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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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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"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.  
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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."

View the entire press release at PR.com.

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Charlotte, NC's leading home staging and interior design company, Carolina Spaces, recently had the pleasure of assisting the homeowners of the historic home "Mint Hill" in Concord, NC with staging their home for sale. 

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The owners of this 5,000+ sq.ft. historic home had previously listed the estate for sale twice, for a total of 462 consecutive days on the market with no offers.  Joan Inglis, owner and lead designer of Carolina Spaces, was called in to help.  She walked much of the 15.24-acre grounds and toured the main house and outbuildings with the sellers, making recommendations on what needed to be done to the interior and exterior of the property, including landscaping of the grounds, to prepare the estate for sale.  Carolina Spaces was also brought in for hands-on staging of the main home, as well as providing appropriate furnishings for some of the vacant rooms.

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This Charlotte area historic home was listed after staging and multiple offers, including a back-up offer, were received!  "Mint Hill" was under contract within 19 days for the full list price, and this after being on the market 462 days with no offers!

Trust the knowledge and experience of Charlotte's leading home staging and interior design company, Carolina Spaces, with your luxury and unique properties.  Don't risk wasting time and losing money on inexperienced or discount home staging providers.  

Carolina Spaces is a full-service Home Staging, Luxury Staging, Model Home Merchandising, and Interior Design firm providing Home Staging and Interior Design services to the Southeast.  Our Model Home services are available nationwideContact us for more information on our award-winning services!

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Carolina Spaces was featured in the article "Honoring the Best of the Best" in the January 2018 issue of Lake Norman Currents magazine.  The article highlighted the winners of the 2017 Lake Norman Home Builders Association's Best of the Lake Design Competition.  Carolina Spaces was awarded Best Residential Interior Staging of a Luxury Property valued over $1,000,000 for the third year in a row.

Contact us for more information on our award-winning home staging, luxury staging, interior design, and model home merchandising services!

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Lake Norman HBA's 14th annual Best of the Lake Design Competition recently awarded Carolina Spaces Best Residential Interior Staging - Luxury Property over $1 million. Carolina Spaces has won the luxury staging award every year since the category was created for the competition.

Carolina Spaces' award winning entry was a $1.6 million new construction, Waxhaw, NC property that sold for full asking price in 21 days after Inglis furnished the home. The home had been for sale vacant with no offers for eight months.

"I am honored to be acknowledged as providing home builders, Realtors and home sellers the absolute Best in Luxury Staging in my region," said Joan Inglis, company founder, owner, and lead designer.

"The Charlotte Region is catching onto the need for special marketing services for luxury properties. This includes real estate, advertising, photography, and staging," Inglis said.

"Since the real estate market is currently hot in Charlotte, a lot of people are jumping on the luxury bandwagon claiming to provide these services. Carolina Spaces has always specialized in luxury properties and has worked in homes priced up to $10 million. We have furnished and helped facilitate the sale of over $1 billion in real estate since 2004," said Inglis.

Carolina Spaces carries a full inventory of new, high-end, name brand furnishings appropriate for luxury properties. The firm specializes in designing with the proper scale, color, and style appropriate for each individual property.

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Carolina Spaces, the leading home staging, interior design, and model home merchandising firm in North and South Carolina, was featured in the Redfin blog "37 Home Staging Experts Share the Secret to Appeal to Buyers in Your City."  Joan Inglis, Carolina Spaces' owner and lead designer, provided her expertise on how home builders and home sellers can appeal to buyers in Charleston, SC.

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The full blog can be viewed at Redfin.com.

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 throughout the Southeast.  Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or Contact Us for more information.

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Carolina Spaces' owner and lead designer, Joan Inglis, was recently asked by Redfin to provide her secrets on appealing to buyers in the Charleston, SC area, and her response was featured in their blog "37 Home Staging Experts Share the Secret to Appeal to Buyers in Your City."

"Charleston, SC home buyers want to see luxury finishes that are both functional and comfortable - large showers with overhead rainfal; kitchens with an abundance of natural light; and light fixture packages that complement the architecture of the home.  The most preferred colors in new construction, updating materials, and paint are neutrals mixed with whites.  Popular accent colors are all shades of blue.

Buyers want an open floor plan, but they get confused on how to layout furniture.  Builders and sellers need to furnish the open living, kitchen and eating area at a minimum in vacant houses.  Sellers are selling square footage; they should never show wasted space."

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The full blog can be viewed at Redfin.com.

Joan Inglis, Interior Designer and Accredited Staging Professional Master®, is the owner and lead designer of Carolina Spaces, a full-service home staging, luxury home staging, model home merchandising and interior design firm based out of Charlotte in Lake Wylie, SC.  Carolina Spaces provides services to the Charlotte, NC region and throughout the Southeast, including Charleston, SC.  Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or Contact Us for more information on our award-winning services.

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