The Pros of Staging

Inspiration Images, Interior Design, Things I like

One of my co-designers, Karen Kerns and I have been chosen to partially stage 4 available units at Sanctuary by the Sea in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. When the building was built, the developer kept a few units as investment properties, all of which have sat on the market for quite some time. When we talked with realtors and prospective clients, we realized the reason they weren’t getting the attention they deserved was the fact that they were a spatial furniture challenge. Most of the rooms are HUGE, and the average person can’t figure out how to lay out their furniture in such a large space. A small-scale sofa and pair of chairs gets swallowed in a 20’x30′ open concept living room. So, we were hired to furnish those “problem areas” to help prospective buyers really see the potential of each unit. It’s a night and day difference to see how the furniture makes the unit feel so much more homey and lived-in. A buyer can really envision themselves living there.

I’ve attached some before and afters to show what a difference furniture makes!

 For purchasing info please visit Royce’s site:

Entry before and after:

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Living Room before and after:

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Dining Room before and after:

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Master Bedroom before and after

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Watercolor New Construction COMPLETE!

Inspiration Images, Interior Design, Things I like

This has been one of my favorite projects to-date. It’s a stunning house in Watercolor’s Forest Lakes disctrict. The owners are from Dallas, and chose this location to invest in a rental property. Karen Kerns and I were thrilled to be chosen to help with the interiors. They purchased the home while under construction as a spec home by Ben Giles, so we had some flexibility with colors/lighting/flooring/finishes. I love how the design really came together from concept to completion. Also, look for a design feature of this home in Destin Magazine’s upcoming issue. If you’re interested in renting the home, here’s a link:

I’ve included all the pictures in my Design Portfolio tab, but here are some of my favorite shots by MoonCreek Studios.  Truly stunning, and even more beautiful in person!

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steph dining 150219-27runningoak-015-2000

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steph common area 150219-27runningoak-035-2000

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