Working and playing hard in the concrete jungle.

Home Stager with Curb Appeal Home Staging Co.

This has been a great week for me.

  I have had the pleasure of working with the marvelous Jackson West.  For those of you who don't know of Jackson, he was one of the top 3 contenders in Stager Idol, and his before and afters have been featured in the "Home Staging for Dummies" book as well as in the CSP training course material. His staging business, "Reveal Estate" is one of the major players in the Vancouver staging industry, AND he's a super-nice guy!

  We have spent the week staging condos, schlepping crates, furniture and accessories and driving to and from  Jackson's storage unit. Here he has housed an impressive collection of staging accessories, art, furniture etc.  He calls it his Staging Library, tres classy.

The transformation from vacant condo to lovely, contemporary show home is magical.  It truly makes an enormous difference, when the rooms smack of luxury and comfort, instead of just bare walls, bare carpet and no personality.

  Jackson's talent for home staging comes very naturally to him. He is obviously very good at what he does, and it has been an honor to work with, and to learn from him. I have been inspired, and am bringing new ideas back to Salt Spring Island with me.  My company, "Curb Appeal Home Staging Co." with definitely benefit from this week's learning. Thanks Jackson!

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Comments (11)

Jackson West
Reveal Estate Home Staging - Vancouver - Vancouver, BC

Hey Kim!

Congrats on your first blog. I am honored that you chose to write about your experience with me. I had so much fun with you and the 3 condos we worked on are getting rave reviews. I bet you didn't plan on spending so much time in elevators. Thank you so much for the laughs and your hard work. You are well on your way having a successful career as a stager!

I am taking the liberty to post a pic from each property you helped with...

5th floor condo:

Reveal Estate Home Staging


4th floor condo:

Reveal Estate Home Staging


17th floor condo:

Reveal Estate Home Staging


Come back to the big city soon Kim!

Sep 26, 2008 02:11 PM
Julie Conner
Staged for Success Interiors - Mount Vernon, WA
Staged for Success Interiors - Skagit, Whatcom, Snohomish, Island
Bravo! To both of you. Is that the condo that you staged together? What a great experience for you, Kim.
Sep 26, 2008 05:18 PM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Welcome to AR KIM!  WOW!!!!  How great and how fun for you to work with one of my idols!!!

Looking forward to getting to know you in the rain.  Happy Staging! 

Sep 26, 2008 05:47 PM
Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

How lucky are you Kim!  Sounds like a great learning/fun experience.  Jackson would certainly be a great mentor.  I love the contemporary look of his work, wish we could pull it off more in the Midwest.  Only have had a couple of opportunities to stage more contemporary spaces.  (I can sneak in a piece here and there though.)  Look forward to seeing your future posts and photos. 

Sep 26, 2008 11:24 PM
Kathy Passarette
Creative Home Expressions - Mount Sinai, NY
L.I. Staging/Decorating

Kim ~ I am so jealous!  Jackson blows me away with his work and the beautiful pictures he shares with us.  The pictures in this post are all great - I love the way he does bathrooms!

Sep 26, 2008 11:43 PM
Wendy Timmons
Move Home Realty - Temecula, CA
Temecula Realtor

Wow- what an awesome job you guys did! Jackson is such a great stager- what a treat for you :)

Sep 27, 2008 02:51 AM
Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

Fun to get to work along side people who really know their stuff.  I am sure you are learning alot and your own personal style will take what you've learned and take it far.  Good work, both of you.

Sep 27, 2008 06:41 AM
Phyllis Pafumi
ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey - Old Bridge, NJ
ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ

OMG You two certainly were schlepping items up and the 17th floor?? BUT WHAT A GREAT TEAM, the two spaces look amazing. I hope you did not have to carry the furniture and that you have movers for that part of it..Continued success

Phyllis Pafumi

Sep 27, 2008 07:56 AM
j r
International, IT

that sounds so cool ,great job !! one can learn so much on AR ;)

Sep 27, 2008 03:08 PM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

OOOOH those photos of the staged condos are gorgeous!  Your "team" did a great job and I'm sure the clients are estactic.  Brilliant idea to partner up with an expert like Jackson!

Sep 27, 2008 03:31 PM
Kim Dalton
Curb Appeal Home Staging Co. - Salt Spring Island, BC

Thanks for all your comments guys!

  You know how to make a girl feel welcome on Active Rain!!

  Hope you are all having a great Oct. Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who celebrate!


Oct 14, 2008 03:16 AM