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Autumn Hot Picks 4 Your Home From 2 Hounds Design & Home Staging - 09/23/08 06:53 PM
Autumn Picks To Elevate Your Home As Selected By Toronto's 2 Hounds Design & Home Staging There are so many inventive products coming on to the market and design plays just as important a role as function...perhaps more important than function! This will be the first in an on-going series from Toronto's 2 Hounds Design + Home Staging. As a decorator, stager and shopaholic it is imperative I stay on top of trends in home fashions so I see on a daily basis and I'm regularily introduced by manufacturers the latest and greatest. Here are a few of my picks I've come across this Autumn in no specific order: Bodum Bodum's (10 comments)
It IS The Staging Stupid...The Canadian Stagers Version - 09/19/08 03:58 PM
Durham Region, Municipality of Clarington, Courtice, Ontario Canada. Small town bedroom community real estate meets The Big City Toronto Home Stager. When we put our house up for sale mid-July this summer we were confident it would sell and fast for our area. While a house like ours down the street was listed a month and a half before we listed ours...so they would have listed...end of May beginning of June; they just sold over these past 2 weeks so some time in September they finally sold. That is about 4 months! They have yet to move. No doubt they had hoped (18 comments)
Why Does Your Agent Want to Reduce the Price Rather than Stage? - 09/18/08 12:41 AM
Far too often, Realtor's with a listing will suggest reducing the price if it hasn't moved. The Realtor's job is to sell the house. If they have priced it right for the neighbourhood and current market yet they are suggesting you take a price reduction it is time to ask them a very important question. Why are you not suggesting a Professional Home Stager rather than telling me I need to drop the price? There are a number of reasons why they might not suggest a Professional Home Stager. They: Don't know any stagers Don't know what a stager is or does Feels (48 comments)
Ontario Pitt Bull Ban Being Fought This Week in Appeals Court - Quick Poll Where YOU Can Help!! - 09/16/08 10:44 AM
UPDATE: The poll ended (or was taken down) with a resounding NO! We Do NOT Support a Ban On Pitt Bulls! having the MOST votes! Thanks all for taking the time to vote! ----------------------------------------- The Toronto Sun, a large newspaper in Canada, is doing a poll today about the pit bull ban, and the dog lovers are NOT winning, as usual. Take a moment to vote against the ban and could you spread this around so terrier lovers can have their say? If we lose the rest of the provinces in Canada will ban these dogs. Currently in Ontario all pit bulls (or (11 comments)
Ontario SIF-RESA Round Table - 09/15/08 02:04 PM
For those of you who attended our first RT and those hoping to attend any upcoming RT I wanted to assure you I am working on getting one organized for November. I'm excited and looking forward to seeing everyone again and also to new faces! I will announce our location ASAP I promise! Hopefully by the end of the week...but don't hold me to it...it is out of my hands so all I can do is follow-up to see where they are on a decision to sponsor us. As it stands, the date is tentative for Wednesday November 5th. (2 comments)
Beautiful are they not? LOL, Ok well the colour is. They are a good reminder to me that a person can be 'rough around the edges' and still be a beautiful person. Still sometimes you get what you see...and a rose does have thorns! BTW, when selling a house or condo the buyer is aware they get what they see. So as a seller...it is in your best interest and your retirement funds best interest to smooth out the rough edges. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I took this the other afternoon. I wanted to remember the colour of the roses outside my door. The colour is stunning and I think (8 comments)
Toronto's 2 Hounds Design's Set Design Photo For a Los Angeles T.V. Show! - 09/09/08 10:16 AM
Ok, I have 1 photo of the set but it was taken right AFTER the show so the pillows, throw etc are all over the furniture and the coffee cups and tray the 'talent' (LOL well if you are going to work with the industry you have to talk the talk! LOL) used are on the coffee table still. There were 5 digital cameras to film the show and they really show the lighting to it's fullest extent. Also, we only had access to furniture with in the 4 seasons...which is only a 3 star hotel...YUCKY and OLD! The couch I assured the Producer would look (38 comments)
Ste. Anne's Spa - Unbeatable Promotion - 09/09/08 09:14 AM
I love Ste. Anne's Spa. I spent a few days there after I lost my 2 babies Lingz and Booboo. They have a great promotion on for the month of September. lunch (bring your own wine - no corking fee!) afternoon tea (yummy!) $100 allowance toward a spa treatment one group wellness class and complete use of the facilities (multiple sauna's including my favorite the eucalyptus sauna, the grotto hot tub, year round out door dunking pool, gym, etc) All this and it's only $149! I'd love to see some of you ladies from around the GTA. If you are interested in (1 comments)
What does Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson Have To Say About 2 Hounds Design? - 09/08/08 06:23 PM
'Beautiful!' I have had the most amazing 2 days. I was called in by FOX/BET to create a 'living room' for a t.v. show where the stars of a film interview each other. The movie, The Secret Life of Bees, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival starring Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Dakota Fanning and more! 2 Hounds Design designed the set! The show will air this October the week the movie premiers in the U.S. I'll keep you posted with the airing of the show so you can see just how amazing the room looked on film!
Thank You AR & a Request - 09/06/08 02:38 PM
I can not think of a group more accepting, welcoming and fair as I have here among the AR Gods and staff. They truly are the best and I admire them. I'm much more critical, biased and outright opinionated to do the job they do. I've taken a lesson or two from their ability to be so open to contrary opinions and their, what appears to me as, infinite patience...I think it's worn off on me some...hope so! It came as a complete shock to me to find out they've gone and Featured me in the AR newsletter...boy do I feel crappy (13 comments)
Major Appliance Manufacturers To Up Their Prices - 09/05/08 02:37 PM
Thinking of purchasing any major appliances in the near future? If so, I've some important information for you that may impact your decision and budget! I was speaking with my account manager where I have a trade account on major appliances. I was told that every single appliance manufacturer was going to be putting up their prices in about 2 month. The price increase is the same for all manufacturers and it is a whopping 8%. I just purchased a 2009 refrigerator. The 2008 model, which is now sold out, retails for $3000 CDN. The retail ticket price for the 2009 model...with no (2 comments)
No Title Can Do The Subject Justice - 3 Canadians Killed - 09/04/08 11:42 PM
This evening I felt an overwhelming desire to tell you every thought that entered my silly head. The computer was not on...who wants to wait for a computer to start up. I didn't. I had so many questions, so many concerns too many to consider. Then at midnight rather than turn out the lights and go to bed I turned on the computer. I lost my 'life line' on Octobre; my 2 hounds (actually pit bulls) but tonight, I turned on the computer and am posting to AR rather than going to bed. A question...are you, yes you reading this post; are (11 comments)
Out And About in the GTA This Weekend - 09/04/08 08:37 PM
If you are depressed to see the days getting shorter, schools back in and the knowledge of the approaching dreary GTA winter is starting to get you down...get out of town! This weekend there are a ton of great things to do: Durham Region(Orono) Annual Fall Fair- Sept. 4 - 7, 2008 - Orono Wine Tasting Fundraiser - Saturday Sept. 5, 2008 - Markham Museum - Wine!! 24th Annual Vegetarian Food Fair- Sept. 5 - 7 - Harbour Front Centre - Perfect! Wine makes me hungry. Art & Antiques in the Park - Sept. 6 - 7 - Markham Museum - (0 comments)
Orono (Durham) Fall Fair 2008 - 09/01/08 01:32 PM
It is that time again for annual community fall fairs! Can you believe it is September?! Orono, just north east of Bowmanville is hosting their annual Fall Fair the weekend after Labour Day beginning Thursday September 4th and running through the weekend. I go for the horse shows, to check out the farm animals and to people watch but there is also the tractor pull (I should mention these are MODIFIED tractors!)
Of course if you like things 'stock' there is the farm class tractor pull
Bluegrass music for those, like my parents who love the music (?! sorry, (0 comments)
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