April 2021

Turning Passion into Profit | with Jen Bishop

By |2021-04-30T15:29:26+10:00April 30th, 2021|Podcast|

We were super excited when we got the opportunity to sit down for a chat with Jen Bishop – the founder, publisher & owner of one of Australia’s most popular home design websites – Interiors Addict. What started as a hobby for Jen back in 2011, has now turned into a full-time career and an incredibly successful interiors news website with more than 150,000 readers per month, 100k followers on Instagram and 74k on Facebook! Jake and Jen had lots to talk about and I highly recommend listening to the [...]

Decorating with Books & Magazines

By |2021-04-29T09:12:31+10:00April 28th, 2021|Home Staging Tips|

Decorating with Books & Magazines I’ve been wanting to write about this topic for ages! Ever since I started working here at Foxy, I’ve been secretly wondering how our Stylists choose their prop books for home staging. Is it based on the title? Or perhaps on the colour of the cover? Have they ever read any of them? Well, today was the day I waltzed into their styling room, sat myself on the table, opened my notepad and confidently announced “Girls, tell me everything about books.” Understandably, I was met with a lot of [...]

7 Ways to Style a Throw Rug

By |2021-05-12T12:50:05+10:00April 21st, 2021|Home Staging Tips|

“Why would you go through all the effort to make the bed look so beautiful and then you just go and throw a blanket across it? Doesn’t that ruin the look?” – a question we got asked recently. We thought if one person is thinking this, there has got to be more people wondering about the same thing…. So, let’s address it! --- To answer this question – No, a throw rug across the corner of the bed does not ruin the look. In fact, there is a deep-rooted psychological element at play, which is the main reason why [...]

Agents Offering FREE Home-Staging – What’s the Catch? | + Tips for Your Sales Pitch to Help You Win the Listing

By |2021-04-22T16:31:28+10:00April 15th, 2021|The Real Estate Life|

As an agent there is constant pressure to secure new listings. Marketing and branding are a critical component to any agent’s arsenal, and while there are tried and tested marketing techniques, there are always new and innovative marketing strategies being offered to help one stand out from the crowd. One such marketing strategy we have seen used successfully more recently, is the offer of free home staging when you list with a particular agent or agency. --- You have probably heard the pitch or seen a billboard: “If you list your house with me, I will style it for [...]

5 Tips on How to Style Long & Narrow Rooms | Think Outside the Fox Ep. 5

By |2021-04-08T08:14:08+10:00April 8th, 2021|Home Staging Tips, Think Outside The Fox|

Not quite a bedroom, not quite a living space… what can you do with these long & narrow areas? Commonly found in traditional Queenslanders, these rooms are usually closed-off verandas renovated by previous owners, who wanted to create some extra space in their home. Real Estate Agents classify them as sunrooms, thoroughfares, or our favourite – multipurpose rooms! Which purpose exactly… is not quite clear. But that’s okay, you’ve got us and we’re here to help you think outside the box fox and show you how to best utilise these tricky layouts! When we style a home for [...]

How to Style with Pink | + Our 4 Favourite Pink Interior Designs

By |2021-04-06T09:03:29+10:00April 2nd, 2021|Colour Inspiration, Home Improvements, Home Make Over, Home Staging Tips|

Pink – the colour that is commonly deemed as ‘girly & soft’ holds a surprising history. Having assumed a range of guises throughout the centuries, pink firstly became a fashion trend in the mid-1700’s as a symbol of luxury among male Aristocrats. Yes, that’s right… male. What we now perceive as the colour of femininity and delicacy used to be the epitome of strong masculinity, less than 300 years ago. Surprised? We were too. Things took a different spin after the WWII thanks to creative branding strategies, cementing pink as the colour for girls. Since then, it has been [...]