I just got back from Boulder, Co where I spent 3 days staging a house for my stepdaughter and her husband.  Greg has been renovating homes for about 10 years on and off and we had a little over 48 hours to get this one ready for an open house on Sunday.....

If only I had the before images this post would be even better but unfortunately all I have are the ones I took upon arrival.

I have to tell you I did not think we could pull it together.  Boulder only has one Pier 1....and one World Market.  The closest West Elm..... Pottery Barn and Ikea are an hour away.  I knew that might be impossible present a challenge.

First up was the fact that the West Elm sofa we had ordered a month ago was not going to arrive.  Yes....the quick ship "be there in 1-3 weeks" was already into the 4th week and they weren't exactly sure where it was.

So with that in mind I snapped a few shots and we headed out to look for a sofa stand in.

We stopped first a this great little design store called Lola Gray.

While they had fabulous things a sofa there would have blown the entire budget:)

Moving on....

Score.  Pier 1 had one on the floor that they would sell and it was close to the same color as the ordered one.  So we picked up a few things and headed next door to HomeGoods for no less that 30 or so pillows.  After all.....if you hire me you get pillows right?

Here is where we started.  The 2 chairs, rug and coffee table [I think] came from Ikea.  They were purchased for the last home we did.  Rug was definitely too small.

This is the wall where the sofa will go.

And we had no idea what was going in this space:)

But this is what it looked like when I left yesterday around 2:00.

So here we go....If I don't list it then they already had it from another staging project.
Sofa: Pier 1
Pillows: HomeGoods
Throw: HomeGoods
Art: World Market
Floor Lamp: West Elm
Poufs: Pier 1
Rug: World Market
Chairs: Ikea
Coffee Table: Ikea?

Console: HomeGoods
Lamp: HomeGoods
Plant: Home Depot
Books: Goodwill
Picture Frames: Ikea


Kitchen/Keeping area....

I love these planters from Home Depot!

Here are a few I grabbed from the listing site.
Table [Ikea] Chairs [Overstock]
Master was a marathon but I love that instant gratification you know?  

Now back to reality and the overload I have going on in my life.  I don't see a day off in future anytime soon.....:(



Kathysue said...

That house is totally cool and the way you staged it is perfect. Love all the sleek choices, another great job.

A Perfect Gray said...

you do amazing work. pillows make the space, as usual! well done. donna

Naz said...

Perfection and to me one of your best.

Pink Camellias said...

Great job - everything looks awesome. I bet that house will sell quickly!

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

Looks fantastic, Sherry! You have such a talent.

Betsy Cobb Gordon said...

It's just gorgeous Sherry! It's perfectly staged and what a transformation in such a short time.
Great work! Anything you can't do??


Unknown said...

Sherry! You are truly living your best life. You have such an eye for design. It's beautiful. Also, kudos to Greg on the remodel. Very sleek!


cindy hattersley design said...

What a fabulous transformation. You are amazing!!

Brandi said...

Simply stunning, Sherry! You did your thing in there!!!!

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Nancy said...

dang! I knew you were good but now I know you're good even under a seriously limited time turnaround. awesome house!

barbara said...

That house is fab! We forget how fortunate we are in Atlanta to have so many options to purchase home product ASAP.

Vel Criste said...

48 hourse? Looks ready to be moved in to!Great job! Love that HG lamp!!

chickpea8 said...

Thanks for sharing, your decorating style is so inspiring to me. It makes me want to improve my own home. Also, thanks so much for sharing where you picked up your decorating pieces, there are some blogs where they withhold this information. The fact that you share makes me tune into your blog all the more. :)

Unknown said...

fabulous job and what a cute house! I love that Home Goods console. You get so numb from going there sometime and I could kick myself afterwards for not picking up some things. xo Nancy

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Indeed, what I can see here is really a great job. I love the final outcome of this house, it seems so bright and shiny. And what I also like is the color combination, I think it adds-up even more light. Great job, congrats!
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