Well my friends… this is the final post about the home I staged on DaVinci Court. Quite frankly, I was forced to drag out my staging series into four posts because this little thing called LIFE kept getting in the way! Now that things have calmed a bit, here is how I dressed this breathtaking kitchen.
This kitchen is simply stunning! I could have gone absolutely crazy with styling up this beautiful masterpiece but I had to stop myself from overdoing it! When staging a home, it is important to showcase the features of the HOME… not necessarily your personal interior decor style! I kept this space clean and simple so that potential buyers could imagine what it would look like with a little decor on the shelves, yet not feel overwhelmed by clutter in every glass paneled cabinet!
I started my plan with these gorgeous bar stools. What drew me to this particular bar stool was it’s light linen seat. My goal was to brighten up the underside of the dark walnut stained island with a highlight of the lighter colored fabric. In taking a closer look, I realized that the washed tan hue of the wood blends well with the grey counter top and the grey washed flooring while adding a nice contrast to the dark walnut stain of the island. The linen seat is fastened with small dark clavos which are also featured on the dining room chairs that are in close proximity blending these two spaces together perfectly without being matchy matchy. As I may have mentioned before, I am loving rattan back chairs and the unique shape of the back of these stools were perfect for this space.
Just take a peek for yourself! I added this massive moss urn to the center of the large island. I feel that it is a welcomed splash of color and breaks up the length of this gigantic counter top! You can see how I completed the over sized moss urn centerpiece in my do it “her”self post.
The other space in the kitchen that needed some attention were the floating shelves on either side of the kitchen’s pass trough window. I wanted to warm up this space and give it a real life kitchen feel. Due to the fact that these floating shelves go all the way up the wall, only the bottom two shelves are easily accessible. I made sure to keep the very top floating shelves simple with staging decor while adding some fun “real life” objects to the lower shelves. I want prospective buyers to understand that although these shelves are pretty, they can be quite functional as well. I needed to add a touch of faux greenery to bring life to the shelves without the added hassle of having to water! Of course when the future tenants move in, they can opt for fresh potted herbs as these shelves get plenty of sunlight and are very close to a water source for easy daily maintenance. I can just picture fresh herbs planted in aged terracotta pots or classic clean white pitchers for added kitchen appeal, sprinkled among white stacked dishes… ah, perfection!
Lately, while scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram I am noticing the most amazing coffee bars. I think this would be a perfect place to add a small coffee bar. Not only is is close to the kitchen sink for easy water and clean up access, but the shelves could beautifully display the owners mug collection as well as various coffee bar items. I have seen things like coffee beans in fun containers with cute little stainless steel scoops, tarnished silver sugar and creamer containers, vintage tea boxes containing tea selections… there are so many variations of items to display on an open coffee shelf. I chose to keep this one clean and simple by displaying a small sealed container of fresh coffee beans with a few scattered mugs. In the morning I look forward to selecting an inspirational mug from my Rae Dunn by Magenta collection. Yes, a subliminal message is trying to be conveyed on this shelf… be calm, and begin your dream… in this home! Ha!
Overall, I think this will give a buyer a good idea of how these shelves can be used for function as well as display decor without over decorating it to my taste! These simple additions show off this beautiful kitchen’s potential to become the future inhabitants dream space!