By on October 26th, 2018

Serena Williams’ House Re-Imagined With Home Staging

Tennis legend Serena Williams’ house is for sale, according to Variety. That’s right, the new mom and 23-time Grand Slam winner, has listed her Bel Air residence for sale. This isn’t the first time that Williams has tried to sell her over-6,000 square foot home.  In fact, last year the home was priced at $11.995 … Continued

By on October 18th, 2018

How To Start A Bidding War

As a seller or a real estate agent you probably wonder how to start a bidding war? After all, the goal with a home sale is to quickly and easily maximize profit. It’s a question you should be asking. So how can you start a bidding war? How can you sell your home for over-asking price? … Continued

By on September 24th, 2018

Demi Lovato’s House Re-Imagined With Home Staging

Demi Lovato’s home is for sale. Yep, the singer, songwriter and actress, Demi Lovato, is ready for a fresh start and recently listed her Los Angeles home. This luxurious contemporary home has 4 bedrooms and 6 baths spread out over more than 5,000 square feet. The home is s currently listed at 9.495 million dollars. Lovato’s … Continued

By on September 12th, 2018

Meet The Home Staging Team: Trish Sidebotham

We’re taking you behind the scenes here at White Orchid Interiors house staging company to learn more about how professional house staging works, and about the people who make each home look so appealing and effortlessly put together.   Role On White Orchid Interiors House Staging Team Trish Sidebotham is the newest addition to theWhite Orchid Interiors … Continued

By on August 29th, 2018

Why Home Staging Is Important For Every Price Point

Is home staging important? There was a time, not so long ago, when people thought home staging was only for wealthy sellers. Those who hoped to attract wealthy buyers. In today’s real estate world, home staging has gone from luxury to necessity. In fact, home staging is important for every price point, according to a … Continued

By on August 16th, 2018

Cher’s Beverly Hills House Reimagined with Home Staging

Cher’s Beverly Hills house is for sale. Not that she needs an introduction, but singer, songwriter, fashion icon, and Mamma Mia 2 star, is moving on from her Beverly Hills property. Cher’s Beverly Hills house is currently listed for sale at $2.5 million and is 3,089 square feet. It features four bedrooms, three bathrooms with … Continued

By on July 26th, 2018

Eva Longoria’s French Villa Re-Imagined With Home Staging

Actress Eva Longoria has placed her home on the market, according to Page Six. The Desperate Housewives star is selling her Los Angeles area estate. Yep, Eva Longoria’s home is for sale at $11,000,000. The gated property sits on nearly three acres and boasts sweeping city views. Inside, the French-inspired villa features herringbone wood ceilings … Continued

By on July 21st, 2018

Denver Home Staging Sells 5-Bedroom For Over-Asking in Under a Week

White Orchid Interiors’ Home Staging Success stories are a recurring feature where we share the inside scoop how staging a house works. Learn how we stage a home, how fast the homes sell, and for how much! Check out this ranch home staging below.   Type: Katie Designer Staging Package Style: Urban Contemporary Size: 5 … Continued

By on June 29th, 2018

Selena Gomez’s LA Estate Reimagined With Home Staging

Singer, song writer, and house-flipper, Selena Gomez recently listed her Studio City, California home for sale. According to Variety, Gomez’s 3,188 square foot house – which was built in 1951 – sits behind tall, privacy hedges. Gomez’s home includes three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a detached guest house, and amazing pool. The Los Angeles area home … Continued

By on June 13th, 2018

Contemporary Uptown Condo Sells Over Asking, Virtually Overnight

White Orchid Interiors’ Home Staging Success stories are a recurring feature where we share the inside scoop how staging a house works. Learn how we stage a home, how fast the homes sell, and for how much! Check out this condo home staging below. Type: Katie Designer Staging Package Style: Urban Contemporary Size: 2 beds, 2.5 … Continued

By on May 24th, 2018

Anna Faris’ House Re-imagined With Home Staging

Anna Faris’ house is for sale. The actress, podcaster, and all around funny lady, recently listed her Hollywood Hills home for sale – again. According to Curbed LA the home has been on and off the market a number of times this year. Hard to believe Anna Faris’ house, the below mid century modern gem … Continued

By on May 15th, 2018

Cherry Hills Stunner Re-Listed With Staging, Sells Over-Asking

White Orchid Interiors’ Home Staging Success stories are a recurring feature where we share the inside scoop how staging a house works. Learn how we stage a home, how fast the homes sell, and for how much! Check out this Cherry Hills home staging below. Type: Vacant staging Style: Contemporary Luxury Size: 6 beds, 7 baths; 8,718 sqft … Continued

By on July 26th, 2017

Oprah’s Illinois House Reimagined With Home Staging

  Oprah Winfrey’s home is for sale. According to Architectural Digest Oprah recently listed this Illinois home for just $393,875. Oprah first purchased the house in 2001. It has four bedrooms and two bathrooms and features two wood-burning fireplaces. The traditional style home boats some lovely details yet is currently empty save for a few window treatments. As a result, through an analysis of Oprah’s home and … Continued

By on July 19th, 2017

Sell Your House for More With These Paint Colors

We’ve previously discussed what top home features sell a house for more, and faster. Today, we’re taking a dive into which are the best paint colors for home staging that will actually increase the selling price of your home. Blues and Greys What’s the secret to increasing your home’s sale value? According to Zillow who … Continued

By on July 12th, 2017

Test Your Home Staging Skills Take Our Quiz

Are you having trouble figuring out how to properly stage your home in preparation for a sale? Take our quiz to find out some helpful tips about staging your home the right way. For further help from a team of experienced and qualified home staging professionals connect with White Orchid Interiors and get a fast … Continued

By on July 5th, 2017

Here’s What We Loved About Dwell On Design 2017

Dwell on Design was an absolute delight this year. The design mega-conference provided guests with an exciting and clear presentation of this year’s most popular modern home staging and design trends. Hosted in the Los Angeles Convention Center June 23rd–26th this exhibition featured over 2,000 modern furnishings and products, and over 30 different onstage presentations. … Continued

By on June 28th, 2017

Staging A Luxury Home? Don’t Forget These 6 Things

Luxury home staging is an integral part of the selling process. There it is key to work with a team that fully understands the potential of your home – one that knows the importance of home staging as a gateway to swiftly getting your home sold. This vacant staging property was under contract at asking price … Continued

By on June 26th, 2017

3 Keys To Hack The Summer FSBO Market

Listing your home For Sale By Owner can be a hefty task. You’ll need patience, availability and extra time to dedicate to the details but it can ultimately save you up to thousands of dollars on selling costs. If you put a little extra effort into the details it can help you get your home … Continued

By on June 21st, 2017

Harry Styles’ Hollywood Hills Home Reimagined With Home Staging

Harry Styles home is for sale. According to Curbed LA, Harry Styles recently listed his Hollywood Hills house for $8.5 million. The house is 4,400-square-foot, and three-bedrooms. Harry Styles’ house features a pool, a home theater, a gym, and views of both downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. The modern style abode, though well appointed, currently features … Continued

By on June 20th, 2017

Occupied Home Staging: How To Shop Your Client’s Home

Selling a home that is still occupied can be a stressful situation –  for the current homeowner, real estate agent, and you, as the home stager. That anxiety can easily be avoided with the right home staging tips in your home staging toolkit. While occupied home staging almost always requires limited or no furniture inventory, … Continued

By on June 20th, 2017

4 Critical Tech Tools For Professional Home Stagers

  What are your favorite home staging tools? This day in age there’s an app or tool to help you with just about anything. Why not use that to your advantage? Let some of the amazing tech tools out there help your home staging business. From contacts to emails to payments – these tools will … Continued

By on June 12th, 2017

5 Design Conferences For Design Lovers

  Do you love interior design and home staging as much as we do? Interior design is a vastly expanding expanding industry. Whether you’re an established professional home stager, or looking to jumpstart your design career, in today’s world design is accessible to all. Indeed, there are a number of design conferences and expos held every year to … Continued

By on June 7th, 2017

Join Us This Summer At White Orchid’s Home Staging Business Bootcamp

Home staging professionals, do you want to take your home staging company to the next level? This summer you’ll have the opportunity. Dive deeper into the specifics of growing and maintaining a million dollar home staging business than ever before. Expose yourself and your home staging company to one of the most informative and exciting … Continued

By on June 6th, 2017

Las Vegas Market: A Preview. Why This Expo Is A Home Staging Must

  Summer is creeping up. We’re getting excited for all of the wonderful expos and events taking place over the next few months. Events like the annual Las Vegas Market at the World Market Center Campus in Sin City. First off, this expo, the most comprehensive furniture, home décor & gift market in the western US, is … Continued

By on May 29th, 2017

Home Staging vs. Interior Design. What’s The Difference?

You may be wondering what the difference is between home staging and interior design, and you wouldn’t be alone. Home staging vs. interior design – how can you tell the difference? While home staging is a type home design, it is in fact different from interior design. Home staging, or house staging, means preparing a … Continued

By on May 24th, 2017

Wayfair Adds Outdoor Furniture Options For Summer Home Staging

Calling all professional home stagers! Just in time for the long, luxurious days of summer, major ecommerce site Wayfair announces the addition of numerous must-haves to it Wayfair outdoor furniture collection. Therefore, Wayfair’s new pieces are guaranteed to impress all your summer open house guests. Brightening up your home to ready it for sale this summer. … Continued

By on May 22nd, 2017

What You Need To Know About Outdoor Home Staging For Summer

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to get yourself ready for all your favorite seasonal activities: barbeques, pool parties, and home-selling! Summer is one of the hottest seasons for real estate. Is it the right time to sell your house? Whether this is your first time selling and staging your house, or you’re … Continued

By on May 17th, 2017

Home Staging Musts For Professional Home Flippers

Wondering how to flip a home like a professional flipper? Maybe you’ve already poured a considerable amount of time, effort, and money into flipping a house and you’re ready to sell. Professional home flippers face unique considerations when selling their newly renovated properties. Home staging can be key for how to flip a home. It … Continued

By on May 15th, 2017

Try These Secrets To A Perfect Summer Home Sale

This summer home staging is an essential tool when it comes to getting a leg up on the home-selling competition. Whether you live in Phoenix, Las Vegas, Orlando, or elsewhere, house staging can ensure a quick an profitable home sale. Summer is fast approaching and so is the hot summer real estate market. Home staging is so crucial for … Continued

By on May 10th, 2017

What City Is Your Design Hometown? Take Our Quiz To Find Out

Curious as to what your design style says about you? Take our quiz to find out where in the US you should live based on your preferred design style and tastes! Find out which city is your true design hometown. Determining Your Design Hometown Just like we all have our own design style sensibility, so too … Continued

By on May 8th, 2017

Home Staging Success: Boulder Home Rakes In $315,000 Over Asking!

White Orchid Interiors’ Home Staging Success stories are a recurring feature where we share the inside scoop how staging a house works. Learn how we stage a house, how fast the homes sell, and for how much! Type: Vacant staging Style: Modern Luxury Size: 5 bed / 5 bath; 4,458 sqft List Price: $2,085,000 Sold Price: … Continued

By on May 3rd, 2017

Jared Leto’s Hollywood Hills Home Reimagined With Home Staging

Jordan Catalano Jared Leto’s house is for sale. The actor-musician famous for his roles in TV’s “My So-Called Life,”  and films like “Requiem for a Dream,” and “Suicide Squad” has listed his four-bedroom, three-bathroom mid-century home. Furthermore, Jared Leto’s Hollywood Hills house is listed for $2 million, according to Zillow. With the vine-covered exterior, recording studio, and … Continued

By on May 1st, 2017

Meet The Home Staging Team: Dustin Wheeler

We’re taking you behind the scenes here at White Orchid Interiors house staging company to learn more about how professional house staging works, and about the people who make each home look so appealing and effortlessly put together. Role On The Team Dustin Wheeler has more tenure with home staging company, White Orchid Interiors, than any … Continued

By on April 26th, 2017

4 Ways To Hack Home Staging Costs

Today, we’re dishing on a few ways to hack home staging costs. We know that when it comes to selling your home For Sale By Owner, it’s all about cutting costs. Just remember that being fiscally-minded doesn’t mean having to cut corners. Home staging can help you make a fast and profitable home sale. Home … Continued

By on April 24th, 2017

Home Staging Success: Vacant Staging Gets Asking Price In One Day

Curious how to make a fast home sale? White Orchid Interiors’ Home Staging Success stories are a recurring feature where we share the inside scoop on our amazing home staging projects. Learn how we stage homes, how fast the homes sell, and for how much! Type: Vacant staging Style: Traditional / Contemporary blend Size: 3 … Continued

By on April 19th, 2017

How Much Does Home Staging Cost?

Home staging costs: while it may seem counterintuitive to invest in a house you’re saying “sayonara” to, nominal home staging cost can earn a home-seller tens of thousands more than their original asking price. Today we’re breaking down what exactly goes into figuring out home staging costs. Selling your home takes time, effort, and money. … Continued

By on April 17th, 2017

4 Reasons House Staging Is Essential This Spring

Not sure is=f staging a house is the right move this spring? See why house staging this spring is essential to making an easy and profitable home sale. House staging is a key factor in getting your home sold faster and for top dollar. Home staging is designed to help market and display your home … Continued

By on April 12th, 2017

Styling Tips For Staging These 4 Architectural Types

Selling an architectural home? Get home staging tips, like the dos and don’ts of styling an architectural home before hiring your professional home stager. Learn what to spot in a top home staging expert. First, a key to successful home staging is enhancing your home’s best features. Home staging design options can vary depending on time of … Continued

By on April 10th, 2017

How Home Staging Works

Considering home staging but wondering exactly how home staging works? We’ll take you through the home staging process. Feel good about hiring a professional home stager and selling your home faster and more easily than before. Home staging has exponentially gained popularity. It is a home-sale must. Realtors and home-sellers, alike, swear by the ability of great … Continued

By on April 5th, 2017

This Just-Listed Kardashian House Reimagined With Home Staging

Reality star Rob Kardashian (brother to Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney) recently listed his Calabasas, California home for sale, says The star of E Network’s reality series, “Rob & Chyna,” owns a two-story Colonial revival home. It sits in a cul-de-sac in the gated Oaks of Calabasas community, notes Furthermore, Karshasian’s home boasts four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and … Continued

By on April 3rd, 2017

Love It Or Hate It? Rate These Spring Decor Trends

White Orchid Interiors home staging expert Lauren Matthews recently shared some of her favorite shades of green for spring, now we’re curious what you think of some of this spring’s hottest home staging decor trends. Whether you’re a home staging professional, or you have a major crush on design you’re going to want to weigh … Continued

By on March 29th, 2017

Home Staging With New West Elm Summer Collection

We’re sharing the latest furniture and decor to updates any home’s interiors for summer 2017. Check out these great new pieces from the new West Elm’s summer collection. About The West Elm Collection Summer has come early for design-enthusiasts this year. The West Elm summer collection 2017 was recently released! Vivacious colors and bold patterns make up … Continued

By on March 27th, 2017

How To Find The Best Home Staging In Denver

Searching for the best Denver home staging company? See why White Orchid Interiors is Denver’s real estate home staging expert and can provide you unprecedented insight into home staging costs. A Decade Of Denver Real Estate Expertise At White Orchid Interiors we pride ourselves on being Denver’s real estate home staging experts. We offer professional home staging … Continued

By on March 22nd, 2017

How To Write a Winning MLS Listing Description For Your Home

Wondering how to sell your house fast For Sale By Owner? Well, a killer description of your home is essential to bring buyers through the door. Whether you plan on paying a flat fee company to list your FSBO home on the MLS, or you’re creating your own marketing materials and dedicated website for your … Continued

By on March 20th, 2017

3 Hot Spring Real Estate Trends For Orange County

This spring home staging will become an even more important tool when it comes to taking advantage of Orange County’s rising home values. Today, we’re talking about some of the most critical Orange County real estate trends for spring 2017 – check out what’s in store for Newport Beach real estate, Laguna Beach real estate, Irvine and … Continued

By on March 15th, 2017

Green With Envy. Our Favorite Shades of Green For Spring

I’m sharing my favorite spring paint colors 2017. Repainting for an upcoming home staging? Maybe you’re just giving the house a refresher for spring. Either way, I’ve got the scoop the best green paint colors for spring. Wondering what the hottest spring paint colors 2017 are? Spring is a time of renewal; when the flora and fauna … Continued

By on March 13th, 2017

3 Must-Know Spring Real Estate Trends For Denver

In 2017, home staging will become an even more important tool when it comes to taking advantage of Denver’s rising home values. Today, we’re talking about some of the most critical Denver-area real estate trends for 2017 – check out what’s in store for the Denver real estate market in 2017 so you can make … Continued

By on March 8th, 2017

Selena Gomez’s Newly-Listed Texas Mansion Reimagined With Home Staging

Singer and actress Selena Gomez’s house was recently listed for sale. The sprawling, 1.5-acre property located in Fort Worth, Texas is listed at $3 million. Selena Gomez’s house is stately, complete with a pool, a putting green, an outdoor kitchen and cabana, notes Architectural Digest. It has a bold color palette on the walls, and large-scale furniture … Continued

By on March 6th, 2017

Home Staging Success: Vacant Denver Mid-Century Gets Luxury Home Staging

White Orchid Interiors’ Home Staging Success stories are a recurring feature where we share the inside scoop on our amazing home staging projects. Learn how we stage homes, how fast the homes sell, and for how much! Location: Englewood, CO Home Staging Style: Mid Century Modern Home Staging Program: Entire House Size: 4 bed, 3 … Continued

By on March 1st, 2017

What’s Your Home Staging Style? Take Our Quiz To Find Out

What’s your home staging style? Take our home staging style quiz to help get ready for spring home-selling season. Then bring in a pro home staging company to help get the best offer possible.  Spring is just around the corner. That means home-selling season is nearly upon us. Therefore, it’s time to start planning your … Continued

By on February 27th, 2017

Selling This Spring? Here’s Your Essential FSBO To Do List

Planning a spring home sale? Spring is the busiest time for real estate, after all –  that includes for For Sale By Owner (FSBO) home-sellers. When you’re going it alone, having a few months to prepare your home staging and real estate to-do lists can make the FSBO home-selling process a smooth and effortless experience. … Continued

By on February 22nd, 2017

These New Apps Will Make Your Next Open House A Cinch

Last week I covered the secrets to holding the perfect open house. White Orchid Interiors has also shown you unexpected ways technology can help you sell your house and apps every FSBO home-seller needs. That’s why we’re now introducing you to some helpful apps that will further support all your open house planning needs once your home staging is … Continued

By on February 20th, 2017

The Year’s Hottest Kitchen Trends (And How To Stage With Them In Mind)

We’re dishing on the latest kitchen trends. As a result, you can stay ahead of the design curve when it comes to home staging that appeals to today’s discerning buyers. New year, new trends and that holds true whether we’re talking about 2017’s latest real estate trends, or the newest design trends at home. It’s in the kitchen … Continued

By on February 15th, 2017

10 Secrets To Holding The Perfect Open House

We’ve talked about how you can get a leg up when it comes to taking the For Sale By Owner, like how to stage a big house on a tiny budget and 6 secrets to successfully sell your home FSBO. Now I’m dishing on how to host the ideal open house your first time out.  When it comes to selling … Continued

By on February 13th, 2017

Meet The Home Staging Team: Scott Leistiko

  We’re taking you behind the scenes here at White Orchid Interiors to learn more about how professional home staging works, and about the people who make staging a home so effortless and successful. Role On The Team Scott Leistiko has been a integral part of growing White Orchid Interiors. As a result, he has helped establish the … Continued

By on February 8th, 2017

Big House, Tiny Home Staging Budget? 3 Solutions For FSBO Sellers

When it comes to home staging, there’s often a misconception that preparing your home for sale will break the bank – especially if you have a large home. Try these great tips if you’ve got a big house, but a tiny home staging budget this year. Regardless of the size of your house or your … Continued

By on December 21st, 2016

5 Critical Real Estate Trends To Look Out For In 2017

In 2017, home staging will become an even more important tool when it comes to selling your home quickly and for more money. We’re talking some of the most critical real estate trends for 2017 – check out what’s in store for the real estate market in 2017 so you can take advantage. Planning on selling … Continued

By on December 14th, 2016

How To Sell Your Home Fast With Farmhouse Home Staging

Style trends may cycle in and out of fashion, but when you’re selling your home, sometimes capitalizing on the latest home design trends can also mean big bucks. Staging your home with the right design can excite buyers, entice multiple offers, and ultimately drive up your sale price. Farmhouse modern home styling is trending across the country … Continued

By on December 7th, 2016

What FSBO Home-Sellers Need Most For Effective Home Staging This Winter

Winter home staging is essential. The truth is, It’s always real estate season, especially in real estate markets like Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Miami. But even in places like Denver and Seattle the real estate never sleeps. As a FSBO home-seller, ensuring your home staging is on point for the season can be the difference between a … Continued

By on November 30th, 2016

Happily Ever After: This Home Redesign Will Melt Your Heart

We’ve showed you how you can stage a million dollar home in just one week on DIY’s “Raise the Roof,” now White Orchid Interiors is honored to contribute to an emotional home redesign surprise on Freeform’s “Ben & Lauren: Happily Ever After?”  From Raising The Roof To Roses At White Orchid Interiors we get to participate … Continued

By on November 23rd, 2016

Lauren’s Top Decor Picks For Home Staging This Winter

You’ve battened down the hatches. You’re ready to snuggle up in front of the fireplace. Winter is nearly here. But before we watch the clock tick down on another calendar year, all across the country there are still tons of houses waiting to be sold. Check out these top picks for a successful winter home staging. Real Estate’s … Continued

By on November 16th, 2016

The Secret To Home Staging At Any Budget

Regardless of whether you’re selling a budget-friendly home or a multi-million dollar property, home staging is an essential part of an easy and profitable home-sale.There are a number of critical to-dos when selling your home, but home staging is the one that can net you the biggest return on your real estate investment. Learn the secrets … Continued

By on November 9th, 2016

Meet The Home Staging Team: Marisa Harris

We’re taking you behind the scenes here at White Orchid Interiors to learn more about how professional home staging works, and about the people who make each home look so appealing and effortlessly put together.  White Orchid Inteirors‘ Marisa Harris has an eye for aesthetics and a passion for design. With an education in interior design, Marisa has climbed … Continued

By on November 2nd, 2016

Home Staging Success: The Design Secret That Got This Realtor Two Instant Full Price Offers

List Price: $750,000 Location: Denver, CO Size: 2 Bed, 1 bath; 1,230 sqft Home Staging Style: Comfortable contemporary Home Staging Program: Office, living room, master bedroom Home Staging Outcome: 2 Full-price offers in 3 days! About The Home-Seller Do you know the design secret to help ensure full-price offers on your home, instantly? Lorie G., a Denver real estate agent, does. … Continued

By on October 26th, 2016

3 Keys To Keep A Child’s Room Looking Staged

I’ve talked to you about “How To Live In A Staged Home.” But when you’re a family, particularly with young children to look after, living in a staged home presents its own set of unique challenges. So, with that in mind, I’m dishing out my home staging tips on how to keep your child’s room looking staged. … Continued

By on October 19th, 2016

Why Fall Is The Best Time To Sell Your Home

Fall can actually be the most beneficial season to sell your home, despite popular belief. Many people think that spring is the best season to sell a home. Whether that idea persists because the weather is cheery, or because selling a home might be the ultimate form of “Spring cleaning,” this belief has greatly contributed … Continued

By on October 12th, 2016

Home Staging Success: How This Home’s Staging Netted Five Offers Fast

For this mid-century ranch home in Santa Ana, California, the White Orchid Interiors home staging team to turned a focused eye toward the home’s potential target buyer. In a short time, the home’s seller and agent were sifting through five offers. Sale Price: $960K Location: Santa Ana, CA Size: 4 Bed, 3.75 bath; 2,242 sqft Home … Continued

By on October 5th, 2016

Behind The Scenes Of Our Second “Raise The Roof” Home Staging

This time we got to provide professional home staging for a once-small bungalow in Denver’s Wash Park neighborhood. It’s been truly amazing working alongside “Raise The Roof”contractor-host Keith Nylund to see how he pops the tops of these houses, in order to make them truly modern homes. These homes had so many fun historic elements. By bringing in great … Continued

By on September 30th, 2016

Success Story: Re-Listed With Home Staging, This Mid-Century Sold How Fast?

ABOUT THE HOME Sale Price: $529,900 Location: Denver, CO (Park Hill neighborhood) Size: 4 Bed, 3 bath; 2,562 sqft Staging Style: Contemporary Mid-Century Staging Program: Staged living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom.   Before home-seller Kellen contacted White Orchid Interiors, he had listed his home in Denver’s hot Park Hill neighborhood for sale vacant. … Continued

By on September 28th, 2016

Behind The Scenes Of Our First “Raise The Roof” Home Staging

We’re so excited to be a part of DIY Network’s new show, “Raise The Roof.” We were thrilled to provide professional home staging for contractor-host Keith Nylund’s recently-renovated houses. I think that giving viewers a peek into the home staging world has opened up a few eyes. The first of our two episodes of “Raise the … Continued

By on September 21st, 2016

We Wondered What Would Happen If Donald Trump Needed Home Staging

The race for the Presidency is in full gear. That means that in just a few months, either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be moving into the White House and out of their usual residence. That’s why last week I wondered just how I might use home staging to prep Hillary Clinton’s current residence. This … Continued

By on September 14th, 2016

We Wondered What Would Happen If Hillary Clinton Needed Home Staging

The race for the Presidency is in full gear. That means that in just a few months, either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be moving into the White House and out of their usual residence. With that in mind, I wondered just how I might use home staging to prep the candidates’ current residences … Continued

By on September 7th, 2016

Realtor’s Guide: How to Prep Your Client for Home Staging

I find that the homeowners most prepped on the subject of home staging are the ones who have the least difficulty adjusting to it. So how do you prep your client for home staging? As a Realtor, you know that sticking a sign in the front yard and publishing a listing on the MLS isn’t … Continued

By on September 1st, 2016

Insurance for Home Staging Companies

“Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.” This is definitely the role insurance will play in the life of your home staging business. I have had several new and experienced staging professionals ask for my input recently, so in this article I am going to share some of the insurance policies we have in place at White Orchid Interiors.

By on August 31st, 2016

Success Story: Orange County Vacant Home Stage Sells Over-Asking Price

ABOUT THE HOME List Price: $898,500 Sale Price: $910,000 Location: Coto de Caza neighborhood, Orange County, CA Staging Style: Comfortable contemporary Home Size: 4 Beds, 2.5 baths; 2,700 SQFT Staging Program: Staged entire home   Wondering how can Orange County home-sellers can maximize their sale price? The answer is great home staging. Great Orange County home staging not … Continued

By on August 29th, 2016

Lauren Matthews Featured on DIY Network’s “Raise the Roof”

We’re incredibly excited to announce that White Orchid Interiors Founder, Lauren Matthews, will guest star on DIY Network’s new home-improvement show Raise the Roof. On September 6 and November 4 at 8pm PST/9pm MST Lauren will appear alongside contractor-host Keith Nylund to give recently-renovated homes the stylistic edge they need to attract buyers and bids, fast. Raise … Continued

By on August 24th, 2016

How To Live In A Staged Home

Staging your home for sale is a valuable part of the home-selling process. But if you’re still living in the house how can you avoid messing up the staged home on a daily basis? I’m asked this question all the time. All. The. Time. Work, kids, pets — the prospect of cleaning up every last … Continued

By on August 17th, 2016

Look For These 5 Personality Traits In Your Home Stager

For a real estate agent, picking a home stager that understands your approach, and can help sell your home quickly – for top dollar – is important. But how do you know what personality traits in a home stager indicate they’re be the best? Bringing in the right home stager to revamp the house you’re selling is an … Continued

By on August 10th, 2016

Location, Location, Location: Which Home Staging Styles Attract Buyers in Your Region

Home-buyers in different areas are attracted to different home staging styles. As a realtor you know your audience, it’s important your home stager know that audience, as well! You want your house to appeal to the specific home-buyers who are looking to buy in your region. Outfitting a home with the right decor isn’t just … Continued

By on August 3rd, 2016

3 Unexpected Ways Technology Makes It Easy To Sell A House

We can all agree technology makes it easier to sell a home. As a real estate agent, you may have been used to old ways of marketing to other agents; today, however, you and the home-sellers are able to use apps to market directly to consumers for a speedier transaction. Research from the National Association of Realtors … Continued

By on July 27th, 2016

Success Story: On Day One This Denver Home Stage Nets Multiple Offers

ABOUT THE HOME Sale Price: $485,000 Speed of Sale: 1 day Location: LoHi neighborhood, Denver, CO Staging Style: Comfortable contemporary Size: 3 Beds, 2 baths; 1,534 SQFT Staging Program: Living room; Dining room; Kitchen; Office, Master bedroom With the help of White Orchid Interiors‘ home staging, Denver home-seller, Jeff, received multiple offers on his home the first day it … Continued

By on July 23rd, 2016

Passion for Interior Design & Home Staging

History of White Orchid Interiors Our Passion for Interior Design & Home Staging   2006: Lauren Matthews founded White Orchid Interiors in Denver, Colorado Like many great businesses, White Orchid Interiors started in a garage. Lauren recognized a demand for high quality home staging services and began accumulating inventory to furnish and stage vacant homes. … Continued

By on July 20th, 2016

3 Critical Signs a FSBO Home Sale Won’t Work For You

There is no question about it: selling your home For Sale By Owner is a lot of work. There are a few critical signs that a FSBO home sale won’t work for you. If readying your home for viewing by prospective buyers and strategizing your real-life and digital marketing techniques, makes you feel like you’ve taken on a second … Continued

By on July 13th, 2016

Home Staging Tricks: 5 Ways To Create Visual Square Footage

Selling your house and looking to maximize its square footage with some home staging tricks? Try creating visual square footage. A home’s square footage can be one of the biggest factors in a buyer’s decision to purchase. That is why, as a home-seller, visual square footage should be one of your  top priorities. Visual square … Continued

By on July 6th, 2016

6 Secret Hacks To Successfully Sell Your Home FSBO

Selling your home For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is a lot of work. But there are some hacks that might help you successfully sell your home FSBO. Selling a home For Sale By Owner means you’ll need diligence, patience, and unyielding marketing – you’re going to want to have a couple of insider-only tips to make the process … Continued

By on June 29th, 2016

Critical Signs Your FSBO Approach Won’t Result in a Home Sale

Are you growing a little anxious, wondering why going the For Sale By Owner route hasn’t yet resulted in a home sale? You’ve crossed off everything on that seemingly endless FSBO to-do list and are ready to find new owners for your old home. No matter how well you’ve marketed and prepared your home for sale, however, … Continued

By on June 27th, 2016

Home Staging and Design Trends from Dwell on Design 2016

The latest home staging and design trends were unveiled this weekend at Dwell on Design. On June 24-26 Los Angeles hosted the year’s biggest modern design exhibition, Dwell on Design, where more than 350 exhibitors and 100 speakers took to the Los Angeles Convention Center to talk about the latest trends in home design. Straight from Dwell on … Continued

By on June 22nd, 2016

Real Estate Apps Every FSBO Home-Seller Needs Now

Selling your home for Sale By Owner? These are the real estate apps you need right now. The app world has infiltrated every part of our lives: there are apps to track the amount of sleep we get, count the number of steps we take, and match us up with our next significant other. Is … Continued

By on June 15th, 2016

How to Pick a Tech-Savvy Real Estate Agent When Your FSBO Fizzles

So you’re trying to pick a tech-savvy real estate agent now that your FSBO has fizzled. You listed your house on FSBO sites; put up open house signs; got the word out via family, friends and social media; staged the home; and took amazing real estate photos. But your house is still sitting on the … Continued

By on June 8th, 2016

4 Critical To-Dos Your Home’s First Week on the Real Estate Market

The first week of having your FSBO home on the real estate market, is usually the most critical: you will receive the most interest, because the home is new to market. Capitalize on the excitement by checking off these critical must-dos for your home’s first week on the market and see how quickly you can change that … Continued

By on June 1st, 2016

Must-Do Tasks Before Selling Your Home For Sale By Owner

There are a number of things one must do before showing your home to prospective buyers. Selling your home For Sale By Owner (FSBO) can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Before you get caught up in the incalculable number of details that need addressing, take a look at our list of absolute … Continued

By on May 25th, 2016

Success Story: Colorado Home Staging Lands $25k Over-Asking For Home-Seller

ABOUT THE HOME List Price: $387,000 Sale Price After Staging: $412,000 Location: Aurora, CO Staging Style: comfortable contemporary Size: 5 bedroom, 4 baths Staging Program: Furnished the entire home Aurora, Colorado home-seller, Horatio, and his realtor, Jeff, asked White Orchid Interiors to implement a decorative scheme for Horatio’s five-bedroom home. The home was priced at … Continued

By on May 18th, 2016

5 Simple DIY Home Staging Tips

Home staging is one of the most effective ways of changing that “for sale” sign to read “sold”. Even if you’re still debating whether or not to hire a trusted professional stager, there are some simple DIY home staging tips that will allow you to get a leg up on the competition on your own. We’ve laid … Continued

By on May 11th, 2016

A Home-Seller’s Guide To Nailing Real Estate Photos

Your real estate listing photos are more important than ever, especially when you choose the For Sale By Owner (FSBO) route. Social platforms, like Instagram and Pinterest, have elevated home-buyers’ tastes and expectations for their new homes. Nailing the real estate photos of your beautifully staged home is one of the first steps in your For Sale … Continued

By on May 6th, 2016

These Top Features Sell Your Home Faster

Today’s home-buyers value a beautiful kitchen. Whether it’s a result their devoted viewership to television shows like Top Chef or to HGTV’s latest home make over special, your potential buyers will appreciate and gravitate toward the look of a new kitchen. To sell your home for top dollar, however, a recent study by Zillow found … Continued

By on May 4th, 2016

3 Big Ways Selling Your Home Has Changed This Year

Selling your house is a momentous occasion; there is a lot of strategizing and, sometimes, stressing that goes into ensuring you receive more than what you paid for your home. As in any industry, the real estate market has endured a lot of changes within the past year that are changing the way people buy … Continued

By on May 2nd, 2016

Success Story: Home Staging Prevents $50k Price Drop in Laguna Niguel

ABOUT THE HOME Sale Price: $1.4 million Location: Laguna Niguel, CA Staging Style: Comfortable contemporary Staging Program: Furnished the entire home After their Orange County home had sat empty, on the market for months, home-sellers Dave and Stacey began to worry. After dozens of showings, the house had only received one offer – and it … Continued

By on April 27th, 2016

What Every Home-Seller Needs To Know About Staging Their Empty Home

Most people need a little help in constructing their fantasy home, and when you’re selling your house, that’s exactly what you want your prospective buyers to see: their fantasy. Most prospective home-buyers are more apt to see themselves in a home that already looks like, well, a home. Unless buyers are looking to convert the … Continued

By on April 20th, 2016

5 Surprising Real Estate Trends This Spring

Spring is a time for renewal and rebirth. It’s a time when we revisit those new year’s goals – like buying or selling a home. The spring and summer seasons are generally more prosperous when it comes to home-selling (and buying!), so now is the time get up to date on this season’s top real estate … Continued

By on April 13th, 2016

10 Home Staging Questions Every Home-Seller Should Know the Answer To

For a homeowner, the process of selling your house can be incredibly daunting. Even with a trusted realtor on board, there is no guarantee you’ll be able to sell your house at or above asking price, let alone quickly (there’s nothing worse than getting stuck paying the mortgage on a house you no longer want). … Continued

By on April 6th, 2016

5 Keys To Picking the Perfect Home Stager

The average home sells in 90 to 120 days. A well staged home can sell faster, and can create the right environment to receive multiple offers. A well staged home will wow prospective buyers – eliciting an emotional reaction.  A home that’s staged by expert home stagers allows buyers to envision themselves in the home. … Continued

By on September 9th, 2015

Home Staging in a Sellers Market

The real estate market is really hot right now. For many this is a sellers market. Listings in several areas of the country are moving quickly and at a considerable premium over the past several years. Does home staging really make a difference when homes are selling quickly and prices are on the rise? The answer might surprise … Continued

By on July 11th, 2015

Home Staging Consultation vs Preview

What is the difference between a home staging consultation and a home staging preview? Our home staging team gets this question often, so here are a few tips from the White Orchid Network.

By on June 3rd, 2015

Advertising in Staged Homes

How do you get the word out about your home staging company? Do you advertise online, directly in real estate offices, or with flyers in the homes you have staged? We often encounter real estate agents or homeowners that are reluctant to let us market or advertise our staging services within our staged homes. Can we find a common ground?

By on April 7th, 2015

Send Me Photos of Each Piece, Please!

Have you ever had a real estate agent or homeowner ask that question? You have worked hard to win the client’s trust. You have previewed the property and sent over a detail proposal for home staging services. You even included example photos of your work in a home that is similar in price or design style … and then you receive that specific request: “Can you send me a photo of each furniture piece you intend to use to stage my home?” This classic question poses several challenges, however, including some of the following touch points.

By on April 5th, 2015

Home Staging Costs – Pricing 101

Lauren Matthews – Design Director for White Orchid Interiors – discusses one of the hottest topics among home staging industry insiders. We have all asked this seemingly difficult and frustrating question, “How do I price a project to account for my time, my inventory and other expenses involved in running my home staging business?” Well, look no further and stay tuned to future posts for additional insights on how to price home staging projects.

By on March 10th, 2015

Colorado’s Best Agents

Staging is one of the most important things you can do to help sell your home for the best price possible. But home staging along can’t get people in the door to see how wonderful your home is. Without a great real estate agent who has a proven track record of selling success, you may … Continued

By on October 17th, 2014

Decorating for Autumn

Decorating for Autumn The leaves are crisp, the air is chilled, pumpkins abound and straw becomes an acceptable form of home decor. It is hard not to love everything that comes with the autumn season. We enjoy this time of year and decided to focus this week’s home staging blog post on autumn decorating ideas we found … Continued