Decorating Ideas

January 9, 2011

“Men Live Here” Apartment Transformed

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This apartment literally went from dorm room (the owner’s younger brother who’s in college lives here) to the beautiful apartment it deserved to be.

The living room was sparse and uninviting, until…

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…we brought in some rental furnishings and decorative accessories to make it look like a room any buyer could relax in.

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The master bedroom looked more like a “crash pad”…

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…until the owner brought in a bed and we brought in some luxurious bedding, lamps and decorative accessories to turn this into the retreat it deserved to be.

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The second bedroom definitely screamed “Man Sleeps Here”…

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…until we decluttered and brought in some bedding, artwork and lamps to warm up the space.

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Buyers can’t envision themselves living in your home if the bathroom is cluttered with your toothbrush, mouthwash and used bars of soap.

Sellers need to think “Hotel” when staging their bathrooms.  Bring in beautiful toiletries, soaps, candles and towels.

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About the Author

Donna Dazzo
Donna Dazzo
President of Designed to Appeal, LLC, design work and staging skills have recently been featured in The New York Times, Hamptons Magazine, Dan’s Papers, LINewsday, Vox Hamptons Magazine and on TV’s NY1 News and “Getting Your Money’s Worth” and on WFUV-FM (90.7 in NYC). Donna is an HSR Certified Professional Home Stager and Redesigner and a Staging Diva graduate. She has studied Interior Space Planning at the Parsons School of Design in New York City and has her MBA from Fordham University.

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