We make Your World more Beautiful, One Room at a Time
We are a two person design team who, along with designing spaces for our clients to live in, stage over 100 homes a year, including for some of Winnipeg’s top producing Realtor’s, as well as for HGTV.
We’ve been staging homes since 2011, and doing it as The Home Stylists since 2017. With two decades of previous professional experience in design, marketing, merchandising and behaviorial science (as well as post-secondary education in all of the above, U of M) – and a 20 year history as property investors – we have a unique blend of skills and credentials that set us apart in the home staging industry and equip us to so consistently get results our clients can take to the bank.
All of the experience we gained in our previous business over nearly two decades in growing an internationally recognized company has proved invaluable today. We apply the expertise we gained during those years in design, marketing, merchandising and behavioral science to now produce “powerfully effective home staging that gets results”, as our slogan says.
“Chris and Linda were brought in by our custom home builder to do the design work on the kitchen for our new home and we couldn’t be happier. They reviewed the builder’s kitchen plan and made improvements to the layout and flow of the kitchen, catching issues in the way the the kitchen was origonally laid out by the draftsman. Without their involvement and improvements, the kitchen would have been built that way and we would have ended up very disappointed with it. After they reconfigured certain key aspects of the kitchen layout we ended up with a design that had much better flow, visuals and functionality, which we were thrilled by. Our builder also had them assist us in selecting all of the finishes for our kitchen (cabinets, counters, colors, etc) and it all turned out better than we have even envisioned. We were so impressed by their expertise that, at our realtor’s recommendation, we also had them stage our previous home when we were selling – get this: it sold in one day, with 12 offers, $72,000 above our $299,900 asking price in November (2020). Chris and Linda are ROCK STARS as far as we are concerned!”
Coming from diverse educational and professional backgrounds, we each bring unique skills that complement that of the other. Each of us applies their own perspective and specialized skill-set to every project, providing our clients with a high level of combined expertise. One of us leans much more towards the creative (Linda), while the other more towards the analytical (Chris), providing a powerful synergy. We work with individual home owners, Realtors, custom builders, property management companies and property investors to create beautiful residential spaces whether in the context of home staging or full-on-interior design.
Where home staging and property styling is concerned, we bring an extensive background and decades-long track record in marketing and merchandising, buyer psychology, behavioural science and of course, design – all of which are powerful contributors to truly effective home staging that gets results.
We also have an in-depth understanding of the meaning and importance customer service. In fact we literally “wrote the book” on the subject – our previous business involved 15 years of developing internationally recognized training programs for a specific sector of design professionals on topics which included customer service, marketing, and design. So its safe to assume we consider it a priority to deliver a customer experience that exceeds your expectations.
“My house looks so beautiful now. I feel like I am living in a show home. Thank you for all your help.”
~ Imelda and Ernest, Amber Trails
We’d love to be of service to you! Please use the navigator bar at the top of the page to learn more about our different areas of design services.
Some of our services include:
- Floor-plan Rendering
- Computerized 3-D Home Plan Models
- Electrical Plans
- Furniture placement
- Color Consultation
- Design Consultation
- Property Styling
- Exterior Styling
- Outdoor space design & styling
- Property Merchandising
- Procurement and Curation
- New Home Design
- Occupied Home Staging and Styling
- Vacant Home Staging and Styling
- Full or Partial Home Staging
- Home Staging Consults on Behalf of Realtors
- Home Staging Consults direct to the Home Owner
- Listing Photo Styling
- Property Preparation Services (For homes going on to the market for sale, or for rental units.
We’ll assess what needs to be done to get your home market ready (small fixes, painting, quick updates,
plumbing, electrical, yard clean up, maintenance, landscaping; de-cluttering and organizing); then we’ll
procure and coordinate the necessary contractors and trades, or send in our own team, taking the burden off of you. One call does
it all to get your home and yard prepped and ready for the market.