Making it work: Tips on creating a functional and comfortable home office

An online video of a university professor interviewed from his home office during a live television newscast has gone viral for all of the wrong reasons…

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We Staged a Taco Bell!

Jillian Summers from Upstaging Limited Chats Decor, Gatsby Gala & Taco Bell!

Jillian Summers joins The Bradio Show to chat Decor & Reno Show, Great Gatsby Gala for Alzheimer’s Awareness and decorating a Taco Bell!…

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Dream home a container of dreams

The Dream Lottery has built its reputation by presenting some of the most stunning homes imaginable…

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One of three grand prizes in the Dream Lottery, the Domus condo, is described as the city’s first modern loft project

The first loft condo in the city, the first shipping container house in the province and a beautiful two-storey family home could be the new home of the lucky winner of the Dream Lottery…

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Top London Stager Receives Highest Professional Accolade!

Jan 1st 2016, Christine Rae, President and Founder of the Business Academy, is proud to bestow the International Masters of Real Estate Staging designation to lead stylist at UpStagingHomes.com, Jillian Summers of London Ontario Canada. Rae said, “It is wonderful to start 2016 by awarding this much sought after recognition”…

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The Secret is Out: Benjamin Moore’s “Colour of the Year” Reveal WHITE IS THE NEW WHITE

Move over 50 shades, the new Benjamin Moore “Colour of the Year” has arrived! Designers have been excitedly awaiting this announcement like People Style Watch anticipates Oscar season…

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Jillian Summers, Upstaging Homes

I grew up in a small town and moved to London when I was in my early twenties. I spent my childhood looking at open houses with my parents, and I loved to see all the various styles and designs in each home. My mom loved to decorate and fix up homes, so I think that’s where my passion originated…

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Functional Family Room Design Inspiration

Next to the kitchen, the family room is the most occupied space in any home. Choosing a family room design that works for everyone in the house can be a challenge, but Kelly Edwards, designer and host of HGTV’s Design on a Dime, suggests choosing the right design doesn’t have to be such a daunting task. What makes for a great family room design? “Ample seating, comfortable textiles, organization and great lighting,” says Edwards…..

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The Treadstone House is a sophisticated urban cottage retreat in southwest London

A hospital room is a Spartan space — utilitarian, sterile and devoid of warmth and colour. It’s that way for good reasons. Two new homes are the polar opposite: luxurious, lush with detail, and filled with comfort and ease of living elements. They are also that way for good reasons. And the reasons are directly connected to the hospital room….

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Glass floors and vaulted ceilings redefine ‘dream home’ in London

Writing a coherent story about the latest house-I-will-never-inhabit is usually challenging. But the homes featured in the Dream Lottery for London hospitals in fall 2014 are so massive it was taking pictures that gave reporters fits on Thursday…

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London entrepreneur nominated for national award

London home stager and home decorator Jillian Summers knows all about the true spirit of entrepreneurship. After all, she left her job at London Life to pursue her passion: Helping home buyers fall in love with homes…

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More than just moving furniture and de-cluttering, home stagers help buyers fall in love with a home

On paper, buying a home is a rational decision based upon budget, location, amenities and other quantifiable factors. After all, a home purchase represents the largest investment most of us will make during our lifetime…

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Selling? Home Staging Helps Buyers Fall in Love with Your Home!

We all know the saying “Home is where the heart is.” This is true when selling your home. Selling your home in today’s market is more than just a sign on the front lawn. Buyers are very educated on pricing and have high expectations before even leaving their home to view yours…

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Business Buzz: Feb. 24

Jillian Summers learned a lot about the business of selling homes when she was a kid. When she was growing up in the Woodstock area, her mother would look for homes with potential that could be fixed up and resold…

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Brighter Life – Web Article

When selling your house, you often have just one chance to make a good impression with buyers. Enter staging, the practice of exploiting your residence’s best features and minimizing its downsides. Stage your home the right way and it can translate into a faster sale. Here are five smart tips from the pros…

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Canadian Home Trends Magazine – Web Article

This week I had the honor of interviewing Jillian Summers, RESA Member and owner of Upstaging Homes. A talented designer who’s personal style is the perfect mixture of modern and shabby chic, Jillian gave me a look inside her home and shared some of the things that keep her inspired…

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Canadian Home Trends Magazine – Winter 2013

Home staging professionals from across the country share their expertise on the importance of staging your home before putting it on the market…

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Five Magazine – Summer 2012

Home Staging, or real estate enhancement, is a growing phenomenon that helps home builders, real estate agents, and home owners sell homes more quickly. Unlike interior decorating, a great home stager will neutralize décor and remove or lessen a client’s identity from a home so the home appeals to buyers of all tastes and preferences…

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London Free Press – December 2012

Silver bells, silver bells — and everything else merry and bright tempt us to spend on new holiday decor. Your dreams are not necessarily of dancing sugarplums, but of a festively decorated house without the fuss and financial drain. It is possible to do more than dream, to actually pull together a picture-perfect setting for entertaining and unwinding without breaking the bank…

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