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Paint and Redesign for Wine!!!

Yup!  That's right....I got paid in wine!!!  Here's the uncorked tale........ 

Susan & Marshall Stuart owner's of Stuart Cellars Winery were looking for a quick inexpensive change to their winery.  So when Susan called to ask me to help choose paint colors and redesign using their current accessories I was thrilled!  Trust me...if you know me....you know I will look for any excuse to visit the Temecula Wine Country in Southern California!!  Plus Stuart Cellar's is one of my favorite wineries and if I could help the winery to look its best it's a win-win for all!

Stuart Cellars - BeforeSusan and I met at one of her favorite Italian restaurants Francesca's Italian Kitchen so that I could see the paint colors and atmosphere she was trying to achieve at the winery.  The colors were very Tuscan and I loved them as much as her!Stuart Cellars - Before Green Wall

These pictures to the right and left are some of the rooms we were working with.....lots of white walls except for one area that was painted a dated green color with an adjacent wall sponged tan. Susan also wanted to figure out a more attractive way to store the wine boxes that need to be easily available by the cashier. Her goal was to have the Tasting Room to look more like a Tasting Room and not a warehouse. 

We spent only a couple of hours choosing colors for each wall and area, deciding how to best store inventory and planning out the best way to rearranging furniture, accessories and items for sale.  

Here are a few examples of what was accomplished after two days of painting and redesigning............Stuart Cellars - After

Stuart Cellars - After Facing DoorA warm and inviting Wine Tasting Room with plenty of open spaces to wander awhile, taste awhile and shop a lot! No more cafeteria look to this hot spot.   

Susan and Marshall along with the Tasting Room Staff .......which at first were skeptical watching Susan and I plan our "attack"....... were pleasantly surprised!  Local wine club member's were also surprised and happy to visit their new and improved home away from home! 

If you are interested in seeing the rest of the transformation and taste some excellant vino.....visit this fabulous award winning winery!  It would be my pleasure to show you around the wonderful Wine Country of Temecula.  You will not be disappointed!  Cheers!      

Don't forget to Stop and Smell the Vineyards......

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Comment balloon 44 commentsJanice Sutton • July 31 2008 05:17PM

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Janice ~ Very dramatic change!  It seems very warm and inviting now and must draw visitors right in!

Posted by Kathy Passarette, L.I. Staging/Decorating (Creative Home Expressions) almost 10 years ago

What a unique and fun experience for you -- the improvement in the space is obvious.  I'll bet you'll enjoy the fruits of your labor!

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging that Sells Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) almost 10 years ago

The change is dramatic and looks fabulous!  You did a great job Janice!!!! Cheers to you!

Posted by Cathy Lee, ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA (CL Design Services Home Staging) almost 10 years ago

Janice - I've missed you.  Great transformation.  Don't be surprised if I come for a visit.....love the vino and when you add beautiful decor to the equation......that's amore!

Posted by Debbie Wheeler, Chandler, AZ Rooms Rearranged RESA, IRIS (Real Estate Staging/Rooms Rearranged, LLC) almost 10 years ago

Red makes people hungry too, so that was a great choice!

Posted by Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros" (Redesign Etc. Home Staging) almost 10 years ago

Oh Janice, I'm so jealous.....I will work for wine too! The design project turned our great. Love the colors and how you moved the display cabinet to the left of the room.

Posted by Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal (Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio) almost 10 years ago

You did a great job!  I love the colors you chose.... I'm not personally a big fan of wine, but I did once trade a weekend stay in a great suite at a bed & breakfast downtown when they were selling and needed to pad the budget a bit.  That was a lot of fun!

Posted by Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging (Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team) almost 10 years ago

Kathy - Thanks!  Warm and inviting was the plan.  Having customers enjoying their wine, lingering awhile always helps business!

Maureen - I had a blast doing this job!  Susan & Marshall have become friends of mine over the years so I was happy to help them improve the appearance of the winery.  I already had another winery call me...stay tuned!

Cathy - Thank you so much!  You should see the other rooms....truly dramatic.....four colors in all! 

Debbie - Awww thanks!  I would love for you to visit!!!  A little cooler then Chandler!  :)

Cindy - So right about the color red!!  Plus it looks great against the red foil on their bottles!

Cynthia- It would have been weird taking money from them since they are friends!  So they "made me" take some yummy wine!    The cabinet was moved to the left to be closer to the tasting bar and more assessable to customers.  Thank you!

Melissa- Thanks! The redesign was really a "quick change" as time was limited since they were going out of town and needed it done ASAP! Great for you to trade with a B&B!!!  Hmmmmm I may have to visit the local B&B's in the wine country!  Thanks for the great idea!

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 10 years ago

Janice: What a fun project and what a wonderful job you did. My husband would be thrilled (and become a total believer in the power of staging) if I got paid in wine. We will take a trip down your way one of these days to visit Temecula wine country. Maybe when it cools off a little.

The winery looks great!

Posted by Michelle Minch, Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA (Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA) almost 10 years ago

Wow - what a difference a little paint can make ~ & of course your magical touch! It looks wonderful!

Posted by Connie Tebyani, Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County (Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro) almost 10 years ago

I would GLADLY accept payment in wine -- as long as it's good wine!  What a fun project. I have worked with a couple of wine cellars, but never a store.

Posted by Tori Lynn Wallitsch (Prudential Ambassador / Ross Designs, LLC) almost 10 years ago

What a cool story Janice and wonderful transformation. It really made a huge diference in the "feel" of it even by just seeing the photos! Enjoy your payment!

Posted by Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging, www.homes (Home Star Staging) almost 10 years ago

Michelle - Thank you!  I really did enjoy this job!  My husband was happy too since he loves their Viognier and Meritage wines!!  I would be love to show you around the wine country,  Us locals know the best wine and where to dine!!

Connie - Thanks! Paint is always the best way to go when you want to make a big change on a little budget!  Maybe we can hold our next SIF meeting here!  (Thanks also for nudging me on one of your comments when you wrote "Where have you been?" :)

Tori - I have to tell you at first I didn't want to take anything  from them but they insisted!  I am glad I accepted!  The wine is/was yummy!

Karen - Thanks!  Every time I visit this winery I just look around and smile.  I love the way it makes me feel!  Oh...and the wine helps too!

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 10 years ago

Hi Janice,  Great job and thinking out of the box!  I know I have to visit you and see the wine country.

Diane Concialdi

Posted by Diane Concialdi, DC Redesign Real Estate, Staging & Conceptual Design (Westminster, Huntington Beach, Orange County) almost 10 years ago

Diane - Thanks Girlfriend!  Yes you do need to come visit me and "my" wineries!!  Bring the hubby too!

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 10 years ago

Beautiful Janice.  Do you get a lifetime wine discount for doing such a great job.  I wold be happy to take some off your hands!

Posted by Ana Hitzel, Professional Home Stager Inland Empire ( AccentPositives Home Staging ) almost 10 years ago

Ana - Thanks!  I wish I got a lifetime discount.   Wouldn't that be great!  I do belong to the Wine Club which offers great discounts and fun Wine Club member nights with food!  If you would like to check it out I would be happy to take you there as a guest for complimentary wine tasting!

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 10 years ago

Janice- What great color choices.  It sounds like a fun project.  Continued success!

Posted by Michele Hess, Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc (Simply Staged Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Michele - Thanks!  Warm colors are my favorite.  This project was so much fun.  I was glad I was able to help my "other" home! :)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 10 years ago

Janice-

 

I love the new look.  How fun to get to redesign the winery! My husband and I are wine club members at Stuart, too!  They have the best red wines.  We'll have to let you know the next time we are visiting.  We make the trek to the Temecula Wineries a couple of times per year.

Posted by Marla Hofstee, Design by Marla- Home Staging, Burbank & Los Angeles, CA (Design by Marla) almost 10 years ago

Marla - Thank you!  Redesigning the winery was so much fun! 

What a small world!  You have excellent taste. :)  I would love to meet you at Stuart Cellars.  Mark and I could also show you some of our other favorite wineries.  Say when and we are there!

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 10 years ago

Let's plan it!  I miss the great picnic spot at the winery across the way at Mount Palomar.  It was our secret picnic spot.

Posted by Marla Hofstee, Design by Marla- Home Staging, Burbank & Los Angeles, CA (Design by Marla) almost 10 years ago

I'm in!  If you can get away during a week day that would be the best because it's less crowded.  Sunday afternoons are kind of quiet too with free jazz!  As long as the SD Chargers aren't playing I'm available. We have no upcoming vacations or commitments.

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 10 years ago

It looks beautiful! I am going down to look! You did a great job in pictures, I am sure it looks even better in person!Maybe we can meet there!

Wendy Timmons

Posted by Wendy Timmons, Temecula Realtor (Move Home Realty ) almost 10 years ago

Wendy - Thank you very much!  It does look much better in person.  The winery has low lighting so good pictures were hard to get. 

I would love to meet you and your partner there!  Let me know when you are available.  Maybe this will be my new office instead of home away from home!! :)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 10 years ago

It looks very Tuscan.  Nice job.

Posted by Kathleen Lordbock, Keller Williams Realty Professionals (Keller Williams Realty Professionals) almost 10 years ago

Kathleen - Thanks!  That is exactly what the owners wanted....a Tuscany feel! 

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) almost 10 years ago

What a fun and rewarding job...thanks for sharing your photos. I can feel the Tuscan sun!

Wendy Casey - Vancouver, BC

Posted by Wendy Casey (A-List Home Staging & Decor) over 9 years ago

Janice,

Good choice to get rid of that mint green paint!  That color made the winery look more like a salt water taffy store!  Great selection of colors and getting paid with wine doesn't sound too shabby either!

Posted by Michelle Pimentel, ASP, IAHSP Empire Home Staging (Empire Home Staging Solutions) over 9 years ago

Wendy - You're welcome!  This project was a lot of fun.  Who doesn't love Tuscany! 

Michelle - Ha ha!  Yeah that mint green had to go.  You should have seen the sponge painting in another room....better yet you are lucky you didn't!  The payoff was the fabulous!

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 9 years ago

YES!YES!YES The color choices are right on the money!! I love to see paint transform a space so easily but with such a big impact

Thanks for sharing

Posted by Susan Gonzalez Faux painting murals atlanta (Marietta Mural & Decorative Design) over 9 years ago

Love the new colors!!!!!! Much more fitting for a wine cellar!

Posted by Lisa Roy (SPACELiFT HOME STAGING, Greater Vancouver) over 9 years ago

Susan - Glad you liked it!  Painting makes such a great impact and with little investment!  A perfect combo in today's economy!

Lisa - Thanks!  I had been nudging the owners for years!  Yes...now we have a wine cellar!!

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 9 years ago

Love the transformation, Janice! Looks awesome!

Posted by Jacqueline Forde (Alluring Interiors) about 9 years ago

Jacqueline - Thank you! I was so happy when the owners finally decided to paint.  I had such a great time working on this job. :) 

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) about 9 years ago

I agree with all of the comments-you did wonders in the rooms.  Were those murals on the wall that were painted over?

Had to laugh when you mentioned skeptical employees.  I had two retail redesigns where some of the staff (and even some vocal customers) were outright hostile about the changes-until everything was finished and they could see the results.  THEN they loved it.  I'm wondering if you were being a tad kind when you used the word "skeptical"?

Posted by Pam Faulkner, Faulkner House Redesign Stager-Northern VA-Fairfax (Faulkner House Interior Redesign) about 9 years ago

Pam - Thanks!  The "murals" are actually tapestries that are available for sale.  After the rooms were painted Susan and I choose which walls best featured these tapestries.   

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) about 9 years ago

Janice, the change made a world of difference.  The color change went from fun to classy!  Great Job!

Posted by Patty Hill, BS, CIAS, SFR, Hill & Associates Real Estate Team (Hill & Associates, LLC Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Southern Coast Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Janice, BEAUTIFUL! You certainly created a WOW factor! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Tonia Mosteller (Interior Redesign-Design, Home Staging & Holiday Decorating) over 8 years ago

You LUCKY Girl! ... How cool is that! You did a fantastic job transforming the entire area ... so much more inviting now.

Posted by Liz Gallagher, Montreal Quebec RESA member (LG Home Harmony - Home Stagers & Organizers ) over 8 years ago

Patty - Thanks! I think all wineries should look classy and warm!

Tonia - Thanks...paint always helps!

Liz - I am soooo lucky!  So are my clients ;)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) about 8 years ago

Hi Janice,  WOW what a nice experience.  I too love wineries.  I live close to Niagara wineries in Canada and I enjoy the wine tours.  Once a year my husband and I attend an event called "Vine Dining".  25 area wineries and 25 restaurants set up tents throughout "Vineland Estates".

It is always a good day with lots of food and wine.

Posted by Karen Hubert, Home Stager (Center Stage Design-real estate staging, Ancaster/Hamilton) over 7 years ago

Karen - It was a great gig! :) Always great to mix business & pleasure! The Vine Dining event sounds fantastic! We have a few events similiar in the Temecula Wine Country. It makes for a nice long weekend!

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 7 years ago

Janice- what a superb project to work on.  The colour choices were great for those spaces.  To get paid in wine...well who wouldn't think that was awesome.  Great work.

Posted by Wendy Tomm, CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors (Beyond the Walls) almost 7 years ago

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