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Should A 100 Year Old Home Be Staged With Antiques?

Synergy Staging hits the message home that an old home doesn't necessarily need old stuff in it. Knowing who the buyer will be is what will make the difference between a quick sale and multiple price reductions. While we find that the sellers are not always agreeable to this decision, this is why it is important to listen to the professionals that do this for a living. That is, after all, why you hire us!

When planning the staging design for each property, the style of the house tends to guide the furnishings that will be installed. However, keeping in mind the potential buyers, it is important that they can visualize their furniture in the house and not be overwhelmed with a specific style.

From time to time we get calls from Realtors or sellers who say they have an old house and ask if we have period furniture that can be used for staging.

Does a Craftsman home require Craftsman style furniture? Does a home built in the early 1900′s call for antiques throughout? No. Most people who are looking to move to stylized or century homes prefer to keep the furniture they already own. This is just one reason we believe that it is important to stage with a mix of styles in our designs that appeal to the way buyers will actually live in a home.

Here are a few photos from a home built in 1913 that we recently staged in NE Portland. Our client, who recently moved out of the state, said that “the feedback has been universally amazing.” By blending various design styles that all work together, the potential buyers can imagine living in this home, instead of getting the impression that it is trapped in time.


Dining Room before Home Staging

Flanders - Dining Room staged by Synergy Staging in Portland

A lighter wall color along with modern art and simple decor make the original architecture come to life.


Living Room before Home Staging

Flanders - Living Room staged by Synergy Staging in Portland

Using one primary accent color in an otherwise neutral color palette allows a buyers eye to effortlessly take in each space without being distracted by the furnishings.

Flanders - Living Room staged by Synergy Staging in PortlandFlanders - Kitchen staged by Synergy Staging in Portland

Kitchen Nook Before Home StagingFlanders - Kitchen Nook staged by Synergy Staging in Portland

Office Before Home StagingFlanders - Office staged by Synergy Staging in Portland

Office Before Home StagingFlanders - Office staged by Synergy Staging in PortlandBedroom Before Home StagingFlanders - Bedroom staged by Synergy Staging in Portland

Bathroom before Home StagingFlanders - Bathroom staged by Synergy Staging in Portland

For more information on this listing please contact:
Rob Levy of Keller Williams at 503-906-1444


This home was professionaly staged by Synergy Staging. We present a lifestyle your buyer desires so you can sell your home fast. Join the Realtors, Investors, Banks, and Homeowners who call Synergy Staging to make their properties irresistible and sell quickly!  Read what our clients have said about their experience with our company.

Please call us at (503) 557-2244 for a free no obligation quote so we can help your home sell faster.

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 Author Bio: Melissa Marro, Home Staging Industry leader, Realtor, and entrepreneur offers a unique perspective on New Home Construction, Resale Residential Real Estate, and Home Staging

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Comment balloon 1 commentMelissa Marro • September 08 2012 12:20PM


Melissa:  No, I don't think staging with antiques is needed.  Not at all.  Just look at the wonderful job that has been done here.  Night and day doesn't even come close to describing the difference this great stager has made in this home.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 6 years ago

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