We consulted with the homeowners and they complied with our recommendations for getting their home show ready.  We assisted with scheduling, and even met, the painters, landscaper, carpet installers and a few other needed services. Once all those tasks were completed, I got busy with staging this 28’ wide townhome located in Nottingham.  I focused on the first floor which consisted of a foyer, office/den, powder room, and open concept living room, dining room, and gourmet kitchen.  My inspirations for this home seemed to come from the ceiling fans.  The living room was graced with a sophisticated crystal ceiling fan so I built on from that.  I incorporated the richness of using gold, black and red.  The living room pictures are timeless – the man and woman at the bar drinking martinis.  I placed a faux martini on the coffee table and added glasses to the sidebar. I added the Victrola Suitcase Record Player to complete the mood.  I carried the theme into the dining area using romantic prints with red umbrellas.  Similar pictures were hung in the hall and powder room. I arranged the dining room table using red and gold tones.  The gourmet kitchen only needed a few accent pieces to complete the staging giving this area a sophisticated yet relaxed vibe.  I staged the room located on the main level at the front of the house as an office.  Red was the main accent color used in this room as well.  I love how the photographer captured the red trees (from the picture) in the mirror.  A desk and two chairs, a floor lamp and a few accent pieces makes this a room anyone would love to work in.

Moving to the primary bedroom.  This room was very spacious and featured a tray ceiling.  Once again, I based my decorating around the ceiling fan – going with a Tropical feel.  I had a few items in my warehouse, but my trip to Home Goods resulted in a full basket.  Even the cashier remarked, “I am impressed how you fit all those items in that cart!”  Well, the picture of the turtle was the first item to find its way into the cart.  Then came the pineapple picture, the sailboat picture, the throws, the pillows, and the two end tables.  All items complimented each other so well – I just couldn’t resist.  I had bought the wicker furniture from a previous client but the fabric looked a little outdated.  A fast fix was to cover the pieces with yellow throws.  I carried over the tropical them into the Ensuite as well.  Who says you can’t vacation at home?