Entries Tagged as 'Rugs'

Visual Distractions

August 14th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Please let me have 10 minutes to stage this kitchen.  I need a few boxes.  Won’t cost a penny.  Let’s remove the family photos, the hanging wine glasses, the hand towels, everything on the counters (including the second microwave), the pot rack, the refrigerator stuff, the coats, the pet bowls & leash, etc.  Why not show off how clean and bright this kitchen really is?  Is that a granite countertop?

cluttered visually distracting kitchen too much stuff displayed poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Over in the dining room, let’s remove the family photos, everything else on the table, including the prescription bottles.

cluttered visually distracting dining room table too much stuff displayed poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

In the office, let’s remove everything on a horizontal surface, plus the blankets.

cluttered visually distracting office too much stuff displayed poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Everything, including the rack.

cluttered visually distracting bathroom toiletries too much stuff displayed poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Make the bed properly, remove the rugs, and open the curtains.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Pot Rack · Rugs

Tigers & Cheetahs

June 21st, 2015 · No Comments

Our reader, C.H., is intrigued by the tiger theme at this Omaha, Nebraska home.

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It’s grrrrreat.

tiger theme motif living room décor rug artwork Omaha Nebraska home house for sale real estate photo

The handles in the middle of the kitchen cabinet doors caught C.H.’s eyes too.

handles in the middle of the cabinet doors kitchen Omaha Nebraska home house for sale real estate photo

We spotted some cheetahs in a Phoenix home.

two cheetahs in rug design Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

So many home decorating choices out there.

two cheetahs in rug design Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Rugs · Other US Cities

There’s an Elephant In the Room

February 1st, 2015 · No Comments

Thank you, Rodney, for sending us this photo from a South Wichita, Kansas home.

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There’s an elephant, a lion, a rhinoceros, and a leopard.

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Tags: Rugs · Other US Cities

Go, Hawkeyes!

January 11th, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Iowa Hawkeyes football team finished their season with a 7-6 record, losing in the Taxslayer Bowl on January 2nd.  They remain well-loved, however.  Here’s a big Hawkeyes fan in Des Moines, Iowa.

Iowa Hawkeyes logo yellow black painted on bedroom walls Des Moines home house for sale real estate photo

There are Hawkeyes fans in San Tan Valley, Arizona too!

Iowa Hawkeyes logo yellow black rug bedspread bedroom decorated San Tan Valley Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities · Rugs · Other US Cities · Bedspread

Green Rug

September 3rd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Never seen a rug like that before.  Looks like a trip hazard.

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Visually distracting.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Rugs

Weird Dolls

August 5th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Simply bizarre.  A doll family.  Payson, Arizona home.

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Dolls made from towels?  Unbelievable.

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She collects plates.  From the Franklin Mint or Danbury Mint?

collector plates on display cluttered family room Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

She spent a mint on those plates.

collector plates on display cluttered family room Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

More plates in the bedroom!  They’re like tribbles; they keep multiplying.

collector plates on display cluttered bedroom Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

She also collects family photos.  And she has a gun/rifle.  When Grandma says, “I’m gonna shoot,” do you duck or say ”cheese”?!

dozens too many family photos on display in hallway gun rifle on the wall Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

A rifle, a scythe, two saws, and a golf club.  Grandma’s ready for the zombie apocalypse!

family photos on display gun rifle scythe two saws golf club on wall cluttered Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Grandma thinks the mammy cookie jars are a whimsical part of Americana.  What will some buyers think?

collection of old cooking containers on wall mammy cookie jars kitchen cluttered Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Fireplace · Stuffed Animals · Dolls · Other Arizona Cities · Rugs · Collections · Family Photos · Weapons & Firearms · Grandma's House

Payson Palace

February 20th, 2014 · 6 Comments

The ceiling collapsed and there are plastic tarps inside this Payson, Arizona home.  Notice the giant orange floor fan and the other fan in the back.

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Lots of rugs in this house.

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Panning to the right, we see lots of plastic.

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They use the unfinished wall as storage shelves.  Clever.  More plastic tarp, another fan, and more rugs.

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Panning to the right, we see a makeshift table and more plastic.

fixer-upper dining table fan rugs plastic tarp unfinished wall Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

More fans!  More unfinished walls!  More plastic!  They’re very consistent.

fixer-upper dining table fan rugs plastic tarp unfinished wall Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Their outside foundation wall has a large crack.

large big vertical crack exterior foundation wall Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling · Rugs · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling

Numskulls

February 19th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Skull painting and striped couches.

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Creepy skull.  Pretty hair.

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At another Phoenix home, a skull on the dresser, a skull on the table, and a skull painting.

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Delightful.

creepy weird odd skull painting cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

And then this in a Mesa, Arizona garage.

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And a witch too!

skull witch head garage Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Garage or Carport · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Rugs · Art

Mellow Yellow

December 15th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Water conservation in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Rugs · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

Stuffed Turkey

December 11th, 2013 · 14 Comments

Furniture way too big fills this Phoenix home to the brim.

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Shabby chic showroom?

bed furniture too big for the bedroom oversized overstuffed home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

The dining room, we think.

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The left side of this room with no space left.

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Here’s what you see when you enter the house.

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Looking back to the front door.

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The living room.

furniture too big for the living room oversized overstuffed home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

Ok, so you’ve finished your tour of the overstuffed house and you want to leave.  How do you get out?!

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Your path to the front door is blocked with obstacles.  Panic sets in.  Your breath is quickened.  The front door!  The front door!  Help me get to the front door!  I need air!

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Rugs · Fake Plants & Flowers