Elspeth Carmichael

color consultant , home stager , interior decorator , interior redesigner , professional organizer

Elspeth Carmichael
Kingston, ON
613-384-3572
somethingels@live.ca

something els;
for the uncommon home

Elspeth is a returning Kingstonian with a wide and diverse background in business consulting, design, event management, corporate relations and academic fundraising – that diverse!!

Elspeth is a stager and re-designer, but also has an eye for the uncommon and useful that shows in the shop she shares with her talented partner.

Why stage with something els?

“Elspeth (or “Els” as we more often call her) has the ability to simplify your life, all aspects of it. There are no limits on her talent to properly edit and enhance what surrounds us. Perhaps it is a space filled with furniture, or an empty room, perhaps a group of objects or just a simple wine glass; she can tell you right away what works and why, she sees what is there and she sees what is missing. Els loves to research and educate and best of all share her knowledge and great finds with everyone. I have known Els for more than 20 years and trust her understanding of all things”. Karen Miller, Calgary.

We have a lot of experience with staging and re- design. Elspeth Carmichael worked with a real-estate investment firm for several years that bought and re-designed residential and commercial properties in Calgary. A certified stager and re-designer she has also staged major corporate events as well as temporary residences for the television industry.

“ When Hollywood producer Suzanne DePasse brought the hit television series Lonesome Dove to Calgary Alberta to shoot – Elspeth Carmichael was brought in during pre-production to find and set up accommodation for all key executives coming in from Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. She found, furnished and outfitted each house, townhouse or condominium down to the very last detail. Elspeth chose everything from paint colours to bedding. She accomplished this massive undertaking, for a very diverse group of executives on a very tight deadline and budget, seamlessly. As one of those relocating to Calgary for this project I was beyond impressed with the condo Elspeth chose and furnished for me, as were all the others. Her excellent taste coupled with her uncanny ability to find the best possible value for the price was truly impressive.” Julie Lacey VP/Creative, Shaftesbury, Toronto.

Services

With a unique combination of complementary products and services we are able to provide smart home-owner solutions when: settling in, sprucing up, scaling down and selling.

something els sources and sells high quality furniture and accents at amazingly affordable prices.

We have a knack for using what you own and love. However, when you need ‘something els’ we have an eye for the uncommon. We take pride in our creative problem solving; we can help you create an elegant and comfortable home.When you need to scale down we can help where and when you need it.

“I want a house that is has got over all its troubles: I don’t want to spend the rest of my life bringing up a young and inexperienced house.”

Jerome K Jerome, 1909

Testimonials

“Elspeth (or “Els” as we more often call her) has the ability to simplify your life, all aspects of it. There are no limits on her talent to properly edit and enhance what surrounds us. Perhaps it is a space filled with furniture, or an empty room, perhaps a group of objects or just a simple wine glass; she can tell you right away what works and why, she sees what is there and she sees what is missing. Els loves to research and educate and best of all share her knowledge and great finds with everyone. I have known Els for more than 20 years and trust her understanding of all things”. Karen Miller, Calgary

“ When Hollywood producer Suzanne DePasse brought the hit television series Lonesome Dove to Calgary Alberta to shoot – Elspeth Carmichael was brought in during pre-production to find and set up accommodation for all key executives coming in from Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver. She found, furnished and outfitted each house, townhouse or condominium down to the very last detail. Elspeth chose everything from paint colours to bedding. She accomplished this massive undertaking, for a very diverse group of executives on a very tight deadline and budget, seamlessly. As one of those relocating to Calgary for this project I was beyond impressed with the condo Elspeth chose and furnished for me, as were all the others. Her excellent taste coupled with her uncanny ability to find the best possible value for the price was truly impressive.” Julie Lacey VP/Creative, Shaftesbury, Toronto.