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.
paint colors can be a very daunting task.
By following a few simple steps this task could be a little less
If you are
starting with a clean slate – no existing furniture, art, accessories that will
dictate a certain color palette:
1) Know which colors you don’t like
& eliminate them right away. This
will help to lessen the amount of colors you will be looking through.
2) Decide whether you want a warm
feeling or cool feeling in the room.
We were recently called in to stage the living room of a
vacant condo. In this living room there
was a small nook area that buyers were having difficulty envisioning a use
for. With nothing to define the space or
provide scale and proportion, the area appeared to be very small and seeing how
it could be used was very challenging.
At first glance, we guessed the space was no more the 36” wide and 12”
deep if we were lucky. After pulling out
the tape measure we found it actually measures 42” wide by 16” deep.