting hobby(obsession)!

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  15. What a fun job! You did an awesome job, I love it!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you Patti-5 offers after one day on the maker-not bad!

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  16. Beautiful work!! So, so pretty!! Makes you want to grab a good book and a cup of coffee and curl up!!

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    1. Thank you Lori-I agree it is peaceful and calm and near the beach!

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  17. Ah, I love it - wish I could stay there for a few days, relax, read. The cottage is so inviting, you did a fabulous job. Saw your link at From My Front Porch to Yours, thanks for sharing with us.

    ~ Mary

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    1. Thank you Mary-the cottage is very relaxing but it does need some work. It was fun to do!

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  18. I love it! I bet it doesn't even look like the same space as before. Did you use all your own furnishings? I am just starting to stage and am wondering how much you charge. Could you email me? nancherrrow@gmail.com . Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  19. Thank you Alison-it was a fun project! I will email you

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  20. What a cute cottage! I love all the white! Your staging is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Allison-I love white in a cottage too!

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  21. You did such a terrific job, that is so cute and so beachy with out being overdone beach idea. Great work. The white is the perfect color to show off other things in room. You're great at your job. Hope you enjoyed job. Happy weekend

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    1. Thank you very much-it was really fun staging the house and I decorated it how I would if I lived in it and it got 5 offers on the first day!

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    1. Thank you EvaRose-I want to live there too! I almost put in an offer!

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  23. You did a great job! I love everything about it. Found you at Funky Junk. -- Sabine

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    1. Thank you Sabine-I liked doing this project and I love the little cottage!

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  24. This must have been so much fun for you to do, Darrielle! You did a great job staging, and I bet this cottage sells quickly because of your thoughtful touches! Beautiful job on the dresser:)

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    1. Thank you Beth-5 offers after the first open house!

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  25. I am visiting from Southern State of Mind's Pretty Preppy Linky Party. I love the staging of this home. You did a wonderful job and I hope it sells soon.

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  26. Turned out adorable, Darrielle!

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  27. Love! I'm ready for the beach with this showcase of great decor! Thanks for sharing at the Pretty Preppy Party! Pinning! xx, b @ being-bianca.com

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    1. Thank you Bianca-I love the beach and this cottage was a cutie!

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  28. I'd buy it! :) Thanks for linking up to the Pretty Preppy Party! Heather @ Southern State of Mind http://www.southernstateofmindblog.com/

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    1. Thank you Heather-I thought about buying it too!

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