Chilliwack stager, Louise Henry of Pair Home Design, stages condo for skeptical home seller

Louise Henry, of Pair Home Design, shares her recent success:

In the living room, the present furniture was out of proportion for the existing space. Louise wanted to update the look to feel more modern while using as much of the client’s furniture as possible. She brought in the small chaise-type seating from the office, used one of the client’s reclining chairs, and added a leather chair of her own. Pair Design also provided an accessory package which used metallic art to bring some of the colder tones together.
The existing ‘frilly’ curtains were removed and by editing much of the furniture, she created space and spaciousness in the condo.

Before - Living Room
After - Living Room

In the bedroom, the colors were far too heavy and quite masculine. The client was open to bringing in some of Louise’s own inventory to create a softer and lighter feeling to the room. Louise moved the dresser to the far wall to create a sense of spaciousness and lighter feeling. She also incorporated some elements of feng shui – adding things in two’s for ‘togetherness’. Pictures were used to pick up some tones from the wall.

Before - Bedroom
After - Bedroom

When I came back to see what had transformed in my home, it was Wow! What a nice change, I like it! My realtor Rosemary Webster of Royal Lepage suggested I consult a professional home stager so I thought why not. Having never hired a home stager before I was willing to see what magic could be done in my home. Louise, of Pair Home Design, edited some of my furniture and de-cluttered some areas. She added some furniture, art and accessories to my existing furniture which enhanced focal points and created more balance and lightness in staged rooms. She also created a sense of space and spaciousness which makes my home feel more open. I would recommend Louise of Pair Home Design to my family and friends when selling their home. Thank you! Stacey

Colleen McClure
Proud owner of PRES Staging® and expert home stager. I naturally started drawing interiors when I was very young. I see finished projects completed in my minds-eye as the client explains to me how they would love to see their space created. I then can draw sketches quickly to produce this vision right then and there with the client. My creative talents led me to full time work as a career counsellor working with people, designing workshops, facilitating groups when the economy did not support the luxury of home improvements. My many talents in this field was a happy marriage to own PRES the Professional Real Estate Staging Centre. Helping others start and run their own home décor businesses for redesign and staging, learning design principals and building confidence brings me great joy and passion. Working with people and helping them make confident decisions comes easy to me.