PRES Decorating Ideas

‘TOP TIPS’ Kitchen Improvements for Budget Conscious Sellers

Getting ready to prepare your house for selling and you are not sure where to best spend your TIME, MONEY & ENERGY? I have coached 1000s of home sellers on the best investments to make when selling their home. Kitchens and bathrooms are undoubtedly two of the most important rooms…

Find out what the latest Benjamin Moore colour trends are.

As a home staging trainer it’s important to stay current with decorating & design trends, especially colour. Personally I am a big fan of Benjamin Moore products and was delighted to see that Meme Brooks who works at the Yaletown BM store was doing a Colour Trends presentation at the…

Personal Collections Could Cost You the Home Sale in Vancouver!

Okay I admit that’s a little dramatic saying that ‘you could potentially lose your home sale because of your personal collections’ but, it is a proven fact that potential buyers can be distracted and put off by some of the personal collections that people have in their homes. Could be…

Home Makeover Tips – How to hang a grouping of art…

Grouping art can be quite a challenging job for many people. This is a grouping we did for a client who wanted to set up a workshop instead of a dining room. This example is for ‘living’ as you would take this down for staging because it’s too personal. The…

Home Staging Tips – How to hang ‘Floating or Gallery Art’

This is Part 2 of ‘home staging tips for hanging art – ‘floating or gallery’ art which means there is nothing underneath it. After hanging 1000s of pieces of art, photos, sculptures, baskets, fabric wall hangings, swordfish (yes swordfish, several of them) I’d like to share some of my ‘hanging…

Home Staging Tip – Hanging Art Over an Object

This is Part 1 of ‘home staging tips for hanging art over an object’. After hanging 1000s of pieces of art, photos, sculptures, baskets, fabric wall hangings, swordfish (yes swordfish, several of them) I’d like to share some of my ‘hanging art’ guidelines. These are guidelines so there will be…

Home Depot has a new FANTASTIC laser for hanging art!

Having the right tools to hang art just makes our jobs as home stagers easier as art can take up too much time if you don’t know how to do it. We all use lasers in our home staging projects and over the years I have tried several out and…

Want to know a quick, easy fix for ‘blah’ mirrors for selling?

I am really excited about finding this Canadian eco-friendly product from Frame Your Mirror and I want to share it with you. It is amazing and very cost-effective glue-on-frame that totally transforms a ‘blah’ or slightly-damaged-around-the-edges mirror. You can use this in your own home but for staging – now…

Florists shops provide inspiration for holiday decorating

As a home staging instructor I don’t recommend staging with religious holiday decorations but I do believe you can use some seasonally coloured decorations like red, silver and gold. If the property does not sell in December the staging can stay as it is into the next month. Plants and…