Welcome to our special gallery featuring a home design by Meridith Baer Home.
This is an unusual gallery, where we have the unique opportunity to present to you before and after images of several of this luxurious California home’s rooms.
The before images you’ll see are the rooms utterly devoid of furniture, showing the size and layout of the space that can’t be changed without major renovations.
The after images show the room staged in such a way that the size, layout, and function of each room is enhanced with comfort and style without sacrificing any purpose.
Staging is one of Meridith Baer Home’s services–for homes that need a little help selling, staging can make a huge difference. The point of staging is to remove any parts of the home that are a bit too personal, like family photographs or children’s artwork, and arrange the spaces in an attractive, welcoming way. Any potential buyers that walk into the home should immediately be able to start picturing their furniture, family, and lives in the home.
In this gallery, you’ll see the fantastic way each room has been staged for optimal comfort, style, and home value.
We hope you’ll find it easy to see why home staging is such an important part of preparing to sell a home.
The bare, hollowed out, cavernous room with light hardwood floors, exposed beams on the ceiling, and a large, solid marble wet bar on the left. On either side of the bar are televisions, marking this space as one for casual entertainment.
A fresh coat of paint, modern barstools, a white linen sofa with two matching armchairs, dual leather ottomans in a rich red-brown, and a large ornate glass coffee table fill the large room. On the other side of the wide archway is a continuation of the space, complete with a game table.
The empty wine cellar, with a bold patterned tile floor and brick walls around the built-in storage.
Filling the racks, adding glasses, and a rustic table and chairs completes this space without distracting from the size of the wine cellar.
The open, airy room with exposed wooden beams, a series of French doors that lead out onto a balcony, and a stone fireplace mantle with multi-colored brick work on the inside.
The enormous room has been transformed into the master bedroom, with the room’s hardwood floors covered by a traditionally styled area rug. Two wide armchairs are positioned in front of the fireplace, which is flanked on either side by ornate mirrors.
Like the bedroom, this room has a beautiful fireplace with two iron sconces above it. The French doors lead out into the front yard, and are flanked by two very small windows. The stone tile floor has subtle variation in color that add visual interest.
After staging, the room becomes a main-floor study with rustic details mixed with contemporary and modern features. An area rug warms the stone floors and pulls the desk and seating area together.
The kitchen, devoid of any furniture, looks mostly the same, but the architectural details shine through. A narrow tray above the kitchen island has the same exposed beams we’ve seen in other parts of this home.
The spacious kitchen, with all the furniture, accents, and decor added, becomes a welcoming, cozy place. A beautiful dining set with upholstered chairs, set with pristine white dishes and a white orchid that matches the one on the kitchen island help make the home feel clean, but lived-in.
Without any accents, furniture, or other details, the backyard feels cold and almost too large. Stone archways lead out from beneath the eaves to the bright, sunny pool complex. A perimeter of hedges just barely block the edge of the hill that looks out on the water.
After adding outdoor seating, a table, and an orchid, along with three rolling lounge chairs out from beneath the covered patio, the space feels smaller, but still very comfortable, a place where one can envision themselves relaxing after a long day of work or fun.
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