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
Family Room
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

Colourful DIY Plant Stand

DIY plant stand
DIY plant stand

Hope everyone has been having a great summer! Wanted to do this DIY plant stand project earlier this summer but life/work has been go go go!

Outdated hunter green plant stand
Outdated hunter green plant stand

We saved this plant stand from a friend’s curbside a while back. As you can see, it was a 1990’s hunter green, a little dirty, and a little rusty but otherwise in great shape. So we knew we could breathe it back to life again. The notion of “reduce, reuse and recycle” of helping to sustain our environment for the future.  It can be used indoors and/or outdoors so we wanted to add a punch of colour to it.

Our inspirations!
Our inspirations!

This pretty terra cotta/orange planter bowl caught our eye when Target Canada (we so so miss them!) was closing. Then, we came across the cute bright striped citronella candle. So we got inspiration to spray paint it a soft, calming blue from these two.  We knew it would be a fun way to display outdoors through the summer months. We used Krylon Glossy ‘Bahama Sea’ – how fitting for the season!

Pretty blue to give it a facelift!
Pretty blue to give it a facelift!

 

Ready to be spray painted outdoors!
Ready to be spray painted outdoors!

 

Fresh new look - new again!
Fresh look – as new again!

Now that summer is almost over (sigh!) and ‘back to school’ routine is around the corner, the Fall Mums are out in full force. Annuals out, Fall Mums in.  The deep rich orange/red flower pulls the round planter’s colour together for a finished look.  What do you think?

Colourful Plant Stand to be enjoyed!
Colourful Plant Stand now sits on the deck to be enjoyed!

Planning another DIY project soon … looking forward to sharing it with you next time!

 

Master Bedroom … bold attraction

Client Master Bedroom, Burlington, Ontario
Client Master Bedroom, Burlington, Ontario

I know it’s been a while … but as promised I’m back with my final installment of my Interior Design Client’s Master Bedroom.

Our clients embraced the idea of having an accent wall in their bedroom so we went with Benjamin Moore’s Watermelon Red to invoke a bold yet passionate statement as you step into their bedroom. Their surrounding walls are Benjamin Moore’s White Cloud; a nice peaceful balance for them to unwind in at the end of a long day’s work.

Family Photos hang over their bed
Family Photos hang over their bed

We found a large horizontal frame with geometric prints at Winners …. my clients loved the frame but not the prints.  But it was a great deal so we decided to remove the three graphical prints and make it their very own by adding family photos in black and white.  A mini-DIY project!

As they were moving from Toronto to a small home, they still needed to find a place for all their clothes. We turned to Closets By Design to maximize all the space they could get from their Master Bedroom Closet.

Master Bedroom - Before
Master Bedroom – Before

 

Master Bedroom - Closet Install by Closets By Design
Master Bedroom – Closet Install by Closets By Design

Ahhh … gotta love organization!

Master Bedroom Closet - After
Master Bedroom Closet – After

Summer officially arrived yesterday – yeah!  I’m planning to share a few of my DIY projects over the next two months.  Wishing everyone a safe and fun summer!  Until next time!