staging vignettes


Liz Jenkins


A lot of times when I look at staging a vacant house, it can get somewhat cost prohibitive to fully stage everything. The rule of thumb is to highlight the great features, do the main living area, entry areas, dining room and eat in areas, bathrooms and the kitchen. I recently did a vacant house here in Franklin. Very nice home that had been on the market a while when it was occupied. The owner had a lot of stuff in the house which made it very difficult to actually SEE the house. Now that it was vacant, I went in with the realtor and we did some key areas as it was going back on the market. We were on a tight budget so we went with some vignettes.

I relate a vignette to what you might see in a shop window – a small display that highlights a certain space. I didn’t fully stage each room – just a portion – to give a feel for what the room could be and how it could be used. This can also give some scale and proportion to the room. I was really pleased with how this turned out. Here’s some photos that show the whole room, then focus in on a vignette.