Sanctuary by the Sea

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This is another look at ongoing staging projects in Sanctuary by the Sea that were recently furnished to sell. We wanted each of the units to have a distinct look– from soft, beachy casual to elegant and refined. Both have a completely different look, but are furnished to appeal to the majority of prospective buyers. Since furnishing, unit 2126 has been sold, but 1128 is still on the market.

Unit 1128

1128 living room Screen shot 2015-09-30 at 12.00.18 PM

Unit 2126

 1126 LR 1126 dining room 1126 master whole view1

The Pros of Staging

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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!

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Entry before and after:

1129 entry Screen shot 2015-09-30 at 11.59.29 AM

Living Room before and after:

1129 living room Screen shot 2015-09-30 at 11.58.39 AM

Dining Room before and after:

1129 Dining room Screen shot 2015-09-30 at 11.59.03 AM

Master Bedroom before and after

1129 Master Screen shot 2015-09-30 at 11.59.07 AM