Staged then Re-Staged: A Dining Room’s Transformation

For this dining room the “staging” was actually done prior to my initial consultation.  But that was part of the problem.

In a well-intentioned effort to stage their own home without the assistance of a professional home stager, the home sellers unfortunately went over board and the room was too decluttered in the initial go-round for sale. Under the helm of their new Realtor Home Star Staging was called in to consult with and  help them revive the then off- the-market listing.

The room had good bones, a nice neutral color and furniture.  What it lacked was warmth, depth and even the desire to linger; key ingredients to a home buyer’s decision making process.  It was just blah and had no character. It needed a serious injection of charm and personality.

Here’s how the dining room presented on my first visit:


Dining room before staging by Home Star Staging

Although just “blah” may seem like a simple fix (and it truly is with the help of a professional at times) because it didn’t show well the first time out, the house had lingered over 200 days on the market and that time meant money! And truly, there was no reason it should.

This is the newly transformed dining room staged for sale. Accessory prop package and staging services provided by Home Star Staging.


Dining Room After Staging by Home Star Staging

With some key pieces of home decor, artwork, lamps, chair rearrangement and a “suite buffet”  being brought in (this is actually a dresser from a  back bedroom in the seller’s house that worked perfectly for a buffet in this space), the room finally felt right and is currently making a warm, welcoming impression its first week back on the market newly transformed.


Dining room centerpiece – prop inventory provided by Home Star Staging

This space went from “leave me alone” to “welcome to our home”!