West Vancouver Staged Home - Before & After Photos

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Home Stager with EXIT STAGE RIGHT
West Vancouver Staged Home - Before & After Photos



Here is a lovely home we recently staged in West Vancouver.  The home
is over 4,000 square feet, and has a beautiful view, overlooking the
Georgia Straight. 
We used the homeowner's existing furnishings, and brought in accessories and artwork. 

Home Staging West Vancouver - Before & After Photos
BEFORE - The back of the sofa seemed a little unfriendly, and the T.V. in the living room was distracting.
Home Staging West Vancouver - Before & After Photos

AFTER - We rearranged the furniture to feature the fireplace as the focal point.
Home Staging West Vancouver - Before & After Photos
BEFORE - The dining room needed simplifying, and the dated stenciled walls need to be repainted.
Home Staging West Vancouver - Before & After Photos
AFTER - The dining room was simplified and the red accent colour brought in through artwork and a runner.
Home Staging West Vancouver - Before & After Photos
BEFORE - This homeowner loves to cook!  However, when selling, it's
important to clear off as much of the counter space as possible, in
order for the kitchen to look as spacious and orderly as possible.

Home Staging West Vancouver - Before & After Photos

AFTER - The counters were cleared off, leaving the most used
appliances on the countertops, as the homeowners were living in the
property for sale.  The kitchen cupboards were also painted to give a
more up-to-date look.


Home Staging West Vancouver - Before & After Photos
BEFORE - The fireplace in the kitchen seemed a bit busy with the black and white framed photographs.
Home Staging West Vancouver - Before & After Photos
AFTER - The coffee table was removed, to showcase the fireplace, and
bolder, simpler artwork was hung.  The block painted wall also helps
define the fireplace.

Home Staging West Vancouver - Before & After Photos
BEFORE - The Master Bedroom seemed to lack that Wow factor. 
Home Staging West Vancouver - Before & After Photos

AFTER - Removing the heavy tapestry, and adding new bedding, helped create a beautiful focal point in this Master Bedroom.
Home Staging West Vancouver - Before & After Photos
Home Staging West Vancouver - Before & After Photos

Comments (33)

Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Great work Sally!  Like Sharon, I love the effect of the block painted walls over the fireplace and in the bedroom.  Recently did that too and I love how "just paint" added more emphasis.  It was great seeing you last week for both events!

Jan 31, 2011 05:17 AM
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Looks terrific Sally! I love the color blocking in the master. The art in the dining room just lifts the whole space.

Jan 31, 2011 07:57 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

You know me too well my friend!

Jan 31, 2011 11:42 AM
Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

I especially love the accent area painted above the bed. Great idea and so simple!

Jan 31, 2011 01:27 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kathy - Great minds think alike!  What wonderful taste you have in art!  Ok, I guess I should have mentioned this in my post, but the home owners actually hired a decorator after I had been there, to give them advice on paint colours.  The whole house had been faux painted, and my advice was to repaint.  I wish they had asked me what paint colours I would have suggested, but I guess they felt we were two different services.

Anna - The block painting wasn't my idea, and I'm not sure I thought it was necessary.  I could have achieved the same effect with a headboard, but when I arrived to stage, it was a fait accompli!  At first, I thought it was a waste of the home owners money, but all the comments here have changed my mind.  Others seem to find great value.  You are such a sweetie to "suggest" - thank you!

Sharon - The home owners had the block painting done by a decorator, and then re-hung all those little black and white photos!  When I came back for a second viewing before staging (I gave the proposal 1 year earlier), the brown colour kind of limited what I would hang over the kitchen fireplace.  In the end it worked out, though. 

Kristine - I bow and scrape and crawl on my knees to you, too!  You know, I think you should go for Rookie Stager of the Year next year!  As mentioned earlier, I can't take credit for the block painting, but I can take credit for the rest of it!  Thanks so much!

Jan 31, 2011 02:45 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Cathy Lee - You're just the best!  Next year I'm coming dancing with you!

Maureen - You always put into words what I'm trying to convey!  Thanks so much.  This home had such potential, and was a pleasure to stage.  Did I mention that I staged it the day before I flew down to Vegas?!!!

Beth - I couldn't agree more!

Ginger - Paint is truly a stager's best friend!  It was so great seeing you, too!  Wasn't Bodine amazing?

Janice - The home owner was a little upset that I moved his horribly expensive artwork from the dining room, but blue wasn't working in the space.  It was replaced by the red tulip painting, carrying the red colour throughout.  He'll thank me when the house sells!

 

 

Jan 31, 2011 02:50 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Roger - I really do!

David - I hear you!  Nuff said!

Shar - If only it had been my idea, but thanks anyway!  Ha ha!

Jan 31, 2011 02:52 PM
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Sally....Love your work, Great photos capturing the changes...Love ya

Jan 31, 2011 06:10 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Fred - Thanks so much.  Had to put my roller skates on for this one, but it was worth it.  Love ya back!

Feb 01, 2011 02:49 AM
Tessa Skeens
Hampton ReDesign, Home Staging and Redesign - Grand Junction, CO
Staging For Realtors, Builders & Investors

HUGE improvement Sally! It all looks good, but I especially like the dining room transformation. Love that you used color on the walls!

Feb 01, 2011 03:17 AM
Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Oh my... what a difference, Sally.  Great job.

Congratulations. Your home staging is being featured in the group Staging Before and After Pictures.

Kathy

Feb 01, 2011 11:21 AM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Sally - Really wonderful work! I especially like the transformed kitchen. The color blocking is an interesting idea as well - really highlights the focal point of the room. Even though it wasn't your idea, you really made it work! Well done.

Feb 01, 2011 02:00 PM
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

Hi Sally, congratualations on winning an award! Your work is always outstanding. Love the colour blocking. I started using paint as an inexpensive way to bring focus to a feature as well. Works like a charm. Truly night and day transformations in each room.

Feb 01, 2011 04:04 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Tessa - Thanks!  Adding the red accents throughout really brought the home alive.

Kathy - Thanks so much, and always an honour to be featured!

Judy - The original plan was to place red artwork above the fireplace in the kitchen, but when I saw the chocolate brown block painting, I changed tactics, and added the large white flower artwork instead.  It really makes a strong impact. 

Michelle - Thanks so much Michelle, just wish you were there, but hopefully we'll see you next year.  We worked hard on this home - the square footage called for myself plus 2 other stagers, and it was a long day, but we got it done!

Feb 02, 2011 02:49 AM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Sally, that may be the nicest compliment I've ever received! Thanks for always supporting and building me up - as newbie it always boosts my moral! Looking forward to seeing more of your amazing work!

Feb 02, 2011 06:23 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kristine - You're a natural talent.  Just keep building up that portfolio and go for it!

Feb 03, 2011 02:02 AM
Janice Sutton
1st Stage Property Transformations - Murrieta, CA
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta

Great transformation! Pecrfect example of how powerful Occupied Home Staging can be for Home Seller's!  Well done Girlfirend! :)

Feb 03, 2011 07:52 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Sally - Whoo Hoo . . .   that's why you cleaned up in the award category in Vegas!!  CONGRATULATIONS my friend!  Fantastic job above on a home that is going to sell right quick!

Feb 03, 2011 01:48 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Janice - I'm usually the go-to stager for vacant homes, so it was a nice change to tackle an occupied property.  Thanks so much!

Susan - Whoooo Hoooo is right!!!!  Vegas was a blast!  Fingers crossed that the above home does sell quickly!

Feb 03, 2011 04:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sally- I've come late to the dance but all I can say is wow!   Just alone the B&A's showed how with the right professional and the owners own furnishings (well most of their own) a home can be transformed into a warm cozy home.  And to ditto what everyone else said I LOVED using the block painting.

Feb 04, 2011 03:09 AM

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