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REALTOR Magazine: The Staging of Celebrity Homes | Myra Nourmand

March 3, 2013

See Inside: The Staging of Celebrity Homes

On March 18, 2013, in Staging Tips, by Melissa Tracey
By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine

 

In this month’s issue of REALTOR(R) Magazine, Beverly Hills real estate pro to the stars Myra Nourmand and Brett Baer, a luxury home stager with Meredith Baer Home, shared with me how to add some Hollywood magic to your listings.

Take a look at some of their ideas for sprucing up the homes of A-list celebrities.

Photo credit: Meredith Baer Home

Photo credit: Meredith Baer Home

Photo Credit: Nourmand & Associates

Myra Nourmand, a real estate professional with Nourmand & Associates, preps the kitchen to her $15 million listing belonging to singer Sheryl Crow using colorful accents like a bowl of red apples, a white bowl filled with strawberries, flower arrangements, and freshly baked cookies and a tea set to invite buyers to sit back and stay awhile.

Photo credit: Meredith Baer Home

Colorful accessories -- like red lampshades, patterned orange pillows, and large red-orange colored artwork -- are used against the neutral backdrop in staging a Bel-Air home once rented by “Twilight” actors Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

Photo credit: Meredith Baer Home

Photo credit: Meredith Baer Home / Using books as a staging prop. Colorful coffee table books were sprinkled throughout this home recently purchased by TV producer Jerry Bruckheimer to show areas where a home buyer could sit back and unwind after a long day. For example, the book “Luxury Toys” was left on the table stand in the living room.

Photo credit: Meredith Baer Home / The books can be placed strategically around the home to show places where buyers could sit back and unwind after a long day. In this sitting area, books were sprinkled on a table, showing a quiet retreat to relax while enjoying views of the home’s backyard.

Photo credit: Meredith Baer Home

Photo credit: Meredith Baer Home / A must-have in staging a master bedroom: A seating area, Baer says. He says the seating area gives the room a suite feel. In this home recently purchased by producer Jerry Bruckheimer, a light blue chaise was situated overlooking the patio, as well as two wingback chairs framing the fireplace.

Photo credit: Meredith Baer Home / Stretch dining areas to their max to show the possibilities of the spaces for entertaining. In this dining room, a large table was used to show exactly how many people the space could accommodate.

Photo credit: Meredith Baer Home / The master bath is turned into a spa with the display of luxury soaps, fluffy white towels on the counters, flowers in a vase, and topped off with a modern chandelier.