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Home staging is the act of preparing a private residence for sale. Its goal is to make a home more appealing, so it easily sells quickly and for more money. 

It was such a pleasure to work with Lori. She was professional and arrived on time in a snowstorm. Lori made me feel very comfortable with her kind nature, which made it easy to change things around my house to make it appealing to any potential buyer.

The process was very easy, and the results were incredible.  Two offers above asking price within two days. I would not hesitate to recommend Lori's services to anyone selling their home. 

Jessica Martell – Halifax, NS

Lori Butler was a breath of fresh air when she arrived to help us stage our home. After four months on the market and no bites on our home, she arrived and made an impact. Lori went from room to room with me and gave some great advice. It was not overwhelming at all, as she later supplied me with all documented suggestions.

She was easy to talk to and listened to my concerns re: the impact on my life as we tried to live and show (this can be a challenge).  Lori also took the time to help move a few things that would have been too difficult for myself to do and was always optimistic.

Guess what? Our house sold that weekend! Thanks Lori!

Sara Petrie – Halifax, NS 

We had the pleasure of being introduced to Lori this year. She staged our home over the course of a few hours. Lori has a keen eye for detail and making the most of using materials on hand to enhance the look of your home’s interior. 

Lori’s staging and decluttering of our home made it shine and more appealing to potential home buyers. We were happy that our home sold so quickly.

Sue and Nicky Perkins – Halifax, NS

During all the stress and confusion of selling our home, Lori breezed in and took all the staging stress off us with her creative hand.  She was patient, creative, and cost effective.  

Our non-conventional rooms were staged with ease showing the best they and the entire house had to offer. I could not have dreamed of making my home look like it was out of a magazine and ready to sell without Lori's help!

Thanks Lori!

Neil Raymond – Halifax, NS

Lori was so tactful and professional and FUN to work with. She helped us stage our home for sale and she knocked it out of the park! She advised us on what needed to go or change in such a tactful and respectful way and her eye for mixing and blending colours is truly a gift.

Our home never looked as good as it did when Lori was done. We listened to every recommendation and it paid off. We had an offer in 12 days!

Thank you, Lori!

Patrick & Susan Dobbin - Lower Sackville

I cannot sing Lori’s praises enough. She was recommended to me by a neighbour and friend. I had just over a week to get my house ready for a private viewing and was feeling overwhelmed.

Lori saved the day. She was so easy to work with, gave realistic suggestions, helped me move furniture around, went through the entire house taking notes, then sent everything that night in an email, with a thorough room description detailing what should and should not be in there, best places to purchase accessories, along with great advice as to what buyers would be looking for. 

To top it all off, she is very reasonably priced.

Jen Phillips - Dartmouth 

To say Lori was helpful doesn't do her justice. Her tips, suggestions, and support were exactly why our house was under agreement in a matter of days! We have two toddlers and Lori worked with us to ensure that our home was staged beautifully in a way that didn't interfere with our day to day. 

Once we implemented the changes she suggested, the house looked so good I almost didn't want to leave! Lori knows precisely which tiny changes can make a huge impact.

Dhavita Filek – Dartmouth, NS

Lori was amazing to work with on the selling of my home. Lori is very friendly and approachable. She had wonderful ideas on how to declutter and show my home in its best light. My house sold in 12 hours for the full asking price.

Lori gave us a very good detailed report on what to do in every room. She paid a lot of attention to all the details. I have already recommended Lori to several friends! 

Carol Fraser-MacDonald – Dartmouth, NS

Great job! The bottom line - my place sold. Lori was also very knowledgeable and helpful in deciding how best to renovate and then stage the property to bring out it’s best. Highly recommend! 

Stephen – Halifax, NS

We would highly recommend Lori for any type of staging for a residence.
Lori is a very upbeat individual who possesses excellent talents in decorating and the ability to enter each room and immediately envision layouts of the area and suggest necessary changes. She also remains very opened minded to any suggestions the homeowner puts forth. Comments from subsequent showings following the staging were excellent. 


We were very pleased with the effort put forth by Lori and her team. Lori’s taste in décor, communication and capacity for interior decoration is exceptional.  

John & Sandy MacDonald – Bedford, NS

Lori was instrumental in the quick sale of my house. I was reluctant at first about home staging and having to rearrange the look of my property. Lori' decorating taste and emphasis on creating a warm, open and spacious feel to my property has made the process of selling my house much easier. Well worth the effort. 

She knows how to create a welcoming and appealing look that will attract buyers. Let's face it, our homes are decorated to our personal tastes which is OK for us but not for the potential buyer. 

Thanks Lori, excellent work.

Daniel Boucher - Bedford, NS

I am beyond thankful for Lori’s work with staging our home. She took our home to a whole new level and had it picture perfect for our listing. I truly believe she is a big factor in our home selling on the first day of showings.

Not only is Lori a very talented decorator, she is a lovely person. Now I wish that I hired her when I first moved in so I could have enjoyed her decorating for longer. 

Thank you for being so awesome Lori!

Beverley O’Quinn Wells -Bedford, NS

Friends, Lori is very talented, and amazing to work with. I highly recommend her! When I am doing buyer tours with clients, we always take note of the homes that have had professional staging advice and work. It really does make a difference.

True story. We ALL love our own homes and tastes, but a home staging expert like Lori helps us to appeal to trends and tastes of others, in order to sell our homes. 

Thank you, Lori Butler & Upstaged Homes Staging &ReDesign.

Betty Lou Killen - Royal LePage Anchor

Lori is a very experienced and super-knowledgeable home decorator and home stager. You will enjoy your time with Lori very much as she is positive, practical, and just a lovely, lovely person. Thank you, Lori!

Shirley Steeves - Dartmouth,NS

I have lived in my house for 12 years and in that time tried many times to rearrange my living room with limited success. It's long, narrow design and limited wall space made it very difficult to make any changes. Tired of feeling frustrated, I decided to give Lori a call and see if she could help in some way.  She took one look at the room and within minutes made suggestions that I never would have thought of in a million years!  One of the many things I was most impressed with was Lori's ability to make this transformation on a limited budget.  She made good use of things I already had in my home.  Things that were dear to me but I was always unable to incorporate them into my living space. I ended up only having to purchase a few new items from retail stores.


As Lori was making purchases, she always kept in mind the things that reflected my personality and would help make the room a comfortable and cozy place. As I spent time with Lori on this project, I could easily see the passion, the excitement and the immense talent she has for decorating.  The transformation was incredible and I am ecstatic with the results! If you are looking to redecorate your home, I highly recommend Lori!  

Jane Moore - Bedford, NS

I live in an open concept house. When you walk in the front door it is open to the kitchen, dining area and living room.

I had been frustrated since buying my home as I didn't know where to place my living furniture. I wanted it to feel homey and welcoming. I even wrote CBC to the Steven and Chris show and included some pictures. They told me too much wood on wood and from the stairs across to the electric fireplace looked like a runway!

My friend and I had a laugh and then she suggested her friend, Lori.  Well, Lori came to the house, took pictures, asked what we used the space for and if there were any items that had to stay. 


My husband and I left the house early the next Saturday morning to return at 4:30 that afternoon to an entirely "new home".

I absolutely love the changes!

Lorraine Kelly - Bedford, NS

Lori Butler worked with us for over a year on our custom built home in Halifax County from 2012-2013.  


During this time, she displayed a high degree of integrity, responsibility and ambition.  She is dedicated to her craft and brought an abundance of creativity and new ideas to our home.


 We have had many compliments on our home, and we take great pleasure in recommending Lori Butler. Lori has a friendly, outgoing attitude that she easily maintains while remaining solution focused.She has great communication, listening and organizational skills which kept us on time and on budget.  


Her patience with us was amazing!! We loved working with Lori and we are happy to give her our wholehearted endorsement.

Norma Fougere and Shawn Theriault - Timberlea,NS

After being invited to a party at Lori's home I was impressed the minute I walked through the door thinking, "WOW, this girl can decorate"

If there is one thing I am not very good at, it is decorating.  I know pretty but sometimes just don't know how to get there, especially when it comes to decorating for Christmas.

When I learned of Lori’s new business venture I jumped at the opportunity for my home to have a little bit of love like hers. We met briefly for a consult and arranged a day for her to come. I told her to simply do what she felt would work best for our home and us and I have to tell you that her instinct blew me away. Maybe it's experience, maybe it's a gift, but she knew exactly what I wanted.

It was classy, clean, tasteful, beautiful and incredibly neat (just the way I like it).

I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. It's like she adds warmth and style to your life!

Congratulations Lori, we wish you all the best!

Kim and JoAnne Reid - Windsor Junction, NS

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