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)
Looking to stage your home for sale? Or interior decorating advice? Contact us, we’d love to help you with your design needs!
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.
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!
Our living room is now lighter and brighter – yet cozy and warm for our family movie nights!
We offer paint and room makeover consultations – contact us to make your change for 2017!
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
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.
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.)
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.
Until next time … we’ll be back with another staging project that we worked on.
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
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.
Ahhh … gotta love organization!
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!
It’s Friday! And it’s been a busy month, folks… between a busy work schedule, March Break and a sick household, I’ll be happy when March is over.
Today I want to share with you the luxurious bathroom I decorated for my clients. A small place full of details!
My clients chose the sparkling granite countertop to complement their milky blueish-greyish purpleish choice for their cabinets. The colour chosen was Benjamin Moore’s Yukon Sky, part of the Designer Classic Collection. So I wanted to play on the purple in terms of accents alongside soft gray and yellow touches. A purple bathmat, pretty yellow towels, and a grey starburst fabric shower curtain helped set the stage, so to speak. (All from Target Canada – as we’ve said before, we’re really, really going to miss them!!)
I found the soft art print piece at HomeSense which invokes feelings of tranquility; perfect for the room where you hide away to sometimes. The light blues and greens, white puffy-like clouds with a hint of purple just creates a state of calmness. The sophisticated light fixture you see was already chosen by my clients, and I’m so glad they did! I recommended the Urban Barn mirror with its weaved design style; allowing the two pieces to create a presence of elegance together.
My clients already owned the original artwork next to the mirror but it needed an update. I had the outdated hunter green mat frame replaced with a more modern solid gray one. Made a big difference!
Who wouldn’t want to take a shower in here? With that large size shower head! Surrounded by a pretty accent wrap-around pattern of purple/gray/beige tiles. A few minutes for themselves, especially after a long day of work.
That’s it for now. The next tour will include their Master Bedroom. Until next time … have a great weekend!
Hi everyone … as promised, I’m back with my client project’s Living Room unveil. As I had mentioned before, my clients bought a home that was outdated and in need of some tender loving care. Below is what it looked like while it was listed on the market.
This is what it looks like now! A modern living room look and feel!
My clients wanted an inviting living room where they could relax, indulge and entertain with their twin little girls. All the while looking through their big bay window to welcome in the natural light. We chose the couch, rustic chairs and nesting tables, and coffee table together, while my client really, really wanted the two different eclectic table lamps. (She didn’t want a matching set.)
To play on the yellow/teal/gray colour scheme from their dining room chandelier, I brought in pretty accent pillows from Target (we’re going to miss them!) and Urban Barn while adding geometric vases from Bowring and Winners. The stylish, patterned grey curtains (from Urban Barn too) also complement the black and white pillows and silver elements in the room. My clients are big travelers so I wanted to bring in memories from their trips. So I asked them to pick three favorite scenery shots from three different trips which I then enlarged into black and white photo prints and framed for them.
When they are cooking and entertaining, this is the gorgeous view they see from their open concept kitchen counter space.
And as they walk through their front door, look over to the right side, they are welcomed by a large accent mirror. Instead of wall art, I wanted to encompass an unique piece that would be a “wow” statement as family, friends and guests entered their home. And at the same time, help to open up their main floor some more.
In our next post, we’ll unveil their warm yet functional entryway …