World style home staging is a popular design trend, particularly in urban and ethically-diverse neighborhoods. World style lends an eclectic international flavor to any property, adding interest factor and cultural zest to the interior of a residence or commercial space. In order for a residence to benefit from a world style design, the stager must be well versed in its execution, since going too heavy of specific elements can be exclusionary, rather than charming to potential buyers.
This editorial will detail how to successfully utilize world style flavor in home staging, as well as in interior design.
World Style Home Staging Explained
World style, also called international style, is characterized by a blend of design elements from various places and cultures across the globe. Typically, the layout will incorporate design contributions from virtually every continent, blending European, American, Asian, Indian, African and Islander traditional décor in a balanced, but still neutral palate.
The best part of world style is that almost every buyer can associate themselves with some part of the design, since the overall feel inspires delight and the spirit of adventure. These are both necessary emotions to feel when buying a new home.
International Staging Pros and Cons
World style appeals to most buyers, especially young, hip singles and couples who embrace a love for cultural diversity. World style may not be the best choice for courting older or traditional buyers. I usually recommend this look for condos and coops in urban areas, as well as for design intensive homes which appeal to first time buyers and young professionals.
If executed too heavily, world style can look more like a freakish and disjointed museum, or a kitschy collection of junk, rather than a wonderful and aesthetic design sensibility. Stagers are cautioned not to go over-the-top with the international flavor and to truly harmonize colors, textures and materials for an overall presentation, rather than simply adding random elements to represent various parts of the globe.
World Style Home Staging Overview
World style is a popular design trend which can really add spice and charisma to any interior layout. Learning the basics of world style is easy, but refining the skill can take time and practice. I advise all stagers to work on their international designs on paper and in the showroom before implementing them in client’s homes.
However, once you are comfortable and confident in your world style design strategies, you will be sure to add a whole new dimension to your staging business. To learn more about world style elements and combinations, refer to some quality sources of interior design theory and application.