First of all, I realized this morning that we were nominated for the Apartment Therapy “The Homies” blog awards in the “Best Home Design Blog” category! Thanks to whoever nominated us – I realize we have no chance against some of those amazing (and regularly updated I might add ) blogs like Retro Renovation and Making it Lovely (which I read regularly) but it’s still really nice that someone took the time to nominate us! And who knew there were so many design blogs?!
If you’d like to vote for us, that would be so cool! We have not a chance of winning, but it’d still be fun to see our name creep up a little higher on the list. So to vote, click here, scroll all the way down to register or login, and then do a “find” function search for us and vote!
Also, I wanted to share the final results of our staging and “sprucing up” efforts on the AGAVE house. This is a home that I have owned for over 4 years (lived in for about 2 years, and rented out for about 2 years). My husband and I have decided that we really don’t want to be landlords anymore, so we are selling it. However, in order to sell it in this market it really needed to be staged. But, we were already planning to spend money on touching up drywall, paint, and landscaping so there was no room in the budget for staging fees. With that, we decided to stage it ourselves with furniture and accessories from our home now. There’s more backstory on that here.
So, I spent about 2 weeks bringing over small carloads of accessories and smaller furniture for the house, and I did a photography trade with some movers to have them move over the big stuff. Almost everything we brought over to the house was existing from our house, with the exception of the dining table and chairs (table was purchased on super clearance from West Elm (“$130!!) and the chairs were a Craigslist find that I had reupholstered – but more on that in another post soon).
Without further delay, here are some before and after photos!
And a few more photos (all afters)
I think this is my favorite vignette in the whole house.
And that’s all! It’s staged and on the market! If you’d like to see the virtual tour that was put together by our realtors, click here. It’s actually really cool – click on the “style designer” feature and you can change wall colors, countertop materials, etc!