Home Staging Blog

We staged the Sweetbriar Property with recycled wood to stay with the sustainable lifestyle

The Difference Between a Home Stager and an Interior Designer

When selling a home, a good home stager is far more valuable to a real estate agent than a pocket full of interior designers. The opposite is true after the home sale. While both know all about architecture, the difference between a home stager and an interior designer ultimately rests with the goal.   When…

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Paint color choices after staging helped this home sell quickly

Your Stale Listing Deserves a Second Chance

Most Realtors will stear clear of expired listings. Are you reluctant to take on a stale listing or re-list a home that has met with low appeal and even lower offers? What if that listing hasn’t received a single offer?   Fortunately, there’s an easy solution that can help freshen a home’s appearance, bolster interest…

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Vintage Loft layers of distinct living spaces

Featured Project: The Vintage Loft

What was the name of this project and why? We called this project the Vintage Loft. Built in 1908, the building owners originally used this space as a cement warehouse. They renovated it in 1999 and now it’s one of the true vintage loft buildings in Portland’s Pearl District. What neighborhood was this home in?…

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How Reality TV Has Influenced Home Staging

Popular Reality TV shows about house flipping and home staging make the home staging process look both quick and easy. The good news is that Reality TV has influenced home staging and made people aware of its value. The not so good news is that it may be difficult for some people to determine what’s…

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Portland's Forest Heights exterior home staging

Featured Project: Fullner Court in Portland’s Forest Heights

What was the name of this project and why? We named this project Fullner Court after its street address.   What neighborhood was this home in? This beautiful home is tucked in Northwest Portland’s Forest Heights.   What was the demographic of the target buyer for this home in Portland’s Forest Park? The home sits on…

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Elle Decor features a home staged by Imagine Stagier

Our Staged Listing Featured in Elle Decor Magazine

One of our stagings was featured in Elle Decor Magazine this month! This article featured in Elle Decor Magazine titled “These Modern, Metropolitan Homes are Available for You to Move in Tomorrow,” aptly describes the property we staged for a client on the South Waterfront: “In addition to two master suites on separate sides of…

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The Science of Color in Home Staging

Almost every home stager will agree that when it’s time to sell your home, you should consider giving your walls a fresh coat of paint. An environmentally-friendly paint can even give you a higher Home Energy Score. Be aware that choosing color for your home plays a role in how a potential buyer will respond…

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Choosing your surface granite or quartz

Should I Install Granite or Quartz Surfaces?

We sat down with our very own interior designer Lynnette Hardy for some insight on the difference between granite and quartz. Below are her answers to some frequently asked questions. Which is best for your project surfaces, granite or quartz? I get this question a lot when I’m designing kitchens and baths, consulting for real estate,…

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Soft greys didn't distract from the vista in this West Hills 1920's Colonial

Featured Project: West Hills 1920’s Colonial

What was the name of this project and why? We call this home the West Hills 1920’s Colonial. Located in the West Hills off Dosch Road, it was built in the early 1920’s. What neighborhood was this home in? This home tucks into Portland’s West Hills near Council Crest Park. Some say this area got its…

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How to Live in a Staged Home

You’ve decided to sell, but the thought of having your house viewing-ready at a moment’s notice sends you into a tailspin. How will you ever live in a staged home and keep it clean, all while keeping your sanity? Statistics prove that staged homes are on the market for less time than their unstaged counterparts.…

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Award Winning

Houzz Best Of Design 2018
Houzz Best Of Service 2018
Houzz Best Of Design 2017
Street of Dreams - People's Choice Award 2012
Affordable Home Show - Best of Show Award 2010, 2011, & 2012

Lenny and Lisa are fantastic to work with! They are approachable, affordable and offer great feedback in regards to...

Posted by Patti Jensen on Sunday, January 1, 2017

Lenny and Lisa are amazing!!!! Thank you to Imagine Home Staging for creating a gorgeous space that is "picture perfect". True professionals, great to work with and have an amazing gift for design.

Posted by Teresa Harbert on Thursday, February 23, 2017

Great people, great furniture, solid service. I've worked with Lenny and Lisa several times and haven't been disappointed yet. I truly believe my properties sell faster because of their staging work.

Posted by Matt Loosemore on Monday, December 28, 2015