Home Staging is like living the movie, The Devil Wears Prada

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Home Staging is like living the movie, The Devil Wears Prada

Have you ever felt like life resembles art?  This Vancouver Home Stager often feels like she’s playing the part of Stanley Tucci in The Devil Wears Prada!

Please, let me explain further.  I know I don’t look like Stanley Tucci, but let’s face it; his role as Nigel, the art director at Runway Magazine, transformed Anne Hathaway’s character, Andy Sachs, from a frumpy, lumpy invisible being, into a stunning, stand-out beauty who can’t be ignored. 

 Devil Wears Prada

Really, this is movie is just another new take on the classic fairy tale, Cinderella.  Nigel is the Fairy Godmother to Andy, as I am the Fairy Godmother to homeowners with frumpy, lumpy, dumpy homes!  It takes cunning and expertise to know just what looks good, and what needs to be changed. 

 Devil Wears Prada

Nigel works with Chanel, Prada and Gucci.  I work with Eames, Bertoia and Barcelona.   Nigel will dress a classic outfit with hats, scarves, jewelry and fabulous shoes to really add chic and pizzazz to Andy’s outfit.  I add artwork, cushions, throws and unique accessories to really add the wow factor to a room. 

 Vancouver Home Staging

Nigel can create a traditional, contemporary, boho chic, avant garde or modern look to an outfit.  Hey, I can do the same with a room! 

 Vancouver Home Staging

Don’t let Home Buyers act like Miranda Priestly, lifting one eyebrow up in distain at the lack of thoughtful presentation of your home for sale.  Hire Exit Stage Right to stage your home for sale.  Remember, where all the world’s a stage, you don’t want to be the piece of film laying on the director’s cutting room floor!

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Rainmaker
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Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
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Stanley Sally we are having a virtual block party over at our place today, please come on over!

Apr 08, 2012 05:33 AM #32
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Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty 916.408.5500 - Roseville, CA
Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments

Sally, this was an EXCELLENT choice of movie for you to use in this contest! I loved your analogy and the photos you posted of the "before" and "after" say it all. This one's a winner, if you ask me! :)

Leilani

Apr 08, 2012 09:52 AM #33
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Kim Gaston
RE/MAX Advantage Realty - Colorado Springs, CO
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Sally, you're a hoot! Love this post and your fun, graphic room. Who wouldn't want to live in that set! You've got my vote for Best Picture. :)

Apr 09, 2012 12:23 AM #34
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Al & Peggy - Whew!  Wasn't that a virtual party!  The slow cooked ham was delicious, and oh, all those chocolates!!!  Thanks again for being such great hosts.

Leilani - You're so sweet - thank you so much!  I will be looking for your submission - I know it will be a great one.  Love your gorgeous doggies, by the way!

Kim - Where have you been?!!  Missed you.  Glad you liked the room.  Did you notice the cowhide cubes and cushions?!!  :)

Apr 09, 2012 12:54 AM #35
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Margie Kopp Sorrell
Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country - Greensboro, GA
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Sally- Best entry I've read thus far. You're correlation between your everyday job and that of Nigel from TDWP is spot on. Great job!

Apr 09, 2012 10:35 PM #36
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Sally Weatherley
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Margie - You're too kind.  Keep reading - there are some great entries!  There's something so satisfying about seeing the potential in an uninteresting, tired room and turning it into something fabulous looking. 

Apr 10, 2012 01:03 AM #37
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
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I LOVED that movie! The ending rocked! What a great choice!!!!

Apr 10, 2012 01:27 AM #38
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Dawn A Fabiszak
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Sally ~ I think you hit the nail on the head with this movie and staging!  What  a wonderful analogy.

Apr 10, 2012 09:28 AM #39
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Sally Weatherley
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Barbara-Jo - I know, wasn't it a fun movie?  The ending was superb, the way she gave it all up in the end for a real life.

Dawn - Have to say, this has been such a fun contest to be a part of.  There are so many movies that carry the staging theme.

Apr 10, 2012 09:40 AM #40
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Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
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Sally  - love the post and the movie.  You have transformed another amazing property into spectacular!  Way to GO!!!

Apr 11, 2012 12:12 AM #41
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Marie Graham
Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY - White Plains, NY
Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager

SALLY! How fun is this??! Perfect analogy, just love it. Best of luck to you!!

Apr 11, 2012 12:25 AM #42
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Sally Weatherley
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Wendy - I couldn't resist choosing this movie!  Aw, thanks for the compliment!

MARIE!  Too much fun!  Thanks so much.

Apr 11, 2012 12:35 AM #43
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Tonya Jones
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Lithonia, GA
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Sally, I really liked that movie and your post gave an excellent comparison between you and Stanley Tucci's character.  Your after picture is beautiful.  You are really talented!

Apr 11, 2012 03:02 AM #44
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Sally Weatherley
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Tonya - So glad you like the After photo.  The yellow really added some much needed zip to an otherwise frumpy looking condo!  Thanks so much for your kind words.

Apr 11, 2012 12:17 PM #45
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Tammie White, Broker
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Sally, I love this comparison. You did an excellent jo. Good luck.
Apr 13, 2012 01:00 PM #46
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Sally Weatherley
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Tammie - Thanks so much!  I'm loving the entries - so creative.

Apr 14, 2012 05:01 AM #47
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Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
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I was looking for inspiration in this contest, but this one is a winner. Great before and after shots.

Apr 14, 2012 07:46 AM #48
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Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
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Hi Sally!

Not only is your staging an awesome work of Art....  you also are an excellent writer as well.  I enjoying reading this post....  very clever!!!  You make a very good Cinderella!!!  Can't wait to hear the Sleeping Beauty and Snow White story!  LOL!  You're the greatest Sally!  Keep them coming!!!  BTW...  your Cinderella room that you transformed is gorgeous....  love the Colors!  I noticed it just happened to have a fireplace in the photo that went so well with the story too!!!

Jun 18, 2012 12:19 PM #49
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Barbara Heil-Sonneck
Design2Sell - Atlanta, GA
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What a fun post and magnificant transformation Sally!

Jul 12, 2012 06:19 AM #50
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
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Ellie, Linda & Barbara - Thanks so much!  This was a fun post to write.

Jul 12, 2012 04:11 PM #51
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