This sofa in Portland Oregon’s Twenty-Third district was hiding a secret surprise!
Our company was recently contracted to stage a lovely 3-story townhome in Portland Oregon’s trendy NW 23rd district. This historic neighborhood is chock full of upscale boutiques, amazing restaurants and cafes, art galleries and coffee shops ~ all within walking distance. While at one time this neighborhood was mainly an industrial area with few amenities, it has become one of Portland’s most sought-after neighborhoods due to it’s downtown location, availability of public transportation, and very high walk score. The townhome we staged has a walk score of 97 out of 100 ~ considered a “walker’s paradise.”
The sellers had moved out of state and asked us to work with their existing furniture (all of which is very nice) and enhance it with some of our accessory items to add interest and color. This type of home staging service is becoming very popular as homeowners and real estate agents realize the importance of presenting a property at its very best for potential buyers who view it online and in person.
Another post will address the “Before & After” transformation of this home, but I wanted to share a wonderful surprise we discovered when staging this Portland OR townhome. We’d studied the photos we’d taken when we first viewed the living room in this home prior to returning to stage it ….
While the sofa is a very nice Pottery Barn model, it’s blue slipcover (perfect for everyday use) looked a bit rumpled and dark for this room, which we were going to warm up with color accents as part of our home staging plan.
We began by moving the furniture into a better configuration for selling this home, highlighting it’s best features. As we put furniture sliders into place under each sofa leg, suddenly we noticed that the dark blue sofa slipcover had a white sofa underneath it — we gasped with excitement (as only a stager can) hoping that the white sofa was clean and usable. It took a while to remove the dark blue slipcovers from the sofa and all six zippered pillows ~ but our surprise was well worth the wait!
Look what we found underneath the sofa’s slipcover …. a gorgeous bright white sofa in perfect condition!
Likely the neighbors heard me gasp with happiness …. this was SO much better than working with the dark blue slipcover.
So whether you’re staging a home in any of Portland Oregon’s great neighborhoods ~ or anywhere else in North America ~ be sure to check under your sofa to see if it’s hiding a secret.
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Room Solutions Staging in Portland OR helps homeowners and real estate professionals prepare homes so that they look their best and sell faster. We service all Portland Metro area neighborhoods and look forward to providing you a complimentary home staging proposal. Contact us @ 503-246-1800 for more information.