Simply Designed

Home Staging Before & After Gallery

Greater Fort Myers Residents

Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Estero, Sanibel, Bonita Springs

Home Staging can help you sell your home more quickly and for more money – you will have an edge over the competition because your home will be beautifully presented, inside and out!

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A few months ago, I was looking for a stager to give our homes the extra pop to motivate buyers. I am based in a different state, and therefore, need a very professional, communicative, and responsive person to work with, who understands what we are looking for and can deliver. After contacting several home staging companies and not finding what I wanted, I got in touch with Candi at Simply Designed. She has simply been great! From the first contact, she has managed to deliver on every detail on both the business and design sides. We have now done multiple projects with Simply Designed and will continue to do more. Our homes are selling faster, with more positive feedback and, I’m sure, for more money than if we hadn’t staged. We deal with many contractors and businesses in multiple states and I couldn’t recommend any of them more highly.

Mike S.

Lancaster, PA

The house looks terrific. Your staging is absolutely perfect for the house. I love it! Sue, Cape Coral

… We love the work that you do… Cheryl, Broker, Ft Myers, FL

Thanks a million Candi, for your quick actions to pull the staging together so beautifully in such a short time. Kim, Pensacola, Florida

10060 Hidden Pines Ln, Bonita Springs, FL

A gem of a neighborhood in Bonita Springs is the location of this brand new, beautiful home. We staged the main living areas to show potential buyers how spacious and flexible the layout is.

Vacant Home Staging 1951 SE 35th St, Cape Coral, FL

A truly unique floor plan with grand Entry Hall and Atrium was beautifully remodeled and updated. Home Staging of the main living areas brought personality and life to this gulf access pool home.

b liv rmExpansive Living Area before Home Staging

b family rmMulti functional Family Room before Home Staging

b entryGrand Entry Hall before Home Staging

b atriumAtrium adjacent to Entry Hall before Home Staging

See these same spaces after the staging project was completed:
More images of this absolutely cool home…

New Construction Staging at 1920 SW 53rd Lane, Cape Coral, FL


A beautifully constructed new home with gulf access home was given personality, warmth and styling consistent with the finishes:

great room beforeOpen Great Room with water view as you walk in the door.

kitchen beforeKitchen area before staging was done.

Casual Contemporary styling with colors that brought out the finishes as well as some bright accents gave even more appeal to the Living, Dining, Kitchen and Den:

We also staged the Master Suite, Guest Bedroom, Pool Bath and Lanai in this home:

See more ‘Before’ and ‘After’ photos of this home:

1920 SW 53rd Lane

Vacant Home Staging at 4128 NE 21st Place, Cape Coral, FL

Pretty country setting for this spacious 4 bedroom + Den home. Staging gave it warmth and a welcoming, comfortable personality. And…it was under contract in about a week after the staging project was completed…nice!

Vacant Home Staging 1358 Nimrod, Port Charlotte, FL

Lots of square footage in this family friendly home that had been updated and remodeled by the investor.

great room beforeLiving/Dining area before staging

fam rm beforeFamily Room before staging

The home was staged with neutrals as the foundation and bright accent colors to bring the space to life and show the flexibility of the layout as well as the function.

The Master Suite was staged…here are a couple of photos of the moderately sized bedroom before staging.
master bdrm before
master bdrm before 2
Furnishings, accent pieces and placement show a buyer how this room can be functional as well as spacious.

Vacant Home Staging 1421 SE 36th Terr, Cape Coral, FL

Updated and renovated, this comfortable gulf access pool home has a great floor plan. Home Staging will show potential buyers just how livable it is!


liv rm before3Spacious Living Area

dining rm bforeDining Area before Home Staging

The home was staged with the colors of the water and outdoors…blues, aquas and greens. Staging shows enough furniture that a potential buyer can see the size and function of the space.
Family Room including Kitchen and Nook before Home Staging:
fam rm bfore
kitchen before
Stylish Home Staging brought this area of the home to life!

Vacant Home Staging 13225 Marquette Blvd, Fort Myers Shores, FL

Located on a canal with gulf access, this 2 bedroom, 2 bath home needed some love after tenants vacated.

living before2Living Room before Home Staging

dining beforeDining area before Home Staging

Brightly colored sofas, angled to show the beautiful back yard and canal views, new window treatments and colorful accents help to create a welcoming scene for potential buyers.
Views of the Kitchen, Nook and Master Bedroom before the staging project:

kitchen beforeKitchen/Nook before Home Staging

bedroom beforeMaster Bedroom before Home Staging

Vacant Home Staging 1380 Stadler Dr, Fort Myers, FL

Located in the McGregor corridor on the desired river side of the street, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home is light, bright and full of floor to ceiling sliders in the Great Room.

liv rm beforeFireplace in the Living Area creates a natural focal point

dining rm beforeSpacious Dining Area flows from the Living Area

I used bright accent colors and angled the furniture to create a warm and inviting space, with views of both the fireplace and the Lanai/pool area.
View of the Kitchen and Nook before Home Staging…

kitchen beforeKitchen during the renovation

nook beforeNook area before Home Staging

Staging of Main Living Areas of 231 SW 40th St.

This owner occupied home needed some personality and a bit of a ‘wow’ factor for buyers when they enter. There was nothing memorable about the interior of the home. So I staged the Living/Dining areas and did some minor rearranging in the Family Room. See the results below…home was under contract in just 4 days!

liv rm beforeLiving Area before Home Staging

dining beforeDining Area before Home Staging

Working with a small budget, I brought in some accessories and artwork, and did some strategic rearranging of existing pieces. Result:  color, personality and warmth!

fam rm before

Family Room before Home Staging

Family Room after Home Staging

Vacant Home Staging 1021 SW 37th St, Cape Coral, FL

This home is located on a well kept street, offers a generous square footage, pool and situated on a canal. But a few minor quirks were keeping the home from getting offers. Now, with stylish Home Staging completed, prospective buyers can see how the rooms can be laid out for function and easy living.  And…the very first showing after the Home Staging project was completed brought an offer to the seller!

living room before home stagingLiving Room before Home Staging

living room before home stagingAnother view of the Living Room from the Dining Area

After home staging, the Living area is welcoming, bright and colorful, with a clear vision of how the space can be used:

View of the Dining Area before home staging

family rm nook beforeFamily Room and Nook area is spacious but looks plain and ordinary.

After Home Staging, the Dining Area is well defined and has personality. The Family Room/Nook area shows how spacious and livable it really is, with a variety of options for use depending upon the owner’s lifestyle.

Staging of 295 Green Dolphin Drive

Placida, FL

This 1.2 million dollar home is unique in both layout and setting. It had some basic furnishings but there was nothing dramatic or inviting about the interior. That’s where I came into the picture and Staged It With Style!

liv rm before2Living Room was sparsely furnished

dining beforeDining Room was furnished but lacked personality

Notice in the images below how the colors pop in the Living and Dining area, bringing drama and personality to this beautiful gulf front home. The Kitchen is lovely in itself, and Staging added even more interest and show of function.
Living Room after Home Staging
Dining Room after Home Staging
Great Room after Home Staging

guest bedrm 1 beforeGuest Bedroom before Staging…

master bdrm beforeMaster Bedroom before Staging…

…and after Staging

…and after Staging


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295 Green Dolphin Drive in Placida, FL

Special Home Staging Project

2015 Parade of Homes for Tudor Villas

5012 SW 26th Ave, Cape Coral, FL

This gorgeous, 2,900 sq. ft. new home built by Tudor  Villas is part of the 2015 Parade of Homes. I had the pleasure of staging the entire home interior.


Vacant Home Staging Project in NE Cape Coral, FL

A lovely pool home with freshwater canal access, this home was not showing as well as it should. I met with the realtor and seller and we determined which areas of the home should be staged. The results speak for themselves!

great room before2The Great Room was spacious but lacking warmth and personality.

great room beforeAnother view of the Great Room before Home Staging

We added personality, color, function and charm to the Great Room.

There is now a clear Living area, Dining area, Nook and Kitchen, as shown in the photos below.

The Master Suite was also staged, to include the Bedroom and Bathroom.

Master Bedroom before Home StagingMaster Bedroom before Home Staging.

Boat Dock area after Home Staging

We even staged the Boat Dock area to attract potential buyers who are out for a leisurely cruise on the water.

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Home Staging for Furnished Residence

9100 Red Canyon Drive

This is a home that I staged and listed for sale in S. Fort Myers.

The sellers live out of state and decided that they wanted to part with this lovely residence they’ve owned for over 10 years. The place looked pretty good, but needed some home staging to give it a more personable and inviting look for potential buyers.

living rm before2Living Area was okay, needed needed some finishing touches

living rm beforeHere is another view of the Living Area

I did some rearranging of the smaller pieces to create a warm and welcoming look in the Living Area as shown in the two images below. There was not an issue with clutter or much editing needed in this home, just some strategic rearranging.

family rm beforeFamily Room before Home Staging

family rm before2Another view of the Family Room

Again, it was the smaller details that made the larger change in the Family Room. Strategic rearranging makes a difference!
Here are a few more photos of the finished project…

Vacant Home Staging Project in S. Fort Myers, FL

6791 Danah Court

This is a lovely pool home with gulf access in S. Fort Myers. The owners have moved on to their new residence and this home needed some attention in order to show prospective buyers how the main living areas would look. Many buyers have a difficult time visualizing how a home will look with furnishings in it.

Home before staging 2The Living Area did not present a positive first impression as a prospective Buyer entered the home.

Living Room After Home Staging      Now when entering the home a prospective Buyer sees a beautiful view of the Lanai and pool, soft unobtrusive window treatments and just enough furniture to demonstrate the function of the space.

Home before staging 2Dining Area before Home Staging

Dining Room After Home StagingAfter Home Staging the Dining Area is inviting

home before staging 3The Family Room is laid out well and includes the Kitchen and a Nook as well as this seating area. The big black empty spot on the wall was not a good focal point.

Family Room After StagingNow the Family Room is pleasant and inviting, with a positive ‘TV’ image as part of the arrangement.

home before staging 4View of the Kitchen from the Family Area before home staging

Family Room After Home Staging

Warm and inviting, there is now a style presented that flows with the rest of the home’s finishes without being overdone or cluttered.

Living and Dining Areas After Home Staging

View of the Living and Dining Areas after Home Staging

Family Room After Home Staging

View of the Family Room after Home Staging

Kitchen after Home StagingSome simple decorative and functional accents in the Kitchen area.

Dining and Living area after Home StagingAnother view of the Living and Dining areas after Home Staging

Fort Myers Beach Home Staging Project

140 Bay Mar Drive

This is a beautiful island home in Fort Myers Beach that I staged and then sold for the homeowners. The home was sold furnished and had some great pieces, but it needed some editing and rearranging…that’s where home staging comes in!

Living Room before home stagingThe Living Room was pleasant but a bit unbalanced