The new year has certainly inspired me to write down my goals and begin the work towards them but for some reason I’ve been on a social media posting break of sorts without even meaning to. I think the craziness of last year finally hit me and I just needed to chill for a minute. Anyone else feeling that?

That said, I’m beginning to get my energy back and looking forward to sharing more. I also just finished my Staging Design Professional™ certification, which frees up a bit of time. Can’t wait to put what I learned into practice!

Anyway, despite my lack of posting, Instagram is not lacking in inspiration. Today, I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from other Home Stagers I follow. These companies and the people behind them are doing amazing work to get homes sold in the least number of days with the highest profit. (I can help you do the same! Check out my services.)

View more on my  Pinterest “Design Inspiration” board and see previous week’s saves here. 

STONE’S THROW

I’ve never navigated towards stone much but I’ve been seeing so many great uses of the material lately, especially indoors and in muted palettes with a lot of over-grouting and it’s winning me over. The styling of this space by Stone House Staging and Design is beautiful with the found cutting boards and basket full of citrus. Styling tip – a bowl of lemons in a kitchen is always a must.

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escape the heat

I started following Blissful Design Studio a few years ago when we were looking for a vacation rental in Scottsdale. She and her team have flipped and staged 100s of properties in the Phoenix metro and every single one is on point with it’s layers and textures. Sometimes staging can be too cold and lacking in these things but Brittany nails it every time. 

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layers done right.

One of the principles of staging is to layout your furniture perpendicular to the focal point, which in this case is the fireplace. Euro Staging did a wonderful job here drawing your eye there but filling in the rest of the space with beautiful, streamlined furniture and layers of accessories to fill the space without overcrowding. I could see myself living here, couldn’t you?

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when do i move in?

Light (check), bright (check), airy (check. Lexi Grace Designs is another Phoenix-area staging and design studio with a warehouse to envy and a style to aspire towards. Shelving in a space can be so overwhelming (we have tips on how to combat there here), but they flawlessly filled the space in a non-kitchy way. 

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sweet dreams were made of these.

Are you kidding me with this adorable guesthouse turned office staged by MO Designs? This is an absolute dream.

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so luxe.

I love how orchids add warmth, style and elevation to a space and I generally like to use them in bathrooms but added to this seating area by QA Interiors, it’s a total vibe. Every selection here from the chairs to the sofa to the accessories are layered in a warm, elevated way that looks so luxury.

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heart eyes.

I started following Trish at Sagewood Interiors a while back and love seeing how she’s grown her business so quickly in just a couple of years (goals!) She’s also been so gracious to answer questions so I get the sense she’s an awesome person on top of her great style and I love following good people, don’t you? I adore the simple wooden bench paired with the poster bed here. I’m also a champion for simple bedding with varied texture and love how she accomplished that here.

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blank slate.

If you are selling your home, you cannot go wrong with painting the walls white. It gives a gorgeous backdrop for furnishings and accessories buyers will love. Set to Sell showcases that here with simple styling that feels inviting.

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so fresh. so clean.

Simply Staged is yet another Phoenix staging house I love to follow. Their style is clean, modern and unfussy, which makes it all the more easy to find inspiration you can easily implement in your own home. 

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pose for your shelfie.

I mention this all the time but shelves do not have to be scary! I can’t tell you how many people I either know or have seen post about shelves they don’t touch because they are intimidated. You just need a formula, and the same one I share was largely used here by The Avenue Staging and Design. What’s the formula? (1) books, (2) frames, (3) vases, (4) greenery, (5) candlesticks, (6) knick-nacks. (And if you need extra help on a design plan for shelves in your home, we can do this via my virtual design services.)

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Let’s eat.

This gorgeous dining room by Layton Designs, based in Oklahoma City, is all the things I love. Simple. Layered. And a bit of greenery to top it off. I especially love the use of the long upholstered bench for one side to ease up on the room being too “leggy”. Speaking of, did you see Studio McGee’s new oversized ottoman that was released today? It would be perfect here.

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