Tampa Home Staging–Are you one of those people that likes just about everything when it comes to home interiors? Do you find the more you travel (even through magazines) the more styles you like? Then you, my friend, have an “eclectic” taste. This was my client’s dilemma as he was putting his house on the market to sell.
A little history . . . this Tampa, FL home was built in 1913 and has had various purposes besides a single family home. It has been a boarding house in the 1960’s and a law firm in the 1980’s. The current owner lived and worked in the home since 1996 having as many as four employees. Staying true to the original design intent of the home by restoring it to its original character while updating with modern conveniences, he lived and worked here. Original heart pine wood flooring is throughout the home, as well as, the original wood staircase, window casings, doors, and baseboards which were beautifully restored.
Living and working here for many years, it was a challenge for him to see with his “mind’s eye” it looking any differently. He had a contemporary taste but had also inherited some beautiful antique furniture.
This Tampa home staging was right up my alley! I love blending various styles of furnishings and accessories into an unexpected result. Predictable is rather boring to me so naturally I fell in love with the idea of designing a space that reflected contemporary and historic tastes.
I found a pair of antique twin beds in pieces in one room. The owner looked at me like I had two heads when I asked to use them in the design. I think it turned out pretty great and can just see a couple of children having a blast in this cozy room for two.
A unique feature to this Tampa home staging, due to the era it was built, was no bedroom closets. Back in the day, furniture pieces such as armoires and chifforobes were used to store clothing. The former law library made an excellent space for a large walk-in closet. Existing shelving can be used for shoes, accessories, and stacking folded clothes while the center space was large enough to put metal shelving racks for hanging clothes. A great temporary solution before having Purposeful Interiors back to design for a specific homeowner’s need.
There is an entire 3rd floor that I would love to get my hands on for an office or children’s play space!
Lastly, I pulled this “Contempo-Tique” Tampa home staging together by blending the two styles into a cohesive design and incorporating a few additional (80+) items so anyone can see themselves living in this charming historic home. Here are a few more results:
Contact Meg Habasevich at Purposeful Interiors for your next “unique” home staging solution. www.purposefulinteriors.com