Home staging isn't just for homes. We stage businesses, offices and commercial spaces too!
Last Thursday morning I received an email from an advertising agency owner who found my Los Angeles home staging company on Google.
Here's part of the email:
Hello. We are a small creative advertising agency in Hollywood – you can visit our website link below to see what we do. We have a very important client meeting on Monday and need to stage our offices to create a hipper, cooler vibe and really accentuate the old school Hollywood nature of the building. We have a pretty cool space, but we need to go the extra mile for this meeting.
I responded with an email explaining how I work and what the minimum charges would be. I didn't want to waste his time or my time if they didn't have realistic expectations regarding the budget. I received a response that we were in the same ballpark, so I was off to meet my new clients.
The location was fantastic. The architecture was beautiful (as the email said) old school Hollywood. The interior was underwhelming. Like many offices (and homes for that matter), "stuff" had accumulated - extra office furniture, defunct computer and old electronic equipment and the like.
I gave the owner a list of repairs, purchases and changes that needed to be made before we returned to stage on Saturday. I was off on 1 1/2 very long days of a power shopping adventure.
My staging assitant, Carlos, and I arrived Saturday morning with a full cargo van and SUV. I augmented all the purchases with staging art work and accessories from my home staging warehouse in order to keep the budget under control.
Here's the conference room before:
Its pretty typical of many office conference rooms - a catchall room (when not in use) for papers and projects - but not really the type of place you want to bring your clients.
Now here's the conference room after staging by Moving Mountains Design. We got rid of all the clutter, repurposed some massive mirrors from other areas in the office and I brought in high end mesh office chairs to give the conference room a polished and professional look. A large succulent arrangement and some Mid-Century modern colored pottery completes the look. A client who walked into this conference room would feel like they were working with knowedgeable professionals with good taste.
Here's some before and after photos of the office kitchen. Due to time constraints, we could only declutter and decorate - nothing too extensive.
Again, typical office kitchen with lots of stuff that really doesn't need to be on display.
Here's the kitchen after staging by Moving Mountains Design:
Here's another view of the kitchen after staging:
In addition to the conference room and the kitchen, we also staged a client lounge/game room, some restrooms, a large common area workspace with multiple computer stations and the hallways. To see more photos of this project, including a client lounge/game room and the reception area see Staging A Business - A Hollywood Advertising Agency Office Makeover.
Moving Mountains Design is also a full service interior design company, but for this business staging job, I had to put my home stager hat on. Due to budget and time constraints, I couldn't order high end uber-hip office chairs, shop at the Pacific Design Center or even have the walls painted. What my clients got was a very cost effective and FAST makeover of their offices to present a more professional face to their clients.
Does your office or business need a makeover or Stagervention? Call Moving Mountains Design (626)-441-8975 or email Michelle for your office or business makeover!
2015 RESA Professional Stager of the Year
2014 RESA Top 10 Professional Home Stager2010 RESA Professional Stager of the Year
Michelle has staged hundreds of Los Angeles homes, many of which have sold with multiple offers, above listing price.
She works with home sellers, listing agent, builders, flippers and asset managers to prepare homes for sale throughout Los Angeles and North Orange County.
Moving Mountains Design provides vacant home staging, color consultations, corporate and executive relocations, and interior design. We also stage model homes, REOs, foreclosures and auction properties for real estate investors and asset managers. Builders hire us to stage their models or to help move inventory when sales slow down.
For more information about our Los Angeles home staging services, contact Michelle at (626)385-8852 or by email.
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