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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.

GREEN AND WHITE TABLE LAMPS 

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.

BOAT CHAIR AND SOFA SET 

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. 

TRACE 3 DRAWER DRESSER

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.

WHITE CABINET WARDROBE

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.

CARTER BOOKSHELF

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.

TWO BEDROOM IN PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN

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.

WATERFRONT PENTHOUSE IN HOBOKEN, NJ

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%.

MIDTOWN WALKUP

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!

 

COOL COFFEE TABLE

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.

SYSTEM BACK BAR

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.

MERCURY ROW 

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!

BEACHWOOD SIDE TABLE 

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. 

CARTER BOOKSHELF

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! 

THIS YEARS MOST POPULAR INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS

What are the hot trends to look out for in 2016 in interior design? STAGED has listed what to expect below:

Farmhouse style guides the entryway. Farmhouse style is catching on, particularly for the mudroom. Simplicity in the storage solutions and durable materials are taking charge. Keep this small area as simple as can be, cause you can imagine the how cluttered this room can get!

INDUSTRIAL BOOKCASE

INDUSTRIAL BOOKCASE

HANSEN BLUE 4 DRAWER DRESSER

HANSEN BLUE 4 DRAWER DRESSER

Powder rooms get more bold. Wall coverings are getting dressed up in powder room, that includes everything from custom graphics to textured walls. Also, designers are mixing in extravagent chandeliers or furniture-like pieces to add some more spark to these spaces.

Formal dining rooms are back. More home owners are opting to keep their dining rooms and not turn it into an office. The formal dining room is expected to get more attention this year. Luxurious dining chairs and long extended dining tables are recommend to complete this look.  

Multi-purpose kitchen islands. The “workhorse” kitchen island is about more than just adding workspace in the kitchen, but also for adding more storage, prep sinks, and a way to add extra seating.

LIGHT WOOD BAR STOOL

LIGHT WOOD BAR STOOL

WHITE CHROME BERTOIA STOOL

WHITE CHROME BERTOIA STOOL

UNION SQUARE BAR STOOL

UNION SQUARE BAR STOOL

Mirrors that make a statement. Out with the old and in with the new, medicine cabinets are heading out and now bold-framed, modern, or vintage mirrors are adding more style to bathrooms. With one bold mirror, a whole room can change.

Fully decorated living rooms that don’t go overboard. How do you know when you haven’t decorated enough, or decorated too much? Designers pay attention to scale, light, function and more to strike the right balance.

CHANNEL YOUR INNER INDUSTRIAL STYLE

Need help putting your love for rustic metals into your sweet new home? Recently, the desire to renovate and give life to old warehouses, barns, and industrial buildings has taken the design world by storm! From rustic exposed finishes and structural elements to industrial inspired lighting fixtures, there is no doubt that industrial details are here to stay. 

Western Industrial Inspiration Using All of STAGED Products

Western Industrial Inspiration Using All of STAGED Products

It is best to start searching for your inspiration in architectural designs found in historical places. Venture out into old towns and find creativity in exposed brick buildings and steel columns. For many cities across the US, the restoration of warehouses, barns, and old manufacturer buildings turn into into swanky condos and office buildings!

More often than not, industrial inspired furnishings are sold within your local furniture retailers and many customers don’t realize it! Metals are prominent in plumbing and lighting fixtures as well as cabinet and doorknob hardware. Keep your eye out for brushed nickel, copper and cast iron metals to bring an industrial appeal to your home. STAGED suggests our Mirrored Nesting Tables, the Natural Wood Trestle Table and the Glade Lounge Chair.

MIRRORED NESTING TABLES

MIRRORED NESTING TABLES

GLADE LOUNGE CHAIR 

GLADE LOUNGE CHAIR 

NATURAL WOOD TRESTLE TABLE

NATURAL WOOD TRESTLE TABLE

The key to perfecting the Industrial Chic style involves mixing and matching modern details with rustic charm. The beauty of adding rustic elements into your home is the ability to mix and match your current styles with older inspired architectural details. Try to stay away from the rooms with the most appliances. This is because these rooms have the most modern pieces in them according to technology, it is best to focus on the older rooms in your home. Start with smaller projects like switching out your light fixtures to those with exposed light bulbs. Edison style bulbs execute the best look for this purpose.

STUDIO FLOOR LAMP

STUDIO FLOOR LAMP

The purpose if industrial furnishings is due to the appeal of bringing back a design age that focused on manufacturing and appreciation for raw and unfinished interiors. If you enjoy furnishings with a history behind them, the industrial style is just for you! 

HOME STAGING TIPS TO HELP YOU SELL!

Home Lighting. One of the things that make staged homes look so warm and welcoming is great lighting. As it turns out, many of our homes are improperly lighted. To amplify the brightness in a room, check out STAGED’s lighting selection to lighten up the mood for every room. 

TESS DESK LAMP

TESS DESK LAMP

DE- C L U T T ER. The most important thing you can do to prepare your home for sale is to get rid of clutter. Make a house rule that for every new item that comes in, an old one has to leave. One of the major contributors to a cluttered look is having too much furniture. STAGED suggests you pack up, move out, and rent furniture to stage your old home. This way, you are able to leave the stress of packing last minute pieces behind.

Color Correction. Don't feel the need to shy away from dark colors in fear of making a room appear smaller, a darker tone on the walls can make the space more intimate, dramatic and cozy. And you don't believe us, rent some dark statement pieces and you'll soon see the difference in ambiance. 

Placement. It has been said that rooms will feel larger and be easier to use if all the furniture is pushed against the walls, but that isn't the case. Instead we advise everyone to furnish your space by floating furniture away from walls. Reposition sofas and chairs into cozy conversational groups, and place pieces so that the traffic flow in a room is obvious. This makes rooms look far more larger than they really are.

Rule of Three. Mixing the right accessories can make a room more inviting. When it comes to eye-pleasing props, odd numbers are preferable, especially three. Avoid placing accents in a straight line, group accessories together like a triangle to create dimension. This creates your eye to wonder around from piece to piece!

GREEN ELEPHANT BOOKENDS

GREEN ELEPHANT BOOKENDS

Room Transformations. Are you moving to downsize because your old home had too many rooms than you knew what to deal with? We suggest, rooms that serves only to gather junk should be repurposed it into a room that will add to the value of your home. The simple addition of the Yellow Barrel Chair and Ottoman and White E-Bookcase in a small nook will transform it into a cozy reading spot!

YELLOW BARREL CHAIR AND OTTOMAN 

YELLOW BARREL CHAIR AND OTTOMAN 

WHITE E-BOOKCASE

WHITE E-BOOKCASE

STAGED has a wide variety of products to help the staging process become 100x easier. With complimentary onsite design consulting, STAGED is sure you're home will sell faster than you think!

SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN TRENDS OF 2016

Stay on top of this year's interior design trends for all your staging purposes. For this post, STAGED is focusing on the different ways to channel your inner Scandinavian style. Check it out! 

PYRAMID CHAIRS. Pyramid chairs have been around for a while, but they are the signature chair for the Scandinavian look. The lightly colored wooden legs allow the eye to focus on the color of the pyramid chair itself. The Wire Dining Chair is the newest edition to Pyramid Dining Chair collection, with padded seating the chair is also staged as an accent chair, rather than keeping it exclusively as a dining chair. Tossing a small Sheepskin rug or blanket adds texture to the space.

LIGHT BLUE PYRAMID ARM CHAIR                                                           WHITE WIRE ARM CHAIR 

LIGHT BLUE PYRAMID ARM CHAIR                                                           WHITE WIRE ARM CHAIR 

DRY AIR PLANTS. The succulent phase is not over yet! Succulents are a God send for those looking to stage. These plants are perfect for adding life to your vacant space without the worry of having to water them every day. Big or small, the pops of green perfectly compliment accents of copper and blue in the world of Scandinavian inspired rooms.

COPPER ACCENTS. Metallic accents are really stealing the show this year, but the Scandinavian style calls for Copper in particular! Wither it be a lamp for a coffee table, the chic shine really brings out the neutral tones in any room. STAGED's Mirrored Nesting Table is a great way to incorporate copper if you aren't too certain you want a bold copper statement piece.

MIRRORED NESTING TABLE

MIRRORED NESTING TABLE

POPS OF BLUE. Feeling the blues isn't always a bad thing. Bright blue pillows, clear blue vases, or dark ocean blue sofas stand out beautifully against the black and white color scheme, mixed woods, and lively green plants.

MONOCHROME ARTWORK. With a different array of neutral furnishing and bold accents, monochrome artwork is the way to go. Black and White canvases like the Graphic Black Maze  create a chic and elegant look.

GRAPHIC BLACK MAZE

GRAPHIC BLACK MAZE

STRIPES. Is there such a thing as too much black? Not when there are white stripes involved. We have overdosed on chevron and moved on to making stripes comeback. Stick with simply two colors when choosing your striped furnishings, this way your Scandinavian home does look like an eclectic prop house! Black and white are the trendiest way to go this season. STAGED's Black and White Cabana Pillow and Black Velvet Pillow are two great accents to bring stripes into the Scandinavian element. 

BLACK AND WHITE CABANA PILLOW                                                     BLACK VELVET PILLOW 

BLACK AND WHITE CABANA PILLOW                                                     BLACK VELVET PILLOW 

THE TOP 5 THINGS YOU MUST CHECK OUT THIS SUMMER IN THE HAMPTONS!

1. Stop by Shark Attack Sounds on 4th Of July Weekend

    Interested in partying with 100 of your closest friends on 4th of July weekend? Why not! Shark Attack Sounds is the perfect place for those who love to hangout on the beach with food, drinks, and music. But don't be fooled, this party can get a little wild. Shark Attack Sound has been officially been banned from every location where it has been hosted in the past! Known for the most notorious party in the Hamptons, it has clearly made its way around Montauk. Stay tuned for the location of this years Shark Attack Sound!

2. Go Surfing in the Montauk Waves

    Rated as Surfer Magazine’s No. 8 on their list of best surf towns, Montauk’s waves are no joke. You have the option to book a lesson with friends or rent a board and paddle out on your own at Surfluca in Montauk. The West Coast isn't the only place with iconic surfer boys!

3. Attend The Surf Lodge Concert Series

    Right in the heart of prime real estate on Fort Pond, The Surf Lodge is already the perfect spot to watch the sunset. With every table packed, each guest has a drink in hand, and off the charts seafood on their plate, you are bound to have a great night. The indie inspired acts ranging from St. Lucia to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros set the tone for the perfect night. Don't wait! This weekly concert hosted weekly by The Surf Lodge fills up fast.

4. Visit a Vineyard

    Just like a scene out of a movie, visiting Bridgehampton’s Wölffer Estate Vineyard for a glass of vine is a MUST. Staying hydrated during the Summer season is very important, so it is only necessary that you quench your thirst with the finest wine in town. And to top it off, there is live music on Friday and Saturday evenings with complimentary wine tastings all day.

5. Attend A Polo Match

    Ladies it is now time to put those big floppy hats to good use! During the months of July and August, the Bridgehampton Polo Club hosts polo matches every weekend with international superstars. Spend the day scoping out the A-list celebrity scene, watching the horses, and sipping on the cool aid. 

    There you have it! The top five things you MUST check out this Summer in the Hamptons. STAGED wishes you the best in planning your Summer early and hopes you keep us in mind whether you are a resident or seasonal visitor. This season STAGED is offering Summer storage for those looking to rid their furniture of any harm cause by Summer vacationers in exchange for very unique rental furniture perfect for any getaway. Check out our previous work in the Hamptons here

HAMPTONS HOME BACKYARD in MONTAUK, NY

HAMPTONS HOME BACKYARD in MONTAUK, NY

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD STAGE YOUR HOME

Most buyers form an opinion on their potential home within the first 7-10 seconds of entering the space. Over 90% of buyers find their homes online. Choosing to stage your home will provide potential buyers with clear visuals of their new living space and land you the sales you've been waiting for!

Interior designers are hired for decorating living spaces, while professional stagers are hired to decorate empty spaces that need selling.

5 REASONS YOU SHOULD STAGE YOUR HOME:

  1. You Never Get A Second Chance To Make A First Impression. If you haven't staged your home before you have it listed on the market, you have already lost time AND money. 
  2. Your Home Will Sell Faster. The Association of Property Scene Designers states that staged homes sell for 43% more quickly than unstaged homes. 
  3. You Will Get The Highest Price For Your Home. A well-staged home is aesthetically pleasing.  Everything looks inviting, comfortable, and simple. It elicits a strong desire from buyers. Placing the right pieces together creates a vision for potential buyers, leaving them feeling welcomed and at home sooner than you think!
  4. Staging Will Teach You a Few Things. Those vintage curtains in the bedroom, the layout of the family photos over the living room sofa, the furniture placement in the family room or the oversized chair in the den... It all works for you which is great - but a professional stager will show you how to decorate for a sale. You can even take their tips with you to your new home!
  5. Why not!
CAFE KITCHEN in NEW YORK, NY.

CAFE KITCHEN in NEW YORK, NY.

ALL ABOUT US

At Staged, we pride ourselves on inventive designs and exclusive customer service. We are able to do so because of our incredibly talented staff. Our team consists of three hardworking women: Vanessa, Caroline, and Claire. The three girls are an impeccable trio. They do amazing work, both individually and as a team, to keep ideas flowing and our clientele list growing! 

Vanessa is the reining President of this wonderful business for an impressive eight years. With Vanessa's driven attitude and spunky personality there is never a dull moment in our office. Recently Vanessa has been focusing on our sister company, Rentquest. Rentquest is a high end furniture rental company specializing in custom build pieces for any event! Keeping everyone on track, while making sure we have fun at the same time, Vanessa gladly puts her blood, sweat, and tears into Rentquest and Staged and it shows. 

Caroline joined the Staged team as director of sales in July of 2015. As a recent graduate from Arizona State University, Caroline started working for Rentquest back in November 2014. Having booked a multiple events for Rentquest, it was decided that Caroline had the skills needed to run Staged's sales team! Caroline's keen eye for design and detail truly reassures client that everything will go smoothly!

Last but not least, Claire has been with the Staged family since July 2015 as well. While studying Fashion Merchandising in the big apple, she added the title of Staged's Marketing Specialist to her resume and has loved it ever since. Claire's creative mind has brought light to many of Staged marketing tactics and we are very grateful. 

The three girls are the glue of Staged. Our company is built from their dedication, passion, and knowledge for the design industry - not to mention running around New York City for on-site staging jobs to spending late nights in our Soho office. Together, they work as a team to form an innovative company that leave highly satisfied clients coming back for more!

 

XOXO STAGED

all about us