Staging Tips

The Lafayette Juniors Kitchen Tour Makes a Perfect Pivot

One of my favorite local events makes an inspired pivot this year, thanks to the creative thinking of its host organization. The Lafayette Juniors annual Kitchen Tour has long been a fundraising staple for this wonderful charitable organization. I continue to be proud of introducing this idea over two decades ago while serving as the major fundraising chair and couldn’t be prouder of the creative...

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Data Tells the Staging Story

Staging your home is one of the most important – and rewarding – aspects of our business. In fact, we believe it in so much Dana has staged all her listings, since inception, complimentary. Our team, which includes four staging professionals, takes the staging process to unmatched levels by utilizing our large inventory of furnishings, wall art, and décor to transform your home into a...

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Less is More: Simple Tips for Updating and Refreshing Your Home

One of the best aspects of working with our team when selling your home is our complimentary staging service. Our four staging professionals, led by the stellar Linda Gidre, utilize our inventory of furnishings and décor to transform your home into a welcoming and attractive space. I actually got my start in real estate by staging for other realtors; this is when I first learned...

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Examples of Dana Green Team Staging

FAQ: Where does the Dana Green Team buy its Staging Furniture and Accessories?

Did you know… the Dana Green Team owns a staging company called the Tailored House, Inc? We have four fabulous decorators on staff who stage all of our listings at no cost to our clients. As a result, we power shop often and are always looking for wonderful merchandise to complement residential real estate!   We often get asked where we buy our staging merchandise....

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Dana Green Team Staging Pictures

Required Reading: Staging vs. Decorating on Houzz

The Houzz article by Tennessee Interior Decorator Kristie Barnett titled, “Staging vs. Decorating: What’s the Difference?” is spot on when it comes to staging advice – and we recommend the article as required reading for anyone who would like to understand that distinction better. Writes Barnett: “Selling your home means selling a lifestyle, but not necessarily your own. In home staging, you’re striving for a...

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Tips for Hanging Art and Mirrors

Decorator Math – Hanging Art & Mirrors Using Ruler Guidelines

Take some of the guesswork out of hanging art and mirrors by taking tips from expert designers. Reading through Lisa Cregan’s May 2012 House Beautiful article titled, “101 Designer Secrets,” we found lots of great tips, including these three for hanging art and mirrors in your home that will have you pulling out a 12 inch ruler: From J. Randall Powers: “The perfect amount of...

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Sold Banner over House Picture

5 Quick – But Big Impact – Staging Tips

Effective staging is critical to marketing a home for sale. We’ve learned from years of experience that effective staging maximizes the amount you earn on your home while reducing its time on the market. So, when you list your home with Dana Green, she offers professional staging as a free service, including access to our team of professional stagers as well as Dana’s large –...

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Chalkboard Painted Walls

Chalkboard Design Trends

Searching for a recommended “chalkboard guy” at the Alameda Antique Faire on Sunday proved harder than expected. No vendor laid claim to the moniker in the faire’s brochure, and asking other vendors for help in finding him just ruffled a few competitive feathers. “There might have been someone who once thought he was THE chalkboard guy,” said an Oregon-based vendor, pointing to her own inventory....

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Three pictures of baskets used for storage in the house

Staging Tip: Let Baskets Tame Clutter

Clutter. Have you noticed that your house has it, both some other houses don’t? Don’t be fooled — every family has at least a little clutter, even if it’s just mail, school phone books and bathroom toiletries. Some people are just better at hiding it. What’s the secret? Do what professional home stagers do: Hide clutter in plain sight for both visual design appeal and...

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Chameleon Consignment -- Reworded Chairs -- Before & After

Local Lafayette Shopping Tip from Dana Green

  Thinking of updating your home? Or, maybe you just upgraded to a larger house and you’re looking for easy ways to fill some of that new space. Chameleon Consignment Furniture Here’s a local shopping tip from the Dana Green Team’s  Stagers, Linda Gidre and Kelly Wood:  Start with a stop in Chameleon Consignment‘s Lafayette showroom (1003 Blackwood Lane, just off Mt. Diablo Blvd). Don’t...

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3591 Powell Drive, Lafayette, CA -- Interior Shot

Staging Tip: Update Pillows

There’s a reason that Lafayette Realtor Dana Green stages all her listings at no cost to the seller, including offering free use of her extensive staging inventory. “Staging your home is a strategic process that is proven to add curb appeal, increase your home’s sales price and decrease the number of days your home is on the market,” says Green “It’s a win-win situation for...

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