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Archive for April, 2010

NextStage staging furniture helps flip this house

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

We had great fun meeting two guys who flip houses (we were recommended to them by an agent, who had previously used Chips & Kerry for a listing using our fiberboard/cardboard furniture.)

The house was perfect for staging & everything was fresh & neutral.  Holly ( No 1 Designer ) did an amazing job with all her wee extras in the bathroom & kitchen which always makes the house complete.

Flip this house with NextStage staging furniture.

Flip this house! The dining room staged with NextStage home staging furniture.


Flippin' with NextStage staging furniture

Flippin' this house! The living room staged with NextStage home staging furniture.

The guys have another house nearly complete so hopefully we have worked our magic as “Professional Stagers”
After 4.5 hours of setting up & staging it was a pleasure to stop & eat our Sobey’s chicken Caesar salad which I had purchased earlier, as I had to stop Holly bringing in the boiled eggs – oh flip!

Our staging furniture’s even more versatile than I imagined!

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

I recently worked with an agent who used Chips and Kerry Home staging to sell one of her empty, vacant listings.  We did, of course!!  During this process, relationships develop which is another key to your success for future business.

I was asked to use my home staging skills to stage an “occupied home”, converting a very small upstairs bedroom which contained a double bed.  The agent was obviously familiar with our staging furniture so she thought perhaps we could use a NextStage twin bed so the room would appear larger.

I do not own one of their twin beds so I made my own with the Nextstage fibreboard using four bases, a headboard and a side table to fill in the side!  As you can see in the picture the bedoom looks amazing.

Twin bed created from NextStage

Staging furniture makeover! This did not begin as a twin.

Client was happy & so was I.

Tote bags on the shelf

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

I thought I would show you some of my cardboard staging furniture inventory which is neatly packed away in the garage.  That’s enough to furnish five homes!!!

NextStage tote bags

That's five houses worth of staging furniture in my garage.

All the tote bags are neatly labeled & coded so easy to pull out & load into the car prior to a NextStage Home Staging job.

Send me pictures of your tote bag collection – shame is wasn’t Prada!!!

Take a load off – NextStage chairs welcomed by weary Home Show visitors

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Well, I had to post these photos of the Spring Ideal Home Show, featuring our NextStage home staging furniture at the Royal Le Page booth.  As you can see, NextStage cardboard furniture doesn’t just look like real furniture – you can actually sit down on it and rest your weary tootsies.

Top, left and right, Cameron and Bradley, the Derwent-Robb twins.  Bottom left, Michael Lee, one of our Royal Le Page agents sitting on the love seat.  He loved the concept and after a hard day at the Home Show, he didn’t really want to get up.  Finally, in the bottom right, a random exhausted visitor to the show just suddenly sat in the oversized chair.  When I told her what she was sitting on, she nearly freaked!

Home show visitors enjoying sitting on NextStage cardboard furniture

Home show visitors enjoying sitting on NextStage cardboard furniture