Led by internationally recognized Master Stager Joan Inglis, the multi-award-winning Carolina Spaces team provides unmatched quality in luxury home staging, model home merchandising and interior design services.
In all my years of preparing exceptional properties for sale, I can say one thing for certain – luxury homes require exceptional staging! Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design has won many awards for Best Luxury Staging including the 2018 LUX Life Magazine Leading Designers Award for Most Outstanding Luxury Staging – NC, a UK-based international award.
Most everyone is aware of what home staging is and how it works. While the principles are the same for staging the high-end luxury market, the process takes off in the direction of design. Luxury home buyers want to see the lifestyle they aspire to in a home - and the luxury stager needs to convey this. One cannot expect a top dollar offer for a multi-million dollar estate when the buyer is left to wander through empty, barren rooms that feel cold and uninviting. Staging is necessary to define the scale and flow of the rooms and luxury staging is needed to inspire those high-end buyers to fall in love with the home and the lifestyle it portrays. Not only must the stager have an eye for updating and details, but they must also have the experience and inventory to execute the project.
The quality of the staging furnishings installed is directly related to the buyer's perception of the home's quality. How would laminate countertops affect a high-end buyer's perception of a luxury home? The same applies for furnishings! Will a discerning buyer with expensive tastes pick up on that poor quality table that is the wrong scale? You bet! Will they notice the cheap sofa that appears to be a nice style but when they sit on it, they sink down into the broken springs on this garage sale find? All of this affects the buyer’s overall perception of the home and does nothing to create that "dream lifestyle.” Inappropriate furnishings are revolting and discourage buyers by weakening the home’s overall luxurious feel.
Lavish fabrics and linens, high-end new furniture, eye-catching new accessories and exceptional new artwork are required for luxury staging. When done correctly, luxury staging seamlessly complements the luxurious finishes within the home. Luxury staging needs to show buyers how they would live in the home if they moved in tomorrow.
At Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design, we have decades of experience providing customized staging for luxury properties. A luxury home may require made to order furnishings in a specific style and finish. We give the house what it needs. We also procure custom upholstery and customized art for our luxury stagings. Our staging helps sell luxury homes faster and for a higher sales price, even those that have languished unsold. Our awards, testimonials and statistics speak for us. Contact us at 1-855-SPACES-5 or visit CarolinaSpaces.com.
How do you choose the right luxury staging professional? Stay tuned for our next blog!
The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® (IAHSP®) recently awarded Carolina Spaces and founder, owner and lead designer, Joan Inglis with "Best of Home Staging" awards in Staging Excellence and Industry Leadership for 2018. IAHSP® is the world’s largest and longest running Home Staging Industry Association.
"Carolina Spaces, founded in 2004, has a long and proven track-record of superior service and excellence in our stagings, and we are thrilled that the quality of our work has been recognized on an international level.
"It is also such an honor to be acknowledged personally for my contributions to the staging industry. From being the first Accredited Staging Professional® in the state of South Carolina, to four terms as the local Charlotte IAHSP® Chapter President, to being personally selected by The Creator of Home Staging® Barb Schwarz to receive her 2014 Barb Schwarz Staging Excellence Award, to being the current President of the IAHSP® International Board - I am truly grateful," Inglis said.
Joan Inglis, Founder and Lead Designer of Carolina Spaces - the leading home staging, model merchandising and interior design firm in North and South Carolina, was asked to provide her expertise to home builders in the Spring 2018 issue of NAHB's Best in American Living Magazine. Joan shared her wealth of home staging and interior design knowledge by authoring the article "Set the Stage."
In her article, Joan explains the value of staging for home builders, when done properly by a professional experienced with new home sales. She also provides a list of Do's and Don'ts for Inventory Home Staging.
Joan Inglis has been featured dozens of times on TV, online and in print. She has won numerous local, state, regional and internatonal awards since forming her company, Carolina Spaces, in 2004. Carolina Spaces is the leading expert in Home Staging, Luxury Home Staging, Model Home Merchandising and Interior Design in the Charlotte, NC region and provides award-winning services for home builders nationwide. Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or Contact Us for more information.
"Looks just like a model home!" Those were the Realtor's words used to describe this charming home in the Ballantyne area of South Charlotte when it was listed on the market after home staging by Carolina Spaces.
After a fresh coat of paint and a kitchen facelift, this previous rental was still lacking a "wow" factor. The vacant rooms appeared small, and felt cold and uninviting. Carolina Spaces furnished and staged the main living areas, the master bedroom and two secondary bedrooms to showcase this home in its best light. The results were immediate!
Within 2 days of staging, this $289,000 Charlotte area home was under contract.
Don't let your property sit on the market un-staged, undergoing price reductions while you're still paying the carrying costs. Let our award-winning home staging help your home sell faster and for the most money possible!
Carolina Spaces, a Charlotte, NC interior design, home staging, and model home merchandising firm, has won "Best Of Houzz 2018 in Customer Service." Founded in 2004 by Master Accredited Staging Professional®, Joan Inglis, Carolina Spaces was chosen for this award by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community. Houzz® is the leading platform for home remodeling and design.
"It is such an honor for Carolina Spaces to be chosen 'Best of Houzz' from among the more than 1 million home building, remodeling, and design professionals that are active on the Houzz platform.
"We are passionate about delivering a high-quality service, and are grateful that our commitment to quality and customer service has been recognized by the Houzz community for the second year in a row," said Inglis.
"The Houzz community selected a phenomenal group of Best of Houzz 2018 award winners, so this year's recipients should be very proud,” said Liza Hausman, Vice President of Industry Marketing at Houzz.
“Best of Houzz winners represent some of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry, and we are extremely pleased to give them both this recognition and a platform on which to showcase their expertise."