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Benjamin Moore Tate Olive

Happy New Year!

Geez, things are a tad slower than usual when sourcing these days. We have had a few delays with appliances but this kitchen is getting there and is now ready for templating. 

We are working with Benjamin Moore Tate Olive for the cabinet colour. Handmade tiles for a backsplash, new quartz and a black under mount sink will finish this kitchen off nicely. 

Here is a peak of our selections!


The Best Interior Paint Colours To Use Before Selling (And Worse)

Paint colours can make a difference when selling. Buyers prefer current, light, and neutral walls. It is what buyers are looking for. Current wall colours are especially important for photos. Neutral wall colours not only look better but also provides potential buyers with a blank slate. They can envision their furniture, artwork, photography with neutral walls.

Neutral walls also appeal to the masses. When selling you do want your photos to stand out and neutral walls are a nice backdrop for making the property much more appealing. It is the least expensive investment for the greatest return.

Here are a few no fail neutral interior paint colours that we recommend prior to selling ( All Benjamin Moore )

Benjamin Moore Cotton Balls OC 122

Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee OC 45

Soft Chamois OC 13

Classic Grey OC 23

Benjamin Moore Cloud White OC 130

Paint colours that you should never leave on your walls include yellow, red, and orange. Stagers, designers, and the brilliant duo Property Brothers -Jonathan and Scott- recommend to never use these paint colours on interior walls when selling. Yellow, orange and red are a hard sell. They look dated. They are not what buyers want. A sellers equity may be at stake and the property may sit.


How we used Benjamin Moore Classic Gray for Staging

Benjamin Moore Classic Gray is a beautiful, soft gray colour. It looks almost white with a lot of light but you do notice the colour against white trim. It is a warm colour, slightly feminine and so soft looking as well. The paint colour is more of an off white but with colour.

Take a look at how we used Benjamin Moore Classic Gray for this room when staging. We wanted a colour that combined well with the existing colours of the home and this was the perfect fit.

It combines beautifully with greys, whites and blues but it is such a neutral colour that Classic Gray can work with most colours.


Benjamin Moore’s Top Selling Paint Colours.

Hello 2021!

Happy New Year! Our colour consults have been pushed back but we are still taking bookings for Feb! 

We can’t get out right now (COVID) but some of you are sending me photos of your finished painted rooms and thank you! 

Here is a list of the top Benjamin Moore colours!


Ten Staging Tips for Selling During the Holidays

Holiday Staging tips!

While it may be the holidays for many, it may also be the time serious buyers are searching for their perfect home.  If you are thinking about selling, here are ten staging tips for selling during the holidays.

Safety first- Make sure your walkway and steps are safe for potential buyers. Shovel snow and make sure the walkway is salted for safety.

Light the way- Make sure exterior lighting is in working order. Keep in mind that buyers may want to view the property during evening hours so make sure the walkway is lit.

Clean interior- Cleaning before selling is a must. Rooms should be sparkling clean and tidy. Bathrooms and kitchens should look spotless.

Not too much- Yes, you can still decorate but keep things to a minimal. Buyers want to see the home, not all the decorations. A few tastefully placed holiday decorations go a long way!

Keep pets away- While you may love your four legged friend not all buyers are comfortable with pets. It is best to not have pets in the home when showing the property.

No scent is best- Ginger nutmeg, apple spice, and vanilla are all amazing scents but not all buyers will agree. No scent is best when selling.  Make sure your property appeals to all potential buyers.

Hire a professional stager- A professional stager will not only make recommendations on the best way to prepare your property for sale but also make recommendations on how to accentuate the best features of the home.

Clean and clear the front entrance- Make sure there is enough room for wet boots. Buyers want to be able to take off their boots with ease. Make sure your front entrance is clutter free.

Create a cozy vibe- This is the perfect time to stage the home with throw blankets and comfy pillows. Creating a cozy vibe allows potential buyers to visualize themselves in the space. Who wouldn’t want to wrap themselves in a blanket and sit near the fireplace?

Staging tip ten is consider fresh flowers- Consider placing fresh flowers for photos. They won’t last forever but look beautiful in photos and a few fresh cut flowers won’t break the bank.

Daniela Pluviati


Becki Owens

Daniela Pluviati


Benjamin Moore Colour Of The Year 2021

Benjamin Moore’s Colour Of The Year for 2021 is Aegean Teal. This colour really does make me want to pick up a roller and start painting.

Aegean Teal is a combination of blue, teal, and gray. It is soothing and will work well as an accent wall or even a study. With more people working from home this may be the perfect colour!

Photo Benjamin Moore

Photo Benjamin Moore


Dulux O’keefe Grey

Happy Monday!

Here are a few photos of our latest vacant showcasing. The walls needed some work as well. We bought paint to match the existing colour from Dulux. O’keefe Grey is a warm grey but it is really more like a greige. While it is a mix of gray and beige watch out for the undertones! You will definitely see pink undertones with a lot of light.

It is a pretty colour and I think pairs well with soft colours as well. Here are a few pics!

Photo by: Will Copico

Photo by: Will Copico


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