Paris Haute Couture Meets Vancouver Home Staging

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Paris Haute Couture Meets Vancouver Home Staging

When I was in Paris recently... one of my favourite past times was keeping a keen eye out for the latest in clothing fashion.  Whether through observing well dressed Parisians rushing off to work in their 4" stilettos on cobbled streets, or getting a glimpse of the latest scarf or purse as it rushed by, it was evident that Paris Haute Couture is alive and well, and living in Paris!

This window display in a clothing store in Paris certainly caught my eye.  I love the combination of the colour red with the leopard print fabric.  There's something very eye-catching and vibrant about this combination.  Since returning to Vancouver, I've actually seen leopard print everywhere, so this mode has definitely made it across the pond. 

Home Staging North Vancouver-Before & After Photos

As a Vancouver Home Stager, I look for inspiration everywhere.  I decided to take the leopard/red combination I'd seen in Paris, and apply it to a living room we recently staged.  If this interesting combination caught my eye in Paris, certainly it would have the same results in a staged home, and would catch a potential home buyer's eye, creating a memorable impression.  Here are a few before & after photos:

North Vancouver Home Staging-before & after photos

North Vancouver Home Staging-before & after photos

North Vancouver Home Staging-before & after photos

North Vancouver Home Staging-before & after photos

North Vancouver Home Staging-before & after photos

North Vancouver Home Staging-before & after photos

North Vancouver Home Staging-before & after photos

Grab home buyers' attention with exciting, memorable designs.  Property styling works when selling your home!

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Rainmaker
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Kathy B - Merci!  Wouldn't it be fun to do a whole series of stages inspired by fashion.  Hmmmm.

Kathy N - Thanks so much for loving the design - and a great big Thank You for the Feature in the Staging Before and After Pictures Group.

Birgit - I didn't see the design star challenge this year - did they base their design on fashion?  I've seen this done in decorating magazines and always find it a great jumping off point.

Oct 20, 2011 12:16 AM #9
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Michelle Finnamore
in Vaughan and Toronto GTA - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

HI Sally, when I come across leopard print in a home I immediately remove it. Seems I have been inspired by you once again to rethink my home styling efforts. You have deifinitely created a memorable home for buyers. If buyers are looking at several homes, yours will certainly stand out.

Oct 20, 2011 09:49 AM #10
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Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

Sally, does leopard print ever go out of style. It seems a lot of ladies really like that look.

Oct 20, 2011 10:50 AM #11
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Michelle - I know what you mean.  There's leopard, and then there's leopard...  I think using a "dash" of leopard, and combining it with the red made it work. 

Malcolm - I think leopard is a classic, timeless print.  There's a danger that it can be overdone.  Leopard is definitely all the rage right now.

Oct 20, 2011 01:00 PM #12
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Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager

Every outfit and room can use a touch of the animal print.  The trick is to not over do it (like on TV's "Jerseylicious")!  You've done it just right!  C'est magnifique!

Oct 21, 2011 02:03 PM #13
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Julie - I so agree.  Less is definitely more in this case.  Merci infiniment!

Oct 21, 2011 03:27 PM #14
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Carol Clay
Looking Glass Realty - Brevard, NC
Broker/REALTOR, Brevard NC Real Estate Specialist

Aside from the fact that I'm jealous of anyone who gets to go to Paris : )     I love a nice pop of red in a room and you've done a great job of doing that. Red can get overpowering pretty quickly...but what you did was just right! Good job!

Oct 22, 2011 08:26 AM #15
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Carol - Ha ha - hate to rub it in, but Paris really was fabulous!  I couldn't resist putting those racey red chairs in the living room.  Everything was so pale yellow and blah before - it needed a shot of something!  Thanks!

Oct 22, 2011 10:56 AM #16
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Sally, I try to stay away from animal prints but you showed very nice way of incorporating them into the room or outfit. Very elegant.

Oct 22, 2011 11:03 PM #17
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Anna - You know, I had such fun with this leopard print, that I just may break out all together and play with zebra next!  Watch out, staging world!

Oct 23, 2011 11:22 AM #18
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Michelle Drewry
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Arcadia, CA - Arcadia, CA
Realtor - Find Arcadia Ca Homes For Sale

Hi Sally,  I have seen a lot of leopard and zebra print pillows lately.  Seems this is the current rage.  Love what you've done, and the red chairs really add the pop to the room.  Very lovely arrangement and contemporary touches!

Oct 24, 2011 12:25 AM #19
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Michelle - Well guess what I just found out today?  This home was listed last week and just sold on the weekend!  I bet it was the leopard print that did it! 

Oct 24, 2011 11:49 PM #20
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David Peterson
Synergy Staging ~ specializing in vacant home staging - Portland, OR
Home Stager Portland OR-Synergy Staging-Portland Oregon

Very fun design and congrats on the quick sale!!!

Oct 25, 2011 03:13 PM #21
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

David - Thanks so much!  Can't believe I'll be de-staging so soon!

Oct 25, 2011 09:50 PM #22
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Marianne Cherico
Interiors by Marianne Cherico - Foxboro, MA
Home Stager -Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Sally - I LOVE leopard. That window display was great inspiration. Au revoir mon ami.

Oct 26, 2011 07:09 AM #23
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Marianne - Ooooh, I just knew you were a leopard girl!  A bientot, mon amie!

Oct 26, 2011 11:39 AM #24
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Judy Colburn
ProStaged Homes - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Glendora, San Dimas Covina, Home Staging

How fun and lucky you Sally, going to Paris! It's really cool to see how clothing fashions make their way to home fashions. Spot on job of making that leap!

Oct 31, 2011 11:50 AM #25
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Judy - Ha ha - very funny - "spot on"!!!  There's definitely a strong link between clothing and home fashions. 

Oct 31, 2011 08:09 PM #26
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Wendy Tomm
Beyond the Walls - East St Paul, MB
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors

Sally love the fashion/staging combo.  Fabulous photos and well done stage job.  Lucky for you to hit Paris...that is my destination for 2012!  

Nov 02, 2011 04:35 PM #27
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Wendy - Now you're the lucky one, heading to Paris in 2012!  I want to go again!!!

Nov 02, 2011 08:58 PM #28
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