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Demi Lovato’s home is for sale. Yep, the singer, songwriter and actress, Demi Lovato, is ready for a fresh start and recently listed her Los Angeles home. This luxurious contemporary home has 4 bedrooms and 6 baths spread out over more than 5,000 square feet. The home is s currently listed at 9.495 million dollars.
Lovato’s house is secluded, situated at the end of a private drive. It also features views of the world famous Chateau Marmont hotel. The homes current aesthetic is modern, with a muted palette. In fact, it’s so bathed in neutrals, Demi Lovato’s house is almost completely void of any color. The home’s palette is a great base to start home staging from, but without a hint of color or personality, is it might leave home buyer’s wanting for more. Therefore, through an analysis of Lovato’s home and a mood-board, I’ll show you how I would utilize home staging to get Demi Lovato’s home ready for sale.
We worked with the base palette throughout the home. Although neutral palettes are ideal for a quick sale, too much neutral can easily wash out a space. As result, it can make space feel cold and unappealing to a potential buyer. We added accessories that make the space feel less sterile. For example, we opted for velvet arm chairs for a touch of drama, color, and texture. The rug we’d utilize for home staging is simple with clean lines. Therefore, adding depth with its pattern. The mirror and lamp are both modern and are in keeping with the home’s existing style.
The Home Staging Reveal:
A luxe home staging aesthetic with just enough personality to excite potential buyers. With this kind of home staging, Demi Lovato’s house feels more like a home than a hotel. Even with blue accents, the home’s creams and whites provide neutral enough base for anyone to envision themselves in the space.
Is home staging important? There was a time, not so long ago, when people thought home staging was only for wealthy sellers. Those who hoped to attract wealthy buyers. In today’s real estate world, home staging has gone from luxury to necessity. In fact, home staging is important for every price point, according to a recent report by NPR’s Marketplace.
Further, when a buyer walks into a house, home staging is what helps them imagine it as their own. For the purposes of maximizing sale price, most traces of the existing owner are removed. The home is reimagined using new décor with the target buyer in mind. Furniture and other design elements are selected to help highlight key features in the home.
Is home staging worth it?
Whether it’s a starter home or a mansion, all buyers have trouble attaching themselves to a space that still looks like it belongs to the current owner. For example, broker Ann Kerr said that her client’s gorgeous luxury Denver home had been sitting on the market when filled with the owner’s furnishings. After she enlisted White Orchid Interiors to do a custom home staging, the home sold in only two weeks – at $40,000 over its asking price.
Does Home Staging Work To Add Value?
Not only does home staging help sell a home faster like this Uptown Denver starter condo, but when done right, home staging also raises the market value of a house. In fact, a 2017 survey by the National Association of Realtors found that real estate professionals believe home staging increases the price of a home anywhere from 1 to 15 percent. Still not sure if home staging works? Well look no further than this Boulder five-bedroom which used White Orchid Interiors’ custom home staging to sell for 15% over asking price.
Do Staged Home Sell Better?
Home staging is an investment that’s likely to yield high returns for any seller. Colorado realtor Kayla Schmitz knows firsthand what a incredible value home staging provides. She sold a quaint ranch-style home for $20,000 over asking in just six days. Schmitz used White Orchid’s Katie Designer Package. It’s a value home staging package with a fresh, contemporary design. It’s all the essential furniture and decor for a home staging and available for just $1495.
The Katie Designer Package, which includes coordinating furniture, artwork, and accessories, also helped Denver realtor Janie Stoddard sell her client’s condo virtually overnight. It sold for $15,000 over asking only two days after home staging.
No matter what the price point, staging is essential to attracting buyers and winning them over.
Actress Eva Longoria has placed her home on the market, according to Page Six. The Desperate Housewives star is selling her Los Angeles area estate. Yep, Eva Longoria’s home is for sale at $11,000,000.
The gated property sits on nearly three acres and boasts sweeping city views. Inside, the French-inspired villa features herringbone wood ceilings with exposed cross-beams, oversized stone fireplaces, and spacious rooms. The home’s oak floors and farmhouse kitchen go a long way to completing this picturesque French country vibe. The primary home is 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, while a secondary home has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The property also includes two standalone studios and a cottage.
But even with a property this beautiful – and in a real estate market as hot as Los Angeles’ – the sparely staged home has still spent a month on the market. Perhaps, like Anna Faris’ home, potential buyers are having difficulty seeing themselves in the space. As a result, through an analysis of Longoria’s home and a mood-board, I’ll show you how I would utilize home staging to get Eva Longoria’s home ready for sale.
This home has larger than life spaces to go with it’s over-sized French doors. To maintain a consistent scale I want to go with oversized furniture, as well. This will prevent the space from feeling awkward or enveloping. The home already features a neutral base, which is a great palette to work from when staging a home. The plan is to incorporate more of those off-whites and beige tones throughout the home staging furniture and decor, with a splash of color for a dose of character.
The Home Staging Reveal:
A home whose architectural aesthetic is offset against an interior that plays with classic yet California-influenced decor. We’ve chosen a palette and set of textures that create subtle, yet distinct contrast with the large, smooth, white-washed spaces of the home. This adds much needed visual interest. We kept everything natural and used layering within our home staging to create an atmosphere that felt warm and inviting.
Singer, song writer, and house-flipper, Selena Gomez recently listed her Studio City, California home for sale. According to Variety, Gomez’s 3,188 square foot house – which was built in 1951 – sits behind tall, privacy hedges. Gomez’s home includes three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a detached guest house, and amazing pool. The Los Angeles area home is currently listed for sale at $2.79 million. Although Selena Gomez’s house for sale has an overall neutral palette which is recommended when staging a home, there are some areas that may pose problems and turn off potential buyers. With the use of a carefully curated mood-board, we will show you what changes can be made to improve the chances of a quick sell.
Neutral palette with custom art, young and colorful
The Home Staging Game Plan:
The home already has a neutral based palette, however green velvet sofas, neon signs, and custom art may not be everyone’s cup of tea. The key to staging a home for sale is to keep the décor from overshadowing the space and its functionality. As a result, when it came to reimagining Selena Gomez’s house with home staging we chose to go with a cream colored sofa, a neutral rug and pillows because the home already has a lot of texture such as brick, wide plank hardwood floors, and marble.
The new color palette adheres to the natural tones found in those architectural features: browns, whites, and blues. Additionally, when staging a home, it’s smart to avoid using pieces that skew too much towards one demographic. That it why, for example, we swapped out the younger-feeling art pieces and neon signs, replacing them with art appeals across a broader spectrum of potential buyers.
Anna Faris’ house is for sale. The actress, podcaster, and all around funny lady, recently listed her Hollywood Hills home for sale – again. According to Curbed LA the home has been on and off the market a number of times this year. Hard to believe Anna Faris’ house, the below mid century modern gem which was built in 1950 and sits on almost 1 acre of land has had difficulty selling.
The three-bedroom, three-bathroom home is listed for $2.495 and includes a pool and bocce ball court. This house is surrounded by lush landscaping and is currently sporting a very LA and eclectic style, coupled with Mid-Mod pieces. Perhaps, with the current style, potential buyers are having trouble visualizing themselves and their belongings in the space. As a result, through an analysis of Farris’ home and a mood-board, I’ll show you how I would utilize home staging to get Anna Faris’ home ready for sale.
The home is very modern so I want to create a design aesthetic that is in keeping with the home and the neighborhood’s target home-buyer. The plan is to stick with a color palette that will appeal to a broader spectrum of buyers while still maintaining a mid century feel.
The Home Staging Reveal:
Finally, we’ve created a space with a more muted and cohesive color palette. I decided to especially go with a palette that revolved around different hues of the color blue. The blue was paired with creams and greys, which are light and airy neutrals. You can always bring in some pattern and textures with throw pillows and by using different fabrics and textures in specific furniture pieces. For example, the arm chair and ottoman are a navy leather and the sofa is grey upholstery fabric. I added the artwork to tie it all together and bring the foliage from the outside, indoors – plus palm trees and California go hand in hand. Now this space is ready to be shown to potential buyers!