A quick way
to add some (more) sparkle to your holiday décor is to spray paint some pine
cones. Natural pine cones are a fantastic add to any décor to bring in a touch
of rustic and nature. If you would rather add some glam, then kick things up a
notch with a can of spray paint!
I took these
regular old pine cones that I collected in the fall and sprayed them with a metallic
silver. Rustic to glam in under 5 minutes! Antique silver would also work very
well on pine cones as it would add a shimmer without the harsh contrast of the
We feel more
comfortable in a space when it is properly lit. Most older homes do not have
adequate lighting. It wasn’t until about the mid 1960’s that ceiling light
fixtures in each room became more common. Nowadays it is rare to find a room
that doesn’t have pot lights and / or a ceiling fixture.
In a perfect
scenario every room would have 2 to 3 types of lighting; indirect, direct and
task lighting. Indirect lighting is general light for the room, usually a
ceiling fixture or pot lights, windows would also be considered a source of
The size and location of a rug can make or break
your room; wrong size or placement and your room feels awkward or disconnected,
correct size and placement and your room feels cozy and inviting.
Selecting a rug that is too small
will look disproportionate in your room, creating what I call the "polka
Alternately, selecting a rug that
is too large will dwarf your furniture.
Below are some examples of proper
size and placement for area rugs in your dining room, bedroom and living room.
SOLD in 1 Day!
It is so
exciting when a property we’ve had the opportunity to work on is SOLD on the
very first day of showings for over the asking price. This just goes to show how much staging can
clients contacted us within a few days of deciding they were going to put their
house on the market. They were very
eager for a quick and profitable sale and they were very willing to do whatever
it took to make that happen. Many recommendations
were made during the consultation.
even a color? This is a much debated
topic. Depending on who you talk to you
will get different answers. One
prominent theory is that pure white is the absence of color because you cannot
mix any colors to make pure white; therefore it is not a color. Another theory suggests that white is a color
because it reflects all colors back to the eye.
Whatever side of the fence you find yourself on, every home can benefit
from the addition of white to help highlight or brighten certain areas.
This is a tricky task as many people make the mistake of hanging
their art too high because they are worried that it will be too low.
There are many scenarios but here are 3 main guidelines to follow when
1. When hanging above a sofa: the bottom of the art shouldn't be
6-8 inches from the top of the sofa.
2. When hanging above a console table: the bottom of the art
shouldn't be more then 10-12 inches from the table.
3. When hanging in a hallway or where it will be mostly viewed
standing up: the centre of the art should be eye level.
If you are
planning to repaint, update your decor or replace your furniture, hiring a
decorator can help you save time, money & even a few wrinkles! Here are 5 reasons to hire a decorator to
help with your transformation.
can help reduce the stress often experienced when trying to navigate the many
choices on the market by narrowing your options to just the ones that will best
has the time to spend days shopping for just
the right piece, a decorator is familiar with what is currently in the
stores & can guide you in the right direction
So now that
you’ve purchased your new sofa, you want to get new art & accessories to
coordinate with it. The question is, “where do you begin?”
place to start is by looking at your accent cushions. The colors in these accent cushions were
specifically chosen to compliment the color of your sofa so they are the
perfect jumping-off point. One thing
that will make your shopping trip much more enjoyable (efficient?) is to take
an accent cushion with you. This way you
aren’t left guessing if the red in the art you just fell in love with is the
same red as in your cushion.
are our single largest investments so it only stands to reason that we would
want to get the best return possible when it comes time to sell. There are a few things that can be done in
order to achieve this. One of them is hiring
a Professional Stager to help properly prepare the property to attract the
widest range of buyers. Attracting as
many buyers as possible increases the chances of multiple offers which increase
the potential for receiving an offer at or over asking price.
In this small 900 square
foot 3 bedroom starter home in Winnipeg, there was no room for an eating area
in the kitchen. When it came time to sell, the homeowners knew they were going
to have to show buyers that there was space for an eating area but weren’t sure
how to achieve that without over stuffing the small kitchen with a table and
chairs. During the Staging Consultation we found that the room just off the
kitchen (which had become a catch all storage room for the young couple) would
make a great eating area.