Matthew takes on a cluttered loft full of bulky furniture and bachelor décor. He has four days to transform the property into a chic, spacious home while staying within the parameters of a tight budget. Matthew and stager-in-training Rukiya will have to devise some stylish solutions without spending a lot of money.
Mother and daughter duo Maureen and Bridget are challenged to stage not one, but two cramped condos simultaneously! At 465 and 797 square feet respectively, prospective buyers are going to have a difficult time imagining how to live there. The stagers need to create the feeling of comfort and functionality in these small spaces while facing some new challenges - including two pillow-loving pugs.
Matthew grapples with a feisty, 1000 square foot condo that tends to leave potential buyers baffled about how the furnishings will fit. In staging the property, Matthew needs to maximize the space and figure out how to demonstrate its livability and elegance. Aided by stager-in-training Rukiya, the pair must also find a way to showcase the 2000 square foot deck, which the realtor Gina believes is an important selling feature.
Mother and daughter design team Maureen and Bridget have four days to bring definition and flow to an empty penthouse. The owner is a strong advocate of Feng Shui - an ancient Chinese design philosophy - and has specifically requested Maureen for her expertise in the field. That means Maureen will be forced to take the reigns and assume a leadership role on this job, while Bridget takes a backseat - a new experience for this staging duo.
Matthew is tasked with staging a condo in a prestigious new building - the tallest in the city. The view is incredible, but it's not the first thing people notice. Instead, they're confronted with three gigantic pillars in the living room and master bedroom that make for an awkward layout. Matthew and his assistant Sarah will have to work around these obstacles and transform the oddly designed property into one that lives up to the million-dollar view.
Stager, Dina turns a critical eye toward her own home, as she prepares the four-bedroom property for sale. The '70s retro furniture and intense colour scheme won't appeal to the mainstream buyer, so Dina will have to find a way to soften and modernize the house. What's more she needs to get the house on the market right away, in order to stay ahead of the competition. This means transforming the property quickly, while balancing double duties as both homeowner and stager!
Matthew and Gail have five days to bring the wow factor to an impeccably designed, but vacant spec house. Finding furniture, art and accessories that are luxurious enough to compliment this high-end property, while staying within their means, will be the challenge. On top of that the stagers feel extra pressure to impress the client - a no nonsense designer who is counting on Matthew and Gail to present her labor of love in the best possible light. In facing this challenge together, the duo will discover they're actually staging soul mates!
Bridget and Brent team up to stage a house in desperate need of an update. With '70s-style wood paneling, mauve carpets and embossed floral wallpaper, the stagers certainly have their work cut out for them. Adding to the challenge is the fact that it's their first time working together, so there are bound to be some debates along the way.
Matthew's skills are put to the test when he faces a new challenge in his career: how to stage a nursery occupied by an 18-month old toddler! It's one of several hurdles he'll have to overcome in enhancing a family home on a limited budget. With the help of stager-in-training Rukiya, Matthew must come up with some kid-friendly and creative ideas in order to achieve an impressive transformation that won't break the bank.
Maureen and Bridget have four days to prove that it's possible to create a livable space out of 720 square feet of empty display suite with a very restrictive layout. The realtor Mario is counting on the stagers to help him make a strong impression on buyers, so it's up to Maureen and Bridget to take the problem areas and turn them into functional, beautiful spaces. And if that weren't enough, they'll also have to contend with the constant hammering and sawing from the active construction site, which is sure to test the stagers' patience!
Matthew and Gail team up to transform an angular penthouse with a tricky layout into a stylish and functional home. Finding the right furniture to compliment the awkward wedge-shaped living room and narrow dining area will be no easy feat. The stagers must also grapple with a pair of small, drab-looking bedrooms, which are crying out for some added flair. With several other suites for sale in the same building, the realtor, Ewart needs to gain an edge over the competition and he's counting on Matthew and Gail to come up with some innovative solutions that will wow ...
Maureen and Bridget have to find a way to bring personality and charm to an empty, 4000 square foot spec house. The client, a young developer, is relying on them to create a stunning first impression for buyers. But the problem is, the stagers have been given a limited budget and can't afford all of the furniture and accessories that they would like to use. With the help of their savvy assistant Augustin, Maureen and Bridget need to figure out how they can make the property look incredible without spending a lot of money. They have only five days until the open house!
Matthew is seeing red - literally - as he takes on a vacant, 5000 square foot spec home with an intense color scheme. The bright red and yellow walls have an overwhelming effect when people walk in the door, so Matthew needs to figure out how to deal with these bold hues and create a more welcoming environment. Adding to the pressure is the fact that Matthew has been tasked with training a new assistant stager, Mitra, who could either be a burden...or quite possibly his secret weapon!