18 Nov 2015
November 18, 2015

Home Staging: Occupied Spaces

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A lot of people just assume when they hear the word ‘staging’, that it’s only for empty or vacant spaces. Not true! Your home can be transformed into a more marketable, competitive listing, using your own furnishings…and, if necessary, rental accessories and art can be added to further compliment the look. When it comes time.. read more →

Our last blog post featured some of our favourite ‘upcoming trend picks’ from the IDS West – showcasing the best in West Coast design. We also attended the Vancouver Home + Design Show that inspired us even further. Here are our top picks – Part 2.   Woven fabrics and metals        Area rugs.. read more →

One of our favourite trade shows of the year is the IDS West showcasing the best in West Coast design. The show featured a ‘fantastic lineup of designers, retailers, makers and manufacturers’ with innovative designs to showcase their latest concepts and creations. Here are some of the innovative designs and trends we saw at the.. read more →

With some creativity and clever storage solutions, you can make your dorm a well-functioning cozy home away-from-home. Firstly, it’s important to check the rules. Many dorms have strict rules about mounting photos or painting walls. ‘Wikihow’ says: Check BEFORE you decide to do anything major. 2: Chat with your roomie about decor ideas, budget, likes.. read more →

Harmony Arts Festival website photo

Photo: www.harmonyarts.ca As the BC Day Long weekend approaches, we thought we’d share some fun activites…in your neighbourhood.  Every city in the Lower Mainland has exciting events planned – check your local city website for programming in your ‘neck of the woods.’  We’ll start with Vancouver… Honda Celebration of Light – the longest running offshore.. read more →

Photo Credit: Hi Sugarplum Are you happy with your backyard…or does it need a major makeover? Here are 10 ‘DIY’ Patio transformations that will inspire…from Chelsey Andrews – Better Homes and Gardens. Trend: 10 Fantastic Patio Makeovers My husband and I are prepping to tear down our terribly ugly (and sort of already falling down).. read more →

Photo Credit: thehandmadehome.net

Photo Credit: thehandmadehome.net “THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR OUTDOOR LIVING!” We love these tips and insights for creating your own outdoor oasis from Carson Arthur, Landscape Expert and Host of HGTV’s ‘Critical Listing.’ Here are some of the highlights from the interview by Michelle Marko of the Vancouver Sun. Q ~ What are the principles.. read more →

“After” Photo Credit: SeeVirtual 360 Marketing and Photograpy We had the pleasure of staging this well-appointed new Craftsman-Style home in Mackenzie Heights/Kerrisdale. This luxury home boasts all the amenities and fine finishings with a decidedly West Coast feel. Refresh was brought in to show potential buyer’s possible furniture arrangments, highlight architectural details, and add a.. read more →

 Photo Credit: Jacob Krejci

 Photo Credit: Jacob Krejci We’ve all heard the saying: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Well, not so, when it comes to selling your home! In fact, potential buyers ARE judging your home by its ‘cover’ – the landscaping, general yard maintenance, shape of the siding, exterior paint colour and condition. It may be.. read more →