Sold! Our Last Staging Project’s Before & After

I just wanted to post some of the before and after pictures of the last project I worked on, which was close to downtown Toronto. I’m so blessed to have had the chance to work on this house and very happy to announce that it was sold in just a little over a week!

Below: The door was repainted with the classic designer favourite, “Million Dollar Red”. We re-opened a previous opening from the foyer to the living room and capped it with trim..

The Living Room Before

After: The walls were refreshed and replastered with a few fresh coats of Benjamin Moore paint (Grey Cashmere 2138-60). The wood burning fireplace is accented and highlighted with architectural pictures of Paris.

Flanking the entrance of the living room:  I picked up these two rounded spindle back antique chairs from the Roncesvalles antique area, which happened to be the exact same chairs that the owner of the house grew up with!

The Dining Room After: I reupholstered the window bench with French striped cloth from Designer Fabrics. The linen curtains are from Ikea. The gorgeous domed ceiling was painted Dove White (OC-18).

Kitchen Before

After: I used one of my favourite paint colours of all time, Ocean Air (2123-50) by Benjamin Moore. The fresh new eat-in kitchen area now feels breezy and refreshed.

 Bedroom Before…

 After: All three bedrooms on the third floor received new trim, paint and new carpet. The gorgeous beamed ceiling’s height was now a lot more evident thanks to the trim paint (Cloud White – OC-130). The room was decorated as an office with just the right amount of whimsy.

Guest Bedroom Before: My favourite feature of this bedroom before was the large “Swollen Members” sticker that was stuck on one of the beams. Kidding aside, this room had great light and great bones to be a wonderful guest bedroom.

After: The room is now bright, cozy and a very comfortable spot to enjoy the views! I especially love these black and white bird curtains I scored from Ikea.

Master Bedroom Before… This was certainly the most interesting bedroom floor that I had ever seen, but let’s just say that the new cut berber carpet fits better.

After: Somehow, the copper pipes used as drapery rods didn’t make the cut (although it’s an ingenious idea that could be used in another space!). Now the master bedroom is a large retreat away that’s reminiscent of the nearby Beach neighbourhood. I love the client’s painted dresser from the first bedroom that ended up being the perfect accent to this room.
*Tip: By switching the light fixtures around from room to room, I was able to save the clients hundreds of dollars!

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