PRES Featured Stager: Shelagh Seadon of Working The Room Design

Shelagh Seadon
Shelagh Seadon
Working The Room Design

Web: www.WorkingTheRoomDesign.com
Phone: 778-689-0926
Email: Shelagh@WorkingTheRoomDesign.com

Working The Room Design is a full service staging and design company founded by Shelagh Seadon. Though Shelagh has been staging and decorating for many years, it has only been this past year that Shelagh finally decided to get serious and commit to staging full time. In less than a year, Shelagh got her staging certification from PRES Staging, put up her new website and hung out her shingle as a professional
stager and decorator with her new business, Working The Room Design.

Shelagh’s design philosophy is to “use what you have” first. This is something her client’s really appreciate. Designers often get a bad rap for being too free with money that is not their own. Shelagh feels that most homes have too much “stuff” and that effective staging is more of a process of editing rather than simply adding new furnishings. Clients find it reassuring to know that their money is being carefully spent where it matters most.

Like a true professional in the design field, Shelagh is very passionate about her work. She loves to transform uninspiring spaces that seem to hold no promise into spaces that draw people in and make them want to stay.

Here are a few before and after photos showing some of Shelagh’s recent work. You can find out more about Shelagh and Working The Room Design by going to her website.

STAGING PROJECTS

Bedroom

Kitchen

Living Room

Vacant Condo Not Staged – NO SALE; Vacant Condo Staged – SALE!

PRES Stager Tamara MacDonald of TWEAK Home Staging had the opportunity to stage a vacant condo that had been on the market for a month with no offers and guess what? You guessed it – Tweak staged it and within a week of staging, the seller received two offers – buyers were NOW showing interest!

Yet the story goes on…

However, neither offer was at a price the seller was willing to accept. As the seller was quite determined to receive a certain price for the condo, they had made up their mind to rent the condo if it didn’t sell at the end of the second month. Well as it turned out, in the final week, they received two offers and a bidding war was on! Only 4 weeks after staging, the seller ended up selling for a price they were very happy with!

Tweak LR After

Often sellers are torn between renting a property or selling a property, and it is important to realize that even if this condo had not sold, the seller was in a much better position to ask for a higher rent by having it staged so it showed beautifully!

Tweak DR After

Why Staging Works to Attract Renters
In fact the seller was already searching for a suitable renter (just in case!), and everyone who viewed the condo wanted to know if she would rent it furnished! What a great compliment! FYI – Tweak’s home staging inventory is always available for sale if a buyer is interested.

Small Patio After

Want to buy the staging furniture? You can!
If you are considering selling your property or renting your investment property, give a PRES home stager a call and if you live on the North Shore give Tweak Home Staging a call!

PRES Featured Stagers – JB Home Staging

JB Home Staging
JB HOME STAGING
Jean Burns
Web:
www.JBHomeStaging.com
Phone: 604-290-2903
Email: Info@JBHomeStaging.com

JB Home Staging was formed in March 2013 by Jean Burns a former corporate Telus employee. Since the inception Jean has staged and redesigned over 20 homes throughout the Lower Mainland. Not only does she offer Home Staging and Home Redesign (home makeovers using clients’ existing furnishings) she also offers Interior Decorating services for clients.

Many clients are so comfortable with the initial transformation that once they have sold and moved into their new home they hire her again! Jean was delighted when one of her very first clients trusted her with a small renovation project which went extremely well.

Jean has always had a passion for design, interior decor and the real estate market. Growing up, there was always some kind of project on the go which involved renovations – either knocking down walls or rearranging the room shape and size. Projects often included redecorating by adding coordinated fabrics to enhance the room and changing the paint color.

When redesigning for living or selling, Jean’s clients love the way she gets her creative juices flowing as she moves furniture around to create a new look in a room in a way they never would have thought of! Delivering a redesigned service to sell their home for the best possible price or providing them a relaxing setting for each new living area helps eliminate the stress for her clients. They get to enjoy the transformation and end result (and so does she!).

The majority of the JB Home Staging clients are often too busy to do the work or find the thought of the whole process of moving, selling, staging or redesigning overwhelming and stressful. It is Jean’s personal mission to turn every house into a home with its own unique style.

VACANT HOME PROJECTS completed by JB HOME STAGING…

This vacant townhouse had been on the market for 3 months with no offers. It was centrally located, spotlessly clean and had been totally renovated. The living room space was small and definitely needed a stager that could take this space and showcase the benefits of the room. By bringing the outdoor colors into the room prospective buyers connected emotionally with the home and
surroundings.

Living Room Staged with Rental Furnishings

Living Room

Living Room

Design Solution:
The first step was to measure each of the rooms to ensure maximizing the full potential of the furnishings of this odd shaped room. JB Home Staging strategically placed the furniture to enhance all the focal points within the room.

During the initial consultation the realtor was unsure as to where the television should be placed. JB made this a main feature to the room, placing the furniture side by side to create a sense of comfort, interest and calmness. The pop of color chosen was olive green which complemented the original wall color and added to the relaxed, inviting feel of the room.

The soft earth tones were carried through into this gorgeous master bedroom with another small pop of olive green!

Master Bedroom Staged with Rental Furnishings

Master Bedroom

Cost:
The total cost of this project for initial consultation, design concept, sourcing, installation and de-staging to the client was less than $3,000!

 

Home Owners Challenge – 2 Bedroom Vacant Condo – Vancouver, BC

Design Challenge:
This totally renovated condo in an older building in Vancouver had strong competition as it was competing with newer buildings in the surrounding areas. Even though this was much larger inside, JB Home Staging’s task was to create and show the benefits of what an older condo could look like after renovating.

Living Room During Renovations

Living Room

Living Room Staged with Rental Furnishings

Living Room

Design Solution:
JB Home Staging sourced and rented top of the line furnishings from a well-known rental company in the Fraser Valley. Jean had customized art created by a local artist for some of the walls to give a cohesive look and feel to the place. The goal was for this property to appeal to the demographic they were looking to attract.

The color story is carried through beautifully into this master bedroom.

Master Bedroom with Rental Furnishings

Master Bedroom

Cost:
The total cost of this project for initial consultation, design concept, sourcing, installation and de-staging to the client was less than $3,000!

Tired of working 7 days a week and doing it all? Join City Stagers…

This month Meetup City Stagers is excited to have Isabelle Guay of Flow Home Staging share her success stories. She’ll discuss how to establish goals, create systems, determine when is a good time to expand and delegate, and finally how to best use your time to generate revenue. Building a strong team will give you confidence to take your business to the next level!

This event is happening on March 18th at 7pm at Home Ingredients Home Ingredients at 65 West 7th Avenue in Vancouver BC.

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Isabelle Guay is both a PRES Certified Professional Stager & Redesigner (PRES) and a Certified ReDesign & Staging Specialist™ (CRSS™). She has been a PRES Featured Stager showing her expertise in creating a great looking space for a very happy seller.

She is the owner of Flow Home Staging & Design, one of the leading home staging and interior design companies in Vancouver. With over 500 homes successfully staged or designed over the past 6 years Isabelle has built a strong business that keeps on growing. Known for her creativity, professionalism, and personal style, Isabelle is always on top of real estate and home décor trends.

PRES Featured Stager Sally Weatherley of Exit Stage Right!

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Exit Stage Right, owned and operated by Sally Weatherley is a North Shore, BC based full-service home staging company. Sally and her team love working close to home, and focus on North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, downtown Vancouver, and the Westside.They enjoy a green side to our company, and try to keep our footpath fairly local.

Exit Stage Right works with homeowners and their Realtor® partners in preparing their homes for sale, in order to appeal to home buyers. Although they aim to dress a home to appeal to a broad range of buyers, they like to refer to themselves as “sniper stagers”. They research specific areas and create a profile of the most likely home buyer. People often buy a home with their emotions, and Exit Stage Right is happy to set a scene that will tug at a buyer’s heartstrings.

Almost all buyers want to walk into a home that has an attractive updated modern look. That’s why they have a full range of one-stop shopping inventory from cups and saucers to living room sofas and chairs. Their furniture is modern and guaranteed to update the look of their seller’s home whether they need to stage all of the home with rentals, or only need a few enhancements.

VACANT STAGING HOME CHALLENGE:

Sally was contacted by a Realtor® to help his client sell this 2-bedroom property in East Vancouver. The client is an investor who had been renting out this unit, but had now decided to sell. The challenge was that the unit looked tired. It was also not terribly clean. The Realtor® organized for cleaners to come in and make the condo spic and span. He also had all new blinds installed. However, the owner could not be convinced to put any more money in for renovations; hence, the peach coloured countertop in the bathrooms remained!

Another challenge was that the unit is located right next door to the Skytrain. Also, it was very dark, with not a lot of natural light coming in. As a vacant space, nothing distinguished this unit from all the other beige boxes in the same price range for sale.

BEFORE VACANT LIVING ROOM

Unattractive Vacant Living Room

Unattractive Vacant Living Room

SOLUTION:

The key to really giving this unit a lift was to create a bright, sunny, welcoming space. They used yellow accents to bring the sunshine in. Adding a lot of lighting helped illuminate the space. Bright, bold, colourful artwork, cushions and accessories really helped add some pizzazz to an otherwise somewhat unremarkable condo.

Exit Stage Right wanted to create a young, funky vibe, as the prospective buyer would no doubt be on the younger side. They believed this unit would attract someone who would like to afford downtown Vancouver, but only have the budget for East Vancouver. Adding more modern furnishing you’d find in a downtown condo to this unit would definitely speak to the wants of the potential buyer.

AFTER STAGED WITH RENTALS LIVING ROOM

Bright, trendy and looks like move-in ready!

Bright, trendy and looks like move-in ready!

The seller and the Realtor® were very happy with the end result!