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.

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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.

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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 make this a one-of-a-kind kitchen. What an amazing backdrop for staging!