We Gave a Home Stager $100 — Here’s What She Bought At Anthropologie

published Nov 21, 2023
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Orlando, Florida, USA - January 28, 2022: An Anthropologie store in Orlando, Florida, USA. Anthropologie is an American clothing retailer.
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Cruising the aisles of Anthropologie is always a delight for the senses. However, the same isn’t always true for your wallet. When you’re counting your pennies to pay the rent, the rows of funky decor and colored vases of delicate glass can be tremendously tempting. That said, you can often find some hefty deals tucked away on the Anthropologie website, whether it’s scouring the sale section or keeping your eyes out for bargains like a coupon code.

In the pursuit of Anthropologie’s cutest items that wouldn’t make me fear my mobile banking app, I turned to Jess Harrington, owner and founder of JessFinessed Home Staging & Design, and asked her how she’d spend $100 for her home staging business at Anthropologie. Take a look below to see what items at Anthro she would pick to take a home to the next level. While she may have overshot her budget by a few bucks, we’ll let it slide in the name of excellent taste. 

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Art is everywhere for Harrington, who encourages people to think outside the box when it comes to wall decor. She picked a set of dessert plates for this time around to add a little bit of extra color and dimension. “I love mounting these on walls in kitchens with plate holders that you can find on Amazon,” Harrington said of the dynamic duo. “We often only think of hanging art on walls, but this is a wonderful way to create interest and do something charming and unexpected.”

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Getting lit has a whole new meaning when it comes to the specifics of staging a home for sale. “The details go a long way in the homes we stage. We love adding faux taper candles on surfaces to keep the eye moving,” said Harrington. “I use candles on dining tables and coffee tables often to create a staged look that feels more lived in.”

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A few blooms go a long way in any home, and those that won’t die on you in a few days provide the best bang for your buck. “We often opt for faux or dried branches in vases instead of fake plants, and have a wide array of vessels in our inventory,” says Harrington, who keeps a stash of stylish vases on hand to hold those faux florals. “The delicate shape and size make this perfect for a bathroom vanity.”