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Old 10-17-2019, 05:23 AM
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Art for Home Staging

Anyone ever do this? A local company that does home staging (putting stuff in a house to make it more saleable) is asking for artists in the area to contact them about this. I don't know what their terms are. According to an article in Artsyshark, artists usually get paid a small amount for their art being displayed in a staged home.
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:45 PM
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Re: Art for Home Staging

Never done it, but you may also think about taking photos of your work in high end surroundings, like having it hung in a gallery, so it could be a good opportunity

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Old 10-17-2019, 05:15 PM
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Re: Art for Home Staging

I've never done this but it doesn't hurt to check on their fees, and responsibility for damage or loss. And of course, the schedule for display.

My guess is that they will want work which matches the sofa or other furnishings, so the question becomes how do they choose what to display?

What do they expect you to do to make their choices easier?

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Old 10-18-2019, 10:29 PM
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Re: Art for Home Staging

A friend of mine gets her paintings in "Home Show" homes that are staged for the event. She has sold several of them to the people who end up buying the home they were used in. Even if she didn't sell any, an event like that draws quite a few wealthy people, so the advertising alone would be worth it. She has a business card holder near the painting or some kind of small placard listing her contact details.
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:45 AM
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Re: Art for Home Staging

I sent them an email, which is what they requested artists do, but they did not respond. This company says it was inundated with responses from local artists, so I don't think I'm even going to find out what their deal is. This area has a ton of artists because of tax incentives, etc. I've heard stuff all over the place about art for home staging. One person said they had been asked to pay to have their work hang in these staged homes(!). Some people were paid $25-100/mo. Paintings by others were bought outright by the staging company. A mixed bag.

Thanks for the responses.
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Old 10-20-2019, 04:09 PM
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Re: Art for Home Staging

My son works for a large national moving & storage company and is regularly assigned to a local real estate company that specializes in selling new upscale homes. His crew moves furniture in and out as directed by the agency. Most of the time all furniture and art work are held in company warehouse until needed.

Furniture companies, artists, even interior decorators participate and home shoppers will find business cards and brochures available during open house events in which the sample home is shown. All items are provided by sellers at no cost to the real estate agency. It provides two of the best kinds of marketing to artists and businesses - free and targeted.

As pointed out, though, based on geography and home prices, there could be fees to sellers or paid by real estate agents.
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Old 10-25-2019, 08:15 PM
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Re: Art for Home Staging

Several friends of mine did this for a few years, way back, with a particular realtor in several high-end homes. I don't think they had any luck with sales.

I had work in a gallery way back that then worked with a realtor to stage some homes, and had a couple of paintings that sat in a house for quite a few months. No sales, no luck.

It was a pretty new thing at the time, so we didn't know what to expect, or if anything would come of it. If I were to do it again (probably not), I'd rent the work for a monthly fee.

This is wine country, so these were pretty upscale homes. But it was ten to fifteen years ago. Maybe things have changed since then?

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