Read Set Your Stage's Blog Follow Set Your Stage's RSS Feeds Follow Set Your Stage's RSS Comment Feeds Follow Jennifer Campbell on Pintrest Set Your Stage on Facebook Set Your Stage on Twitter Find Jennifer Campbell on LinkedIn Find Jennifer Campbell on Google+ Follow Set Your Stage's YouTube Channel

Archive for January, 2016

Calgary Home Stager’s Latest Pick for Food in Hillhurst

January 07, 2016 (posted by Jennifer Campbell, Home Staging Calgary)

“People. Food. Tradition. Farmers. Small Business. You. Community. Belonging. Future.” That’s what the Dairy Lane Café believes matters. How can you not love that! So when I was heading out for food in Hillhurst Calgary, I had to check it out.

Dairy Lane located in Sunnyside, Calgary.

Dairy Lane located in Sunnyside, Calgary.

Located in my beloved Hillhurst/Sunnyside/Kensington zone of Calgary, the Dairy Lane Café is eco conscious, community oriented, and has a super cute retro theme. It’s a little place that feels like home and a local shop that I’m glad I chose to visit.

As a small business owner who is also choosing more eco-friendly options, I love supporting other businesses close to home. I’ve written before about topics such as my eco conscious Valentine’s Day, must-do July activities, and one of my favourite local pubs. Now I’m happy to add the Dairy Lane Café to my list.

Have you checked it out? Maybe I’ll see you there – enjoying something yummy out on the patio! You’ll have a hard time deciding what to choose. For the latest, follow Dairy Lane on Twitter (I’m there too by the way @setyourstage).

I’m a professional home stager who happily lives in a Sunnyside condo, a popular area outside the downtown core which includes Hillhurst and Kensington. I know first-hand why this area is so appealing.

If you are planning to sell your Calgary home or condo, contact me (Jen at Set Your Stage) to find out the benefits of my staging services and neighbourhood-specific expertise.

In the meantime, share this post and tell your friends about this great area of Calgary. Invite them to meet you at Dairy Lane on 19th and then take a stroll around this great neighbourhood!

Reflections on Home this Holiday Season

January 01, 2016 (posted by Jennifer Campbell, Home Staging Calgary)

“Your best life starts at home.” As a professional home stager in Calgary, this quote from Anne Sage’s design and decorating book, Sage Living, struck a chord. Reflecting on 2015, including recent global events in the news, the power of home is a story that touches us all. Deeply.

See the difference professional home staging makes!

After Staging: We remind buyers this would be a great home!

With so much uncertainty in so many ways this past year on the home front and beyond, I get the sense that people value “home” more than ever. It’s the place where comfort resides. The place where dreams percolate. It’s the foundation for our well-being so we can extend our best selves outward to positively impact the world.

And for many of us, home is interconnected with our financial well-being too. I am blessed to experience both of these aspects of home in my work.

For the potential buyers who view my staged properties, I hope to instill in them a sense of knowing that they could live their best lives from that space.

For realtors and home sellers who are my clients, I hope to stage the property in a way that helps them achieve their financial goals.

See the difference professional home staging makes!

After Staging: The green orchids look stunning in the glass blue vases.

Understanding these two perspectives of the value of home, I’m proud to share some of Set Your Stage’s accomplishments this year:

This year, we helped 161 clients with staging their property from giving advice on how to stage their home on their own to bringing in all the furniture, art and accessories to make their vacant spaces feel like home. We couldn’t have done any of this without our amazing team: both in-house (Jen, Whitney & Karen) and contractors (Elysse Bulloch of Simply Stylish Staging, Julie Vincent Photography and Sean & Cody at Plantz Moving). Great job team!

See the difference professional home staging makes!

After Staging: The red poppies in the grouping of three bring a pop of colour to this nightstand.

It has been an extreme pleasure to work with a broad range of first time and repeat clients in Calgary this year, including individual home owners, investors, and realtors. I want to thank them for their trust in me. If you will be selling a Calgary area property in 2016, I welcome the opportunity to contribute to your success and invite you to contact me.

In the meantime, here’s to your best life starting at HOME in 2016!

Wherever you call home, wishing you and your loved ones all the love, comfort, and inspiration that the holiday season holds! Jen

Find out more about Jen Campbell of Set Your Stage and contact her to schedule your free Home Staging Assessment in the New Year.