It was a real pleasure working with these homeowners and their Realtor. Staging an urban condo is a bit different than staging a house in the suburbs. It’s so important to add accessories and decor that appeals to busy Executives. They are buying a’ perceived lifestyle’. Since most of the condos tend to be a bit smaller it’s important to highlight every square inch and feature all the upgrades.
These homeowners have amazing taste so it was just a matter of fine tuning the rooms and giving them a more cohesive look. Removing extra ‘stuff’ to make it feel larger was the biggest task. If there is any clutter around it can be a red flag to buyers that there might not be enough storage even if there is. Sometimes just removing unnecessary pieces of furniture can make huge difference. Styled & Staged did some shopping for the homeowners and brought in some rentals for the finishing touches.
When there is an open concept for three rooms it’s important that all the colours and style flow from each each space to the other.
Since this room is both the formal living room and the TV room I wanted to showcase the beautiful built-ins by displaying attractive objects on the shelves. Adding some greenery on the mantle also softens the look. The tall floor candle stick and colourful chunky candles helps to keep everything balanced.
Outdoor living space in the city is rare so I really wanted to expand the space off the living room to the deck. March in Ottawa is a very ugly season for photos so adding the nice patio furniture and pops of colour let buyers get excited for the summer months ahead. We brought the indoors outside with the same colour scheme to extent the focus of the living room.
In a small space I wanted to showcase every square inch. The bench in front of the railing not only added more seating/storage but it softened all the spindles.
The lovely dining furniture really set the tone for their decor. We removed an additional sofa that divided the room since it really wasn’t needed and it blocked the rooms visually. Nothing adds drama like a tall palm tree. Fresh flowers are always a nice touch when showing your home. They smell beautiful and it’s a touch of decadence.
Since this stunning kitchen is visible from all the other rooms it’s important to give them as much sophistication as the dining and living room. Any chef would love to work in this kitchen with all the bright light. Setting the ledge of the bar shows buyers that it’s the perfect spot for breakfast or casual dining for two.
The wall to wall cupboards gives lots of necessary storage for the gourmet kitchen.
The master bedroom feels like a luxurious hotel with the fluffy linens and an adjoining en-suite. The beautiful lamps, pillows and artwork all pulled the room together.
It’s the little details that makes buyers notice the architectural details that all add value to your property. Adding simple things like the roses in the window makes you take notice of an otherwise forgotten window.
Who wouldn’t want a master bedroom with it’s own balcony?
We wanted buyers to imagine themselves having a nice cup of coffee and reading the Sunday morning newspaper.
Even the guest bedroom was given the red carpet treatment. Nothing says comfort more than nice linens. The over-sized canvas artwork serves as a head board. Don’t be afraid to use large artwork in a small space. It adds instant interest without being too over-powering.