Modern Stage is an interior design firm specializing in residential decorating and staging in New York, Westchester, Connecticut, and Long Island.
Our expertise and services include complete home renovations, project management, consultation, staging, redesign, and interior installations. We help clients achieve a marketing edge that sets their property apart from the competition.
Modern Stage offers homeowners the ability to captivate the buyer's attention and maximize property value within the market. We create and install individualized interiors that balance elegance and comfort. Staging gives a buyer the insight and the imagination to picture themselves living in the home. Our goal is to maximize the selling price and exceed sales expectations.
We understand that selling a home is stressful and emotional. Our job is to alleviate that stress and make the experience as easy as possible for the homeowner.
Our focus is working with home sellers and their real estate agents to prepare their property to appeal to the largest potential audience and sell as quickly as possible. We transform a property using targeted lifestyle marketing techniques and advanced staging methods to make a space appear brighter, larger and more desirable. Regardless of our client's budget or timeframe, we can develop a staging plan that fits their need and showcases the positive features of their home.
At Modern Stage our intention is to utilize as much of the homeowners furnishings as possible and still create an inviting and current design that will appeal to the target buyer. It is also necessary to decide what items need to be edited or repositioned in all of our projects. We define areas to be de-cluttered and depersonalized while using a sensitive approach with our clients.
Vacant homes lack emotional appeal needed to attract buyers. It is important to portray a lifestyle so people can envision themselves living in the home. Empty rooms appear smaller than they are and often intended function is not always obvious. By demonstrating a furniture layout helps the buyer see how the space can be used.
We will visit your home, discuss your budget and timeframe and tour of your home, taking measurements, photos and notes. We look over the property concentrating on condition, presence of clutter, cleanliness, traffic flow, furniture placement, light and use of color and space. At the end of the visit, we provide you a checklist of detailed recommendations and a prioritized action plan that will make your home Open House ready.
Interior Design is an art form as well as a science. We listen to our clients needs and create design to fit their lifestyle. The scale and proportion are fundamental to interior design.
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I have had the great privilege of meeting Diana Cannon and Patricia Cozine through my real estate office. I used Modern Stage first for a large estate in Purchase NY that just was not getting any offers, we had them come in and paint, stage the home and the house was totally transformed to a beautiful modern home that buyers are looking for, I sold the home a few months later!
They also staged my daughter's apartment in the West Village, she worked her magic and again the transformation was incredible! My son in law came into his apartment and did not even recognize it was his apartment, needless to say, it sold the first week it was on the market! Also want to say, I have been in real estate for 30 years doing a large volume of sales, and I have worked with many other stagers/designer over my real estate career, but no one is as kind and easy to work, and very talented with a great great eye than Diana & Patricia! I would recommend Modern Stage to anyone looking to decorate or stage their home, they are incredible!
Maria Skamangas-William Raveis Real Estate, Rye
"My house sold in two weeks!" Isn't really all that needs to be said? Diana and Patty have a phenomenal eye for color and design, transforming our home from one we had lived in for 30 years to one that looked fresh and new. They reoriented rooms, changed colors, paid incredible attention to the tiniest detail and moved like a whirlwind in making it all happen. We are convinced that every penny spent on staging our home related directly to how well it showed and how quickly it sold. We can't recommend them highly enough.
Betsy Bernstein- Harrison, New York
It is no doubt that selling a home is a very stressful time in one’s life. At the suggestion of my trusted realtor, I sought out the services of Diana and Patty from Modern Stage to stage my home. Working with Diana and Patty through this process proved to be an incredibly positive experience. With only two days notice, they had transformed each room to appeal to the potential home buyers for Rye. They truly know what the market base is looking for. With my house selling in under three weeks, I have no doubt that the “updated” look Diana and Patty were able to achieve throughout my home contributed to the success of the sale. I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to recommend their outstanding services to any home seller out there!
Wendy Buffone - Rye , New York
The house I put on the market was beautiful. Then the stagers came in and transformed it into an environment that was magnificent. The ease with which they repurposed and rearranged, edited and added, demonstrated their ability to assess a home and design areas within it that appeal to the eye of the buyer. Honestly, they were so amazing I had them come help set up my new place!
Joanne Redding – Rye, New York
Patty and Diana are so easy to work with and very accommodating. They work quickly and efficiently to present the house in it's best light. A truly positive experience!
Sue O’Brien-Coldwell Banker Agent-Rye, New York