This summer I had the incredible opportunity of working with Maple & Moss on a super fun project – the Parade of Homes!
So just a little bit of backstory. I work with Maple & Moss part time. Whether it be design consults for homeowners looking to sell and get the most for their home, full stagings for realtors/homeowners who want their vacant house to show well and sell quickly, or maybe it’s just adding a few accessories to an otherwise vacant house.
Anyway, we work with this home builder often, usually staging partial homes for them. They asked us to do 2 parade homes for them this year. For this job, they wanted us to try to use mainly items from their inventory that we use for the staging jobs. We received a small budget in addition to that, in order to make it all work. So going in, I knew I would probably have to be a little creative.
There are a lot of words I would use to describe this project… massive, challenging, creative, tiring, exhausting… but honestly it was an amazing experience and I’m so grateful for the opportunity. Since my husband is a teacher, he gets part of the summer off and therefore, he hung out with the baby all week while this mama got her house done.
This space was challenging, because (it’s hard to tell from the picture) it’s a long hallway. It needed something, but that something also needed to be somewhat significant to not feel dwarfed in this long and narrow space.
What I ended up doing was re-covering this bench with this cute striped fabric from Hobby Lobby (it was green velvet originally), and then I used these cute dog prints from storage to create a collage in order to make it all feel bigger than it actually was.
This is the first room you see when you enter the house. It’s right off of the long hallway foyer.
I found some major steals in for this space.
Those two super cute slipcovered chairs were from Walmart. Whaaat. The coffee table too. And ridiculously inexpensive. I actually took that little round side table home and spray painted, that’s the kind of budget I was working with 😉
The main level of this home is an open concept. The dining area, living room and kitchen were all right together.
This project was a big one, but such an amazing experience.
Thanks for scrolling through, friends!