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Staging a Mid-Century Modern Home for Zombie House Flipping (S2 E1)

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You may know that one of Orlando’s many claims to fame is being the central location of the show Zombie House Flipping (now airing season 3 on the FYI channel!). But did you know that our MHM Professional Staging crew is regularly featured on the show? When the Zombie team is ready to bring a renovated house to the market, they call in our staging professionals to turn that house into a home. The Zombie crew knows what any good realtor will tell you: staging a home is the best way to sell that home—fast.

In the first episode of season two, the Zombie House flippers tackle a mid-century modern home in Winter Park, FL. Most of the Zombie team couldn’t see the potential of the house at first, but the team’s project manager, Justin, saw a diamond in the ruff. The episode also features a look at the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap® Visualizer (which you can use to find our June color of the month, Oceanside!).

About the Zombie House

Front of the Zombie house

Mid-century modern is a style of design that was popular from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s. It was influenced by the Bauhaus movement and is characterized by sleek lines, organic and geometric forms, minimal ornamentation, and the juxtaposition of contrasting materials. The Zombie house featured in season two episode one is a shining example of this style of architecture. We’re so glad that Justin saw the potential in this house. It’s one of our favorite staging designs!

Staging the Zombie House

Naturally, a home that is representative of a very specific style calls for very specific furnishings. Our team brought in classic mid-century modern furniture and accents that honored the overall style of the home. The console table in the entryway is one of our favorite pieces.

Mid-century modern console table

The organic shape of the table legs and the combination of materials (wood, glass, ceramic) are characteristic of the mid-century modern style. Staging this console table in the entryway carried the character of the home from the outside in.

In the Living Room

The living room setup also features a charming table as a focal point. Notice the straight, peg legs and oval shape of the coffee table. These characteristics are reminiscent of the Space Age flair that mid-century modern design acquired in the late 1950s and 1960s. Its low profile helps to draw your eye down from the high, clerestory windows. The tall pastel vases strategically placed below the standard windows also help to create movement around the room.

Living room with mid-century modern couches and coffee table

In the Kitchen

In the kitchen, a black bowl full of bright, yellow lemons adds a striking contrast to the black and white cabinets. It also plays off of the yellow brass hardware and blondewood accents. Our team of stagers layered in additional accent pieces in the same color family. The light wood utensils and glass jars of pasta not only look great, but they also make the kitchen feel homey. That cozy feeling is what helps potential buyers envision themselves in the space.

Kitchen island
Bowl of lemons

On the Patio

Outside on the covered patio, the MHM Professional Staging team placed a bistro table and chairs. The Zombie crew loved the idea of creating a breakfast area outside. Bringing the inside outdoors is one of the many benefits of living in the sunshine state.

Bistro table on the patio

In the Home Office

Staging the spare bedroom as an office was a creative way to show buyers the potential of the space. Our team made the room look hip while still retaining the mid-century modern vibe.

Desk staged with office knickknacks
Office staged with mid-century modern furniture

In the Master Suite

Inside the master suite, the finishes and beautiful tiles commanded attention. All this room needed were a few small details to pull it all together. The artwork with flecks of gold connected to the gold hardware and a neutral striped towel added softness without distracting from the rest of the space.

Staged master suite of the mid-century modern zombie house

Watch Us on Zombie House Flipping

We loved staging this mid-century modern zombie for the Zombie House Flipping crew. Be sure to watch season two episode one for the full story on how this house transformed from a total zombie to a dream home. Sign in to your TV Provider to watch Zombie House Flipping online.

Interested in learning how staging can help you sell your home faster? We would love to speak with you. Contact us for more information about staging your home.

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