Monday, July 28, 2008

Malibu Home Staging

In the midst of all the crazy busy-busy of filling an Italian Villa in Ojai, California from top to bottom {remember I'm doing everything from the toothpaste to the towels to the towel racks! More on this at the end of the week}, I've been pulled in to work on staging a home for one of my most favorite (and biggest) clients. It's a mega gorgeous piece of property in Malibu. With so much on my plate, I've brought in my friend Kam to work with on the interiors. I will do all the outdoor areas. Kam is part of a group who does amazing, lightening fast set ups, thus allowing clients to get top dollar for their estates; check it out here:

Home staging, used to facilitate and expedite selling luxury properties, is a big business in residential real estate, especially in California. Kam used to own a home decor store called Creme Fresh (we met when she started frequenting Vintageweave) in an area known as 'the Valley", but has since closed it and does mainly interior design and home staging. I'm really looking forward to working with her--more pics as they develop.
Kam will do inside, and I'll do exterior, which includes three outdoor areas. How will I possibly find the time? Easy! I plan to hook intravenously to a Starbucks and fire up my clone machine.......

We're meeting at the crack of dawn tomorrow to strategize....wee hours of the morning, mainly because my Ojai project is heating up and the move is scheduled for later this week. But I get to travel along the ocean soaking in one of the most gorgeous coastlines in the world so I'm pretty excited for every stage of this project...

Of course, when trying to sell a home it doesn't hurt that BARBARA STREISAND is your next door neighbor! "Spying from this balcony" might be a selling point!


High Desert Diva said...

ok...3rd try leaving this message... fingers crossed!

Talk about location, location, location!

Looking forward to seeing the magic you and Kam will produce

Country French Antiques said...

Some people just really have it rough!
Sounds like a fun project, but I know you have more than 2 projects going on. I think you are in your element!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a wonderful view. Glad you are busy though. It's always like that "feast or famine". I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the outside!


Anonymous said...

I want your job!
I know Babs isn't your client, but how fun if you get to 'run into' her while picking up lightbulbs or water at the grocery store. Oh right...she probably has people to do that!
I really can't wait to see / hear details of this ongoing Ojai project!!!
I keep tuning in, Kath!
Emily S

Anonymous said...

ditto. plz let me be your assistant or errand girl or something!
Lisa Jay

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great staging project! You did a great job!


Did you see the neighbs?