Let's Talk Texture Home Staging Vancouver

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Home Stager with EXIT STAGE RIGHT

LET'S TALK TEXTURE - HOME STAGING VANCOUVER

Variety is the spice of life.  Creating a stage with many different textures, creates warmth, interest and delight.  Can you imagine a home buyer's heart beating just a little faster at the thought of lounging on a smooth, leather sofa, curled under a soft, scrumptious faux throw?  Texture plays a very important part in creating a pleasing environment.  Let's break it down with a few examples...

West Vancouver home staging

Natural elements often contain the most interesting textures.  This nubbly, gnarly twig almost looks alive, with its twists and turns.  The twig is laying on a smooth, finished, wooden coffee table.  Now let's add a completely different texture with the cushions in the background.  There's the soft, fluffy, ephemerial, cream cushion to the left, the tighter, darker faux animal fur in the centre, and the knitted, grey, wool cushion.  Again, three different textures that compliment and add contrast all at the same time.

Living room home staging textures

Now let's take a step back.  What textures do you see now?  There's the smooth, leather sectional, the fluffy, soft white rug, the sleek, industrial, stainless steel counters in the background, and the natural, twisty, turvy dried grape vine art on the wall.  There's also the smooth, clear, glass surface of the side table, and the glass, green candle.  Oh, and don't forget that scrumptious, "please wrap me up in a bundle", faux throw on the sectional!

Home staging Horseshoe Bay

This home is a West Coast Contemporary style home in West Vancouver. To stay true to the design of the home, we really wanted to continue to bring in natural, textural elements.  Here we have some gorgeous, textured pottery.  You really want to reach and and touch the curcular indents on these wonderful vases.

Home Staging is not just about throwing a bunch of furniture in a room and calling it a day.  There's huge thought behind not only the style, scale and pieces of furniture used in a stage, but also the accessories that compliment the furniture and the home.  A Professional Home Stager will know how to add variety and spice that will speak to a home buyer's emotions.  

 

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Rainer
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Suzanne Otto
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The last paragraph...well said Sally. The accessories are what pull the room together and by varying textures you can create a beautiful room!

Nov 25, 2013 11:26 PM #18
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Ralph Gorgoglione
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Sally, staging is a true art form. I appreciate the thought that goes into the design process. Bravo!
Nov 25, 2013 11:51 PM #19
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Rich Gaasenbeek
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Beautiful home. I think anything would look good in that space! :)

Nov 26, 2013 12:59 AM #20
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Lori Cain
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Nice to see you Mizz Sally - beautiful staging and beautiful photos!

Nov 26, 2013 08:57 AM #21
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Julia Maher
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Wonderful examples in your photos - and lovely Staging!  It's also very gender-neutral - I think natural elements go a long way for that!

Nov 27, 2013 12:52 AM #22
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Randy Shamburger
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This is good stuff, thanks!

Nov 27, 2013 01:54 AM #23
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Sorry for the delay in getting back to everyone!  I was decorating a tree all day yesterday for a hotel.  Thanks to the Active Rain Gods and Godesses for the wonderful feature!

Maureen - Consider yourself officially added to the TFA group!  And great minds think alike!

Laura - Thanks for the invite - I'll be over to your blog lickety-split!

Christine - Agreed!

Debbie - Hey, Flooring Girl!  Glad to be back!

Roger - Why thank you, Sir Roger!  

Nov 27, 2013 03:28 AM #24
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
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Michael - You make a great point.  Often a home owner doesn't see their home in the same way a buyer would see it.  A third party definitely helps.

Jeffrey - THANK YOU!  Appreciate your kind comments.

Janice - A picture tells a 1,000 words!  

Suzanne - As you know, staging is so much more than just filling a room with furniture.  

Nov 27, 2013 03:33 AM #25
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
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Ralph - Thanks for endorsing staging - as you say, it really is an art form.

Rich - The home was a wonderful blank canvas to start with.  You should have seen the Master Bath - it had a wonderful, free standing egg tub, overlooking a very private view.  Ahhhhhh.

Lori - Why thank you, Mizz Lori Cain!  

Julie - You're so right.  Natural elements really are gender neutral and will attract both the male and female buyer. Of course, being on the west coast, organic, natural materials really are all the rage.

Randy - Thanks so much!  

Nov 27, 2013 03:37 AM #26
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Michelle Finnamore
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So true Sally, it is the hand of a professional that makes the difference to how a room "feels" to buyers. 

Great detail in your explanations.

Nov 27, 2013 08:22 AM #27
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Charles Stallions Property Manager
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Happy T-day Sally just wanted to check out your post and hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. 

Nov 28, 2013 12:32 PM #28
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
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Michelle F - As you and I both know, home buyers almost always buy on emotion.  That's what makes our job so fun.

Michelle C - Hope you had a great weekend.

Barb - "Organic" is a big hit on the west coast!

Dec 02, 2013 05:25 AM #30
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Patty Luther
RE/MAX Rock-n-Roll Realty - Lewiston, ID
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very nice work, I sent your link to a gal I am trying to get busy on staging her home for sale~

Dec 02, 2013 05:48 AM #31
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
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Patty - What a great idea.  I hope this post influences her to stage her home for sale.  She'd be crazy not to!  Good luck :)

Dec 02, 2013 06:11 AM #32
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Anna Dovger
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Beautiful staging, Sally! But not only that. Your post sound like you can sell that house by phone...very seducive!

Dec 08, 2013 03:51 PM #33
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Sally....You are Sooooo Clever! Love your work!

Jan 23, 2014 12:30 AM #34
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
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Thanks so much, Fred!  Wonderful to get such positive feedback from a top knotch Victoria Realtor® such as yourself!

Jan 23, 2014 03:22 AM #35
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Hi Sally...I like the Spice of Life part. Love your work.

Cheers, have a fun and successful day!

Feb 10, 2014 11:59 PM #36
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Karen Crowson
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Oh, if only all of the homes I see locally could have this quality of staging. Beautiful!

Mar 05, 2014 10:08 AM #37
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
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Karen - Thanks so much for the compliment.  I envy you, living in wine country!

Mar 12, 2014 05:30 AM #38
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