Todd McAllister's (onstage) Blog

Home Stager - On Stage home staging and redesign co. Portland, OR.
The homewoners of this home had to move out of state and left many dated pieces of furniture behind.  The home had been recently updated but was a white box inside.  We had to use the left over items, as the owners were on a budget due to moving costs.  By adding color, some transitional/contempo...
So.. I am setting here at the office with confirmed jobs ready to be pulled for.  Anyone would be happy with any type of staging job in this current economic climate.  So you are asking yourself "what is the problem"?  Here is my problem.  My creativity well is empty.  I am sitting here looking f...
So.... For years we have been dealing with all kinds of personalities.  Now, I pride myself on being able to deal with all types of personalities and tough staging situations.  After a while you learn to develope a "protective shell" and whatever agents/homeowners may say about staging, you just ...
We worked on a property  where the homeowner and agent were on track before we even set foot in the house.  When I arrived to view the property last week, greeting me outside was the groundwork for new sod and new plantings.  I knew then that the homeowner was on board for much more.  I toured th...
The owners and the agent of this large Pearl District condo in Portland wanted a young, hip, urban feel.  It has great features that many of the other units did not have such as the spiral staircase,upper level den/office and   updated kitchen and baths.  The low modular furnishings and the dark ...
This Cape Cod is in a desireable SW neighborhood in Portland, Or.  The owners did not want to paint, so we selected furniture and accessories to make the gold on the walls work.  After the furnishings were placed and the job was complete, the agent stopped by and commented on how much having the ...
This is a photo of a project I went to today.  I am not sure if the builders thought that this is a selling feature by placing the tv outlet above the stairwell.  They would like us to place a tv here to show buyers that this is where the tv is to be placed.  As stagers we are often asked to perf...
 I recently went to a job and met with a homeowner who was obviously stressed and unhappy.  His wife was halfway across the country and he was left behind to pack up the remaining furniture that would fit into one single moving truck.  It would not all fit, so many things would be left behind.  N...
EYECANDY... Ever heard of it?  The little accessories that can make an "OK" home POP.  You can never have enough accessories..  I have been building my "STASH" for over 6 years.  Buying a few at a time as I could afford them.  These little "GEMS" can give your home that little needed extra, that ...
We waited FOREVER for this project to finish.  As the weeks went by, I horded furniture for this project, while making others mad.  The developer and agent were very pleased with the outcome. So far, one unit out of 8 is pending.  The porject features many green features such as heated concrete f...

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