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Archive for May, 2009

Do you like that current, modern sleek simple subtle sophisticated look?
Do you like geometric shapes, intriguing shapes and forms, as well as
interesting styles? Maybe your decorating style is Contemporary.

Wood, leather, glass, chrome, stainless steel and an assortment of other
materials are popular in the contemporary style. Contemporary is modern,
yet still comfortable, practical and welcoming without being cluttered.
Less is more in the contemporary room. An open plan is popular for the
brightness, lightness, and spaciousness.

There are no fills, ruffles or floral in this style, no cornice molding,
chair rails or wainscoting. Very little pattern, no wallpaper, fancy drapes,
tablecloths or other non-essential details are used in this style.

Neutrals, black, and white are the common main colors in contemporary
interiors. Often color is used to be bold, to contrast. Accessories tend to
be few, and they tend to be large and bold with clean simple lines

Home Staging includes the elements of basic room styles

Lydia Pollard
Owners Pride Home Staging & Design
Serving Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, Milton & Etobicoke
www.ownerspride.ca
lydia@ownerspride.ca

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The friendly, casual, cozy, warm lived in feeling of past times, history
and ancestry is characteristic of the Country style.

Common in this style of decorating is the mixing in of family heirlooms,
cast-offs, vintage furniture, and mismatched dishes. Antiques of all any
sort, in various conditions are very popular in the country style. Open
shelving, accessorized using knick knacks of ceramics, pottery, rustic
items, hand made items, antiques, enamelware collections, natural
materials, candles, old chests and boxes, woven baskets, dried herbs or
flowers and clusters of framed photography often in black and white,
antique-looking chandeliers, wooden antiques or antique reproductions,
plate racks, aged surfaces, as well as area rugs are very characteristic
of this decorating style.

Common in the country dinning room is a large rectangular table made of
pine, oak, walnut or mahogany with wooden chairs or old benches. Furniture
and wooden floors are often distressed to give it that rustic look and feel.
Wainscoting, wide-planked flooring, wood trim, frames and doors are
common in this style.

The rustic and old give this style a charm and timelessness, a nostalgic
keepsake of the simple way life used to be.

Home Staging includes the elements of basic room styles, room flow and
a harmonious mix of furniture, fixtures, colors, textures and accessories.

Lydia Pollard
Owners Pride Home Staging & Design
Serving Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, Milton & Etobicoke
www.ownerspride.ca
lydia@ownerspride.ca

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There are six basic room styles which include; the Casual room style,
the Contemporary room style, the Country room style, the Eclectic
room style, the Formal room style and the Traditional room style.

Today, we will have a look at the Casual room style. The elements
which are characteristic of this style include; its focus on comfort,
casualness and an inviting feeling, yet attractive but not luxurious
or elegant.

Casual is a well-chosen and harmonious mix of furniture, fixtures,
colors, textures and accessories that give a room that homey feeling.

The use of oversized comfortable furnishings, typically sturdy,
rectangular, chunky, and sometimes softly curved are common in
this style. The pieces do not need to match, and older pieces can
be mixed with newer pieces. In the casual style, you often see a
mix of various metals, woods, textures and warm tones giving
it that relaxed peaceful look.

The Casual’s main focus is not on symmetry, but on the visual
balance of the room. No formal elements or elaborate details.

The casual placement of simple and homey accessories and accents
such as photos, vases, candles and other decorations give this style
a lived-in look, yet not over done or bold look.

Home Staging includes the elements of basic room styles.

Lydia Pollard
Owners Pride Home Staging & Design
Serving Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, Milton & Etobicoke
www.ownerspride.ca
lydia@ownerspride.ca

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When you are getting ready to put your house up for sale,
think back to the time when you bought the house, remember
the reasons you fell in love with it, the reasons you bought it.

What were the things about this house in particular that made it
stand out from the other houses you looked at that were on the
market at the same time. What were the selling features that
made you want to buy this house as opposed to the other

Tell your Agent so he/she can highlight these points in the listing.

Was it the open concept of the main floor? The luxurious ensuite?
Was it the large windows, which made the house sunny and warm?
Was it the many storage areas to keep your things stored and organized?
Was it the hardwood floors? Large entrance/foyer? Large fenced yard?

Chances are these features will be the same ones that will attract the
buyer. Highlight these features so they stand out.

Home Staging includes highlighting the selling features of the house.

Lydia Pollard
Owners Pride Home Staging & Design
Serving Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, Milton & Etobicoke
www.ownerspride.ca
lydia@ownerspride.ca

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