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 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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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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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.

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Carolina Spaces had the honor of completing numerous home staging projects during the third quarter of 2016:

  • Providing DIY home staging consultations to sellers and Realtors®
  • Furnishing and Staging beautiful vacant properties (resale, new construction and model homes) with our inventory of new and name brand furnishings
  • Staging lived-in properties using the homeowner's own furnishings - supplementing where needed
  • Providing renovation recommendations and material selections to homeowners, new construction home buyers and real estate investors
  • Creating relationships with new clients! 

After we reviewed our successes - and with many stagings to choose from - our team picked our Favorite Home Staging project of Q3! 

This new construction home in Charlotte was staged prior to listing to ensure that the home was show-ready before hitting the market. Carolina Spaces staged both the interior and exterior living areas of this home using our inventory of new and name brand, designer furnishings.

The result? This $1.2 Million staged home was under contract in 14 days!


For luxury home staging, it is important that the quality of furnishings used in the staging are appropriate for the quality and price point of the home. Marketing high end real estate requires a different home staging strategy. To impress high end buyers, the staging must enhance the home's luxury feel and convey a luxury lifestyle. Quality is visible! So Carolina Spaces uses only high end, name brand furnishings that are custom selected for each of our luxury home staging projects. We make sure these properties are presented at their best. Find more information on our award-winning, luxury home staging services is available at here.

Carolina Spaces can help your home sell faster and for the highest price possible - at any price point!  Don't risk losing money with a price reduction!  There is a reason why Carolina Spaces is the market leader locally, and one of the top staging and design companies nationally.

Trust your largest investment - your home - to our professional, award-winning team of home staging experts! We have over 60 years of combined experience in real estate marketing and sales, Home Staging, Model Home Merchandising, and Interior Design. We are the winner of Charlotte's Best Vacant Home Staging; the regional winner of Best Luxury Staging; the statewide winner of Best Model Merchandising/Design in both NC and SC; and Best Staging Excellence, an international award!

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

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