For over 10 years, Edyta Alfawicka-Troha and Vesna Troha have built an international reputation for designing spaces that reflect likes within lifestyle and budget. Their talent and passion for interior design and real estate have led them to create EV Design Studio Inc., a renowned Home Staging and Interior Design Company sought by prominent business individuals, national athletes, local celebrities and discerning homeowners. They have gone from staging condominiums to multi-million dollar homes in Mexico, Poland, New York and Calgary to name just a few.
They now have decided to launch LuxeTreasures, a curated online furniture and decor consignment marketplace for buyers to purchase luxury pieces directly from the owner or to shop online from the best local boutiques, all in one place. Vesna Troha, Co-founder of Luxe Treasures says,
This idea came from our own experience struggling to find a resale option for upscale, designer furniture. There was a significant hole in the market for luxury pre-owned staging. Being in the real estate and design industry – whenever we sold, renovated or redesigned a client’s home, our clients would ask us to assist them in selling their beautiful pieces that no longer fit their space or lifestyle. Sometimes we saw these pieces go to the housekeeper, or to whoever showed up first with a truck – mostly landing in the laps of people who likely did not even recognize their value.
They believed that there had to be some way to connect buyers with sellers who would appreciate the quality and history of such treasured items.
Co-founder Edyta Troha shares that they resorted to Craigslist, but quickly realized it was not the right platform to sell quality, high end pieces.
The audience just would not appreciate such products or its history. Additionally, it introduced the nerve-inducing prospect of a stranger entering our clients’ home, and nobody wants that! We realized the limitations in the market, and found our niche.
LuxeTreasures is an innovate platform, the first of its kind in Vancouver, and will connect buyers with sellers, including design curators, savvy home owners and consignment boutiques. Are you uncertain of where you are going to place your cherished and sentimental pieces? Have a vintage vanity set that you know that next chic-lover would want? This is where LuxeTreasures comes in, because they are sure to find you its next home. They are honoured to be the bridge that will connect you with other design curators and savvy home owners looking for the next best find!
Here’s 12 reasons to sign up and get involved:
1) It’s FREE
There is no membership fee to enjoy all the benefits of LuxeTreasures.
2) One stop shop
Shop their luxe marketplace, from top consignment boutiques or let them design and create your LuxeTreasure!
3) Access precious vintage or limited edition items
Add a unique flair to your home with pieces you won’t be able to find at any traditional department store.
4) LuxeTreasures Concierge Services
Their full service option is where they do everything for you from start to finish.
5) LuxeTreasures Verified
They come to your home and authenticate your item for sale and place a LuxeTreasures stamp next to your product on the site.
6) Site is heavily curated
Nothing is listed or sold that they do not look at carefully.
7) Completely secure for both seller and buyer
They handle all the interactions with the buyer and manage all payments which are securely held until the item has been safely delivered to the buyer.
8) Guiltless shopping
Save on gently-used upscale furniture and decor.
9) Reusing and recycling furniture items
They have an environmentally-friendly approach.
10) Qualified audience
They market to a strong base of like-minded consumers who appreciate quality, upscale furniture.
11) You can be the seller too
They offer a feature that allows the buyer to make an offer and negotiate with the seller for the best deal.
12) Luxury on a budget
Shopping, selling and saving on luxury furniture is one of the best thrills ever!
If you took a close look at their Luxe Treasures Marketplace and Consignment Boutique Marketplace, but still found no chic antique item to add to your home, they can help you create a custom, upscale look within budget through their Custom Luxe Treasures. By partnering up with international Artistic Designer, Lidia Menses, they can help you turn your creative idea into a beautiful piece for your home! Learn more about this innovative platform below.