Sunday, July 15, 2012

Making it theirs

A client of mine is moving abroad and has just put her gorgeous 6-bedroom house on the market.  At the request of her broker, we have spent the last several weeks pairing down the personal details of the space in order to make it more neutral and "buyer friendly".  This act of stripping your personality out of the house to let someone else imagine theirs in it, is a hard process.  After all, so much effort goes into making a space yours that dumbing it down seems to negate how special you once thought it was, and suddenly your home just becomes a business transaction...
With the house now void of knickknacks and family photographs, I wanted to bring warmth back into the space for the first open house.  Luckily this can be done with a little bit of staging and some simple flower arrangements.  After providing some additional lighting and re-editing the bookshelves, I took a ride over to Winstons (my favorite local florist) to see what I could find.  From their cut flowers, to their incredible selection of orchids, succulents, and outdoor plants, I was able to fill in the gaps and cheer up my client and her space.

Keep your fingers crossed for a quick sell!

1 comment:

  1. Adorable. A very cool and fresh room among the green house and not less than heaven.