Lois North, of Lois Interiors, Makes Magic for 20 Year Owners in Shaughnessy

Enjoy the photos, below, that capture the unbelievable difference that Lois of Lois interiors made in this Shaughnessy home. The previous owners are busy professionals who also own two additional properties outside of Vancouver. They have lived and raised their children in this home for 20 years. They remarked that they had allowed their belongings to overtake their home and that they hadn’t realized the result until their realtor discussed it with them. It was decided that they needed to bring in the professionals, hence Lois’ involvement.

The incredible amount of work that it took to get this property ready for sale is a story in itself. Clearing away 20 years of life’s accumulation included: the arrangement of house cleaners, carpet cleaners, furniture movers, throughout the 3 floors of the home, and the purchasing of items on the client’s behalf. The happy ending is that this home sold within 10 days!

Foyer - BEFORE

Foyer - AFTER

Living Room - BEFORE

Living Room - AFTER

Kitchen - BEFORE

Kitchen - AFTER

Family Room - BEFORE

Family Room - AFTER

Chilliwack stager, Louise Henry of Pair Home Design, stages condo for skeptical home seller

Louise Henry, of Pair Home Design, shares her recent success:

In the living room, the present furniture was out of proportion for the existing space. Louise wanted to update the look to feel more modern while using as much of the client’s furniture as possible. She brought in the small chaise-type seating from the office, used one of the client’s reclining chairs, and added a leather chair of her own. Pair Design also provided an accessory package which used metallic art to bring some of the colder tones together.
The existing ‘frilly’ curtains were removed and by editing much of the furniture, she created space and spaciousness in the condo.

Before - Living Room

After - Living Room

In the bedroom, the colors were far too heavy and quite masculine. The client was open to bringing in some of Louise’s own inventory to create a softer and lighter feeling to the room. Louise moved the dresser to the far wall to create a sense of spaciousness and lighter feeling. She also incorporated some elements of feng shui – adding things in two’s for ‘togetherness’. Pictures were used to pick up some tones from the wall.

Before - Bedroom

After - Bedroom

When I came back to see what had transformed in my home, it was Wow! What a nice change, I like it! My realtor Rosemary Webster of Royal Lepage suggested I consult a professional home stager so I thought why not. Having never hired a home stager before I was willing to see what magic could be done in my home. Louise, of Pair Home Design, edited some of my furniture and de-cluttered some areas. She added some furniture, art and accessories to my existing furniture which enhanced focal points and created more balance and lightness in staged rooms. She also created a sense of space and spaciousness which makes my home feel more open. I would recommend Louise of Pair Home Design to my family and friends when selling their home. Thank you! Stacey

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