Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Here Are Some Photos From A Showroom I Went To In Sarasota Florida - Visit My Website To Learn More

In February (2016), I had the pleasure of visiting one of my favorite Florida cities - Sarasota.   I was thrilled to learn that the 2016 Bay Designer Showroom was open for viewing while I was there.  So, a Sarasota friend suggested we view this Showhome.  Here's some pictures that I took!  Built in 1926, this year's showhouse is a prominent edifice on Bay Shore Road.  The bay view is outstanding.  The new homeowner loves the color purple; so it was incorporated    in several places - including the kitchen cabinets!!!  While touring the home; I realized you're never far from home, as one of the homes' coordinators as well as one of the designers I met there are formerly from the Kansas City area. 

In May, I'll be in New Orleans and recently learned that TRADITIONAL HOME MAGAZINE will be featuring a HUGE designer showhome in New Orleans while I'm there!  Stay tuned for pictures, etc., from that home.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Are You Selling Your Home? Read About How Home Staging Is Very Important When Putting Your Home On The Market - Visit My Website To Learn More

Table setting before and after

 Home Staging Services

Staged homes sell 2-3 times faster in a slow market and for more money in a fast market. As a successful realtor, you don’t have time to stage your listings. As a professional home stager, we look, at much more than just de-cluttering. If you are looking to differentiate yourself from your competitors, while offering your clients comprehensive and quality services, consider partnering with Interiors By Sarah Twenter.

By offering staging as one of your value-added services you will enhance your relationship with your clients and obtain more listings. It can be difficult making suggestions to your clients that they may perceive to be insulting or critical. We will make recommendations to your clients courteously and professionally.


The ultimate goal is to get house into showcase condition so that it sells for 

maximum profit in minimum time 

Staging Consultation 

Our Staging Consultation is a comprehensive review of the sellers home and is perfect for the "do-it-yourselfers". We begin outside the home addressing exterior issues and curb appeal. Once inside the home, we make expert recommendations in preparation for selling the home. Suggestions include general furniture and accessory editing and placement as well as organizing and de-cluttering recommendations. Within 24 hours of the consultation, you will receive a written staging report, prioritized. Following this report, you have the option to address the items on the list yourself, or enlisting in our help to complete the staging process. 

Full Service Staging

After the property has been cleaned and de-cluttered, we’ll use our expert "buyer’s eyes" to professionally stage your home using your existing accessories and furnishings. Considering traffic flow, room sizes, etc., we will arrange your furnishings creatively while highlighting architectural focal points of interest. 

Living in a home and selling a house are two different things

"This particular property was in top condition, but one of the main areas needing to be addressed was furniture placement in the hearthroom. Sarah suggested rearranging the furniture in the hearth room, thus totally opening up the space as you entered it. Instantly, with better traffic flow, the room appeared to be larger, less cluttered inviting and welcoming. Sarah went shopping in the home, and found a wonderful leather chair for the hearthroom. Sarah gave the wall above the fireplace (always an important architectural feature in any home), greater importance by switching out artwork with a larger piece.. She then went "shopping" for the lower level media area and solved a problem by replacing a dated sofa with one that was not needed in the hearthroom. The homeowner and I both loved Sarah’s suggestion of painting the inside wall of a niche a darker color to enhance this wonderful architectural feature.We all know about the decluttering aspects of staging, but it’s these type of suggestions that buyers and realtors are looking for from a professional home stager. Quite often, realtors feel uncomfortable in addressing certain issues to their seller. More often than not, these are better left to the home stager. Homeowners will listen to Sarah’s recommendations and be responsive to her suggestions given her courteous and sincere approach. Call Sarah before you list your home for sale. You will be glad you did!It’s safe to say we never would have thought of Sarah’s solution ourselves. We are so thrilled with the outcome – for little money, we were able to make the very most of our home’s layout with furniture we already owned. We live in every room every day, and that is a wonderful feeling."

Mark Rostine—Realtor

Reece & Nichols

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Take A Look At Some Before And After Pictures Of Some Of The Homes I Have Decorated - Visit My Website To Learn More

Bathroom tub before and after

Only purchase was two new blue towels, everything else was client owned. With this very common tub, using the tall floor candlestick holders helps add importance to the tub area. Also the small platter atop the folded towel on tub ledge also takes away from the simple tub

Narrow porch before and after

This porch is long and narrow--proper scale and placement of furniture is key in this space.

Dinning room with dressed table top before and after

Opened out doors on hutch, bought wall brackets and flower stems. All other items were found in the home and creatively used to fill in the hutch wall. Amazing what dressing the table top does to otherwise bland table top!

Guest bedroom before and after

Used existing white comforter as filler for purchased duvet and pillow shams. Shopped in client's home for everything else. As a guest room, the tray on the bed adds a nice inviting touch.

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