The Way You Live in Your Home is a Reflection of You. Do You LOVE What You See?

During the 5 day PRES staging and redesign training course we bring our new students into real client’s homes so they put into practice the 10 Step Secret Formula they learned in the classroom. One of our training homes wanted a ‘fresh perspective’ on her home as she did ‘like it’ but didn’t ‘love it’. We came in to do what is called a ‘redesign’ and is very personal – not to be confused with staging for selling where we still make the home inviting but appeal to the seller’s buyer.

After the consultation with her I had a fairly good idea how she wanted to live in her home, and she exuded a lot of positive energy around her collections from their world travels and scuba diving trips.

This is what her Living Room looked like when we showed up to do our redesign which is a one-day home makeover using what she already had:

Looking at the Living Room from the dining room. Note the large glass curio by the entrance way.

This is the ‘After’ where we made some significant changes especially with the diagonal placement of the sofa. Her cherished glass curio cabinet doesn’t really show off her collections the way she would like it to. So… we removed it to the family room.

This is her Family Room when we first arrived. A little cluttered and not too easy to have a conversation comfortably. They have so much beautiful art we knew we could make it look better.

The television is in the corner opposite the sofa and another chair is on the other side of the sofa.

We decided that this needed to be the new ‘Travel Room’ and we would showcase her collections and her treasures from her world travels. She was ECSTATIC with the changes and it’s not that often that a husband LOVES what we do! Now he did say he was ‘stunned and impressed’ so we’re taking that to be a compliment!

All their collections are in their ‘Travel Room’ and they LOVE IT!
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.