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January 2017

Styling a Bookcase in 6 Easy Steps

By |January 30th, 2017|DIY, Home Staging Tips|

I  truly love styling a bookcase because it can be a window into your passions, and an opportunity for you to display your favourite things. They add warmth and personality to a space, whilst being the perfect solution for adding storage and style. They are a hardworking piece of furniture. The problem is, if your home is anything like mine, the bookcase ends up collecting piles of things that don’t really belong there. So, take a couple of hours, give the bookcase a little attention and turn it into the focal point of the room. Styling a bookcase is a balance [...]

Styling Your Bedside Table

By |January 23rd, 2017|DIY, Home Staging Tips|

All too often, the bedside table is used as a dumping ground for books, remnants of midnight snacks and boring alarm clocks. Looking over at my nightstand, it is adorned with an empty baby bottle, a toy dinosaur and Canadian travel books. Obviously, the bedside table is a very functional piece of furniture. Nevertheless, when staging your home for sale, it also needs to be presented stylishly. So today, I’m going to share with you a few styling tricks that will transform your little table into a well-styled, balanced space. Your newly styled bedside table will reflect your design aesthetic, and will be [...]

Home Staging Myths – Busted!

By |January 16th, 2017|Home Staging General Interest|

Since becoming involved in the design industry, I have been amazed by some of the misconceptions people have when it comes to home staging. Home staging was introduced into the Australian real estate market around 20 years ago, but despite the impact it can have on a sale, some sellers remain skeptical. Today, I'm going to set the record straight and debunk the most common home staging misconceptions I have heard my clients mention. By overcoming these myths, hopefully you can see the value in home staging. Myth # 1 - Home Staging is for the Luxury Home Market. Fact - [...]

5 Tips for Staging Your Kitchen

By |January 9th, 2017|DIY, Home Staging Tips|

Kitchens rank very highly on a home buyer’s priority list, and the condition of your kitchen can make or break a sale. Luckily, there are a number of home staging tips that can help make your kitchen look more appealing to a wider number of buyers. Remember, that when staging your kitchen, the result is not a practical kitchen. Living in a property and selling a property are two different things. It’s quite impractical to live with a staged kitchen. Benchtops tend to get cluttered and keeping it spotless is a pain in the butt. However, if your property is priced right and [...]

Design Trends For 2017

By |January 2nd, 2017|Colour Inspiration, Home Staging Tips|

With the New Year upon us, I have been updating my colour wheels and inspiration boards. Why? Well, keeping up to date on emerging interior and design trends and understanding the themes that will shortly be dominating the market, is my job. But, if you are a novice renovator, re-decorator or designer, you might be overwhelmed. So, to save you weeks of Pinterest scrolling and magazine reading, I have recapped the ins and outs for 2017. As much as I would like to say that I have used my forecasting abilities to set out the trends for next year, I haven't. [...]

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