Our staging team was in the middle of preparing this home for sale when Ontario announced the Declaration of Emergency. We had the report from Heather at Styled and Staged but not the needed inventory. Since she could not operate we had to get creative with how we staged this home. Looking around my own home I had an idea! Let’s stage this house using all the art and accessories from our own home! That’s exactly what we did.








Our team’s suggestion for the foyer was to remove the shoes and items on the floor. We also suggested removing the coat tree since it looks like there isn’t any closet which there is. Suggested a little mat for inside the door so when buyers come in they don’t drag dirt on to the nice wood floors. For the photos and showings, we recommended the roller blind should be rolled up or removed.

Living Room:

We suggested breaking up the sectional top open up the area.  Only moved the sofa along the long wall and put the loveseat in the back-sitting in.  Also, put the ottoman in the sitting room. We suggested to bring down the chair and ottoman from the front bedroom. We adjusted the area rug for the new layout. We brought in artwork from Chris’s home for above the sofa. We kept the floor lamp. We thought it fit well with this room.

Dining Room:

The dining room was already pretty clear. We suggested removing everything on the such as the bike. We also suggest painting the ceiling and replacing the burnt-out light bulb.


We suggested the kitchen counters be cleared off. We suggested for photos to not have anything around or in the sink and to remove the calendar and everything on the side of the fridge.


Sitting Area:

We suggested removing the blinds just for photos and showings. We left the coffee table and the TV stand the way it is just to tidy up the TV stand. We brought the other half of the couch from the living and centred it between the windows. We added some artwork (again from Chris’s home) above the couch as well to complete the room.  We suggested just the ottoman in front of the window as we thought space might be tight with a chair.

Master Bedroom:

We suggested the chair and stool go downstairs to the living room and to remove the blinds for photos and showings. We also suggested removing the wooden bookcase. Our staging team brought in night tables and lamps to complete the room.



We suggested everything to be cleared out of this office and brought in a computer desk and chair from our staging inventory.

2nd Bedroom:

We suggested removing the laundry basket and removing everything but the lamp from the nightstand. We also suggested removing the floor mat for this room.


The Results:

We ended up in a multiple offer situation and our clients got a great price for their home.