Funk Nation Reveal

Funk Nation Reveal

We called this one “funk nation” because when it came to the staging in this house, we dug really deep to find our inner funkiness lol. With bold blue cabinetry and loads of black and white flooring, we worked hard to bring in lots of visual interest in subtle, yet bold ways.

We purchased this house privately from a man selling the home for his elderly mother. She had owned the home for many years and held onto it as a revenue property. When we bought the house it was only 813 square feet and had no “real” second floor as well as only 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.

Before & After

We had been itching to do a second floor addition and saw this as the perfect opportunity. By blowing off the “midget ceiling” original second storey and creating a massive addition complete with 3 bedrooms, a walk in closet and the largest bathroom we’ve done to date – we were able to create functional living – something that is hard to come by in these older character houses. Here’s a look at our design board from when we began the project!

In order for the original foundation to support the load of the 654 square foot addition, our engineer had us beef up both the north and south foundation walls with 2 x 8 lumber – allowing this homes foundation to last the time span of the new addition (a huge plus for buyers!).

The kitchen was one of the focal points in this project. We were able to create an eat-in corner nook, the perfect spot to sip your morning coffee or enjoy a meal. The bold pop of blue cabinetry gave off the funky feel that we had envisioned from the beginning.


I knew from the get go that all of the color and spunk had to come through in the staging! I started early sourcing from local vendors and 2nd hand shopping to make sure I got the absolute perfect pieces to fit the design.

We were incredibly blessed to collaborate on staging pieces for this home with both Dani’s Vintage Designs and Kinder Surprise Antiques. Dani found and painted one of the coolest built-in record stands I’ve ever seen. She also did a MCM white dresser, a retro antique TV that I staged as a side table and a large MCM buffet style dresser that we staged in the guest bedroom.

Erin from Kinder Surprise Antiques provided us with one of the most unique antique red bed frames I’ve ever laid my eyes on. She also provided us with a very retro antique drum, a rose tea tin sign we staged in the kitchen, and red antique dishware to make the kitchen décor pop!

Both of these ladies are terrific and I can’t beg you enough to check them and their items out…I’ve done a lot of searching for the best of the best when it comes to collaborating and these two have my vote!

Paint Colors used:

Main wall color – Paper White (Benjamin Moore)

Accent wall color – Evening Dove (Benjamin Moore)

** Photos by Hoffman House Photography & Design and Scott Prokop Photography

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