Staging Help! Dining Room - Need more updated look
February 8, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We bought a farm that we plan to move to but need to sell our current house. My tastes in the past were more traditional but now are moving to more transitional and modern. I need suggestions to improve the looks of this room to appeal to buyers. The house has a formal entry hall with DR and formal living room that we will stage as a home office. These will be the first rooms a buyer sees and we want them to fall in love at the front door. I need help. I think it needs something. All the furniture in my house is rich darker woods (think Ethan Allen - Brittish Classics, mahogany) with Pecan Hardwoods throughout. I already removed my dated rug, changed the brass chandelier to the nested drum shade and recovered the chairs in a gray and cream geometric. What else should I do to give it a more modern feel. The room is brighter than the photos appear. I can never get the auto flash to work right. Please help!