"Don’t just stage to sell, stage to live! Lyn and Karen staged my home and it has made a tremendous impact on my environment! I watched her work her magic with my clients and now I’ve seen the difference it makes in my own home! I recommend it to everyone!" - Ellen Shaikun
“I strive to make every home reflect the people who live there. That extends to patios, porches, and decks. There are ways that I can help you stretch those wonderful times of outdoor living to the fullest despite cool weather.”
Some things haven’t changed. Living Spaces by Lyn is still working with our clients on staging, interior design and renovation. Our service level has remained tremendous. I’m proud to announce that Living Spaces has been awarded the houzz Award for Service again this year. And we’re still busy helping people in a wide array of projects.
How we do that has changed, though. Let me tell you about those changes.
Top Five Reasons to Stage an Empty Home If you are reading this you probably already know that staging helps sell homes faster. It forces the seller to declutter and get rid of things that would not attract buyers. But what about empty spaces, aren't they already in move-in condition? Not so. Here I will tell you five reasons why staging an empty home is so important. It makes a room look larger An empty room appears small. Without furniture, it is difficult to judge the space. How do you fit bedroom furniture into this small and somewhat awkward space? You may be thinking the walls are dark so we need as much light as we can get, but where will we put the bed? How do we work around these windows in this dark, small room? Now look at the same bedroom below with furniture, it's much easier to imagine how you would sleep in this room. Empty rooms are cold and lifeless This is a small dining area off of a kitchen. It surely would be easy to miss. It doesn't have any memorable features and doesn't look large enough tor a table and chairs. Furnishing the dining room warms the space and adds life to this once dreary room. Can you imagine eating breakfast here? Or sipping tea while chatting with a friend? I sure can. We added a rug to define the space. Furniture and wall art makes the room much more inviting. We also updated the lighting to connect to the contemporary kitchen. Just a few simple tweaks and viola... look at the transformation! ...
Introducing Chris Hoganson... Living Spaces' Senior Move Manager It takes a special person to manage the task of downsizing. Chris Hoganson is that person. She is patient and understands the dynamics of fitting a once-full home into a smaller space. “That doesn’t mean that every possession gets to come along,” she said. Chris has mastered the delicate balance of helping people understand what their new lifestyle will require and what they can do without. “People in this situation are vulnerable and they trust you. There is an ethical responsibility to do the right thing,” she added. Living Spaces caters to those aging in place or moving to a smaller space While Living Spaces strives to serve the baby boomer generation aging in place or moving to assisted living, we welcome Chris’s special expertise in decluttering and downsizing. As certified stagers and designers, we often meet families and even new mothers who need help organizing. Chris hasn’t always been an organizer. She trained and worked in Special Education in Washington before moving to Louisville. Her ability to work with families in a difficult situation makes her perfect for this job. Looking for a way to use her innate gifts, she teamed up with a local organizer and started helping people get in front of their clutter. When a family member becomes sick everyone is focused on them Chris discovered the niche of Senior Move Management while working with individuals in Memory Care...
Newly Renovated Homes... the perfect winter getaway Check out these newly renovated homes, designed and furnished by Living Spaces. Undoubtedly, they make for a perfect winter getaway! Particularly this cozy cottage, located in the heart of Germantown, makes an excellent weekend retreat. Designer Kim Falvey worked with the homeowner to gut this shotgun home, replace the kitchen cabinets, and highlight the home's unique features. Additionally, she selected the furnishings and a staging team joined her to put everything in place. Mmmm... I can just smell the chocolate chip pancakes cooking in this kitchen below! Can't you? This property is perfect for a couple's long weekend, friends in town for Derby, or a girls' retreat. There is plenty of room for cooking and entertaining; or just the right ambiance for a quiet time of reflection. This sea-side home in Destin Florida has been completely repainted and furnished for the perfect family vacation! We chose a paint scheme in peaceful, serene colors so that the home felt like a retreat. Then we shopped for and purchased new and contemporary furnishings including fabrics and accessories. And the result was exactly what we hoped for: a beautiful, serene, peaceful retreat. Take a look at the photos - we think you'll agree!
Stylish holiday decor delivered to your door It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the set of WAVE-3 News. Living Spaces by Lyn designers Star Auerbach and Karen King outfitted the trees in the newsroom with stylish holiday decor earlier this month. When our friends at WAVE 3 called to see if we could spruce up their time-worn holiday trees, we jumped at the chance to spread some cheer. So, after a quick shopping trip and a few hours of decorating viola... the gold and silver adorned trees looked like new again! If you love stylish holiday décor, but don’t have the time... give us a call! We’ll do the shopping, trim the tree, or make a fresh garland for your mantle. We can even find the perfect spot for your mistletoe!
Old homes with good bones become showplaces when staged As stagers and designers, we see lots of amazing homes but there is something about old homes... they have a soul. When staging an older home we strive to honor its history and tradition. This lovely Highlands home has touches of craftsman-style finishes like stained glass in the entry hall and custom-made kitchen cabinets. Stager Debi Marcum did not lose sight of these unique features when preparing this gem for the market. Modern amenities like a sub-zero fridge or Viking oven can really turn a functional kitchen into a show-stopper like in this antebellum home in Crescent Hill (below). Elegant finishes like the claw-foot tub and chandelier in the bathroom below reflect a style that has been written over the course of time. Stagers Jennifer Teagler and Debi Marcum preserved the character and style of this home by utilizing traditional furniture and accessories. This lovely entryway boasts striking blue and green artwork and paint. The light pistachio colored paint emphasizes the beautiful trim. The classic paint colors in this amazing Second Street property are in keeping with the historic timeframe of this home, but the homeowners had a thing for contemporary furnishings. Check out their original poster art in the master bathroom. The traditional colors and cabinetry in this kitchen are a nod to preserving the past. Yet modern conveniences like this remote controlled door to the wine cellar and high-end appliances...
We’re adding services like holiday decor, vacation home decor, senior move management, and organization services.