Kelly Penuita’s life long love all of things home decor and her entrepreneural upbringing made home staging a natural career choice. The Winnipeg-based home stager, designer and RESA Member took a minute out of her busy schedule at DecoChic Interiors and sat down with me today to talk about her home, her favorite colours/trends and some of her favourite staging projects. Read on to see what Kelly had to say. – Crystal Williams, Online Editor of Canadian Home Trends Magazine
If you could have a designer come into your home, who would you pick and why?
Hands down Sarah Richardson! She has been my inspiration – you could even say idol – for many years. She has such a no-nonsense approach to every project. She is very down to earth and real. Her ability to effortlessly pair patterns and textures is fantastic. She does not always go straight for the over-the-top-break-the-bank brand new items – she encourages repurposing, whether it be something the client already has or something from an antique store or auction. I see potential in everything – much the same way she does.
If you could pick one piece in your home that would be your favorite, what would it be?
My favorite piece would be the canvas art in our family room that we purchased shortly after moving in. This was the first piece of art we purchased specifically for our home.