HOUSE OF PROPER - STYLING + CREATIVE SERVICES TORONTO
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HOUSE OF PROPER - STYLING + CREATIVE SERVICES TORONTO
DISPLAY + VISUAL STYLING  |  TORONTO

 

- HOUSE OF PROPER -
I founded HOUSE OF PROPER to provide visual styling services for people who appreciate thoughtful + purposeful design - also to tell visual stories depicting the relationships between objects + how they relate to one another to deliver one message, and the style and detail for permanent {home/living/lifestyle} and temporary {store display/holiday/promotional/staging/events} goals.

 

S T Y L I N G

// PROP + OBJECT // STILL-LIFE // OFF-FIGURE //

 

- for -

 

photography

{lifestyle, brand, look + feel, product, catalogue, editorial},

 

interiors, vignettes + roomset

{styling home accessories, surface styling - bookshelves, built-ins, coffee table, etc - private collections, objects of interest to an individual and/or family through out their space, their home, office, showroom for long lasting living and temporary, staging purposes}

 

events

{boutique weddings, special gatherings + celebrations, tablescapes, food + beverage bars, display + exhibit}

 

set styling

{commercials, pr events, product launch, fashion/art shows}

 

tabletop styling + décor

{prop styled tabletop surfaces for celebrations, holiday, events, product, photography}

 

display + exhibit

{trade show, booth display, window dressing/merchandising, retail display}

 

window display

{retail, corporate, private home}

 

holiday styling

{custom displays for entertaining personally and/or professionally}

 

special projects

the sky is limitless, that in mind, we’re happy to exercise our creative muscles in application to a myriad of projects

 

ADDITIONAL CREATIVE SERVICES - coming soon! brand conception + invention + identification {for entrepreneur + small businesses}; gifted; search + source services; personal shopping

 

- how -

 

WORLDWIDE

need visual styling or conceptual design services? let's do it! we can create online project plans that often include visuals, {example: moodboards}, production suggestions and sourcing recommendations that you can implement yourself - all custom to your project + unique to you

 

PROCESS

each project package is fully customizable, a concept consult is step one, online or in person, to discuss desired vision, expectations, timeline, and deliverables.

 

PRICING

pricing is project based, every clients’ needs + projects complexity is different - please ask for an estimate!

 

CREATIVE SERVICE PACKAGES {comprehensive coming soon!}

 

pinch hitters for DIY's {do it yourself}

happy to offer pinch hitting services - beginning, middle or end of a project you are/will be instrumenting yourself, let me step in.. then out! {party direction, styled/lifestyle photo shoots, creative development, sourcing, etc.}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOOD BOARDS
CONCEPT CREATION
IDEA GENERATION
INTERIORS
VISUAL MERCHANDISING
DISPLAY + EXHIBIT

BRAND + LIFESTYLE 
LOGO
PRESENTATION + LAYOUT

 

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STYLING EXISTING HOME ACCESSORIES + SOURCING
NEW - FINISHING TOUCHES 
FOR RESIDENTIAL HOMES, PRIVATE SPACES + STAGING

 

INTERIORS 

 

 

 

 

 

STYLING PROPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, CATALOGUE, LIFESTYLE PHOTO SHOOTS, TEMPORARY PROJECTS, PROP SOURCING + PROP RENTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STYLING + DESIGNING PARTY THEMES, DISPLAY, CONCEPTS FOR CELEBRATIONS + BOUTIQUE WEDDINGS 

 

 

 

PROPPING + DISPLAY 

PARTIES

 

 

 

 

 

STYLING

 

{

CREATIVE SERVICES

 

GRAPHICS + LOGO

STATIONARY, INVITATIONS, IDENTITY + BRAND KIT CONCEPT + CREATION, LOGO DESIGN, WEBSITE REFRESH
      

PERSONAL SHOPPING 

 

 

 

'PROPERparcel' CUSTOM GIFT GIVING SERVICES - LAUNCHING SOON!
NEED A SPECIAL GIFT? HAVE A LIST, NEED IDEAS TO MAKE ONE? 

 

 

IDEAS 

 

 

 

WHAT IS YOUR PROJECT, YOUR GOAL AT HAND?
CONCEPT CREATION + MOOD BOARDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROP + DISPLAY 

STYLING PROPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, CATALOGUE, LIFESTYLE PHOTO SHOOTS,
TEMPORARY PROJECTS, PROP SOURCING 
+ PROP RENTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARTIES

 

 

 

 

 

STYLING + DESIGNING PARTY THEMES, DISPLAY, CONCEPTS FOR CELEBRATIONS + WEDDINGS 

 

 

 

INTERIORS 

 

 

 

 

 

STYLING EXISTING HOME ACCESSORIES + SOURCING
NEW - FINISHING TOUCHES 
FOR RESIDENTIAL HOMES, PRIVATE SPACES + STAGING

 

GRAPHICS + LOGO

STATIONARY, INVITATIONS, IDENTITY + BRAND KIT CONCEPT, CREATION + STYLING
      

PERSONAL SHOPPING 

 

 

 

NEED A SPECIAL GIFT? HAVE A LIST, 
NEED IDEAS TO MAKE ONE? 

 

 

IDEAS 

 

 

 

WHAT IS YOUR PROJECT, YOUR GOAL AT HAND?
CONCEPT CREATION + MOOD BOARDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

interiors 

     
PROPER
    
HOME DECOR + STAGING 
       
PROPER
    

propping 

      
STYLING + DISPLAY
        
WEDDINGS + EVENTS 
       

parties 

   
PROPER
    
PERSONAL SHOPPING
        
PROPER
    

branding 

    
PROPER
    
PROPER
    

ideas! 

   
CONCEPT CREATION
        

PROPSTORIES 

  

ON THE MAP

born + grew up in toronto for a dozen years, grew some more through teens and early adult-hood living on the east coast of the us {connecticut, new jersey, new york state + city} and have been back in toronto for a few more years now.

- background -

my background is styling, trend forecasting with a focus on interiors, antique furniture + objects - with a degree from the fashion institute in nyc and certified by the wpic, i have worked with the toronto star, and a commercial interior design firm in downtown toronto - and most recent a visual merchandising/display + creative director for Winterberry Lane in Oakville

 

 

 

OBJECTS.
objects! of interest, of curiosity, of meaning, of memory, of history, of shape, of texture, of weight, of colour, of symbol - whether working to feature one object, a collection of many or a visual relationship between a few, conceptualizing, sourcing, propping a scene for photography, lifestyle photoshoots, catalogue, editorial, product, retail window display, visual merchandising, interiors + roomset, event display + decor - it's all about communicating a massage, a story, an experience - thus a memory.

 

OBJECTS OF INTEREST

emotion by memory one feels when looking, or holding an object

 

OBJECTS, PERSONIFIED

personificates inanimate objects; idle things by arranging

 

OBJECTS IN RELATION

from one object to another, when compiling the arrangement + styling, thoughts are on lighting, texture, weight, balance, layers, shape; colour

 

 

 

WHY OBJECTS?

 

BEDROOMS..
moved around a lot, especially as a tween + teen, the constant in addition to my parents + brother, were my things, the things that moved with me from house to house, that i could set-up the same in each bedroom. they were and still are! a source of comfort, understanding, - home.

 

ANTIQUES!
my grandmother is an antique collector, changing slightly throughout the years from one category to another, with the residing miniatures + childrens toy collection. i have been a partner in 'antique show' crime with my grandmother! setting-up tabletop displays of her collection, often the youngest object dating early 1900’s.

 

my grandma has a wonderful childlike side that comes out when surrounded by her collection of antique childrens toys, and miniature metal stoves for doll houses, and miniature 100+ year old butcher shop display - that has definitely carried through because so many parts of her collection have such personality on their own, then emphasized when my grandma would display and tell the history of her many objects.

 

all this? not possible without the support of my husband - who is in the banking profession by day, and the woodworking + fabrication world by night!

 

            

    

GATHERINGS + SOIREES

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNIVERSARIES

HOLIDAY

WEDDINGS + ENGAGEMENT

ENGAGEMENT PARTIES

BRIDAL SHOWERS

STYLED PHOTO SHOOTS

PERSONALS

I HAVE BEEN PROP STYLING MY WHOLE LIFE!

AS A CHILD MY FAMILY MOVED OFTEN, NO MATTER WHICH TOWN WE LIVED I ALWAYS HAD MY COLLECTED OBJECTS BOTH SENTIMENTAL + OF THE MOMENT, THAT I COULD SET-UP + DISPLAY TO FEEL LIKE HOME. I'VE ALSO BEEN MY GRANDMOTHERS 'HELPER' AT ANTIQUE SHOWS + MARKETS SINCE I WAS 7! EACH SHOW HAVING A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT FOCUS (MINIATURES, CHILDRENS TOYS, ETC) WE HAD CERTAIN PROPS FOR CERTAIN SHOWS (ANTIQUE WOOD RACKS, MINIATURE LADDERS, METAL HAT STANDS, RISERS - MY FATHER USED TO MAKE CUSTOM PROPS FOR OUR TABLE TOP DISPLAYS!

 

BUY

all my services are about my clients - who they are, how they want to epxress themselves whether through home decor, special event or photo shoot, or sourcing a special object, piece of furniture pr gift!

 

i ask questions to determine their style, needs, wants, and manifest through a special event, styling a home with accessories + objects of interest that represent the person/family, or using my resources to find the perfect antique bookcase from france,

 

HI THERE!

thank you for your interest, I am Sarah Lindsay, creator of HOUSE OF PROPER, offering visual styling + design services in Toronto + GTA.

 

ONLINE
working with people online to develop creative concepts, a vison for their event or project, spark ideas with custom

    

AT RANDOM
 
-COUP DE COUEUR- 
 
I LOVE HIGH-END HAUTE COUTURE FASHION! I LIKE FRILLS, AND DEPTH, TEXTURE, FITTED, STRUCTURED, ARCHITECTURALLY BUILT GARMENTS! 
 
HERE IS MY PINTEREST BOARD, OR SELECTION OF FAVOURTIES!
 
JEWELS AS WELL.. WITH ALL THE SAME ATTRIBUTES
 
THOSE ARE THE THEMES.. THATS WHAT I LOVE ABOUT OBJECTS AND ACCESSORIES.. THE DETAILS
RENT
prop styling + display

house of proper

              
photo styling, off-figure, still-life,
retail + visual merch, interiors
moodboards

terresheets

              
collected inpsiration + concept stage of creation
objects of interest - antique/vintage/new

objects, personified

              
decorative objects, objects for purpose, objects of history
creative + inspiring beauty, fashion + accessories
fashion + accessories

style stockist

              
- A COLLECTION OF DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES + FURNITURE FOR RENTAL EVENTS, SOIREES, CELEBRATIONS + WEDDINGS, PHOTOGRAPHY, PROJECTS

 

our items are used for weddings, dinner parties, corporate events and styled shoots - preserved boxwood topiaries, aged oversized urns, antique wood pedastle columns, mercury glass votives, one-of-a-kind decorative items for wish trees are some of what you can expect from house of proper

 

LOGO REFRESH {direction: gray or gray outlined}

deliverable - create logo in gray and gray 

outlined as samples for review {up to 3 variations if required for selection}

 

 

 

FONT SELECTION {explore if ‘locator’ font is best fit; choose a complimentary sans serif font}

deliverable - based on overall information gathered during `direction`phase, suggest 

+ create samples on brand with other fonts 

for comparison {up to 3 variations if 

required for selection}

 

 

 

PARTIAL PALETTE {choose 2 gray colours for brand standard - one light + one gray to compliment existing 3 colours}

deliverable - based on overall information gathered during `direction`phase, suggest + create samples with a selection of gray colours for selection on their own + with current brand colours {up to 3 variations if required for selection}

 

 

WEBSITE BANNER {custom + on brand}

deliverable - a website banner {up to 3 

variations if required for selection} finalized 

for upload, accompanied by pdf and/or working files

 

 

WIDGET COLLECTION {custom + on brand}

deliverable - a collection of branded widgets for wordpress, accompanied by working files for ease of edit and/or template for future widgets 

{up to 3 variations if required for selection}

 

 

BLOG HEADER {custom + on brand}

deliverable - a blog post header {up to 3 

variations if required for selection} finalized 

for upload, accompanied by pdf and/or working files

 

WE ALSO DESIGN + FABRICATE CUSTOM DECORATIVE PROPS!
shop for all the decoratives you want.. temporarily!
CHOOSE.. USE.. + RETURN! YOUR MEMORIES ARE ALWAYS YOURS TO KEEP.

 

 

DESIGN ON-LINE


IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO HAVE A PLAN BEFORE YOU START ANY RENOVATION. IF YOU HAVE A ROAD MAP IN PLACE BEFORE YOUR RENOVATION GETS UNDERWAY, YOU WILL SAVE YOURSELF MONEY, HEADACHES AND THE TYPICAL PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH ANY SIZED RENOVATION.  AFFECTING SPACES NOW MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO PURCHASE PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN CONSULTING TAILORED TO YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS ON-LINE.  IF YOU SEND US DIMENSIONS & PHOTOGRAPHS  OF YOUR SPACE, WE WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A CONCEPTUAL DESIGN WITHIN A MATTER OF DAYS. HAVE A LOOK AT THIS PAGE TO FULLY UNDERSTAND HOW THE PROCESS WORKS.

 

 

 

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  • Projects

  • In the Works

  • Design On-Line

  • Testimonials

  • Media

  • The Design Team 

  • Why Hire a Designer 

  • Contact

 

 

STEP 3. RECEIVE YOUR DESIGN PACKAGE

WHEN WE RECEIVE YOUR FEEDBACK, WE WILL BE ABLE TO ISSUE A DESIGN TO YOU WITHIN DAYS. THIS PACKAGE WILL INCLUDE:  A 3-D FLOOR PLAN AND MANY DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES AND VIEWS OF WHAT YOUR FUTURE SPACE WILL LOOK LIKE. WE WILL ALSO RECOMMEND THE "LOOK" OF APPLIANCES, FIXTURES,  FINISHES, LIGHTING, COLOURS AND FURNITURE. SEE BELOW FOR AN EXAMPLE OF A DESIGN ON-LINE PRESENTATION:

 

 

STEP 2. ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS

ONCE YOU SIGN BACK THE FEE PROPOSAL, WE WILL SEND YOU A QUESTIONNAIRE AND A LOAD OF PHOTOGRAPHS TO COMMENT ON. - THAT WAY, WE'LL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHAT YOU LIKE, WHAT YOU NEED, AND WHAT YOU DON'T LIKE. FROM HERE, WE'LL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE BEST DESIGN THAT WORKS IN YOUR SPACE AND SUITES YOUR NEEDS AND WANTS. SEE BELOW FOR AN EXAMPLE OF OUR QUESTIONNAIRE.

 

 

PRICING & HOW IT WORKS.

WE'VE SET UP OUR FEES FOR 'DESIGN ON LINE' SO THAT YOU CAN CALCULATE THE FEE YOURSELF BEFORE EVEN CONTACTING US. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS FIGURE OUT THE SQUARE FOOTAGE OF YOUR SPACE AND MULTIPLY IT BY THE $/SF INDICATED BELOW. 

 

KITCHENS- $10 / SF

BATHROOMS - $8 / SF

FLOORPLANS - $1.50 / SF

SPECIALTY AREAS (I.E. FIREPLACE WALL,CLOSETS, MEDIA ROOM, ETC.) $5 / SF

 

 

 

GET MY DESIGN NOW

 

 

STEP 1. CONTACT US

CLICK ON THE 'GET MY DESIGN NOW' BUTTON AND SUBMIT THE CONTACT FORM. SEND US A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF WHAT YOU'RE WORKING ON. WE'LL CONTACT YOU BACK WITHIN 24 HOURS TO GET A BETTER IDEA OF WHAT YOUR PROJECT ENTAILS, AND WE'LL SEND YOU A FEE PROPOSAL BASED ON THE SCOPE OF WORK THAT WE DISCUSSED.

 

 

 

TIPS FOR YOU:

 

HOW TO TAKE MEASUREMENTS OF YOUR SPACE:

CLICK HERE TO WATCH A VIDEO OF HOW TO MAKE A FLOOR PLAN OF YOUR EXISTING SPACE.

PLEASE NOTE, YOU CAN MEASURE USING INCHES OR CENTIMETERS.

 

 

 

Our sweet spot is creating unique + custom concepts to add special detail to any event!

 

We will take you through a meticulous design process beginning with a detailed questionnaire followed

 

by an inspiration board,

 

design proposal,

 

All inspired by your personal story or your company’s brand, breathing life into your event.

 

Every single event design contract is custom quoted to ensure our clients are receiving exactly the service and level of care that they personally need. We’ll make your event look incredible and stun your guests with the details.

Brand Lookbook Styling: If you are getting ready to launch a new product or service and need a slick, styled look to put your best foot forward, then Brand Lookbook Styling is probably what you need. We’ve worked with an array of Toronto based professionals (graphic designers, nutritionists, clothing boutiques, fashion and jewelry designers) to make their products look vibrant, ground-breaking and beautiful through styled images that reflect the story and vibe of their brand. We take the time to listen to your professional goals and use that information to style sparkling pictures that will promote your wicked work.

GATHERINGS + SOIREES

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNIVERSARIES

HOLIDAY

WEDDINGS + ENGAGEMENT

ENGAGEMENT PARTIES

BRIDAL SHOWERS

STYLED PHOTO SHOOTS

I FOUND AN ELEGANCE + MIXING OF STYLES MISSING FROM THE RENTAL INDUSTRY,

 

PROP STYLING + ACCESSORIES FOR INTERIORS, EVENTS, PHOTOGRAPHY 

CREATIVE SERVICES + DIRECTION,  LOGO + BRANDING DESIGN

I have years of traveling, researching the finest decor wholesale companies, available to the trade only - and have curated a list of specialty + fine decor wholesale accounts that I can share as unique resources with my clients
developed relationships and can share those resources with my clients  
HOUSE OF PROPER - STYLING + CREATIVE SERVICES TORONTO
PHOTO + DISPLAY

 

INTERIORS   |   
STYLING EXISTING + SOURCING NEW ACCESSORIES 
FOR THE HOME, PRIVATE SPACES + STAGING

 

PROP + DISPLAY  |   
STYLING PROPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, CATALOGUE,
LIFESTYLE PHOTOSHOOTS, INSTALLATION PROJECTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVENTS   |   
STYLING + DESIGNING PARTY THEMES, CONCEPTS FOR CELEBRATIONS + BOUTIQUE WEDDINGS 

 

 

 

Wedding Bells Magazine Spring/Summer 2017
LOGO
PRESENTATION + LAYOUT

 
INTERIORS
VISUAL MERCHANDISING
DISPLAY + EXHIBIT

BRAND + LIFESTYLE 
MOOD BOARDS
CONCEPT CREATION
IDEA GENERATION
HOUSE OF PROPER - STYLING + CREATIVE SERVICES TORONTO
A RENTAL COLLECTION OF
DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES 
DECORATIVE PROP SOURCING + RENTAL  |  
FOR BOUTIQUE EVENTS + WEDDINGS, SOIREES + PRIVATE PARTIES, PHOTOGRAPHY + LIFESTYLE PHOTOSHOOTS, SPECIAL PROJECTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE OF PROPER - STYLING + CREATIVE SERVICES TORONTO
REALIZING YOUR VISION / MESSAGE THROUGH VISUAL CONTENT
IDEAS + BRAINSTORMING  |  
WHAT IS YOUR PROJECT, YOUR GOAL AT HAND? CONCEPT CREATION + MOOD BOARDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONE STOP SHOPPING + CUSTOM GIFTING SERVICES

 

PERSONAL SHOPPING  |  NEED A SPECIAL GIFT? HAVE A LIST, NEED IDEAS TO MAKE ON?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRE-STYLED + A LA CARTE  |  'GIFTED by proper' CUSTOM GIFT GIVING SERVICES - LAUNCHING SOON!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SARAH E. LINDSAY, BFA + WPICC   |   SARAH@HOUSEOFPROPER.COM

PROP STYLING, SOURCING + RENTAL {EVENTS, INTERIORS + STAGING, PHOTOGRAPHY}

TORONTO, GTA + GOLDEN HORSESHOE, MUSKOKA   |   ONLINE CONSULTS

VISUAL STYLING  +  PARTY STYLING/DECOR  +  CREATIVE DIRECTION  +  DISPLAY DESIGN  +  CREATIVE IDEA GENERATION  +  CONCEPT DESIGN  +  PHOTO STYLING  +  INTERIOR/HOME DECOR STYLING  + STAGING +  SEASONAL STYLING  + OFF-FIGURE STYLING + SURFACE STYLING   +   OBJECT STYLING  +  EDITORIAL  +  CATALOGUE  +  SPECIAL PROJECT  +  EXHIBIT  +  PERSONAL/GIFT SHOPPING + SOURCE FOR ANTIQUE FURNITURE  +  SPATIAL STYLING/DESIGN  +  FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY +  ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE + PRIMITIVE COLLECTOR

 

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