Portland Home Stager’s Design Work on HGTV!


portland home staging on My First Place

Portland home stager Maureen Bray of Room Solutions Staging recently completed the design work for multiple episodes of HGTV’s hit show “My First Place.”

Two of the episodes we did will be airing this week on HGTV — check your local listings as this info came from the HGTV website and your local times may vary.

Tuesday Feb. 16th @ 5:30pm Pacific time:

Heather has a very tight budget for her first place in Portland, OR. She finds a vintage foreclosure that she falls in love with, but she’s competing with dozens of professional flippers who’d also like to snap up this low-priced home to make money off it. Heather decides to go for broke, bidding at the top of her range & well over the asking price. Then, once she gets the house, she finds out that it needs major repairs.portland home staging on HGTV's My First Placeportland Oregon home staging

Thurs Feb.18th @ 5:00pm Pacific time:After chasing Mark’s career across the country and back for five years, he and Maribelle think they’re ready for an extended house hunt for their first place in Portland, Oregon. But as they struggle to find the balance between a fixer-upper and a wreck, they take a gamble on a short sale and make an offer without seeing the inside! Then, they fall in love with it only to be forced to wait as the bank considers their offer against six others. When they finally do win the contract, they enlist the help of Mark’s father, an experienced contractor to decide, is this a fixer-upper or a money pit? He gives the thumbs up and Mark and Maribelle stop chasing the dream and start living it.portland home staging on HGTV

Tune in the See the “After” of this episode!

Our goal in both of these episodes was to give the First-time homebuying couple the style & colors that THEY wanted for their First Place.  Since both homes were bonafide “fixer-uppers” and no work was done prior to our design work — it was quite a challenge, and very different from staging!    Future episodes we completed (to be aired in March & April) will show transformations of a master bedroom, an outdoor patio, and another living room.

P.S.  Thanks to Julea Joseph in Chicago for referring the producers of My First Place to me when she heard they were coming to Portland!