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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 a tired home into a trendy, updated, inviting, spacious looking home.

Often when we are doing the home makeover for living (redesign) home owners do not understand how to mix design styles, in fact some may not even know what they are. In this client’s home they had a very traditional formal living room. But, it has elements of modern design such as the picture over the sofa. The soap stone bear carving as beautiful as it is, is not considered part of traditional style!

This was the formal, traditional living room before the redesign…

Traditional style living room...almost

This became the new, traditional formal living room. Perfection would be to find a new home for the love seat from blocking the window but the client needed the extra seating.

The new furniture placement with the more traditional art & the bear gone it works!

In the family room they had a more contemporary look but it didn’t quite work. Behind that screen is a small sauna that we asked the client to remove before we came to do our magic!

Almost working but the sauna behind the screen & bookcases need to go!

Our bear found a new home and the furniture placement works better for viewing the television at the end of the room. It’s much more spacious and the home owners LOVED IT!

This gorgeous treasured bear has a new home in the woods!
Colleen McClure
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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!