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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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!

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!

A stylish bathroom to indulge in!

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!

Client Luxurious Bathroom, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Client Luxurious Bathroom, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

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.
Bathroom Cabinets for Web_blogSo 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!!)

Towels_blogShower Layout_blogWhite Shower Rings_blogI 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.
Bathroom Corner_blogThe 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.

Bathroom Long View_blogMy 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!

Bathroom Mirror Side_blog

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.

Interior Shower_blog

That’s it for now.  The next tour will include their Master Bedroom. Until next time … have a great weekend!

Cosy up and unwind

living room view
Client Living Room, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

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.

before_shot
This is what it looks like now!  A modern living room look and feel!

after_shot
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.)

modern accents for living room
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.

kitchen view
When they are cooking and entertaining, this is the gorgeous view they see from their open concept kitchen counter space.

accent mirror

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 …

 

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!  : )