The Wonderful World of Drapes

Drapes in my opinion are luxurious. They complete a room & give it that finishing touch. They add warmth as well as texture and can be made using beautiful fabrics that tie in the rest of the colours in the room. If you love that darkness you get when you

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Edit, Add & Voila!!

When a condo has the key pieces, sometimes it is just a matter of editing what they have as far as art and accessories and bringing in a few pieces that make the room feel put together. It always amazes me how getting in the right piece of art can

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Bye Bye Blue

This Quebec Street townhouse in Vancouver needed to shine to command the price that the homeowner is planning on getting. The first thing to go after all of the clutter, were the blue walls in the dining area and to add a chandelier to help define the space. Once painted,

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Sleepy Kitsilano Bedroom Comes Alive

My client in Kitsilano wanted help with her bedroom. The biggest struggle for her was that she didn’t want to get rid of the bedroom furniture, because we all know how difficult it is to sell used furniture. It took some convincing, but I was finally able to persuade her to

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Wait for the Professionals

I recently went into a home in Vancouver’s West side to assist the owner with getting her home ready to sell. She and her husband had been eagerly clearing out clutter and furniture before I arrived and had placed it in storage. When I walked into the home and peeked into

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Floating Furniture Away from the Walls

Chairs & sofas that are pushed right up against the walls make a room feel stiff, understyled and bulky. Interestingly enough, pulling furniture a few inches away from the walls will make the room appear larger. When selling your home this is very important, as square footage is so expensive in

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RESA Conference 2012

Last week I attended the RESA (Real Estate Staging Association) Conference in Las Vegas. To say the least, it was great!! The line up of speakers were knowledgeable, inspirational & ever so passionate about the art of Home Staging. Not to mention how well organized the conference was, it went

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Furniture Facelift

Sometimes we adopt furniture pieces that we don’t exactly love when we get into a new relationship where we either get married or move in together. It is often a struggle when two people try to blend their furniture, as often they are very different styles or one of them doesn’t

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Can You Use a Cowhide in a Contemporary Setting?

The answer is absolutely!!! I had suggested to a client recently that she might consider adding a cowhide rug in her living room, to go with her black leather sofa & black swivel chairs, both modern in style. She said, “isn’t a cowhide too country for that?”. I said absolutely not

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Words from a Happy Client

Nothing brings music to my ears more than a nice email from a client that I have worked with. This client was a little perplexed on how to get the furniture placed properly, the artwork hung on the right walls & at the right height, and advice on what finishing touches

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