Compass Real Estate Testimonial

Sold in One Week for $283,202 Over Asking—A Pacific Palisades Home Staging Success Story

This beautiful Cape Cod style house we staged in the sought after Via Bluffs area of Pacific Palisades, California sold for $283,202 over its asking price just a week after being listed for sale!

We dressed the home in a luxurious transitional style, with our favorite new curved sofas lending its living room chic elegance.

We received this wonderful testimonial complimenting our designer, Jennifer, and Relationship Manager, Mary, from Melanie Sommers of Compass Real Estate, who hired us to stage the property:

Dear Meridith,

I wanted to reach out and let you know how over the top happy my clients and I are with the job Jennifer did. Mary is always a total delight to work with, this was my first time with Jennifer and she is stellar.

The house is beautiful, but she made it really stunning and heard us completely on what we did and did not want.

The house sold with multiple offers within the first week, I look forward to many more jobs with Mary and Jennifer. I have had dozens (literally) of agents ask who did the fab staging.

All my best,
Mel

Melanie Sommers
Compass Real Estate

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Lukas Ruzbasan / Encore Design Studio

Meridith Baer Home Has Acquired Modern Staging Firm Encore Design Studio

Meridith Baer Home is proud to announce our acquisition of modern staging firm Encore Design Studio!

Encore was founded 10 years ago by renowned Los Angeles designer Lukas Ruzbasan (pictured above). Focusing singularly on modern home staging, Lukas’ clientele features A-list celebrities and top real estate developers. The acquisition of Encore Design Studio enhances Meridith Baer Home’s position as the leader in Los Angeles’ home staging space.

Meridith explains:

This year our sights are set on continuing our growth and leadership in the design and staging markets, while continuing to help homes sell quickly and for top dollar. We’ve long admired Encore’s aesthetic, and with a complementary prestigious client base, bringing Lukas into the Meridith Baer Home family felt like an obvious win.

We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring Encore’s reputation for breathtaking modern interiors into our design portfolio.

Do you need modern luxury home staging or interior design?

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Florida Keys Oasis

Staging a 13 Acre Oasis in the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys are a tropical paradise of luxury resorts and world class diving and nightlife.

A favorite vacation destination for celebrities and CEOs, the string of islands also boasts spectacular homes for the lucky few who can afford their upmarket price.

A 13 acre oasis we recently staged in Key Largo is poised to set a record in that regard—Listed for $24.5 million, it’s expected to sell for far more than the current largest home sale, a $13.5 million property purchased in 2015.

Florida Keys Oasis

The contemporary compound on the Overseas Highway is made up of three distinct houses: a sweeping main residence, a freestanding two-bedroom cottage known as the “boat house,” and a one-bedroom guest house.

The property also features two private, white sand beaches at the edge of Florida Bay and acres of lush forest crisscrossed by a maze of walking paths the former owner planted with a variety of orchids.

Florida Keys Oasis

Florida Keys Oasis

We furnished the main house and cottage in our signature layered, luxurious transitional style, with muted blue and beige accents complementing the rich coastal feel of the space.

Thoughtfully curating accessories, florals, and artwork, we aimed to produce an atmosphere that feels both like a welcoming home and a high end showplace.READ MORE

The Chatham

Staging a Luxury Condo at The Chatham in Lenox Hill, New York

Lenox Hill is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in New York City, both in terms of finance and culture.

Home to the renowned Whitney Museum and the European treasures of The Frick Collection, the Upper East Side community also boasts some of the city’s most coveted pre-war mansions alongside more contemporary highrises.

One of these newer boutique buildings is The Chatham, built in 2000 by the Dean of Architecture at Yale, the renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern.

The Chatham

Our latest showcase home in New York is this high floor luxury condo at The Chatham.

Spanning 2,250 square feet, the residence offers three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and gorgeous natural light from walls of windows that showcase fabulous panoramas of the city.

The Chatham

We dressed the condo in our signature transitional style, with a crisp, elegant white and grey palette accented by tasteful pops of color from pillows, throws, florals, and beautiful abstract art.READ MORE

Hollywood Regency Celebrity Estate

Meridith Baer Home Staged the Former House of Judy Garland and Sammy Davis Jr.

The Hollywood Hills are rich with show business history.

It’s not uncommon to find homes in the area with multiple celebrity owners over time, dating back to Tinseltown’s classic days.

We recently staged one of these storied properties: a hillside house above the Sunset Strip designed and built in 1941 by architect-to-the-stars John Elgin Woolf.

The property was occupied in the mid-1940s by actress-singer Judy Garland, her husband, film and stage director Vincente Minnelli, and their daughter, Liza Minnelli. It was later sold to Rat Pack entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. and during his stay, musical acts such as the Band also lived and recorded there.

We styled the property with a midcentury transitional feel, evoking its history of creativity and cool.

We staged the listing for Alexandra Pfeifer, Berkshire Hathaway.

The house is a Los Angeles Times Hot Property this week:

LA Times Hot Property
Joe Montegna

Meridith Baer Home Staged Actor Joe Mantegna’s Tudor Estate for Sale

Veteran actor Joe Mantegna recently put his Tudor estate in Toluca Lake, CA on the market, staged to sell by Meridith Baer Home!

Renowned for his work both onstage and on film, Mantegna won a Tony award for his role in the first American theatre production of Glengarry Glen Ross and popular acclaim for starring roles in The Godfather Part III, Criminal Minds, and more.

Mantegna’s property for sale is a charming English country manor on a large, gated, private lot. Spanning 7,363 square feet, the estate features four bedrooms and six baths, with beautifully detailed wall moldings, trey ceilings, and rich hardwood floors.

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GRAMMY Awards 2020

Meridith Baer Home Staged the 2020 GRAMMY Awards

Meridith Baer Home staged the GRAMMY Awards for our second straight year, furnishing the dressing rooms for host Alicia Keys and this year’s showcase musical performers!

Building on last year’s success, we designed all the artists’ spaces with their unique style and character in mind, making sure each was comfortable, functional, and beautiful.

Alicia Keys

For the evening’s host, we created a bold, elegant space with extra seating for visitors and guests. A monochrome palette with gold, fur, and geometric accents lent the room an earthy glamour, complementing the R&B icon’s personal aesthetic.

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys

Ariana Grande

We wanted the pop singer’s dressing room to feel girly and flirty, yet still refined. Grey, pink, and cream hues made the space feel feminine while a plush faux fur rug and mirrored coffee tables brought chic elegance to the space.

Ariana Grande

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Altos Del Mar

Staging Altos Del Mar, the “Highlands of the Sea” in Miami Beach

Miami Beach is one of the world’s most popular coastal resort cities, known for its international cachet with models and celebrities.

At the city’s highest point, directly on the beach, lies the exclusive gated community of Altos Del Mar, “Highlands of the Sea.”

The oceanfront enclave is just minutes from Bal Harbour, home to some of the most famed boutiques and fine dining in Miami. Founded back in 1919, it boasts a mix of historic Mediterranean houses and stunning newly built contemporary properties.

Altos Del Mar

Our latest showcase home in South Florida is one of those new developments: a custom designed, three bedroom, open floor plan house with double height ceilings, glass walls providing incomparable light, and a private rooftop deck from which to take in the ocean views.

Altos Del Mar

We styled the home with crisp, sophisticated transitional flair, with chrome and leather accents and bold art complementing its contemporary elegance. Sectioning its great room into distinct living and dining areas, we aimed to show potential buyers how they might make best use of the space.READ MORE

Naples Home Staging Testimonial

Naples Home Staging Testimonial

We recently received this glowing testimonial about our Relationship Manager, Cami, and Designer, Sarah, from a valued home staging client in Naples:

Cami is a DREAM to work with.

On the recommendation from a fellow realtor, I called Cami and requested to meet at our spec home in Park Shore to see if we might be able to work together. The home is a beautiful new construction build, but was about 25% furnished and just wasn’t showing as well as it could. Cami walked me through the entire process of staging with Meridith Baer—she assured me that she would take care of everything and would work efficiently with one intention in mind: to help us sell the home. That was all I needed to hear!

A week later, Cami joined the designer (Sarah W. from California, also amazing!!) at the home to completely transform it from semi-furnished to absolutely gorgeous and finished. The furniture and artwork selected for the staging is cohesive with the finishes and style of the home, which is so important to us in terms of showing the true potential of our listing.

Our team looks forward to working together again in the future—thank you Cami and Sarah for your incredible hard work and amazing results!!

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Tribeca Luxury Penthouse

Staging a Top Floor Luxury Penthouse in Tribeca

Tribeca is one of New York’s hottest and priciest neighborhoods.

Described by StreetEasy as “the epitome of downtown cool,” the area features historic warehouse buildings converted into chic multimillion dollar lofts, many owned by A-list celebrities such as Robert De Niro, Beyonce, and, until recently, Meryl Streep.

Our latest showcase home in Tribeca is this top floor penthouse at 91 Leonard St.

Tribeca Luxury Penthouse

Developed by Toll Brothers City Living, the boutique building infuses Tribeca’s rich architectural heritage with a modern, industrial spirit.

The penthouse we staged boasts four full bedroom suites, an internal staircase up to a private 1200 square foot terrace, and spectacular views of midtown Manhattan and the Empire State Building.

Tribeca Luxury Penthouse

We dressed the home in our signature layered, luxurious transitional style, with bold art and raw wood, leather, and chrome accents lending the space a youthful, chic, yet elegant feel.

Tribeca Luxury Penthouse

View more photos of the penthouse in our Portfolio:

Tribeca Luxury Penthouse
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