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Hi! I'm Debi
Hi! I'm Debi Collinson. Designer, Color Expert & Real Estate Investor.
So how I did I get here?
It all started back in 2006, where I nervously staged my very first home. The sellers liked their newly styled home so much that they turned down an offer for full asking price and stayed. I went back to design school and the rest is history.
I started staging & styling houses full-time and have staged HUNDREDS of houses for 14 years. I've seen it all. The good, the bad and the ugly. Nothing surprises me anymore. Honest! When the pandemic hit in 2020, like many designers, I moved my business online and have been working my "magic" online to create a stunning retreat for my clients! And performing staging consults online to help my clients receive top dollar for their home!
My love for design started at a young age where I grew up looking at blue prints, going on construction sites and offering my opinion on color selections.
My father, a Professional Engineer, General Contractor, and co-owner of a Design|Build|Engineering firm, gave me an early view and interest into the field of designing, building and decorating. He taught me how to read blue prints, took me with him on construction sites, and I helped him with color selections for his building designs. I'm continuing his legacy of buying "fixer uppers" and either flipping them for a profit or turning them into profitable rental properties.
My design advise to the world is ... styling your home is the BIG secret in having a home that you absolutely love as opposed to a ho hum look.
My superpower is styling your home to make it your stunning retreat all while adding value to your home at the same time!
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Phil & Tracy C.
We were blessed to use Debi's services to decorate our new place. Moving from a four bedroom two story home into a three bedroom apartment was a huge challenge. However, with the expert advice of Debi she recommended specific pieces of furniture and colour combinations that made our home become a place of refuge for many who are in need of peace. We entertain quite a bit and it was important for us to have a practical set up and one where people would feel totally at home. Many visitors have complimented us on the design of our unit (even the usage of space.) Debi has the uncanny ability to create such an atmosphere. We highly recommend Debi’s services.
Debi worked miracles on our house that we put up for sale earlier this year. Being an Artist, with my multi coloured, multi layered palette in my home, her advice on getting the home ready and to a high standard was invaluable. A true Professional! I was challenged with letting go of my vision for the decor of the house, which was highly personal and bohemian at best, which I am aware would have appealed to only a minority of house hunters. Debi worked sensitively with her beautiful decor pieces,and her skills and knowledge for setting up beautiful rooms, whilst acknowledging my Artistic side. She made the whole process very painless, interesting and fun and the end result was wonderful…and we sold our house that week! A great experience. Thank you Debi! I would highly and happily recommend Debi.”
Debi staged our home from top to bottom, and also advised us on which changes/repairs would maximize the value of our house. She completely changed the look and feel of our old, outdated townhouse and brought it up to the standard of a model home; the listing photos looked like they came straight out of a magazine! Debi’s expertise, knowledge, and eye for style helped us sell our house over asking price in 7 days.
Jenn's house sold in 7 days with 2 offers at 107% of asking. There was a very similar fully renovated unstaged townhouse in the same area, listed at the same time. After one price reduction, the unstaged townhouse sold for 97% of asking in 50 days.