Thursday, May 19, 2011

More living room photos and a gift!I

Hello everyone!

I thought i would share more photos of my living room.

Recently i have

had some new followers (thank you!) and they missed previous posts on this room.

Last week i started a home staging course so it's kinda draining my creativity.

Don't get

me wrong i am enjoying it alot.

I seem to be flying right through it too...hope that's a good


When i have completed this course i have the great daunting task of trying to find

clients (or victims!) and since i don't know a soul here on Vancouver Island it's going to

be tough.

I sent an email to a Realtor who has this listing that's been sitting on the market for

quite sometime. I told her i would be happy to stage her client's REALLY needs it.

Surprisingly she emailed me right back and wanted to know if i had any before or after photos

or a Website. A Website? Well i have a blog ? Does that count? So i sent her the link and told her my blog showcases my design flare, rearranging , making do with existing pieces etc... I never heard back from her.

Do you see that tag hanging from my candelstick holder ??

Here is a close up of it.... The lovely Cindy Adkins from Whimsical Musings sent this to

me for no reason at all! Isn't she the best?? I am so late in showing this off. But Cindy

i want you to know how much i love it! It has my initial on it too!!

This blogging community is the best!

Thanks for visiting...and if you know anyone here who needs their home staged

let me know!!

Pamela xo


  1. Hi Pamela,
    I think that you are going to be a wonderful home stager. Just keep putting your name out there to the realtors and in no time at all you'll get your first job!!


  2. Well, too bad you're so far away. My oldest daughter is a realtor in Oklahoma. She told me today she's got a lot of buyers looking and she showed eight houses yesterday. Then went and listed one. Well, I love your decorating skills. And I adore the shape of that room, as well as the windows!

  3. Oh Pamela,
    That was SO sweet of you to post the tag--and it looks so perfect in your gorgeous home!!!

  4. Best of luck with the home staging. I'll let you know if I hear of anyone in this area - not too far from you, I think. (Parksville)

  5. Pamela your living is beautiful and what a sweet gift! Have a great weekend, Martina

  6. Everything looks wonderful, Pamela...and that Cindy is a keeper for a friend-she's the best! Hugs-Diana

  7. Good luck with the staging. I have no doubt that you are already good at it. A friend of mine was a stager and she had a problem getting realtors to use her abilities, don't take it as something you do wrong, more that they do not want to tell their clients that their home is not perfect and they may have to change something. Even though we may see a way to make it better, people selling their home do not always see it that way. I wish you all the luck.

  8. Hi Twin!!
    Pam you are way to funny I thought of that song as well The Rolling Stones "Shelter"
    and it is done by others as well... I thought it might be a little to groovy for this giveaway!

    I love your home and everything is so pulled together you have not done anything with have you? I also am a Friend of Cindy's and we send back and forth our little pretties! I really love yours it can make a great addition to the Christmas tree. I need to keep Cindy a great friend until I have enough to fill the whole tree LOL!! Shhh!! don't tell her though!!

    Come and visit 2 more times it will add to a chance of win!

    Thank you dear twin, soul sista's

  9. You should do very well with your new talent on the Island with all the beautiful homes to work with. You'll soon have people 'knocking down your door' to help them stage their homes. :-) Have a great weekend!

  10. Your living room is lovely Pamela! I know that you won't any trouble finding clients once word gets out about you!I am sure that it won't be very long and you will be very busy! Angie xo

  11. Just beautiful! As for the clients....they will come.

  12. Pamela! Such great news about your staging course. After all you are the best at vignettes and kitchen still life! Keep marketing your talents...soon you will have clients calling! Your gift was so perfectly chosen for you!

  13. Pamela, it's such a pity you can't commute! I would have a ton of clients for you in Cape Town! I think you would be brilliant at it. That realtor missed out on a great opportunity! Good luck - I'm sure it will all fall into place. x Sharon

  14. Hi Pamela,
    I think you should offer to speak at a local realtors office to the broker and do a presentation on the importance of home staging for sales. You could have a professional looking brochure or handout printed up for them to give their clients with pricing and contact info. I did that after. You could also offer to do one free home for the head broker so he/she could see your work and then spread the word...good luck!!

  15. I meant to say give a talk to all the brokers (at their weekly meeting)

  16. Your house always looks picture perfect ready!! Where's your dust bunnies? Where's the cat hair on the furniture? Where the cat toys laying around?

    Oh.... maybe that's just at my house.... ;)

    Happy Weekend Pamela!
    xo Catherine

  17. How fun Pamela! If we lived just a tad closer, I'd have you over for sure! I'm on my own here with the decorating and projects, my friends just don't "get" it... luckily for me though my hubby jumps in on whatever I wish to do. Your photos look great here as well and your blog makes a great business card.

  18. That'd be a really neat thing to get into - staging homes for sale. You could do so much to spruce up a house and make it a home someone would want to buy. Best of luck with that endeavor Pamela! :)
    - Susan

  19. So have a gift, for sure! You'll do GREAT!
    Hope your weekend is wonderful!

  20. Just email her back ...realtors want a modern look but if you can stage you can stage....regardless of style! I love that you contacted her...great chutzbah!
    (She may have lost your email in a computor accident...just try!)
    I love the bouquet on your bombe chest!
    I will be a bit quiet this next week as am getting ready for the Old School Market!
    Take care...colleen

  21. I always love seeing photos of your home Pamela! You have some really great shots here, and I'm sure with some patience and time you will be working in the field you love! Once people see your talent with this, you'll probably be busy all the time! That tag is so pretty too. I love, love, love those windows in your house! I'm like Catherine...where's the dust bunnies and the cat toys! Oh yea, that's my house too! LOL!

  22. Hi Pamela,
    I think you will do well if you can just get your name out there. Your home is a lovely example of your creative gift!
    Hugs, Cindy

  23. Well, her loss! I always thought that would be a fun job to have. Amy had some great ideas to get your foot in the door. Good luck!

  24. I would love to take a home staging class and I know lots of realtors. But I think New England would be a tad far for you to travel. Good luck with it.

  25. Keep with it, you have a lovely style! Starting a new business is difficult, especially in this economy ~ but you've got what it takes!


  26. How fun, Pamela! You'd be a wonderful stager...good luck with your new venture! Your tag is so sweet~ Cindy is so nice!

  27. Hey! I am catching-up on your blog. I would certainly enlist your help in staging my home...especially if I needed to sell it!!! :D

  28. I have done a little home staging and you are's a lot of physical work (and mental). I wonder if you could offer to do one staging for free so she could see your work?

  29. Your home is so charming! I will join the rest in saying to offer a free staging in order to get referrals. That was the only way I ever got in with a realtor. Most of my work came from flyers that I sent to the actual home owner. Speaking at meetings and networking is also a good way to get your foot in the door. And of course, everyone wants to see before and after photos. A portfolio is great to take around and show. Best of luck!!

  30. Hi dear Pamela.....your home photos are really quite lovely. Don't get discouraged about your little business you want to start. Just a there a little paper you might put an add in or a community bulletin board somewhere on the sweet little island you are on. Just me thinking out loud....good luck to you with this adventure.




I love love reading all your comments!! They mean so much to me...thank you..Pamela xo