A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to collaborate with the owner of a beautiful home in Westport, Connecticut, to stage it to be put on the market. The perfect amount of furniture was left to stage the entire first floor and we both did a little shopping to warm up the kitchen and coffee tables.
With the open shelving, I took cues from Diane Karmen’s kitchen and used several Anchor Hocking Heritage Hill jars filled with all items that were black, white, or natural.
For a cohesive look, we used Oreo Cookies, large marshmallows, graham crackers, Hershey’s chocolate bars and RXBars. To fill in the blanks we used a galvanized cake plate, Le Creuset pots and a Bose speaker. Fresh flowers, a bowl of apples, and a few plants help make the space feel warm and lived in.
They originally had art that fit this space perfectly, so I knew the size I was looking for when I started thinking about options. During our conversations about staging the home, the owner said she wanted it to “feel” like Westport, a coastal New England beach town.
So on a very windy and cold afternoon I went to Westport’s Compo Beach and snapped a few photos. For a total price of $60 we had two large pieces to use above the fireplace that tied in the local area.