Wednesday, November 21, 2012

What is a vignette in home staging?

A vignette refers to the technique that decorators and stagers alike will use to create small decorative displays using art and/or other decorative pieces. Vignettes in home staging can help to define a space without bringing in a whole room plan. For example, creating a small "bar" vignette will help to show the opportunity for an entertaining space. As well, a chair with a table vignette can show a gathering area without all of the furniture necessary to show this. Vignettes can be simple or detailed, depending on the purpose and image that is being conveyed - check out these great examples of BTSH vignettes!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Local RESA Chapter supports St. Mary's

BTSH had the pleasure of working with the amazingly talented members of the KW Real Estate Staging Association to decorate two Christmas Trees for the St. Mary's General Hospital Foundation's Winter Wonderland. It was an amazing night, and we are already excited for next year! Now to decorate my own tree I think…

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Should I sell my home "as-is" or fix it up?

This is not exactly related to staging, but instead relates to whether or not your home should be marketed as a fixer-upper for contractors and flippers, or to attract home buyers. If you feel that the amount of work to do in your house in order to prep it for sale is just too much, this is a great article!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Donate $5 to Urban Barn, and they will donate a blanket for a local shelter

Help make "Blanket the Country in Warmth" a success by making a $5 donation at Urban Barn. They will, in turn, donate a blanket (see image below) to a Canadian shelter. You can help keep Canadians warm and safe this holiday season.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Why use a realtor to sell your home?

Not sure whether to hire a realtor to sell you home, or attempt to sell it yourself? Here are some tips about using a realtor that you may not have considered!