Before & After: West Chester Sophisticated Reno

My client came back from her trip inspired to redecorate her home. She wanted to change the flooring and freshen up the paint, but the family room needed a makeover as well and she wished the bedroom would feel more like a relaxing retreat. She entertains often so an open, inviting space with lots of seating were a must.

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We also updated the kitchen with new quartz countertops and added some bling with a glass subway tile backsplash.
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The breakfast area was bright and cheerful but the slipcovers on the chairs didn’t relate to anything else in her home. We kept it bright and cheerful with these new slipcovers
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In the bedroom, we kept the drapes and her pine dresser and armoire which she loved for storage. but the knots of the pine not so much and we had them painted. The dresser was updated with gold framed mirrors  with geometric overlay of overlapping circles.
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westchester_masterbedroomWestCheste_mastermakeoverThe tall tufted upholstered bed added height and style to the bedroom. The mirrored nightstands added a touch of glam and contemporary design to this otherwise traditional bedroom.
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Before & After: Bright and Cheerful Downingtown Home Redesign

My clients bought their new home a few years back. They loved the neighborhood and the architectural style of the house, but the finishes they inherited from the previous owners not so much. Sounds familiar, right?

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The previous owners style was very different than my clients: muted, earthy colors and finishes, deep rooted in the brown – tuscan trend. My clients are all about bright, fresh and cheerful spaces.

After struggling for three years with the direction she wanted her new home to go they hired me to redesign their kitchen and the adjoining family room. The request was for the design to be bright and cheerful. The only thing I had to keep was their blue sofa. Everything else was up for a change.
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Starting from the blue sofa with contrasting green welt the blue and green color palette was decided for the family room.
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The way the furniture was arranged previously didnt work for them so we changed the layout. And their brick fireplace got a quick make over with paint.
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The kitchen felt dark and uninviting.
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We replaced the travertine backsplash with a classic hex glass tile and had the kitchen cabinets repainted in a warm white.
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We kept the dining set but freshened up the breakfast area by painting the dining chairs in a red orange color and installing custom window treatments for a tailored look.
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Next up are the formal living and dining room. Can’t wait to work with my clients again to transform those areas into fun and bright rooms that they and their family will enjoy for a long time.

Elegant Farmhouse Style Dining Room and Family Room

It was a really busy summer in the design studio followed by an even busier fall. It was great though! I got the opportunity to work with clients on projects with very different style and oh how I love that!

When I begin the design for a new client there are two things that dictate the look and feel for my mood boards: the client’s style and personality, and the house style.
My client wanted a farmhouse look inspired by Joanna Gaines, with shiplap and dark grey walls, but her new house is an elegant stone front colonial. I gave an elegant feel to the farmhouse style and this how my mood boards look. She loved them all but she had to choose only one for her future dining room. Which one do you think it was her favorite?

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Is farmhouse your style? I am happy help you select some cool pieces that go with your personality and your house style.

Best Home Staging in Chester County PA

When trying to sell your vacant property in Chester County PA or nearby, quality home staging can make a dramatic difference. The best home staging transforms not only the way a property looks, but it matters also when it comes to how fast a house sells and for how much.

Take a look at the dramatic transformation quality staging can make:

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As a home stager in Chester County I see it all the time, quality home staging always brings in more traffic which always translates in more offers and possibly a higher selling price.
The best home staging will not distract from the homes features, but showcase them.
Your Chester County home stager should choose carefully the furniture and accessories. Choosing the wrong style or furnishing a home for sale with dated, beat up furnishings will make your remodeled home or investment property look dated. Quality home staging makes a house look well maintained and updated.
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In a hot market, everyone is in a hurry and often, buyers are spending more time trying on a pair of jeans than in a vacant home.  Having your vacant home staged will help them figure out not only what will fit and how can they place their furniture in the space, but it will also help them visualize the property potential. Your home stager should create a lifestyle that potential buyers aspire to.
Bottom line is: when selling your home, investment property, flip or new build in Chester County only the best home staging will provide consistently the results you need.
How do you know you get the best staging? Of course it starts with your home stager/staging company.
Ask your friends and family if they recommend someone. If you’re working with a realtor ask them too.
Then go online and search for home stagers in your area. Check their websites and online portfolio. Do you like what you see? Do the pictures posted look like something today’s buyers would aspire to? Once you narrowed it down, and you have your favorites, give them a call.
And one more thing: while home staging is not a regulated field and there is no such thing as accreditation, if your home stager took a class it shows they are serious about it and it is not just a hobby. They should know the difference between staging and decorating. That is the difference between merchandising a space and just filling up a house with furniture “every nook and corner”, the difference between SOLD and FOR SALE.


So, when you’re ready to sell your home, investment property or new build in Chester County, PA fast and for possibly more money, give us a call – we’d love to help you getting your property sold!

ReImagine Interiors is Selected Top 20 Interior Designers in Philadelphia

I am very proud and excited to announce that ReImagine Interiors was selected as one of the best 20 designers in the Philadelphia area by Fresh Home, one of the most popular and successful online magazines focusing on interior design and architecture. Winners were selected from over 100 interior designers, based on multiple factors such as quality of work, experience, customer satisfaction, responsiveness, etc. As a Main Line designer and home stager, it is truly flattering to be part of Philadelphia’s best. Thank you to the wonderful editors that gave me this honor!
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