but style endures.''
-- Coco Chanel
A chandelier is definite statement-maker. So is a front door that's painted a bright color. So is a state-of-the-art washer and dryer combo (you can always take it with you, or use it as a "negotiating chip").
|Stylish staging calls for touches of boldness, like this un-shy|
zebra print on the ottoman. Photo: Laura Stein Interiors
Ask yourself, "What do I have that no one else has?"
If you have doubts about some of your home staging being too quirky or distracting, limit these touches to just that -- finishing touches. It's best if the basic infrastructure that conveys with the house -- walls, doors, fixtures, appliances, and built-ins -- stay with current fashions. Home buyers do not want to paint over your chartreuse walls and replace all those cute unmatched doorknobs.
“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.” -- Gore Vidal
|A chest with lots of straight lines in its design gets paired with a mirror|
that's all curves. Style is the play of opposites. Photo: ML Design
“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“Do it big, do it right, and do it with style.” -- Fred Astair
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
-- Leonardo da Vinci
|A simple color palette and a lack of clutter keep this |
bedroom looking timeless, clean, and stylish
“God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.” -- Pablo Picasso