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Your questions answered.
About property styling
Do you stay up to date with the latest interior design trends?
Like any professional property stylist, I love staying on top of the latest interior design trends and techniques – but I don’t let them take over my work. Instead of getting wrapped up in what the rest of the world is doing, I’ll ask you to tell me more about how you live, what you love and the emotions you’re looking to project within your home. It’s this kind of feedback that will help me put together a design you’ll love, not just now, but forever.
What if I just need some ideas?
No problem! Many of my clients just want a second opinion or a fresh perspective. Whatever you want to achieve from your change in environment, I can help you develop mood boards and share property design principles, allowing you to design your perfect room from scratch.
Can you source design accessories for me?
Yes! I have access to many different suppliers, so tell me what you’re looking for and I’ll go about finding it. And if I can’t find the exact item you need, I’ll always be able to come up with a beautiful alternative.
I’ll spend your money as if it were my own. Let me know how much you want to spend, and I’ll deliver something special. Be warned, though – I will bring you back down to earth if your dreams are way out of budget!
Do you do the decorating and maintenance work yourself?
No – but I do have a trusted team of associates who are waiting in the wings to help me bring my designs to life. I can oversee their work if you need me to (but I will not project-manage services that I have not personally recommended).
About home staging
How important is home staging?
I bet you’ve thought: why should you be encouraged to spend money on a home you’re trying to sell? My answer is this: if your space isn’t designed or dressed in a way that’s going to appeal to your ideal buyer, it’s going to take you much longer to get the offer you need, sell your property and move on to the next chapter of your life.
Home staging plays an important part in the sales process. It gives you the chance to make your home look like the kind of place people will want to live; the kind of place people will be willing to invest in.
Is home staging really worth it?
Absolutely. There’s a reason why home styling is incredibly commonplace in Australia and the US. In most cases, spending a matter of hundreds of pounds staging and dressing your home at the marketing stage can generate thousands of pounds in return.
Think of it this way: when you’re looking to buy a new property, don’t you favour those with interiors that suit your taste? Wouldn’t you love to be able to move straight into your new home without worrying about a thing? Chances are your ideal purchaser is thinking along these same lines, so you need to create a space that appeals to their personality and their lifestyle.
Can you help me declutter my home first?
Yes! This is a vital part of the home styling process.
I can offer de-cluttering advice using photos or via Skype, or I can visit your home, roll up my sleeves and help you get on top of things myself! I will often take donations to local charity shops or suggest ways to re-use and recycle your items. Please note that I will not clear rubbish or take items to the dump.
Do you hire furniture for staging projects?
If your property is empty, I can rent furniture on your behalf. However, if you are selling your current property, I will work with you to choose pieces that you will love enough to take with you to your new home.
About my services
How do your services work?
I always start by organising a free consultation with you. This helps me to paint a picture of what you’re looking for and gives us a chance to discuss everything in more detail. From there, you can decide how much input you would like me to have in your property styling or home staging project. From choosing paint colours from full deposit cards to help you achieve a particular colour scheme, to managing everything from services to final staging, just let me know what you need!
How much do your services cost?
Property styling is a valuable investment – especially for those who are keen to move onto the next stage of their lives, and who want to find the perfect buyer who will help them achieve this. The cost of my services really depends on how involved you need me to be, and whether you need extra product sourcing, decorating or maintenance within your package.
At the start of every project, I’ll outline all fees as clearly and transparently as I can, so you’ll always know what to expect.