Home Staging Tips: How to handle an awkward layout

Home Staging Tips: How to handle an awkward layout

We've all seen it before.  The 900 sq ft loft that is, in fact, 300 sq ft of hallway, and more bathrooms than any resident actually needs.  Or the oddly shaped corner condos which boast panoramic views. 

So you've got this long hallway, pie shaped condo.  Now what? 

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Design Love: A Historical Church Conversion

Design Love: A Historical Church Conversion

When I first met this set of clients, the brief was short and sweet.  They were moving from a large home in Oakville to an open concept loft in a converted church.  We were going to determine what furniture of theirs would work, and what they would need to replace or get rid of. 

Fast forward two years, and we renovated to washrooms, replaced the kitchen, commissioned custom millwork throughout, and brought in furniture for the dining, living, and two bedrooms. 

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Home Staging Trends: Embrace The Neutrals

There are so many ways to approach home staging.  And as a professional home stager, we treat each listing individually.  Our approach depends on what the space is like, who will likely be shopping, and of course, what approach the listing realtor prefers. 

This gorgeous downtown condo was bright and open.  We decided to go with a neutral palette to complement the upgrade wood-toned finishes and let the natural light and open space be the showstoppers. 

Go ahead, try the neutrals.  In the right space, it is stunning. 

 

 

 

Home Staging: The Perfect Collaboration

Home Staging: The Perfect Collaboration

When Realtor Michela Mantle called us for a home staging consult on a listing, we were excited to work with her. After she told us even more about the homeowner, and project, we knew it was the right fit.  

Clients often ask if I live in a beautifully staged home.   Is my home beautiful?  I think so.  Is it tidy?  Sometimes.  Do I have all the pieces of furniture that I would like to see in the space?  Not at all.  Would I need help preparing for sale?  Definitely.  

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Tasteful Modernism Meets The Beach

Tasteful Modernism Meets The Beach

It is more than just a building, on a street that hits the list of things buyers shop for.  This structure is a commitment to light, space, beauty, comfort, function and sustainability.   This is not a series of blocks, stacked one on top of the next, with the ubiquitous mix of cement, stained cedar and shades of grey.  

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Laura Dobell speaks with BNN's Greg Bonnell about the benefits of home staging.

Last week I connected with BNN's Greg Bonnell to discuss the benefits of home staging.  We discussed our process, touched on some examples of quick sales, and talked about how to delicately ask clients to remove the brown corduroy couch.   Curious?  You'll have to watch the video to find out more!  Click here to see Modern Staging | Spaces founder and Creative Director chat it up with Greg.