Elegance and Staging go hand and hand

We recently staged this beautiful home that we were referred to. We brought in new accessories and accent pillows from our current inventory to enhance its beauty. The upgraded features alongside our final touches helped this home sell to eager new home buyers ready to move in.

This home sold very quickly to eager buyers from the Toronto region!

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Elegant living room with modern touches.
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Soft-coloured pillows alongside white accents helped soften the room as potential buyers roamed about.
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Sitting room showcasing beautiful accents.

#homestaging #staging #interiordecorating

Photo Credit: Real Estate Agent Listing and All in Place (AiP)

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Staging – Valued Client Testimonial

We recently received this wonderful testimonial from one of our happy #staging clients. It was a pleasure to stage their home for sale.

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“Classy … contemporary … chic … that perfectly describes Rosita’s work. Rosita’s passion for interior decorating is more than about staging but rather using her artistic flair and enhancing the decor of the home that also reflects the clients’ personality. Clients who viewed our home all said it showed very well. This is thanks to Rosita. I would recommend Rosita to anyone who needs their home staged or needs any decorating advice!”
~ Diane, Hamilton, Ontario

Contact us for your staging, home decorating and/or decluttering needs to get ready for your next move, room makeover or refresh!

 

Cosy Condo Staging

This Fall, we staged this pretty one-bedroom condo on the Hamilton Mountain … which sold in two weeks!

We brought in our pillows, throws and accents to enhance their existing orange and turquoise colour scheme. We also recommended decluttering their linen closet and some of their kitchen shelving to provide buyers with a true sense of how much storage space existed in this space.

#homestaging #interiordesign #interiordecorating

Photo Credit: Real Estate Agent Listing

 

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Lovely living room.
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Pretty welcome after a long day’s work.
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Modern kitchen awaits potential buyers.

Staging a Charming Dundas Home

We’ve been a busy bee home staging in and around the Hamilton area and we couldn’t be happier! Summer is around the corner and homes are going up for sale, left, right and centre. Now is the time to soften up clients’ current décor themes with our staging inventory of soft whites, blues, greens and more. But of course, we always complement with what the clients’ already have and we build from there to create for a strong Open House showing.

We recently staged an older home in the Dundas, Ontario area. It sold quick within a week! Not surprising though, as it is a sought-after area for young families looking to settle in.

Our colour inspiration for this bedroom came from the client’s pretty, quilted bed comforter and her light blue blinds. We brought in the essence of softness to allow potential buyers to picture themselves curled up reading a hard-to-put-down book while gazing through to the garden landscape.

We helped the client declutter her rooms as she is a retiree and on her own. We brought in bright pillows and more new accessories to let her large-sized rooms shine to their potential to be ready for buyers roaming through for Open House. (She recently had her walls freshly painted so wall art was not hung at their request.)

Photo Credit: Real Estate Agent Listing and All in Place (AiP)

Large-sized spare bedroom

 

Pretty, white accents soften up the bedroom

 

Soft-coloured accessories to complement the pretty quilted bed comforter

 

Imagine reading and looking out this bay window garden view?

 

Looking to stage your home for sale? Or interior decorating advice? Contact us, we’d love to help you with your design needs!

~ Rosita

Living Room Makeover

It was now or never, so we seized the moment for our living room makeover!

Our walls used to be a matte medium brown colour, so were the custom-sewn striped curtains and light brown lamp shades. So we decided to lighten up the room we spend so much time in.

Previous colour scheme

We recently painted the main floor a Classic Cream tone by Benjamin Moore and invested in some soft, shimmery curtains. Added new cream lamp shades from Lowe’s Canada, and, new touches of white and blue accent vases and accessories from Bouclair, Bowring and Urban Barn to complement our existing brown couches and walnut coffee tables. Spotted the large art wall statement piece from HomeSense – had to have it!

Fresh living room makeover
Peaceful art statement piece over the couch wall
Pretty, modern accent touches

Our living room is now lighter and brighter – yet cozy and warm for our family movie nights!

Fireplace mantel welcomes guests into the living room

We offer paint and room makeover consultations – contact us to make your change for 2017!

Staging helps buyers with their own décor visions

We staged this East Hamilton home last summer. It was mainly empty except for the master bedroom, kitchen and family room. But we still had to bring side tables and lamps plus accessories to finish the look. The busy healthcare professional and bachelor didn’t have time for himself, let alone decorating it the way he envisioned. That’s when we came in.

We used our local rental furniture supplier to stage the rest of the home to get it ready for sale. The client was so impressed that we were able to pull off the vision they were wishing for. So impressed that they even took notes to decorate their next home with our inspiration. (No artwork was hung at the request of the client as the walls had been freshly painted.)

Photo Credit: Real Estate Home Listing

Luxurious living room welcomes potential home buyers
Cozy Family Room that overlooks walk-out deck and pool
Newly-renovated kitchen
Elegant guest bedroom
Client’s master bedroom


Looking to stage and declutter your home for sale? Or simply a room makeover to welcome more colour and style in? Contact us at 905.920.3552 … we’d love to help you with your décor needs.

~ Rosita

Staging helps sell Homes

We recently staged a Downtown Hamilton condo that sold within 2 days!

For staging this condo, we based our colour theme on the seller’s red and green existing artwork. We brought in our fun, green shaggy pillow set (new to our staging inventory) and red faux centrepiece accent balls to make the living room pop as potential home buyers entered from the hallway. We decluttered their TV shelf stand to showcase larger accent vases to anchor the space. When there are pets involved, it’s hard not to include them in the staging photos like their cute pet birds in this case. (But they didn’t mind the spotlight.)

Photo Credit: Real Estate Home Listing

Open living room concept welcomes potential buyers!
Clean, cozy condo for any buyer to enjoy.
Pops of red and green shine throughout the condo space.

 

We reveal another project next week …

~ Rosita

 

Spring has Sprung! Time for Staging.

Spring has Sprung … and the real estate market in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is beyond HOT. We mean HOT! We’ve been busy staging several homes in and around the Hamilton surrounding area. We’ve received compliments (from both clients and potential buyers as they pass through) on our staging so that always brings a smile to our face.

We walk room to room with the seller in helping them declutter their spaces to get their home ready for a sale. We bring our wide range of inventory to complement the clients’ existing décor.  For Open House day, we like to suggest bringing in fresh flowers and/or fresh fruit for their kitchen table or even their front hallway table, to welcome prospective home buyers … and add that extra touch of colour!

Each home is a challenge … but one that we look forward to each and every time!

Let’s take a tour of our recent staging jobs together, shall we.

Photo credit of all the following photos are from their respective real estate home listings.

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East Hamilton Mountain Home – Sold within 5 days of staging consultation
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East Hamilton Mountain Home – Sold within 1 week of staging consultation

 

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Downtown Hamilton Home – Sold within 1 week of staging consultation
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East Hamilton Mountain Home – Sold within 1 week of staging consultation
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Family Room – Brought in accessories to complement bright wall

Until next time … we’ll be back with another staging project that we worked on.

~ Rosita

Assembling the Troops to Feed a Community!

Happy New Year everyone! Welcome 2016! Hope you all had a relaxing Holiday season.

This is my latest blog post for Chicago’s Corporate Event Interactive.

 

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On November 4th, 2015, Corporate Event Interactive (CEI) produced Feeding Chicago for its client, the Meetings & Incentives Worldwide(M&IW). It was a team building meets CSR event during their Annual Meeting. M&IW employees took part in a series of team building challenges and trivia while building camaraderie and at the same time, giving back to the community. After each challenge was completed, teams received food vouchers which were redeemed at the “general store” for food items. Teams assembled and decorated boxed lunches and wrote inspirational messages to be included. How fitting!

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The boxed lunches/dinners were then donated to Cornerstone Community Outreach which offers shelter and services to homeless and low-income families in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. A representative from Cornerstone visited during the event to thank the teams for building awareness and to generously accept the appreciated donations.

The clients really enjoyed participating in the day’s activities, especially assembling the boxed lunches/dinners. They also brought extra non-perishable food items themselves from home to donate to Cornerstone.

Way to go M&IW team!

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It was awesome and everyone had a great time! Another successful event!!!” – Jean Johnson, President & CEO Meetings & Incentives Worldwide

 

Outdoor gear company, Cotopaxi, provides positive social impact every day!

Looking for unique and impactful gift ideas to give back this Holiday season? T’is the season to be giving and sharing.

One new company knows all too well the importance of ‘giving back’.  That’s Cotopaxi. (With the cute lama logo!) The Delaware Public Benefit Corporation is committed in creating positive social impact via the outdoor gear product lines it offers. It focuses its efforts on global poverty alleviation and giving targeted grants to advance health, education, and livelihoods initiatives around the world. Giving is at the core to its model.

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Do you have a hard to buy, outdoorsy fan on your Christmas list? Well, look no further than their Holiday Gift Guide. From backpacks to jackets (for him and her) to reusable water bottles, you are sure to find that perfect gift.  There’s a wide range to choose from, we bet you can’t just pick one!

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For the hiker or camper on your list, there’s so many backpack styles to choose from. In particular, the durable, packable, versatile Luzon – Del Dia pack is really cool as it is made proudly in the Philippines by employees who have total creative control over the pack’s color choice. Giving them complete creative freedom to pick whatever color schemes they want. No two bags are alike! A surprise awaits the customer each and every time.

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Until December 20th, Cotopaxi has a great holiday promotion on. When you spend $100 or more, you’ll get a complimentary Holiday combo: the Mariveles bag with a sleek looking agua water bottle. Just like that! It’s their way of giving back to their customers at this special time of the year!

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And there’s free shipping on all U.S. orders, and, free returns if you change your mind.  So, head on over to their website and finish up your Christmas shopping knowing you are giving back in building sustainable communities.

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~ All opinions expressed here are my own.