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Home stagers are the people who sweep through homes going on the market and make them look uncluttered and cozy without a huge investment of time or money.
What’s their secret?
Stagers have a bag of design and organizing tricks that can be useful even to someone who has no plans to sell. They look to make a house or condo desirable to potential buyers and maximize price. They have practical ideas to refresh your stale living room or pump up your curb appeal. Stagers cast a critical eye on everything. They remove things. They group like items together, rearrange bookcases, toss out lumpy pillows and frame children’s artwork previously hanging from magnets on the fridge. They might gather all your scattered framed family photos, edit them and display them on one shelf or tabletop.
Kelly Millspaugh Thompson has two trucks, shelves full of paint cans in more than 30 colors, a political science degree she never uses and a passion for refurbishing furniture.
For that, the Falls Church-based designer blames her parents. After all, they were the ones who were constantly renovating their home while she was growing up, who took her with them to antiques shops and put her to work painting.