Homes for the Holiday-7th Annual Westside Vancouver Homes Tour 2011 - December's Season of Celebrating & Sharing

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Home Stager with EXIT STAGE RIGHT

Homes for the Holiday-7th Annual Westside Vancouver Homes Tour 2011 - December's Season of Celebrating & Sharing

As a Vancouver Home Stager, I like to keep current with what's hot in the design field.  Today, I had the pleasure of touring five amazing homes located in the Westside of Vancouver.  These homes are in the toniest of areas, and boast the finest materials and finishes.  All five homes have been decorated by local designers for the Christmas holidays and are nothing less than inspiring. 

Homes for the Holidays Vancouver Holiday Home Tour

The 7th Annual Homes for the Holidays is presented by Sue & Sarah, The Power of 2, with Dexter Associates RealtyThe public is welcome to pre-purchase $50 tickets to view these beautiful homes, and proceeds go to the very worthy Kids Help Phone.  Kids Help Phone is a service where young people can phone any time day or night and speak to a professional counsellor for help. 

Homes for the Holidays Vancouver Holiday Home Tour

I wasn't able to take interior photos, but let me assure you that these Arts & Crafts and Georgian style homes are  festooned with crystal, mercury glass, feathers, cedar boughs, old world textiles, velvet, candles, nature, twigs, and more.  There were some wonderful vignettes; I'm now very inspired to start decorating my own home. 

This year's Homes for the Holidays was held Saturday & Sunday, November 26 & 27, 2011.  We toured these homes today, a perfect day as the Grey Cup weekend is upon us.  Gee, football or home decor...  let me think for a nano second which event I'd rather attend - yes, Homes for the Holidays - touch down!!!

Homes for the Holidays Vancouver Holiday Home Tour

Comments (12)

Kim Gaston
RE/MAX Advantage Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs REALTOR®, CNE (719)661-6987

Ha! Sally, I wish I could have joined you! Its been nothing, but football at our house today. Sounds like a very fun and inspirational day for an artist like yourself!

Nov 27, 2011 01:10 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kim - Oh, groan, football is one sport I just don't get!  I'd far rather be looking at shiny, round Christmas balls than oblong, brown, leather footballs!

Nov 27, 2011 01:17 PM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Sally, I wish I could have flown on my $60 broom and enjoyed the day with you.  I love the hot pink Christmas accents on the front of the house-it must have been a wonderful day.  Was your teddy bear tree on the same route?

Nov 27, 2011 01:18 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Joanna - Ha ha ha!  You flying on your $60 broom is a sight I'd love to see!  Hey, who needs Santa's sleigh and reindeer!  The hot pink ornaments carried throughout the house, but in one room, where they used Kermit the green frog green & black.  It sure woke me up! 

Nov 27, 2011 01:23 PM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Hi Sally ~ Football is out for me too, no way!  But this home tour sounds like a perfect way to spend a weekend day, as well as contribute to such a worthy cause.

Nov 27, 2011 02:20 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Maureen - It really was a delightful day.  There's a very traditional design store here called Fino Lino, and they did an amazing display over the living room fireplace - it took my breathe away.  I can't wait for next year!

Nov 27, 2011 03:34 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

What a fabulous way to spend a day, I wish I could have joined you Sally.  I love being inspired by other decorators and appreciate their talent and creations.

Nov 27, 2011 10:43 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Roger - You would have loved it.  There were some beautiful displays and they were very inspiring.

Nov 28, 2011 04:27 AM
Janice Ankrett
Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

Sally, the Junior League in my area does something similar to raise fund for charity. It makes a wonderful day out with a girlfriend!

Nov 29, 2011 12:01 PM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Janice - Oh, how lovely.  I suspect these homes are steeped in charm and character, being in the East.  You're right - a fun day to spend with some gal pals!

Nov 30, 2011 05:06 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Thanks for participating in and completing the contest! Happy New Year!

Dec 28, 2011 06:31 AM
Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Barbara-Jo - Thanks so much for organizing the contest - it was a lot of fun.  Happy New Year to you, too!

Dec 28, 2011 06:37 AM