Setting the Stage for Your Home Sale Success

This is a living room in a home I recently sold in Franklin, TN that my stager and I “transformed.” This was the home of a busy, hardworking couple with a newborn and several animals. This couple was all about living comfortably and only having furniture in the house that was kid and animal-proof!

Our Mission? 1) To make the focal point of this living room, the beautiful fireplace, wood beams, and A-Framed Ceiling. 2) To neutralize the color palette to give the room a fresh, updated look 3) Make the room feel more spacious by removing several bookcases that were taking up valuable real estate along one wall and exchanging the rectangular coffee table for a round ottoman. 4) Incorporate a round accent mirror above the fireplace to balance out all of the angles, straight lines and squared edges in this room and because… every room needs reflection!

One of my favorite things about working in Real Estate is staging my listings! While I’m NOT a professional home stager, I have spent years working alongside some of the most talented home stagers in Williamson County. These super talented women have taught me the importance of, and how, to make each room in a house look and feel inviting, spacious and memorable. Why do I invest my time and money into doing this for my clients? Well, that’s a no brainer! It’s a proven fact that well staged homes sell much more quickly than the competition AND for considerably more money. And selfishly, I think home staging is more fun than a barrel of monkeys! My stagers and I get to be creative, problem solve and transform houses, room by room, in ways that bring so much joy, pride and happiness to the homeowner and to us! Our barometer for whether or not we successfully staged a home is simply this…. If we and the home owners are excited about how incredible the home looks, once staged, we know buyers are going to love it too! Check out these before and after photos of a living room we staged, in a house in Franklin, TN.

Check out the before and after photos above of another Franklin home that my stager and I staged.

Our Mission? Brighten & soften this very spacious living room, so that it looked cozy and inviting!

Take a look above – at this before and after photos of a large foyer/dining area my stagers and I “transformed” in Sylvan Park.

Our Mission? 1) To lighten, declutter and modernize this large foyer/dining room space so that it felt fresh and up to date 2) Make the large picture windows the focal point. 3) Stage this room in a way that would allow buyers see the versatility of this space. How gorgeous would a black, baby grand piano look in this room?

Let’s take a look at a home in Spring Hill, that I listed and sold that had a formal dining room that my clients preferred to use as a parlor/formal living room area.

Our mission? 1) Refresh, lighten, and brighten this space by removing large, heavy, dark furniture pieces, such as the couch, that were preventing light from coming in the windows and their large, dark rug which was covering up the beautiful hardwood floors and making the room appear smaller than it was. 2) Bring in lighter, smaller-scale furniture and position it away from the window, to let the maximum amount of light into the room and create more walking space in and around the room 3) Create a space that was more inviting, youthful, and memorable, so that the home would appeal to a broader demographic of buyers.

This is a secondary bedroom in a farmhouse my stagers and I “made over”, prior to listing the house, in Franklin, TN.

Our Mission? 1) To make the bedroom look more spacious, cozy and inviting 2) Highlight the two windows and architecture of the room 3) Furnish and decorate this bedroom in a way that allowed the cloud wallpaper on the ceiling to fit in, rather than stand out.


This transformation takes you to a home in Spring Hill I listed and sold recently, that my stager and I “transformed” that had a foyer that felt especially dated and unwelcoming. First impressions are everything! So…

“Our Mission?” 1) Make the foyer feel fresh, updated and welcoming! 2) Exchange dark, dated furniture and decor for pieces that were current and on-trend so that a larger demographic of buyers could envision themselves living in this home. 3) Make the beautiful arched trim work be the focal point when you walk in the front door!

This is a living and dining area in a house I sold recently in Thompson’s Station, that my stager and I “made over.” While this family had updated and renovated every room in their house, they had outgrown their home and were storing way too much furniture and personal items in each room. This caused the rooms to feel smaller than they actually were and made it difficult for buyers to notice all of the improvements they had make to the home.

Our Mission? 1) Help my clients determine which furniture pieces and decor to move into storage, and what to keep so that each room in their house would feel spacious and inviting instead of small and cramped. 2) Use on-trend artwork, decor, and greenery, to highlight the aspects of each room that had been updated by the sellers, such as the beautiful craftsmen style fireplace mantle they had built prior to listing. 3) Incorporate wood tone decor and greenery into each room to “warm-up” and balance out the grey paint, with cool undertones, used throughout the house.

Here is a dining room in a farmhouse in Franklin my stagers and I “transformed” before listing it on the market!

Our Mission? 1) Neutralize the color palette 2) Make the dining room look more spacious by removing the rug and changing the layout of the dining room table 3) Draw attention to the beautiful sand and finish hardwood floors. 4) Incorporate decor with a modern farmhouse feel!

Here is an eat-in kitchen area in a home I recently sold in Spring Hill, that my stager and I “made over.”

Our Mission? 1) Make the windows and view to the beautiful, fenced backyard, the focal point, by removing the bakers rack which was blocking sunlight and the view! 2) Simplify and declutter the space to make the room look larger, by removing unnecessary artwork, the trashcan, and a small cabinet/chest. 3) Add greenery to the space, to make the room feel fresh and bring the outside, in! 4) Soften and cozy up the dining area by substituting two wooden chairs, for two upholstered chairs at the end of the table.