PRES Decorating Ideas

‘Function’ Is Always First In Redesign or Staging!

At PRES training school we say ‘Function is always first and form follows’. During this week’s PRES Staging & Redesign training one of the homes we transformed an unattractive, not very functional space into a space that worked better AND was much more beautiful than what existed in that space…

PRES Client Colour Consultation Course in Victoria BC Rocks!

Certificate professional development courses are part of the on-going learning that the PRES Staging & Redesign training programs offer. We recently taught the one-day professional 1-2-3 Paint Colour Scheme Client Colour Course in Victoria BC. While normally we hold our courses in hotels or classrooms, one of the PRES graduates,…

Feng Shui Staging Tips by Deepak Jayakar

Knowing how to sell your house with feng shui will save your time, money and help avoid useless efforts. The ancient Chinese art of placement known as feng shui offers various guidelines help you sell your property faster and sometimes for top dollars. The study of real estate staging is…

Heritage Edwardian Home In Vancouver is STAGED TO SELL!

After years of waiting – city permits, renovations, contractors, etc. this 1902 Edwardian Heritage Class B home in Vancouver is finally being staged to sell, and it is a beauty! It was originally built by John Kemp. Several years ago Dana J. Smithers of the PRES Staging Resource Centre auctioned…

PRES Home Staging Students Create Redesign Style Magic!

During the 5 day PRES home staging training course, students go in to real client’s homes for 2 days. On day 2 they apply the ‘redesign’ principles to create a more harmonious and balanced home for living. On day 3 they use the PRES home staging magic formula to transform…

PRES Client Colour Consultation Course is a Winner!

The PRES home staging program offers professional development courses for stagers, redesigners and decorators who want to stay on top of their game! Any entrepreneurial professional understands the importance of on-going learning that improves their ability to attract more clients to increase their revenues. At our recent 1-2-3 Paint Colour…

Silk florals add beauty to homes for living or selling…

PRES home stagers and redesigners use a lot of florals as one of their key accessories to adding the final touch to a home for selling, or for living. Florals come in so many shapes, sizes, styles, textures, etc. that it’s good to have a variety and mix them up….

PRES Stagers do more than just staging…

PRES graduates are taught both the art of home staging and the art of home makeovers. There are some big differences between the two – the most important is that the home staging for selling is designed to attract potential buyers, whereas the home makeover for living is all about…

Simple Bathroom TIPS for Selling

At all of my public talks on Preparing Your House for Selling home sellers want to know ‘Which are the most important rooms for selling?. My answer is always – the bathroom and the kitchen. Other rooms are important but since women make 85% of the buying decisions you need…