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TRANSFORMING HOUSES INTO HOMES
When it comes to selling homes in today’s saturated market, effective home staging is a powerful tool you can leverage to garner competitive offers with minimal stress, hassle and investment. We strive to create an environment in your vacant or occupied home that not only highlights your home’s most compelling features, but allows buyers to envision their life in the space so they can create emotional bonds that motivate them to TAKE ACTION.
CREATING WELCOMING ENVIRONMENTS THAT SELL
As home staging experts, we’ll work to create an immediate connection between your space and prospective buyers by instilling a homey sense of belonging that’s both neutral and welcoming. Using our experience in interior design best practices and a thorough understanding of proper home staging flow, we’ll bring your space to life by giving each room a unique and clear purpose, establishing a complimentary texture and color palette and selecting pieces that work to enhance the intrinsic beauty of your home.
Embrace your new space
Our team of home staging professionals will properly educate and guide you through the best interior design concepts to get your home sold for the most amount of money in the least amount of time.
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT US
"Irene helps revamp kitchen and bathroom designs. She came promptly after I first contacted her to help me come up with ideas for remodeling my house. She helped me come up with great floor treatment that matched rest of the interior decor. Her 3D rendered models were lifelike that they helped me visualize the end product. Highly recommend her for future work! Thank you Irene!! :)"
Real Estate Agent at Red Door Realty
"Design Allure makes a vacant house feel like home. I've worked with many staging companies, and Irene is by far the best there is. Every listing is done to perfection and all my clients are so excited to have her as a part of my team!"
Farrell & Debbie Ross
Factory Built Housing Consultant/Project Management
"We bought a town home in Penryn, CA. Albeit brand new, it lacked personality and the decor was a bit drabby. Irene came in with her vision and dedication and gave our place a make over. She is incredibly talented and creative. When she was done, our home was warm, homey and very relaxing...just the way we wanted. There is no job too big or small for Irene. We highly recommend Irene be your interior designer. "
Real Estate Broker/Agent at Windermere Stellar
"The house looks so much better staged! I really like the colors!"
"Before contacting Design Allure my family had lived in our home for 9 years, during initial construction all of the rooms were revamped with cabinets/counters/trim but the home theater room and bathroom were to be the main entertaining part of our home. As an engineer with a young family such big plans for the space were never completed. The space has so much opportunity but I found it difficult to put a vision of the space into motion.
Design Allure came in and photographed/measured the space, met with me on what important key parts of the room I wanted to stay the same and quickly picked up on the style I was looking for (it turned out to be called transitional). Without changing the structural floorpan, Irene was able to open up the space and make it more inviting then I could have ever imagined. Thanks Design Allure! I now have the inspiration and a cohesive virtual model that I can work with to begin building my dream theater."
"The house looks great! Very Impressive!"
Principal Designer of Elle Rêve Interior Design
"Collaborating with Irene Tokstad of Design Allure is an experience unlike any other. Irene's creativity and work ethic are unmatched. Irene accepts nothing less than perfection in her designs. She's wonderfully creative and intuitive and will quickly become an expert in whatever she lends herself to. She's a dream to work with and her dynamic personality will put you at ease and make you laugh. Once your project is complete, you'll have an amazing, beautiful space and, a new friend."
Director / Administrator of Heritage School of Interior Design
"Irene is a unique talent: Not only is she an amazing and creative designer, she is innovative and entrepreneurial as well. She is a delight to work with and brings positivity, creativity and hard work and follow through to everything she does. I give her the highest recommendation not only as a designer, but as a person."
"Irene was great to work with getting my house ready to sell. We walked through my house to decide what needed to go and what could stay, then she produced an itemized list of what she would bring in to freshen up my house, super easy and reasonable! My house sold in 3 days for 30,000. Over asking price! I’m one happy customer, thanks Irene!"
The Navarro Team, Keller Williams Professional
"Irene and Design Allure did a phenomenal job staging our Lake Oswego listing. They were able to take blank spaces and liven them up for comfort, warmth, and charm. I love the staging job they did and more importantly, so do the sellers. Great work and reasonable pricing. A++"
"Irene was consistent, reliable and so fun to work with! Her designs are well thought out and executed with great care and attention to detail. She is more than willing to take the time to follow up, answer any questions you may have and help in any way she can. You can’t go wrong when your working with Irene!"
Amy Van Ditti
"Irene is an such a talented interior designer and an inspiring individual. I highly recommend her for any of your interior design needs!"
"We hired Irene to staged a vacant home we had for sale off Cornelius Pass and Baseline. She did Living room, dining, kitchen accessories, back living room, master bedroom and accent pieces in 3 bathrooms. The staging tremendously helped the home sell. We actually had it on the market for a week before with no staging, poor feedback, so we added the staging with new photos and it was a night and day difference. The home sold that week. Communication and setup were easy, she cleaned up after staging and destaging which was awesome. We bought and renovated a second home and hired Irene to stage immediately this time when we hit the market. Home sold in 3 days over list. Over 80 people through the open house. I would hire her again."
"Goodness. I am so glad I am able to work with someone that has all the details and skill that I lack in. Amazing to work with someone with style and class. I felt our first consultant meet was very productive."
"My experience was everything I’d hoped it would be and more! Irene is the epitome of professional and treats everyone with so much kindness and understanding. She created my dream space and didn’t quit until the the space spoke to every aspect of my personality. She is a brilliant designer and all around lovely individual."
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Implementing the principles and elements of classic interior design to create harmonious, purposeful rooms that complement one another, speak to your distinct style and meet your lifestyle needs.
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