In all my years of preparing exceptional properties for sale, I can say one thing for certain – luxury homes require exceptional staging! Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design has won many awards for Best Luxury Staging including the 2018 LUX Life Magazine Leading Designers Award for Most Outstanding Luxury Staging – NC, a UK-based international award. 
 
 
Most everyone is aware of what home staging is and how it works. While the principles are the same for staging the high-end luxury market, the process takes off in the direction of design. Luxury home buyers want to see the lifestyle they aspire to in a home - and the luxury stager needs to convey this. One cannot expect a top dollar offer for a multi-million dollar estate when the buyer is left to wander through empty, barren rooms that feel cold and uninviting. Staging is necessary to define the scale and flow of the rooms and luxury staging is needed to inspire those high-end buyers to fall in love with the home and the lifestyle it portrays. Not only must the stager have an eye for updating and details, but they must also have the experience and inventory to execute the project.
 
The quality of the staging furnishings installed is directly related to the buyer's perception of the home's quality. How would laminate countertops affect a high-end buyer's perception of a luxury home? The same applies for furnishings! Will a discerning buyer with expensive tastes pick up on that poor quality table that is the wrong scale? You bet! Will they notice the cheap sofa that appears to be a nice style but when they sit on it, they sink down into the broken springs on this garage sale find? All of this affects the buyer’s overall perception of the home and does nothing to create that "dream lifestyle.” Inappropriate furnishings are revolting and discourage buyers by weakening the home’s overall luxurious feel. 
 
Lavish fabrics and linens, high-end new furniture, eye-catching new accessories and exceptional new artwork are required for luxury staging. When done correctly, luxury staging seamlessly complements the luxurious finishes within the home. Luxury staging needs to show buyers how they would live in the home if they moved in tomorrow.
 
 
At Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design, we have decades of experience providing customized staging for luxury properties. A luxury home may require made to order furnishings in a specific style and finish. We give the house what it needs. We also procure custom upholstery and customized art for our luxury stagings. Our staging helps sell luxury homes faster and for a higher sales price, even those that have languished unsold. Our awards, testimonials and statistics speak for us. Contact us at 1-855-SPACES-5 or visit CarolinaSpaces.com
 
How do you choose the right luxury staging professional? Stay tuned for our next blog!
 
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LUX Life Magazine, an international luxury lifestyle magazine, has awarded Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design with the 2018 Leading Designer Award for "Most Outstanding Luxury Staging - North Carolina."

The United Kingdom-based magazine chose the winners based on merit. Their in-house research team analyzed the past 12 months of Carolina Spaces' performance and commitment, as well as their methods, to ensure that the award went to the most deserving.

"We have scoured the design market in search of the very best, and we are proud to showcase their success in this prestigious awards programme," said Nathan Angell, Awards Coordinator.

"This international recognition was totally unexpected with no campaigning involved. We are extremely grateful and humbled to have received this prestigious award," said Joan Inglis, Carolina Spaces' founder, owner and lead designer.

"With the international recognition of our luxury home staging services, combined with inquiries from international luxury real estate firms and property owners, we are pleased to announce publicly that our model home merchandising and design services are available on the international level."

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The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® (IAHSP®) recently awarded Carolina Spaces and founder, owner and lead designer, Joan Inglis with "Best of Home Staging" awards in Staging Excellence and Industry Leadership for 2018. IAHSP® is the world’s largest and longest running Home Staging Industry Association.

"Carolina Spaces, founded in 2004, has a long and proven track-record of superior service and excellence in our stagings, and we are thrilled that the quality of our work has been recognized on an international level.

"It is also such an honor to be acknowledged personally for my contributions to the staging industry. From being the first Accredited Staging Professional® in the state of South Carolina, to four terms as the local Charlotte IAHSP® Chapter President, to being personally selected by The Creator of Home Staging® Barb Schwarz to receive her 2014 Barb Schwarz Staging Excellence Award, to being the current President of the IAHSP® International Board - I am truly grateful," Inglis said.

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Joan Inglis, Founder and Lead Designer of Carolina Spaces - the leading home staging, model merchandising and interior design firm in North and South Carolina, was asked to provide her expertise in the August-September-October 2018 issue of the Metro Charlotte New Home Guide. Joan shared her wealth of home staging knowledge by authoring the article "The Importance of Home Staging" as featured in The Builder Report section of the magazine.

In her article, Joan explains the need to stage homes for a faster sale, the importance of using a seasoned professional with verifed references, and the amount to budget for investment in full-service professional home staging.

New Home Guide Staging ArticleJoan Inglis has been featured dozens of times on TV, online and in print. She has won numerous local, state, regional and internatonal awards since forming her company, Carolina Spaces, in 2004. Carolina Spaces is the leading expert in Home Staging, Luxury Home Staging, Model Home Merchandising and Interior Design in the Charlotte, NC region and provides award-winning services throughout the Southeast.  Model Home services for home builders are available nationwide. Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or Contact Us for more information.

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Carolina Spaces' model home design services were again featured in the Metro Charlotte New Home Guide magazine.  The August 2018 issue showcased in full-page view our model home merchandising of the outdoor living area of a model home in Rock Hill, SC, while our merchandising of the model home's kitchen and dining area was featured in the magazine's Parade of Homes section.

Carolina Spaces' award-winning model home merchandising services are available nationwide.

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Carolina Spaces is the leading expert in model home merchandising, home staging, luxury home staging, and interior design in the Charlotte, NC region and throughout the Southeast.  Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or Contact Us for more information on our award-winning services.

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Carolina Spaces' model home merchandising is featured in the July 2018 issue of the Metro Charlotte New Home Guide magazine.  The magazine cover showcases our merchandising of the kitchen and dining areas of a model home in Rock Hill, SC, while the centerfold highlights our merchandising of the model home's outdoor living area. 

Carolina Spaces' award-winning model home merchandising services are available nationwide.

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Carolina Spaces is the leading expert in model home merchandising, home staging, luxury home staging, and interior design in the Charlotte, NC region, and provides award-winning services throughout the Southeast.  Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or Contact Us for more information.

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The Mecklenburg Times named Joan Inglis, owner and lead designer of Carolina Spaces, LLC, an interior design, model home merchandising and home staging firm based near Charlotte, NC, to its 2018 class of "50 Most Influential Women." Inglis was honored May 18th at a special event at the Hilton Charlotte Center City.

The 50 Most Influential Women event was created by The Mecklenburg Times to spotlight and recognize the important role women play in the greater Charlotte region, in the economy and in society. The honorees represent the most influential women in business, government, law, education and not-for-profit fields. Nominees are selected by a panel of independent business leaders based on each nominee's professional accomplishment and community involvement within the Charlotte area.

"It is such an honor to be recognized by The Mecklenburg Times for not only my accomplishments within the interior design business field, but also my volunteer service within the Charlotte community," Inglis said.

Inglis is founder and executive director of Charity Event Resources, a non profit providing fundraising and marketing assistance to other local non profits.

Inglis is a member of the National Association of Home Builders' Design and Education Committees, and is President of the International Board of Directors of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals®. She is an NC/SC licensed Realtor® with CD Realty.

Her design, model home merchandising, and staging work has been recognized from the local to international level. Carolina Spaces, founded in 2004, has furnished over a billion dollars in real estate that sold quickly, and frequently sold for over list price.

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Joan Inglis, Founder and Lead Designer of Carolina Spaces - the leading home staging, model merchandising and interior design firm in North and South Carolina, was asked to provide her expertise to home builders in the Spring 2018 issue of NAHB's Best in American Living Magazine.  Joan shared her wealth of home staging and interior design knowledge by authoring the article "Set the Stage."

In her article, Joan explains the value of staging for home builders, when done properly by a professional experienced with new home sales. She also provides a list of Do's and Don'ts for Inventory Home Staging.

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Joan Inglis has been featured dozens of times on TV, online and in print.  She has won numerous local, state, regional and international awards since forming her company, Carolina Spaces, in 2004.  Carolina Spaces is the leading expert in Home Staging, Luxury Home Staging, Model Home Merchandising and Interior Design in the Charlotte, NC region and provides award-winning services for home builders nationwide.  Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or Contact Us for more information.

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"Looks just like a model home!"  Those were the Realtor's words used to describe this charming home in the Ballantyne area of South Charlotte when it was listed on the market after home staging by Carolina Spaces.


After a fresh coat of paint and a kitchen facelift, this previous rental was still lacking a "wow" factor.  The vacant rooms appeared small, and felt cold and uninviting.  Carolina Spaces furnished and staged the main living areas, the master bedroom and two secondary bedrooms to showcase this home in its best light.  The results were immediate!

 
 
Within 2 days of staging, this $289,000 Charlotte area home was under contract.  
Staging success!


Don't let your property sit on the market un-staged, undergoing price reductions while you're still paying the carrying costs.  Let our award-winning home staging help your home sell faster and for the most money possible!

Carolina Spaces, based outside of Charlotte in Lake Wylie, SC, is a full-service home staging, luxury home staging, model home merchandising, and interior design firm providing services to the Southeast.  Carolina Spaces has successfully staged properties in all price points - from entry-level starter homes to multi-million dollar luxury estates. Contact us for more information on our award-winning services!

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Carolina Spaces, a Charlotte, NC interior design, home staging, and model home merchandising firm, has won "Best Of Houzz 2018 in Customer Service." Founded in 2004 by Master Accredited Staging Professional®, Joan Inglis, Carolina Spaces was chosen for this award by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community. Houzz® is the leading platform for home remodeling and design.

"It is such an honor for Carolina Spaces to be chosen 'Best of Houzz' from among the more than 1 million home building, remodeling, and design professionals that are active on the Houzz platform.

"We are passionate about delivering a high-quality service, and are grateful that our commitment to quality and customer service has been recognized by the Houzz community for the second year in a row," said Inglis.

"The Houzz community selected a phenomenal group of Best of Houzz 2018 award winners, so this year's recipients should be very proud,” said Liza Hausman, Vice President of Industry Marketing at Houzz.

“Best of Houzz winners represent some of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry, and we are extremely pleased to give them both this recognition and a platform on which to showcase their expertise."

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