Should I stage this area?

aktillery9March 29, 2012

This space is currently empty(end od hall/room) I was thinking of adding a small buffet or tea cart with some items for drinking and dining as there are french doors to the left that open onto a terrace with chairs, table and bbq.

My question is, should I go to the trouble or leave it empty. Or does anyone have any other suggestions?



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I would leave the area empty, if that is you only concern. I will keep the paintings on the wall since it will give an impression of the owner's care. JMO.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2012 at 12:40PM
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Can you post a photo that shows the area in context with the french doors? it's hard to see exactly how big it is and whether the furniture might be in the way.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2012 at 2:23PM
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I am not in Seattle but will be going soon (boyfriend's house).

Here is a vide of of the house if you want to see what is going on. You have to be signed in to your facebook account if you have one. Its a really cool home with a lot of interesting features.

This was taken years ago and its only 90% complete.

Let me know any of your thoughts in general. I will be staging and moving things around.


Here is a link that might be useful: link to house

    Bookmark   March 29, 2012 at 4:30PM
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Here, I snipped from your video to show a different view:

I think I would put a comfy chair in the corner with a floor lamp, maybe stage it as a reading nook.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2012 at 7:19PM
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Perfect reading nook. Same as Weedy wrote.


    Bookmark   March 29, 2012 at 8:35PM
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Thanks Jane and wanj for the advice.

Weedy..thanks so much for doing that!!

    Bookmark   March 29, 2012 at 8:47PM
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Having just gone through the decluttering, staging and ultimately selling of my house, I had to say that I discovered that there were areas of my house that actually looked smaller when they were empty, than when they had a few (note I said FEW) pieces of furniture or decorative accents in them.

And unfortunately, I find that there are a lot of people who simply don't have the imagination to 'see' what can be done in a specific space. That adorable little area could very easily be perceived as just a sort of hallway to the French Doors.

I'd definitely put something small in that area. Nothing big or overstuffed. Maybe a nice delicate rocker--just to suggest that it actually is large enough for furniture.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2012 at 9:28PM
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I love the idea of a reading nook. Another thought would be a small place for doing a puzzle or game. I agree with azzalea that you want to keep the furniture small.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 10:11AM
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Thanks everyone! A small reading nook it is!

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 1:47PM
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