Here in Vancouver, we haven’t seen much of the summer weather just yet. Last year we had record-breaking highs…and a drought. So, for the rest of the country experiencing a ‘real’ summer, here are some of our top cool finds in home decor this season. Enjoy! (and please send the sun and heat our way…).. read more →

We’d love to share some of our recent staging projects…condos in Metro Vancouver. We have seen some really sophisticated new builds and some quirky unique spaces over the years.This recent Yaletown loft conversion was especially unique – the suspended bed is what sets it apart! The Gray Brothers Block housed a cloak/suiting company as well.. read more →

Now that the warmer weather has arrived, it’s time to dust off the BBQ and get the patio ready for summer gatherings.  Here are a few ideas to create the perfect patio for outdoor entertaining. Patio Seating – Large Decks: Create a conversational area and/or dining space. This can consist of bench seating, patio deck.. read more →

Design trends are always evolving…and for those of you who watch TV’s Project Runway: ‘One minute you’re in – the next you’re out’ We see trends come and go…some evolve every 4-5 years like the brown earthy tone wall paints that have now morphed into the new greige (grey and cream), while others seem to.. read more →

16 Mar 2016
March 16, 2016

50 Shades of Gorgeous Green

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Freshen Up! Spring is finally here…and with it comes the promise of a new green season. We love the many shades of green that Mother Nature has to offer. It’s on our business cards and branding – we’re big fans! According to colour psychologists, GREEN is the colour of spring, life, growth, renewal, nature and.. read more →

‘DESIGNER INSIGHTS’ with Refresh Home Staging – an Interview by Tudor Davies of Terry’s Fabrics. When we received ‘the call’ from UK blogger Tudor Davies to be part of his ‘Designer Insights’ Series we jumped at the chance! Terry’s Fabrics features designers from across the globe detailing their inspiration and top picks in design innovation… read more →

How much does it cost? Your staging investment is usually less than 1% of your home’s list price!   How much will it cost if you don’t stage? If you find your dream home before you sell your current one, it will cost you extra money in ‘carrying costs’ and/or ‘bridge financing.’   Did you.. read more →

Brrrrr! Now that the winter weather has arrived, it’s time for ‘all things cozy.’ From lush layers and textured fabrics to oversized cable-knit throws…here are some of our favouite design ideas to create a winter ‘retreat’ right in your own home. Warm Up! Add visual warmth through colour: in your artwork, accessories, furniture and decorative.. read more →