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
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C
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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.

October 20, 2011 12:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Michelle Finnamore
Preparing your property for sale
in Vaughan and Toronto GTA

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.

October 20, 2011 09:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Malcolm Johnston
Trenton Real Estate
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario

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

October 20, 2011 10:50 AM
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Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C
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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.

October 20, 2011 01:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Julia Maher
Connecticut Home Stager
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes

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!

October 21, 2011 02:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C
EXIT STAGE RIGHT

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

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

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!

October 22, 2011 08:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C
EXIT STAGE RIGHT

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!

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

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.

October 22, 2011 11:03 PM
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Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C
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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!

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

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!

October 24, 2011 12:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C
EXIT STAGE RIGHT

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! 

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

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

October 25, 2011 03:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C
EXIT STAGE RIGHT

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

October 25, 2011 09:50 PM
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Marianne Cherico
Home Stager -Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Interiors by Marianne Cherico

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

October 26, 2011 07:09 AM
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Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C
EXIT STAGE RIGHT

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

October 26, 2011 11:39 AM
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Judy Colburn
Los Angeles Glendora, San Dimas Covina, Home Staging
ProStaged Homes

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!

October 31, 2011 11:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C
EXIT STAGE RIGHT

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

October 31, 2011 08:09 PM
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Wendy Tomm
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors
Beyond the Walls

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!  

November 02, 2011 04:35 PM
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Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C
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Wendy - Now you're the lucky one, heading to Paris in 2012!  I want to go again!!!

November 02, 2011 08:58 PM
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