• Tue. Jul 20th, 2021

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 Homegoods…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]

Man….it 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…..:(