Interior Decorating & Redesign
Carolina Sold by Design provides complete interior design services from pre-construction planning to the final details of furnishings and accessories. We begin by listening to your desires to create the ultimate interior for your home. Our expertise and guidance through the selection process relieves you of the stress and fear of making the right decisions. Keeping practicality and your budget in mind, we provide a full range of materials choices to create a timeless environment that reflects your personality.
When you want to update your look but buying all new things is not in the budget, let us give your room a “redesign”. Using your existing furniture and accessories, we spend a day transforming the room to become a beautiful reflection of you. The goal is to create not only beauty but harmony. Spaces that you never use or don’t feel comfortable in are prime candidates for redesign. You don’t have to do a thing! You’ll spend the day at work, shopping or with your friends and come home to a beautiful, warm inviting room that you will now love!
After your room is redesigned, you might want to add a few new items such as pillows, lamps or art work to compliment your new space. We can shop for just the right accessories. No need for you to run around town; we know where to get the best deals.
When you are ready for new color and are overwhelmed with the choices, we can help. Have you made the wrong paint selection in the past? Choosing the right color can be difficult, if you don’t know how that small sample will transfer to an entire room. Our 20 years of experience gives us the expertise to choose the tone, depth and hue of the color you really want!
Additional services are available based upon your needs and budget.
Real Estate Staging
Consultation and Proposal
We begin with a walk-through of your home, discussing your needs and how we can help you gain the maximum return on your investment. Our eight step process allows us to view your home objectively and help you see it through a buyer’s eyes. We discuss the cosmetic changes and additional accessories that will be needed. Our proposal is based on the amount of work required, as well as your budget.
Dramatic transformations are made to the main rooms of the home. A full day of home staging includes the living areas, dining room, master suite and kitchen. Occasionally, there are additional areas of the home that need staging and require extra time. We bring the accessories and furnishings needed to give your home the updated look that appeals to today’s buyers. Our attention to detail ensures your satisfaction
Vacant Home Staging
According to a 2009 study by RESA, vacant homes sold 78% faster after being staged. Vacant homes are the hardest to sell. The buyer has difficulty envisioning themselves and their furnishings in the home. Empty houses feel cold and can alienate a buyer.Carolina Sold by Design transforms your unoccupied property into a warm and inviting home. A staged home is typically on the market half the time and sells for 6.3% more than an unstaged home. Working within your budget, we provide furniture and accessories for the entire house or selected rooms. We prepare marketing photos and videos for your agent.
Model Home Service
In Wilmington, NC’s competitive housing market, builders are finding that a fully furnished and staged model is crucial in selling their properties. Our experience in staging model homes enables us to provide the builder with a complete turnkey service. As designers, we are aware of current trends and what appeals to today’s discriminating buyers. Staging a model makes rooms look larger and more inviting. The goal of staging a model is to excite the buyer so they will say, “This is it, this is the one”. Staging doesn’t cost, it sells!
Pre-listing Action Plan
We view your property and prepare a detailed action plan. You’ll receive a room by room account of the changes needed to optimize your property. We also focus on the exterior and curb appeal. It is difficult for a home owner to view their property through the eyes of a buyer. Let us spot potential objections before a buyer does. You can implement the action plan yourself or or let the professionals at Carolina Sold by Design do it for you.
We create a budget and shop for the accessories to enhance the sale of your home. Simple, inexpensive purchases go a long way in the successful staging of a room. We are able to get professional discounts from the best retailers. We save you the hassle!