Recently Todd McAllister and Michelle Minch taught an intimate workshop on how to shop the Furniture Markets at the Las Vegas Market. The class was a great success and home stagers are already asking for them to do more workshops! We are delighted to bring you a home staging tip from Todd McAllister himself!
A few weeks after The Home Staging Industry Awards, David posted a photo of his newly redesigned bonus room. The first thing I noticed was the vintage inspired green couch along with a perfectly paired contemporary piece of art that hung right above, and I thought to myself, “Oh My! I need to get David to allow us to feature his home on the Home Staging Newswire” and lucky for us he said yes!
David shares a beautiful home with his partner Nik, who is also the co-owner of their shared business, and a RESA member. David and Nik won Top Staging Team In North America at the Home Staging Industry Awards in 2014. If you’re thinking this must mean their home is picture perfect- than you would not be disappointed.
When David and Nik bought their 5-bedroom home built in the early 2000’s it was decked out with ornate, traditional finishes that didn’t really fit their contemporary style. They decided to remodel most of the home before moving in, all in just 2 ½ weeks!
When someone invites me into their home, I always feel a little bit closer to them. There is something so telling about a person’s home, the stories waiting to be told and memories that have been made on display. When I asked David what his most valued item in their home was he told me about a piece of furniture they are currently using as an entertainment center, “The sideboard that my parents gave me. It’s an original Danish piece purchased in France in 1955 that is just beautiful.”
Besides the striking green vintage couch that inspired this featured story, I also could not help but notice the modern piece of artwork that hung right above it, so of course I had to ask where he got it – with the hopes of adding it to my own wish list! What I found out was that some of David’s most valued pieces in their home such as that very piece, the art in the dinning room and above the fireplace, are all original pieces by Nik.
The kitchen, by no surprise is one of David’s favorite spots in their home because it tends to be one of the places they spend the most of their time. After seeing his sleek kitchen I can understand why. It literally looks like something that you would find on a Pintrest board for those of us day dreaming about our dream kitchen. The open concept, large island, and lighting are not even my favorite part… I am obsessed with the painted kitchen cabinets.
Coming off the kitchen, is another one of the most used rooms in their household, the family room. It fits right in line with David’s design style, which he described as “global, contemporary and casual.” I personally love his use of the mirrors chosen for the far end of the family room, as they work magically with the homes original architecture. My only qualm is that I do not live here myself.
More Photos of David and Nik’s home:
5 Things You May Not Know About David:
- He owns a business management company, and says if he had not pursued a home staging career he would have strictly focused on that.
- His Favorite paint colors are Benjamin Moore White Dove, Revere Pewter, and Eagle Rock.
- He would like to see the Stainless-Steel trend on its way out – he loves the idea of matte appliances that don’t show fingerprints and make a bolder statement instead.
- You will not find an etagere in his home because he does not like to display collections.
- He draws a lot of his inspiration from HGTV and magazines.
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