Were you expecting a joke?! Oh shoot… Ok… I don’t want to let you down right off the bat! So…hmmm…
Hey, paint you an interior decorator?
Now that we got that out of the way, that ‘knock knock’ was actually me knocking on your front door to introduce myself, step in, take off my shoes, and create beautiful spaces that inject joy into your home!
My name is Sarah Kirkpatrick and I am an interior decorator and stager in Calgary, Alberta. My team and I are also real estate marketers creating targeted personal brands for high-end real estate that promotes and sells your home faster. Paired with my interior staging, you’re guaranteed to get top dollar for your sellers.
Lastly, I specialize in designing, staging, and marketing Vacation & rental properties – ask me how!
Unshelf Design is a Boutique Interior Decorating and Staging Studio in Calgary, Alberta.
Our mission is to inject your home with joy by creating unique spaces personal to you – spaces that showcase your most treasured items, and bring in new furniture and decor to modernize the space and bring dreams to life. We also LOVE a little surprise by way of a unique thrifted/antique find that will make your space like no other.
Moving? We can also DE-personalize your home and design/stage it to market to a broader audience, guaranteed to have your home sell faster and for more money!
Interior Decorator, Occupied Staging Specialist, & Digital Marketer
While my favourite ‘colours’ are white and grey, a specialize in incorporating people’s cherished souvenirs and funky decor, no matter how colourful, flawlessly into a design – because a house is not a home without these personal items.
I am an avid traveler and have stayed in well over 100 airbnb’s in the last 10 years, all across the world. This has given my huge insight into what gets clicked, what gets booked, and what earns those coveted 5 star ratings.
For fun, I flip home decor – scouring every garage sale, thrift shop, and market I drive by to either resell or add into my staging inventory. I also enjoy consigning small furniture and decor for clients.
Veronica is professional organizer. In her teens she started a cleaning company, and over a decade her services began to transition into organizing and packing. She enjoys the detail work associated with the edit > pack > stage process, and is extremely creative when it comes to organizing and beautifying homes. Veronica believes that one’s space has a profound effect on our well-being. She has a passion for helping people to relieve stress and excess baggage (pun intended)!
Megan is a senior graphic designer with over 5 years of experience in real estate marketing. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication Design from the Alberta University of Arts and has since worked in advertising agencies as the lead designer, as well as owned her own graphic design business.
Indoor Plant Consultant
Let’s start with this – Julia’s first ever orchid is blooming for the 4th time in 5 years. That’s not a miracle, that is a green thumb. She helps clients grow everything from ferns and tropicals, to succulents and cacti, and even aquatic plants. She enjoys pairing the perfect plant to its perfect pot, substrate and home. With her aptitude for greenery and vast indoor plant knowledge, she helps people choose the appropriate plants for their homes. No matter your lifestyle or window size, be- leaf her when she says there’s a plant for every space.
Full Service Move & Stage
Aging Parent Downsizing Prep
Staging for Sale
Planning & Unpacking
Look Book & Design Blueprint
Rental Suite Design
Home Office Systeization
Designer for a Day
I recently decided to sell my house and it was all happening really quick. With a young child, I was feeling overwhelmed and in over my head with all the work it would take to pack and stage my house. Unshelf Design was able to come in and accommodate my short timeline, basically performing a miracle! I had no idea how much work it would be and it was a huge weight off to have a professional come in and give me help and guidance. In the end, they were able to help me declutter and depersonalize with an end result that looked amazing once we finished. My house sold in less than 48 hours and that is thanks to the incredible work done by Unshelf Design. If you are looking to remove some of the stress of packing and staging for photos and do an incredible job, Unshelf Design is the company for you!
The ladies at Unshelf Design were AWESOME! I would gladly recommend their services to anyone, in fact I told my realtor about them and suggest he also recommend them. They did such a great job, packing, staging, and helping us make our place look amazing for showing our house when we listed it for sale.
I’m so glad I chose this company and met with Sarah! I am a super indecisive person and don’t know how to fix up my house to make it look good to the general public but Sarah not only worked with my ideas, but made additional suggestions that I never would have thought of! The plans she laid out came way quicker than I expected, and in an electronic and 3D medium that is so easy to use and helped me with my visualization. She’s the right amount of professional and friendly, so I feel comfortable discussing anything with her and I would recommend her to anyone.
I hired Sarah to stage my client’s house prior to the listing shoot that day. The client had packed away most of their belongings, so the house was quite sparse and echo-y. Sarah brought a car-full of decor to fill and design the main rooms, from setting the dining table and bringing fresh flowers, to turning the ‘kids living room’ into an office space – which is a huge selling feature right now. She worked extremely quickly in the short window of time before the virtual tour company got there. My buyers loved the little touches and even said they’d remember some of the design tips for their next home. I loved that the home felt welcoming for potential buyers, my buyers saw how I went above and beyond for them to sell their home, and the photos showed a ‘home’ that people could visualize themselves in. I also rented some of the decor to stay in my buyers home for the showings. Sarah’s decor is trendy, in great condition, and is extremely affordable with flexible rental timelines. Highly recommend to any realtor whose clients’ homes need a little lipstick before listing.