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.  

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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.

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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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Joan Inglis, owner and lead designer of Carolina Spaces, LLC - a home staging, model home merchandising and interior design firm based in South Carolina near Charlotte, NC - shared her expertise in two informative seminars on model home merchandising at the recent 21st Century Building Expo and Conference in Charlotte, NC.

Both of Joan's presentations were geared towards helping builders sell more homes. The first, a lively panel discussion "Design Panel: Sell More Homes With Strategic Design Choices" discussed the latest trends in model home merchandising and home plan design. Topics included thoughtful space planning, fads vs. trends in model home merchandising, interior home plan amenities that matter to buyers, and multi-generational home plan design and merchandising.

In her second presentation, the informative seminar "Upcoming Color and Design Trends to Sell More Homes," Joan discussed the up-and-coming colors and trends that builders should use in their properties. From fixtures to decor, Joan's expert advice helps builders make sure their product stands out and outlasts the competition.

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Joan Inglis, Interior Designer and Accredited Staging Professional Master®, had the honor of discussing her passion for interior design with Carolina & Co Live at the Myrtle Beach Fall Home Improvement & Outdoor Living Show last week! View the entire interview at blogspot.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 outside of Charlotte in Lake Wylie, SC. Carolina Spaces provides services to 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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Joan Inglis had the honor of presenting two seminars at the 2017 Fall Home Improvement and Outdoor Living Show at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.  She also had the opportunity to share a sneak peek of her presentation "Update Tips to Add Style and Value to Your Home" with WBTW News 13 viewers and provide some DIY tips too.

 Joan's tips included:

  • What are the safest colors to use on big-ticket renovation projects? Begin all projects on permanent fixtures in the house (like tile, hardwood, and cabinets) with streamlined colors – the timeless colors – black, white, brown, and tan.
  • What if we’re just looking to update the look of a living room? Light-colored furnishings are really popular.  Instead of going stark white with upholstery, look for cream or gray fabrics.  Then use an accent color or two in art, pillows, and accessories.  Keep the color flowing throughout the room.
  • What can we do to make our bedroom more inviting? Replace your light fixture with a chandelier; clear away all clutter from nightstands and chests; and add a plush rug under the bed.

Joan Inglis, Interior Designer and Master Accredited Staging Professional®, 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 outside of Charlotte in Lake Wylie, SC. Carolina Spaces provides services to the Charlotte, NC region and throughout the Southeast. Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or visit CarolinaSpaces.com for more information on our award-winning services.

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Joan Inglis, Interior Designer and Master Accredited Staging Professional®, will be presenting two seminars at the 2017 Fall Home Improvement & Outdoor Living Show September 22-23 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.  She will be sharing creative ideas and updating tips that add style and value to your home.

Joan's informative seminars "Updating Tips to Add Style and Value to Your Home" will contain beneficial information for those attending the Fall Home Improvement & Outdoor Living Show, whether you're planning a complete remodel or a quick refresh. "When updating, it is important to stay with styles that have longevity and bring value," said Joan. She will explain the difference between fads and trends, how color affects your mood, as well as the latest in kitchen and bath, lighting and flooring materials. 

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When helping clients with choosing paint colors for their homes, I start off with a question, “What colors are you most attracted to?” This gives a good feel of where to start with choosing paint colors. It’s easy to find just the right color with the variety of paints on the market. Remember that today’s neutral shades can pick up varied undertones from permanent fixtures throughout your home. If you love the gray walls in your neighbor’s kitchen, don’t expect that color to look exactly the same in your kitchen - unless your illumination, flooring, cabinets, backsplash and countertops are exactly the same.  

Color is very psychological and can evoke certain moods and perception of space and temperature. Wall and ceiling paints need to be carefully chosen because they envelope you and tend to remain for a long time. Stepping from a bright orange room into a dark blue room and then stepping into a bold purple room gets tiresome quickly!

I always recommend that you choose wisely and use bold wall colors conservatively. And keep your wall colors to three per level of your home. Make sure the colors combine nicely for a cohesive look. For example, a blue tone works well as a major accent wall used with a neutral gray-blue on remaining walls. Carry the blue tone onto the gray-blue walls with artwork and accessories. And add fabrics with the blue tone throughout the room. This creates a comfortable and memorable living space.

TIPS:

  • Find a color swatch you like and move it around to every wall and every fixture in the room. If the swatch picks up undesired tones, the paint will do the same on your walls.
  • There are an abundance of neutrals that will show a trace to a deep saturation of color. This is the best way to keep your walls neutral and get the color you want, without having your home look like a crayon box.
  • Use the same depth of color on accent walls and adjoining walls for a contemporary look. Have both wall colors combine harmoniously.
  • Avoid stark paint colors that have no connection with upholstery, fabrics, art, or anything else in the room.   

These tips work whether you're personalizing your home for living, or staging your home for sale!  

Joan Inglis, Interior Designer and Master Accredited Staging Professional®, 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 outside of Charlotte in Lake Wylie, SC. Carolina Spaces provides services to the Charlotte, NC region and throughout the Southeast. Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or contact us online for more information on our award-winning services.

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