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This Lafayette family room reflected the way most of us live – casual, comfortable and a little messy.   In staging this room to appeal to the aspirations of buyers – how we all want to live, how we buy homes – we focused the seating around the fireplace (unseen in this picture, it was in the fr...
02/15/2009
This Upper Rockridge family room in the Oakland Hills is very dear in the hearts of all of us at Chic – it was our very first project when we began staging in 2002  and graces our business cards and the masthead of this website. This Family Roomstill had that 70's velour, college dorm look.      ...
02/15/2009
Kaire has written a great and provocative blog, I am reblogging and entering in the Spread the link Love Challenge: http://activerain.com/blogsview/918198/FEBRUARY-Spread-the-Link-Love-CHALLENGETo think that there are people who don't beleive that global warming is scientifically proven, people w...
02/15/2009
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Jane Anne has a important information here, I am reblogging and entering in the Spread the link Love Challenge: http://activerain.com/blogsview/918198/FEBRUARY-Spread-the-Link-Love-CHALLENGEI was taking a photo of a permeable driveway for a "green" buyer in Asheville this week. She wants to insta...
02/14/2009
This Walnut Creek property already had fabulous built-ins, beautiful hardwood floors, a Staging SafeTM color palette on the walls and nice dining room furniture. We showcased the property by adding a rug and accessories to anchor the table and chairs and bring the color scheme together. Chic Hom...
02/14/2009
Simply angling the existing dining set, de-cluttering, adding art and accessories, and upgrading the dated light fixture were all that was needed to change this Walnut Creek dining room from drab to fab! To draw buyers' attention to the spectacular backyard (more on this in the Curb Appeal secti...
02/14/2009
  This formal dining room in the Blackhawk section of Danville had not ever really been fully furnished by the owners.    We brought in a beautiful dining set to support the asking price of this fabulous home in one of the most sought after locations in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Furniture, ar...
02/14/2009
This adorable small cottager in Oakland, CA needed a complete facelift and got it..    The homeowner gave it a complete face lift as part of the staging process, with luxurious suede paint effect and beautiful hardwood floors.    To showcase this beautiful setting and create that buyer excitemen...
02/14/2009
  This open concept Montclair home in the hills area of Oakland, CA needed de-cluttering of course.    But more than that we needed to, and did, create a dramatic, elegant dining area that buyers in this upscale community are looking for - even in smaller properties.  The addition of a luscious ...
02/14/2009
This Lafayette, CA dining room area was cut off by heavy living room furniture disrupting the flow. By changing the living room furniture to two seating areas with the larger furniture enhancing the fireplace (the new living room area that was featured in Home Staging for Dummies will be feature...
02/14/2009
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