Don’t save the new furniture for the move use it for staging now!

In the last PRES home staging & redesign training course we staged a townhouse that was using their futon in their main living room area. During the consultation I asked if they had any other furniture that I could use and the home seller said they had their new brown leather sofa and ottoman in the garage ready for their move. I asked to look at it and well…the rest is history. It was THE PERFECT piece of furniture for the living room and the futon worked beautifully downstairs in the less formal family room.

Living Room Before
Living Room Before
New Sofa & Ottoman in Garage!
Living Room with Leather Sofa & Ottoman
Dining Room & Living Room Connected!

This was a junk room filled with plastic containers, paint cans, tarps, etc. We did some ‘out-of-the-box thinking’ and used the plastic containers along with a bookcase to make a bed! We turned this junk room into a guest bedroom with a nautical theme. The headboard is a cushion from a summer bench we didn’t need to use!

Junk Room turned into a Guest Bedroom

The home sellers were delighted with the changes and this is what they had to say:
When I walked in the door I felt like walking into a designer show home. It was all my furniture, yet it all looked brand new to me!

The living room and children’s bedroom were absolute genius. The creativity and ingenuity in using items from my own home were absolutely amazing. My husband and I are completely impressed with the work done in our home. I am certain that our house will have no problem generating interest when going on the market.

Your students have definitely earned their A+’s!

Colleen McClure
Colleen McClure Administrator & Proud owner of PRES Staging® - Expert Home Stager. When I was very young I began drawing interiors, it just came naturally. When I work with a client now, I see the finished project completed in my minds-eye as they explain how they would love to see their space created. I am able to provide sketches on the spot of their vision so this invokes client confidence and excitement for the project from the inception through to the brilliant manifestation – How Fun! When the economy did not support the luxury of home improvements, other passions led me to full-time work as a career counsellor. I very much enjoyed assisting people one-on-one to discover their own talents but this was an arena where I would develop effective techniques in workshop design and group facilitation as well. This would lead to a ‘happy marriage’ as I would apply these skills and passions when I purchased PRES Staging® - The Professional Real Estate Staging Centre. It’s truly the greatest joy to inspire others to discover and hone their innate talents – To witness their emerging confidence while coaching them on design principals and providing them the tools to start and run their own Home Décor businesses for Redesign and Staging. If you’ve ever thought you might enjoy this line of work, or even to do it for yourself and friends, get in touch – Let’s chat!