Posted by Lauran
Once in a while we are hired to do a “partial” staging, where we style and stage a home for sale using primarily the homeowner’s own furniture and accessories, and supplement with our inventory as needed. Partial stagings are tricky to get right, because it’s usually hard to make our stuff blend seamlessly with the client’s.
However, this week we had a very successful partial staging at an artist’s home in Oakland—a bright, happy space filled with her art and artifacts.
The eclectic zen vibe of the house is set the minute you see the front gate. As you walk up the stairs toward the house you pass a carefully landscaped garden and walk under a charming vine-covered trellis.
The front door leads into an entry hall, where several of the homeowner’s bird collage paintings are on display. It feels like a bright, friendly art gallery.
To the right of the entry, this first-floor room was used as the artist’s studio, but we moved in furniture from other rooms to create more of a family space vibe. Everything we used belongs to the homeowner; we just put it all together in a new way (and showcased two of her larger pieces on either side of the fireplace).
From the first floor you ascend a white stairway and are greeted by the bright second floor landing, painted a vibrant orange by the artist.
To the right of the landing you gaze into the bright and colorful living room, featuring walls painted two different shades of green, a copper fireplace, and built-ins full of the artist’s treasures.
It was fun to style these shelves with her incredible selection of accessories, art and books.
The dining room walls were hand-stenciled by the homeowner and pick up the flowers in her painting.
The kitchen was remodeled recently. The modern flat front cabinets and marble countertops are complemented by quirky artwork and details . . .
. . . like these shelves on either side of the sink.
More stenciling is found on the master bedroom wall, offset by more artwork and a luscious teal feature wall.
A spring green bedroom acted as the artist’s meditation space.
We added a daybed to show buyers that the room is spacious enough for multiple uses.
This home also includes a huge detached studio, which was empty when we came onto the project. We moved the owner’s easel, art cart and desks into the space, then brought in a sofa, chair, rug, supplemental artwork, and bed.
We were able to create four different zones (sleeping, painting, living and working) to show the potential of the space.
This is truly a special home, and if you’d like to see it before it’s snapped up be sure to visit the open house this Sunday.