When you’re home staging, it’s not always possible to repaint the walls because of time or budget concerns. And it’s not always necessary if you’re creative with placement of accent pieces and accessories.
Repeating a signature color in different rooms perks up a tired interior.
I especially like to add bright accents when all the walls are painted boring and sterile white!
Staging Diva Graduate Red Barrineuvo of Redesign4More in Toronto illustrates the use of color repetition with turquoise in this home staging project.
Blue is often associated with calm and relaxation. This vivid and brilliant shade of turquoise adds a spark of energy, it’s more playful than passive.
It lifts your spirits on a rainy day and lends a youthful feeling to this turn of the century home.
Notice also how great his home staging portfolio photographs are.
The detail shot of the table with the mirror and accent vases is carefully art directed.
He’s used the rule of three and items of various heights for visual interest.
Flowers add warmth and Red stood at a perfect angle to capture the added details reflected in the mirror. This is what it takes for a great shot.
You’ll find additional home staging photo tips here.
Playing with home staging color is only part of the fun
I’m so excited about Red’s home staging and redesign work because it’s gorgeous. But for me personally, it’s especially gratifying to see a man— who’s been sitting behind a desk at an investment bank for years— get out there and use his obvious creative talent to build a new business!
I totally recall our first phone conversation when he was only contemplating taking my home staging courses and making a career change.
By the way, check out how drab this living room looked before Red worked his magic! Same white walls, same fireplace and window, but wow did it ever look uninspired.
When Red first discovered the Staging Diva Home Staging Training Program he said, “I haven’t been this excited about anything since I got my first bicycle!”
Less than a year later he writes, “I am finally in my zone!! Doing something that I am passionate about and getting paid for it (I got paid $9,000 on my last home redesign project)! Thanks Debra, your confidence and support helped me keep on going!”
Want to meet 10 more home stagers who come from totally unrelated careers and read their home stager success stories?
Special thanks to Red for sharing this project with us. Color is definitely one of my passions. How about you?
Susan Atwell says
Nice job – and equally impressive photography! Really adds to the presentation.
Stacy Goade, Alaska Premier Home Staging says
Gorgeous photos, Red! You should be proud and I can see why Debra wants to share your calm but elegant home staging photography 🙂
I also follow Debra’s recipe for successful home staging by using a “signature color” throughout a seller’s property. My client’s have always asked me why I do this. One of my more astute clients had her own reason for loving signature colors as we staged her home. She shared that not only does the signature color greet you in every room, it helps a seller feel more confident about their shopping assignments for the accessories or furnishings that might be necessary for staging their property. Anything a home stager can do to help clients feel less stressed and more “calm” when selling a home is another of Debra’s business and training mantras!
Debra Gould says
Great input Stacy, thanks for commenting!
Red Barrinuevo says
Thanks ! I’m glad you guys like it! It’s a lot of work to finish the whole house but definitely worth it! Enjoyed the whole process.
Karen Diercks says
I love interior decorating and interior design. I’m tired of my non-exciting job! I stared at an ugly wall in my apartment and did something about it last night! Looks so much better!
Debra Gould says
Good for you Karen! Have you ever thought of becoming a home stager? You can check out my FREE quiz to see if you have the eye for it (which it sounds like you do) at: https://www.stagingdiva.com/savvyquiz.html
Jessie Wright says
Hey amazing blog! It’s interesting and helping me too. I am bored from my room wall and i pick some room decoration tips from your blog. Sorry for stealing tips but it’s help me to get rid our from my outdated room wall paint. Thanks for sharing.
Debra Gould says
Glad my tips have been helpful Jessie! If you’re really interested in learning more about color, you might enjoy my Staging Diva Ultimate Color Guide. You can read more about it at: https://www.stagingdiva.com/store
By the way, I can choose colors for an entire client’s home in 20 minutes and still take 6 hours to choose the perfect shade for my own bedroom 🙂