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

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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

 

Living Room
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

Being welcomed home

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Warm yet functional entryway, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Happy Friday everyone! Today we wanted to feature the warm yet functional entryway we designed for our client project series.

As you can see below, the previous homeowners had kept their golf clubs by the doorway. And, it had an outdated brass light fixture and flowery traditional runner welcoming them in.

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With little twin girls and two working parents, we wanted to create an entrance that would work for our clients in the mornings as they rush out the door to work and daycare, and when they come home from a tired day.

We wanted to keep this busy family of four’s entryway tidy and organized. So we did just that by personalizing four individual baskets to keep their mitts, hats, scarves and tiny shoes all stored in one spot.
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We found this pretty white bench with shutter sliding doors and storage shelves (from Target Canada); it fit perfect with the rest of their main floor’s open-concept décor look and feel.  The vintage-inspired pillow was a surprise find from Kitchen Stuff Plus that complemented the solid navy blue sweater-style pillow (also from Target Canada – hey what can we say, we LOVE Target!).

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We fell in love (so did our clients) with the wooden rustic accent mirror from Home Outfitters; we knew it would be the right fit to anchor the spot.  So our clients can have that one last look before they walk out the door.  The geometric modern area rug pattern (again from Target Canada) also fits the tone with the rest of their living room décor.  While, the chic light fixture completes the overall entryway with style and sophistication.

Stay tuned for the next reveal in our client project series … their luxurious bathroom!

Our adventure to IDS2015 Toronto!

This past Saturday January 24th, I went to the Interior Design Show 2015 (IDS2015) with a girlfriend. Let me tell you, I was SOOOOO EXCITED to go! Because it was my very first time … and because we were supposed to go last year but there was a huge snow storm that prevented me from doing so. There was so many booths from furniture retailers and distributors to tile and rug suppliers to independent vendors …. so much to see! So I’d like to share with you some of my fave things that captured my attention!

We LOVED these unique décor furniture pieces from Quake Furniture – stood out in the crowd for me!
We LOVED these unique décor furniture pieces from Quake Furniture – stood out in the crowd for me!
This pretty brass lighting fixture caught our eye!
This pretty brass lighting fixture caught our eye!
This was another unique lighting fixture that spoke to us!
This was another unique lighting fixture that spoke to us!
How pretty are these sleek modern shelving ideas!
How pretty are these sleek modern shelving ideas!

 

Pretty wallpapered pantry at one of IKEA’s tradeshow kitchen booths
Pretty wallpapered pantry at one of IKEA’s tradeshow kitchen booths.

 

Reminded me of the pretty tiles from my uncle’s home in Portugal. Creekside Tile Company tradeshow booth
Reminded me of the pretty tiles from my uncle’s home in Portugal.
Creekside Tile Company tradeshow booth
This barrel vanity sink just “wow’d” us. Perfect for a cottage or country home powder room. The salesperson also told me that they’ll repurpose leftover barrel material to create the matching mirror.  Eco-friendly.  Native Trails tradeshow booth
This barrel vanity sink just “wow’d” us. Perfect for a cottage or country home powder room. The salesperson also told me that they’ll repurpose leftover barrel material to create the matching mirror. Eco-friendly. Native Trails tradeshow booth

 

Pretty, soft and calm fabric pillows, aprons and accessories from Lint and Honey tradeshow booth
Pretty, soft and calm fabric pillows, aprons and accessories from Lint and Honey tradeshow booth
What time is it? It’s unique and stylish time, that’s what it is. Nygaard Design tradeshow booth
What time is it? It’s unique and stylish time, that’s what it is. Nygaard Design tradeshow booth

So many home décor ideas … so little time! Nice Saturday afternoon outing was had!  : )