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The Art Behind Interior Design Styling

DKOR TIPS: HOW TO PROPERLY STYLE/STAGE YOUR HOME 

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The team behind Dkor Interiors works very hard on a daily basis but when we are wrapping up one of our South Florida Interior Design projects, preparing to stage and style a home for the big client reveal, we basically don’t eat or sleep for a full 48 hours. And that’s ok, because interior design turnovers are a big part of the job, and one of our favorite as well! When we finally get to reveal to our clients their new, beautiful, custom tailored home, it’s the most rewarding part of the job. (There are usually always tears.)

I recently sat down with the girls at DKOR and asked them what they love best about interior staging! Take a peak into these amazing interior designer minds:

What is your favorite part about staging?

Chelsea: “Seeing the entire space come together…finally!” 

Marianna: “Shopping!” 

Ivonne: “When I stage, I feel the best part is seeing all of our hard over the past months coming together. It’s exciting because although you are prepared for this day, you are still crossing your fingers hoping that everything turns out perfect.”

What are your favorite stores to shop when staging? 

Chelsea: “West Elm, Anthropologie, CB2” 

Marianna: “West Elm, Anthropologie, CB2” 

Ivonne: “Anthropologie, West Elm and ZGallerie” 

What is the best piece of advice you can give other Interior Designers and decorators when they are taking on a home styling or staging project? 

Ivonne: “Be prepared! Wear tennis shoes, have a handy-man ready and buy extra pillow inserts!” 

Marianna: “Prepare for the worst! Even thought you plan accordingly, in the moment, your plans always turn out a different way. The art of good Interior Design is being able to work around that last minute chaos.” 

Chelsea: “Eat a big breakfast and come prepared! You will need to spend your morning running all of the place because you forgot enough pillow inserts or you need more fresh flowers or the photo frames you purchased are the wrong sizes. Just stay ahead of the game as best you can and have your team ready to back you up.” 

What is Interior Staging? 

Ivonne: All of our interior design projects have stages. We start with Creating a Concept, Design Development, Furniture Selections, Lighting and Accessory Selections, Purchasing, Construction and Project Management. The installation of all the furniture, lighting and accessories is called “Interior Staging” or can also be referred to as Interior Styling for smaller projects that don’t require as much construction work.  

STAGING DAY – THE BEFORE 

 

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THE AFTER – BIG REVEAL 

 

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Happy Clients!!! 🙂

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GOOD LUCK! And make sure to follow along all of our Interior Design Projects and Updates on Instagram!

Ivonne

“Our ability to truly listen and understand our clients’ needs and style is what fuels our creative process which evolves into the innovative designs that we have become known for."

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