Tips To Hide Your Home's Flaws

We sometimes accidentally make holes and dents in a wall or scratch the floors moving furniture and then struggle trying to hide these “flaws". Here are some tips to hide the imperfections in your home:


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 1. Create A Wall Collage: 

A wall collage is a magical way to misdirect or hide those ugly holes and dents on the wall. You can use family picture's and artistic frame to create a stylish collage.


2. Hang Art On A Swing Arm:

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Have an electrical box you want to cover? Hanging art is key to avoid repainting or adding plaster to the wall. Try hanging an art piece on a swing arm, or hang it from a standard hanger and nudge it out of the way when you need to get at whatever is behind.


3. Chalk Board Paint: 

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Sometimes walls can be seriously damaged or dented and the common solution is painting over with a typical white or beige eggshell paint which actually won’t help much. The glossier the paint, the more it will highlight imperfections. But there is a new solution: matte chalkboard paint. The non-glossy texture hides the flaws and why not make your home more fun with the ability to write messages on the wall? It is perfect for kids to draw and write on a wall without the mess of cleaning after or a handy way to leave messages to other members of your house! 


5. Rugs:

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Floors can be expensive and tiring to repair and replace. Rugs are a great way to hide those scratches and out dated flooring. Although not the most cost-efficient, carpet tiles are a more flexible solution over area rugs. You can buy as many as you want and have the ability to cover every inch of the unwanted floors without causing damage to your home flooring.

Top 3 Legendary Interior Designers

Just like there are famous legendary fashion designer's like Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton there are also legendary interior designers. These are the top 3 icons in interior design of the 20th century:

Elsie de Wolfe

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Interior of Elsie De Wolfe' music pavilion looking out on to the pool , The Villa Trianon

“America’s first decorator”, De Wolfe, a born New Yorker was known for her fresh victorian decorative style. During her youth, she was educated in Scotland and was presented at court to Queen Victoria. Soon after she moved to the U.S. to become a professional actress. Throughout her early life her onstage style and wardrobe couture that she brought to the U.S from Paris caught people’s eyes more than her acting roles. Her first interior design project was restyling on a house in Irving Place where she resided. She designed the house with bases of victorian decor, decluttering, simplifying, and, using warm coloring. That led to a commission to decorate the Colony Club, the city’s first elite social club. De Wolfe popularized herself becoming known as the best decorator of her time, promoting herself with business cards emblazoned with her signature wolf and nosegay motif.

 

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Interiors Nelson Rockefeller And Jean Michel Frank

 Paris is known for being the city of lights and glamour, there is no doubt in finding inspiration especially in the 1930’s. Jean Michel Frank has been highly praised as the decorator and designer of the era. Frank worked with high end names such as, Man Ray, the Rockefellers and many Parisian artists. His style was known to be exquisite with design art of Picassos and Braques and a undefined minimalist style. He expressed his style through the retrained shapes of furniture he designed which he dressed in lavish materials: ornate mica screens, bronze doors, lamps made of quartz, as well as the shagreen-covered vanity and cubic sheepskin club chair he created for Hermès. He was actually one of the influences and inspiration for Hermès. He loved the color white which he made into his designs based on spare and rich perspective. His magnificat work is still celebrated in many museums today.

Albert Hadley 

 Hadley's New York Apartment Interior Design 

Hadley's New York Apartment Interior Design 

“Marrying glamour and functionality can be a difficult task for any designer” quoted by Vogue exemplifying Albert Hadley. A man who worked with the social elites like Rockefeller, Astor, Getty, and Mellon was known as the “the dean of American decorators.” The Tennessee-born designer became known for his modern style, which incorporated balance and what would go well together with the idea of “never less, never more”. Hadley always believed that, “it’s what you can achieve for the simplest person. Glamour is part of it, but glamour is not the essence. Design is about discipline and reality, not about fantasy beyond reality.”

OUR TOP THREE FAVORITE INTERIOR STYLES

The speciality within interior design is you can create your own design or base it on a style. The girls at Staged picked our three favorite interior styles….

Scandinavian:

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We will start off with the Scandinavian style.   Designed with minimalist decor and functional furnishings with a lot of whites, hints of black, wood tones and then a few pops of color to keep things looking “happy" and a adding a touch of eccentricity.  The natural materials, pale colors, and minimalist shape the open interiors to uplift the natural lighting of the sun. 

Fun Fact: According to the Washington post, the modern style originated in the Nordic region ( Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway) in the 1950’s.


Contemporary:

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Many of us like to live in the present and look towards the future, so why not give that feel in  your home with a contemporary design. The style reflects “living in the moment”. 

Contemporary style is set up on ranges of styles developed in the latter half of the 20th century.  It incorporates furniture pieces that are simple, uncluttered, without curves or decoration. Decoration are solid colors and dark printed art is used. Plants and flowers are a good add-on to add color to the design. 


Seventies: 

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Blast from the past; Seventies style. The Staged team enjoys the groovy, earthy, and peaceful vibe that the seventies expressed. Whether they were a flower girl or a hippie spreading peace and love through music and art, these colors bursted through the interior of homes . As Tom Wolfe categorized as “the me decade” describing the time period when humanity was losing hope during the Vietnam war and  only turned on the survival and protection of their families. 

The seventies interior design use a mix with nature-inspired furniture with bright technicolor splashes as patterns and fur shag, felt, and faux  textures on rugs, throw-on blanket, and pillows make up the seventies style.  It’s a more fun and playful style, embracing the funky and the groovy.

Real Estate profits fall , Rent Prices Rises

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New York is known to be the most expensive city in the world. Over the past few years, residential prices have increased 33 percent on average from December 2009 through June 2017, according to a Streeteasy report.

As rents increase twice as fast, wages remain stagnant. Many New Yorkers either don’t make enough annual income to obtain an apartment, or don’t have the sufficient credit. Many are forced to double their checks to make up for the monthly rent, making it difficult to save for other necessities, such as healthcare, education, or even a down payment toward a home.

Due to this, many real estates agents aren’t making sales or residential profits, resulting in a downfall in the stock market as well.

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“New York City residents who are earning the least amount of money are experiencing the greatest competition for housing and the steepest rent increases,” said StreetEasy Senior Economist Grant Long.

But how are rent prices determined?

The New York Rent guidelines state that the market rate, apartment rental rates, and lease terms are negotiated between the owner and tenant. The NYCGB determines rent increases for lease renewals of rent-stabilized apartments, lofts, hotels, and single-room occupancies.  

Another factor that affects increases is the location of the property, whether it is close to a train station, shopping areas, or even its proximity to Manhattan.

The increase on market rate units are entirely left to the discretion of landlords, as they weigh potential profits against the possibility of losing reliable tenants and the cost of vacancy. As for determining what the market rate is, small landlords say they do various things, from looking through nearby listings, to asking neighbors and visiting open houses.

According to a New York Times article, “The Rent Stabilization Association, a landlord advocacy group, says that 70 percent of its 25,000 members are small-property owners, who have one or two buildings with no more than 48 apartments in each.” 

Many New York apartments are placed under controlled and stabilized rent. Controlled apartments are generally a prized possession in the city. Rent-controlled apartments have only applied to people who live in a building built before 1947, and have been living there since 1971. These apartments are mostly occupied by the elderly or their lawful successors. There is a very small percentage of these apartments on the market.  So, for those of us who are hoping to land a rent-controlled apartment, chances are we’re out of luck.

The advantage of having a rent-stabilized apartment is the limitation a landlord has on the rent increase each year, and the guaranteed right to renew the lease.

Although the program helps to maintain a stable rent for those units, it still doesn’t help the increase in rents across the city.

According to an article of Curbed New York, “Mayor Bill de Blasio’s initiative to create and preserve 200,000 affordable units by 2024 as well as the tax incentives given to developers of pricey rental projects who set aside some units as affordable housing.”

Even with that set plan, it still isn’t enough.

Simple Decorations For A Living Room Space

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Many of you may not be certified interior designers, but would like to give a room in your home a bit more life. Well, I am here to give you a few simple decorations that can liven up that plain room.


Books and magazines:

Many of us have piles of books and magazines, and good news is they don’t have to go to waste. Here are some simple ways you can use them to decorate your rooms:

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· A library of your favorite books, or a couple of magazines on a coffee table or night stand are a key to décor while keeping your periodicals organized.

·  Installing floating shelves is another way to organize your books and add some flare to a room.

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·  Bookends can be placed alongside shelves to hold books. According to a New York Times article, Brooklyn-based interior designer Billy Cotton says, “You have to look at bookend as you would a small object or sculpture.” Don’t have a Michelangelo sculpture handy? No problem! Bookends will do the job! Isn’t that interesting? 


Art work, Mirrors and Frames:

Remember that old art you have stored away? Did you find a piece of art at a thrift shop or garage sale, but don’t know where to put it? It’s time to make use of them! But how….?

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·   In the living room, art is typically placed above a sofa, filling in a main wall space. Whether it’s a vintage piece, or an eccentric painting, art gives a personal touch to your room.

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·   Framing old family pictures is another creative opportunity to add some dimension and style to your place.  Not only is it a great way to show those baby pictures, or those memories from your favorite vacation, it also can pull a whole room together! 

· They say mirrors are a reflection of the soul. Well, they are also a decorative piece, like our Tork wall mirror.

· Here’s a little known life hack: Placing a mirror opposite of a window will allow the light to bounce around the room, making the space feel brighter. The bigger the mirror, the better.


Artificial Plants:

Having plants indoors can be a hassle to maintain, but there is another way to add a touch of green into a room without the work: artificial plants. Any sort of greenery makes even the smallest space feel fresher and lighter.

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·  A nice 6-foot ficus artificial tree in the corner of a room is a simple way to fill in the edges.

· A little aloe plant, or even a vase with artificial flowers as a centerpiece for a table, is another simple way to decorate. 

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Why should you stage ? What are the benefits?

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Ocean Hill, New York

Real estate professionals make their living off selling homes quick. Staging is one of many ways real estate agents use to make that first great impression with clients. Others, however, feel that staging is just another worthless additional cost.  Studies show that staging has its share of benefits, including a quicker and simpler sales rate.

Here are some of the benefits: 

Provides a simple, move-in ready home

Buyers are typically on the lookout for a move-in ready home that won’t require many renovations. According to a Maritz Research staging poll, 63 percent of buyers are willing to pay more for move-in ready homes. Home staging also gives sellers the opportunity to learn to prepare their homes for a sale so that buyers can move-in immediately.

Your home will speak to buyers

 Clifton Hill, Brooklyn, New York
Clifton Hill, Brooklyn, New York

Many real estate agents don’t have experience with interior design or staging. That’s where Staged comes in and helps. When staging a home, you’re essentially creating an interior design so the buyer can imagine what their potential home has to offer. It allows buyers to rearrange the home any way they see fit, leaving a positive and lasting first impression.

Staging also enhances the structure and architecture of a home, bringing out certain details an empty home might miss. Whether the buyer gets a sense for the space of the home, or a reaction from the décor, the ultimate goal is for the buyer to feel an emotional connection to the home, one that they’ll remember when it comes time to make an offer.

 

A quick and easy way to market

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Once the home is staged, the space is now set to market as a desirable and attractive home for buyers. You are now ready to photograph and create a lifestyle home for a buyer, and surpass the competition who might be selling a home at a similar price. According to a U.S New Real Estate article, more than 90 percent of homebuyers start their search online, and photos not only attract home buyers, but also gives them an insight into what their home could potentially look like.

A study by Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp. found that staged homes sell for more than 6% above the asking price and spend half the time on the market than non-staged homes.

The experience of selling a home can be hard and frustrating when it’s on the market for months. Many factors come into play toward a final sale. Whether you’re new to the selling market or the home is already listed, it’s never too late to stage the home for a proper sale; and Staged is the way to go for a quick and successful final sale.

Simple Tips for the Outdoor Decor

 

We are getting closer to sunnier warmer days, that means BBQ’s and chill long summer nights spent outside on patios, decks and yards.  We have the 411 on simple ideas to decorate for the summer.  

 

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Tip # 1 Sitting Area

 

 

  

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A simple conversation chair set

 set is perfect on a patio , deck or yard to sit and enjoy the summer breeze on those long summer nights.

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Our Boat Sofa with blue cushions

 a set fit for outdoor living room comfort and style. Who wouldn’t enjoy summer nights laid out on that sofa? 

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Swing

Swing around summer with the Day Z Swing Chair, giving your outdoor space a laid back island feel.

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Let’s not forget

 a nice coffee table for drinks or maybe to just to lay your feet on.


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Tip # 2 Pillows, Blankets and plants 

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Pillows , blankets and more pillows!

The use of colorful bright pillows and an outdoor throw blanket, adds style and gives a comfy feel to an otherwise boring outdoor sitting area.

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Plants

Live in the city?  Add some green to your patio to bring a piece of nature to you. A small potted aloe plant on top of a coffee table is a simple fix. 

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More Green

Want even more green? The Nature Ficus Tree is perfect for a larger nature view.

 
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Tip # 3 Rugs 

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When it comes to patio decor, a colorful printed rug can instantly transform a space. Place them beneath a seating area or dining table to define the grouping, or layer a variety of outdoor rugs for an eclectic look.


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Tip# 4 Lighting

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Lanterns

Last but not least, lighting the area! Decorative lanterns, candle lit or electric, are one of the easiest and most attractive ways to add lighting to an outdoor space. Cluster them on the dining table, hang them around the edges of the space, or, place them scattered around the area.

Spring Trends

Staged is here to bring you the new and latest designs to stage any listing all year long. Whether you prefer a clean sleek modern design or, a colorful eclectic look, Staged’s “hands-on” approach will enhance your personal style and accent your home’s best features.

It may not feel like it just yet, but spring is near and that calls for some spring cleaning and brighter colors for your home design.

Today we will be speaking about the latest trends that are taking over homes for Spring 2018. We will start with the accessories and embellishments that round out a rooms design. From woven rugs and abstract art, to printed colorful cushions, this season is about earthy neutrals with pops of spring time colors.

 

 

 Montclair, NJ Designed by Liz Murphy Designs

Montclair, NJ Designed by Liz Murphy Designs

Embellishments: 

Changing the embellishments in your home is an easy way to update the overall aesthetic of the space as the seasons change!  An easy spring-y addition to your decor you can add is an yellow throw blanket, or a green woven throw.  Put these on a couch, chair, or bed to make the room feel more cozy while still bringing in some fun color! 


 Montclair, NJ Designed by Liz Murphy Designs

Montclair, NJ Designed by Liz Murphy Designs

Blue, Greens, and Pastels Are Back: 

 

Bright fun blues, deep forest greens, and pale pink blushes are the interior look of this season. There are many ways to add these colors into your space …from a velvet green sofa, to a bright teal bed, to a pop of pink on a blue velvet armchair. Give your space a chic spring look and incorporate these colors into your design! 


Modern Farmhouse look:

This cowhide dining chair is the perfect way to make the farmhouse style more modern and chic for the spring. The decorative warm wood leg detail with gold feet plus the cowhide seat bring out the country chic look in the best way.

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CowHIDE DINING CHAIR

 


Shapely and Curvy Sofas

The 70’s trend of shapely and curvy furniture is back in 2018. It gives off a more unique and modern look to the living room decor. Put a rounded sofa, like our moonshine sofa, in your space this spring to give a sophisticated spin on your living room design.

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MOonshine Sofa 

LETS TALK COZY

Annnnd we're back! 

Happy New Year Staged Fam! We hope 2018 is treating you well! We're back today and every Thursday from now on to keep you updated on the newest trends + tips and tricks to make your home the best home it can be. 

Today we're going to be talking about how to make your space cozy and comfortable. If you'd like to know how to turn your room into the ultimate comfort zone just keep reading. 

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First tip - your bed frame. Your bed frame ties your room together make it a statement with! We recommend something fun like our Studded Grey Headboard.  

 

 

 

 

 

Second tip - pillows! They're the perfect pieces to say you get your cozy on. You can glam up your space with some faux fur pillows like our Mongolian Throw Pillow or throw in some bright colors and use them as an accent piece like our Division Rust Pillow.  

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Third tip - throw blankets! We love throw blankets they just tie the room together and make everything seem cozy. You can throw it over your bed or even a side lounge chair to make it seem like the ultimate comfort zone who wouldn't want a room that looks like this?

NEW YEAR, NEW TRENDS

First off, STAGED wishes you a happy and healthy New Year! We have been MIA for a while, but we have finally calmed down after the busy season and hectic holidays. 

With the new year, along comes new trends. Today we are going to focus on 2017's upcoming interior decor trends that will update your living space. Our favorite trend to date is inspired from New York's Fall 2016 Fashion Week: MIXED PRINTS.

From the runways to the hallways of your home, mixed prints and intricate patterns will replace statement pieces. The eccentric style of eclectic furniture, rugs, and decor, all tie together, anchoring a uniquely styled room.


Next up on the list: FAUX FINISHES. 

 PICTURED: Round Chrome Coffee Table With Marble Top

PICTURED: Round Chrome Coffee Table With Marble Top

We are always looking for ways to update our living space through budget-friendly pieces, and faux finishes are making their way to the top of our "go-to" list. Whether it is a faux fur carpet or faux marble table top, guest will rarely know the difference!


Last, but not least: NAVY IS THE NEW BLACK.

Navy blue offers a modern twist with a traditional feel. While replacing navy blue with black pieces, you will often find the space will quickly brighten up and almost feel larger!

These three interior design trends for 2017 have reached out to us the most for the upcoming year. What are your thoughts on these creative inspirations? 

 

HOW TO STYLE YOUR HAMPTONS SUMMER HOME

Do you have a Hampton's summer home and you just aren't used to styling techniques outside of the Big Apple? STAGED has got you covered! Summertime is all about taking it easy and enjoying all that nature has to offer. The warm weather and flowers in full bloom create a relaxed vibe that we all need to take advantaged of and here's how: 

Play With Color. Take advantage of the cool colors and patterns that STAGED has to incorporate the right summer vibes into your seasonal space. This is the time to use bright pops of color that you might not normally use to bring a fun energy and lightness into your living room or backyard! 

 WHITE LEATHER CLAIRE SOFA WITH YELLOW POOFS

WHITE LEATHER CLAIRE SOFA WITH YELLOW POOFS

 YELLOW PYRAMID CHAIR

YELLOW PYRAMID CHAIR

 RED CERAMIC GARDEN STOOL 

RED CERAMIC GARDEN STOOL 

Lighten Up the Mood. Because sunny Summer days last a little longer into nighttime hours,light fixtures are not always needed. However, small table lamps like the Rose Choke Table Lamp and the Green and White Table Lamp leave a touch to the mood of the room.

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GREEN AND WHITE TABLE LAMPS 

Bring the Outdoors, Inside! Don’t designate outdoor furniture to strictly outdoors, wicker benches and chairs can be placed in living rooms as well! This is a great way to ease the mood of the room into a relaxed environment. This is a quick and easy way to make a big statement throughout your home while also tying the inside and outside together.

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BOAT CHAIR AND SOFA SET 

5 PIECES YOUR DAD WOULD LOVE FOR FATHERS DAY

Many times, men push their tastes to the side when it comes to making an input on decisions in design. As stager's, its our job to make it easier for them to express themselves. In honor of Father’s Day, we chose to single out three manly pieces as some guidance.

1. The Brown Gordon Arm Chair offers classic straight profile, rounded arms and gorgeous button tufting, adding elegance to your space. Decorative nailhead trim along the arms offers an elegant finishing touch create a manly ora. 

 RED HURRICANE CARPET

RED HURRICANE CARPET

This unique statement piece stands out underneath all furniture. Either a small space or large loft, one is sure to notice the Red Hurricane Carpet's obvious design and bold colors. 

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TRACE 3 DRAWER DRESSER

This vintage inspired dresser represents it the rich mid-century design. This finely crafted black stained piece comes with three easy-glide storage drawers, antique finish metal handles, and outstretched platform legs. A classic piece such as this is the perfect accent for any man's den!

SPRING CLEANING 101

It’s that time of year to de-clutter and to give your space a fresh look. Whether you dread it or secretly love to organize, now is the time of year to get rid of the things that aren’t working and create a more functional and inviting home. Below are just a few ideas to inspire and help get you started.

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Entryways. This is the first thing you see when you walk into a home; it’s also the first place you drop all your stuff! For this reason a well-organized and functional entryway can make life easier, and contribute to a cleaner and more organized home. There are a lot of beautiful built in options and furniture that can be purchased but the transformation doesn’t need to be expensive. Consider adding a shelf for seasonal décor or framed art to keep it personal and inviting.

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WHITE CABINET WARDROBE

Toys. For those with children toys can become a huge issue when trying to keep a clean space. Only keeping a small portion out at a time, and cycling through them, not only minimizes the likelihood of them taking over the house, but old toys become new again when they’re reintroduced. Additionally, lightweight storage containers placed on a low shelf make it easy for children to put everything away when they’re not in use.

Bookshelves. Be selective with your reading collection. You don’t need to keep every book you’ve read, only the most important ones should live on your bookshelf. Remember you can always store your favorites on an e-reader. A good goal is to keep your shelf only about 80% full.

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CARTER BOOKSHELF

FUN FACTS ABOUT STAGING

Incase you weren't aware, staging potential homes is the BEST way to sell your listing with minimal time spent on the market. Staged has listed a few quick tips below as to why staging is now on the rise! 

Staging homes makes it easier for buyers to visualize the property as a future home. Statistically, 81% of buyers are more willing to walk through a home they viewed online,  46% will positively impact the value of the home if it is decorated to the buyer tastes, and 45% of buyers are more willing to overlook other property faults, if staged to their liking.

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TWO BEDROOM IN PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN

The most important rooms to be staged for in order include: living rooms, kitchens, master bedrooms, dining rooms, and children’s bedrooms.

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WATERFRONT PENTHOUSE IN HOBOKEN, NJ

32% of real-estate agents believe staged homes increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer by one percent to 5%. 16% of real-estate agents believe it increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer by 6% to 10%.

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MIDTOWN WALKUP

FARMHOUSE CHIC IN NYC

Are you a Mid-Western native recently moving to The Big Apple? We’re taking you over the river and through the woods to channel your inner farmhouse chic within this concrete jungle. This Iconic moss-green fixtures, muted tones for statement pieces, and large accents around your small NYC home can quickly portray your home away from home with these few tips!

Our Van Tufted Sofa is a great choice for a muted statement piece. Light colors like beige brighten up a small space, making it appear a little bigger than it really is!

 

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COOL COFFEE TABLE

While plenty of creams and white allow each room to be open and light, pieces like theses are perfectly paired with weathered tables, shelves, and cabinetry prove you’ve walked into a well-loved home.

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SYSTEM BACK BAR

 

Mixed-and-matched wooden chairs, slightly distressed, offer you a place to rest while a cast iron stove promises warmth in the winter. 

 LIGHT WOOD BAR STOOL 

LIGHT WOOD BAR STOOL 

 UNION SQUARE BAR STOOL 

UNION SQUARE BAR STOOL 

Staged is inspired by this authentic Tuscan farmhouse filled with welcoming, vintage charm, how about you?

HOW TO CREATE A GENDER NEUTRAL HOME.

 

Whether you’re moving in with your significant other or just aren’t specialized on home decorthat skew too far one way, having both masculine and feminine touches in your home is key. The problem is, it can be a bit tricky to blend the two styles together.

That’s why STAGED has created this simple guide that will leave you with three easy tips for adding both masculine and feminine pieces into your new home.

1. Go for delicately masculine accents or one heavily masculine statement piece. A few of our favorite styles lean more toward the masculine side of things; think heavy industrial and woodsy rustic. When picking out which pieces to use within your home, think about pulling from the lighter, more delicate sides of these styles. For example, check out or Ashley Sofa.

 ASHLEY SOFA

ASHLEY SOFA

2. Create a gallery wall. Gallery walls offer the opportunity to add a variety of art into your home. Not only can you mix and match the frames—placing bulkier, darker pieces beside more delicate gold lines—but the art itself can be a combination of soft paintings and rougher photographs.

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MERCURY ROW 

3. Use a neutral color palette.  A neutral color palette allows you to add in a greater variety of pieces and styles. It’s subtle enough to work with just about every design aesthetic and never leaves you feeling overwhelmed. None of these colors have any association with gender, and they feel both masculine and feminine at the same time. This also gives you the opportunity to use trending gray!

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BEACHWOOD SIDE TABLE 

 GREY ATOMIC ARM CHAIR

GREY ATOMIC ARM CHAIR

 

 

TRANSFORM YOUR SPACE AND SPRING INTO ACTION

It's time to do some spring cleaning and decorate your space according to season! Florals are not the only way to bring out the best in this fresh decor. There are other ways to create a seasonal setting and we’re showing them to you here:

Bring on the Green. Flowers and floral prints aren’t the only way to call out the liveliness of spring. Just bringing in some house plants, even fake ones! These spots of green life can make a huge difference in your home. 

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CARTER BOOKSHELF

Pops of Pastel. Add a bit of springtime flair with a pop of pastel here or there. Whether you’re adding a splash of soft color with a pillow, a statement sofa or a brightly painted bookshelf.  Simple tricks like this will transition your home in no time.

 WHITE SHAPED BOOKSHELF

WHITE SHAPED BOOKSHELF

Brighten with White. Easily turn your winter white home fashions into clean crisp white lines against reflective coffee tables and modern table lamps. Nothing refreshes or brightens a space like a coat of white paint. Reflective, clean, and modern, adding this color to your home will make it feel new and sunny—perfect for spring.

 LARGE WHITE TABLE LAMP

LARGE WHITE TABLE LAMP

 GOLD GLAMOUR COFFEE TABLE

GOLD GLAMOUR COFFEE TABLE

These springtime decorating tricks are perfect for bringing your home into the season and for creating a space that feels new, welcoming, and refreshed!

 

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT MODERN BOHEMIAN IS A TRENDING IN HOME STYLING?

STAGED loves how well industrial and bohemian styles flow together within a space. Adding bohemian flair to your industrial loft or incorporating industrial features in your bohemian bungalow, these two aesthetics are almost better together than apart! 

 NAMASTE BUDDHA

NAMASTE BUDDHA

The key to this look is placing vintage finds together with you modern designs. It is best you’ll also want to play off of the distressed trend of the moment. A bit of wear and tear works for both the industrial and bohemian pieces of this eclectic style.

Try patterned pillows and rugs to compliment this look.

 YELLOW STUDDED PILLOW

YELLOW STUDDED PILLOW

 MULTICOLORED ELEONORE RUG 

MULTICOLORED ELEONORE RUG 

Even floral patterns can do the trick! 

A lively way to brighten up this look is to provide a heavy influence live greenery within your space. House plants placed throughout a home, hanging from shelves or arranged on a rustic table, enhance the relaxing and trendy atmosphere.

 MIXED PRINT ARM CHAIR 

MIXED PRINT ARM CHAIR 

 BLUE MARINA HEADBOARD

BLUE MARINA HEADBOARD

Adding hints of pink and blue to your industrial space instantly softens the look of the room and allows for an easy transition to bohemian style.

What do you think about Modern Bohemian?

WHY CAN’T WE GET ENOUGH OF RUSTIC LUXE?

The cool colors against the warm wood... the deep blues and cast iron fixtures...  the Rustic Luxe style sparks something within STAGED that we just cant get enough of! Where does all of this inspiration come from? The Sundance Film Festival. The festival takes place in Park City, Utah and brings us a sudden melding of rustic mountain style with glamorous, movie star approved designs. We’re naming this collective blend of aesthetics “Rustic Luxe.”

The Glitz and Glam is taken from the pairing of the cool mountain hues with warm rustic tones. But what really sets this look apart from others is the fact that it also ties in the glitz and glam of the movie screen! In honor of the Sundance Film Festival held in this city, Rustic Luxe uses marquee lights, shimmering gold coffee tables, and camera inspired décor to add some drama to any space. These shimmering accents and nods to the film industry make you feel like a movie star who has escaped to their own mountain retreat.

 BROWN CHESTERFIELD SOFA

BROWN CHESTERFIELD SOFA

To achieve this look, take a look at our Studio Floor Lamp, Brown Chesterfield Sofa,  and the and our Multicolored Geometric Rug

 STUDIO FLOOR LAMP

STUDIO FLOOR LAMP

 MULTICOLORED GEOMETRIC RUG 

MULTICOLORED GEOMETRIC RUG 

The cool color palette is perfect come Spring! When we think of Park City, we immediately think of the Wasatch Range. This gorgeous mountain range offers a memorable backdrop of snowy peaks. In the winter, these mountains look blue in the evening light and create a tranquil environment.

 WHITE CHESTERFIELD SOFA

WHITE CHESTERFIELD SOFA

Influenced by these calming colors, Rustic Luxe introduces some of our favorite pieces, like our White Chesterfield Sofa , Charcoal Wool Knitted Pouf, and our Nantucket Light Blue Chair. Even when we introduce some stronger industrial pieces, the space feels quiet and collected.

 NANTUCKET LIGHT BLUE CHAIR

NANTUCKET LIGHT BLUE CHAIR

 CHARCOAL WOOK KNIT POUF 

CHARCOAL WOOK KNIT POUF 

The rustic warmth is inspired from the heavily influenced blues of the Wasatch Range. It still feels warm and inviting due to the rustic influences that are also inspired by Park City’s incredible landscape. Cozy armchairs with neutral-colored upholstery and honey-toned wood on credenzas and coffee tables instantly add texture and depth to your designs.

 GLADE LOUNGE CHAIR 

GLADE LOUNGE CHAIR 

 BLUE CHARLOETTE SOFA

BLUE CHARLOETTE SOFA

 

Arrange our Cowhide Throw Rug against our Glade Lounge Chair beside the blue velvet of our Blue Charlotte Sofa and you’ve got a space that feels both relaxing and cozy at the same time. That’s what Rustic Luxe is all about!

 COWHIDE THROW RUG

COWHIDE THROW RUG

How do you feel about Rustic Luxe interiors? 

HOW TO UTILIZE YOUR OFFICE SPACE

Does your home offer a room for an office but you aren’t sure how to tackle it? 2016 is here and it’s time we got our home offices into tiptop shape! STAGED is here to help you do just that.

First its best to Purge & Prioritize. Start by doing a major overhaul of your office den. Don’t leave any drawer un-emptied. Take a look at every item and throw away anything that will not help you in the following year.

Now that you only have necessary items in your home office, it’s time to narrow things down even further. Which items you actually use on a daily basis? These can stay on the top of your desk or in your desk drawers.

 EMBASSY DRIFTWOOD DESK

EMBASSY DRIFTWOOD DESK

Set Boundaries. Set boundaries for yourself when it comes to your work and home life. Do not bring your job into the rest of your house and vice versa. This will help you to keep unnecessary clutter, like food dishes or any random items, from entering your workspace.

Make Over & Optimize With Furniture. Now its time for the fun stuff. Give your office a mini makeover with designs that are efficient and stylish. Purchase desk organizers for your table top and designate pens, pencils, and small office accessories for each container. STAGED loves clean-lined pieces with built-in storage and furniture that can be tucked away when more space is needed.

 MIDCENTURY DESK

MIDCENTURY DESK

 TESS DESK LAMP

TESS DESK LAMP

And last but not least, make cleaning a habit.  This will mostly likely be the hardest task to re-doing your office space. Concentrate on making it a habit to clean up after yourself every day. Put organizing time into your schedule so that it becomes an easy routine. File away any and all papers, put all your tools back in their places, and even make sure to push in your chair. Giving yourself this routine will keep your office tidy all year long, and will allow for continuous enhanced productivity.

Make your office den a room that adds value to your home!