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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Staged and Sold

Just wanted to share a recent staging project, some design tips and to thank Heather Munroe of Bryant Realty for referring me to her selling clients.
The large formal living room, with windows on three walls, has a back area bounded by pillars and two half walls. With its view of the beautifully manicured back gardens, it is a great spot to curl up with a good book.
Design tip : A stand up easel is a wonderful way to display large pieces of artwork-an alternative to hanging pictures on the wall.

The family/great room has quality built-in shelves and cabinetry that flank the substantial fireplace. A corner built- in unit houses the TV.

Design Tip: An example of less is more. The uncluttered arrangement of good- sized accessories on the glass shelves is simple and clean looking.

The sunny bright solarium style large eating area in the great room , with its skylights and high ceiling, overlooks the back gardens.
Design Tip: Think multiple large scale accessories on a large scale table.

The dining room of this house is made more elegant by the substantial fireplace that graces its focal wall. I love the drama of dark walls.
Design Tip:When hanging pictures on dark walls, think light coloured matting. Light matting allows the artwork to pop and also brightens up the space. Grace a dining room table with a tall centre piece to add impact .

The well proportioned master bedroom even has a boudoir area off of the main room.

The master bath is spacious, with two sinks, a separate shower and a spa tub.
Design Tip: Place a tall vase in the centre of a long dual sink vanity to add interest to the countertop . By filling the vase with flowers or greenery or as in the case of this bathroom- feathers- the reflection that is produced adds an artistic touch.

Below, the vignette of multi height vases and an orchid is simple yet elegant and adds a punch of colour in the guest bedroom. Oops- I just noticed that the angle and proportions of the vases looks off - In reality the vases are all more substantial than the orchid whose container is actually quite small. The vases are also arranged in a way that their three varying sizes are evident- not so in this photo. I still have to develop my photography skills!!

Design Tip: A simple modern geometric piece of artwork meshes well with a more traditional curvacious Tuscany styled vase. The curves of the vase and the straight lines in the piece of artwork compliment one another.
Design tip: A framed mirror is always a great way to dress up a bathroom. And.. a pop of red -what can I say-my favourite colour-one little pop of red goes a long way!

You'll be sure to garner many a Rave Re:view when you hire us to prepare your property for the real estate market or redesign the home you are living in.

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