About Phoebe Shorter

As a key member in our styling team, Phoebe Shorter is a key selector in our day to day piecing together of all jobs. With a background in property development, Phoebe realised her passion and talent was in the creative aspects of home design and hence how she grew into the position she is in today.

July 2018

How to Style A Master Bedroom Worthy of Attention

By |2019-02-12T16:42:59+10:00July 10th, 2018|Furniture Inspiration, Home Improvements, Home Staging General Interest, Home Staging Tips, Selling Your Home, Styling Furniture|

Today I thought we could talk about bedrooms. Not the kids rooms, the guest rooms or that small bedroom but let’s talk about the big old Master Bedroom. You’d think that as a stylist, the master bedroom in my own home would be dressed to the nines with too many cushions to count, grand bedside lamps and ridiculously expensive linen. Truth be told, the bed is unmade, the lamps are from Bunnings, there’s a dog bed in the corner and while the linen is freshly washed, it’s by no means extravagant. Why am I telling you this? Well, [...]

February 2018

Homewares She Will Love

By |2019-02-12T16:43:04+10:00February 6th, 2018|Colour Inspiration, DIY, Home Staging General Interest, Home Staging Tips, Styling Furniture|

Unbelievably, Valentines Day is next week. Sadly, I am one of the unlucky few whose husband refuses to acknowledge that the Day exists.....something about not wanting to buy into the commercialised, money making idea! Nevertheless, as stylists, our day job has us looking, touching, buying and using beautiful homewares all day long. So we thought, today would be perfect for us to share with you our top 5 Homewares she will love this Valentines Day!   1. New Linen This is obvious. There is nothing quite like snuggling into fresh linen and boy are there some beautiful sets [...]

December 2017

Our Favourite Christmas Tree Styling Ideas

By |2019-02-12T16:43:05+10:00December 12th, 2017|Home Staging General Interest|

Christmas really has snuck up on us this year. It's amazing how quickly the year can fly by but secretly I love it. December is my favourite month. I love the festive season. Everyone is happy, holidays are around the corner and everyone puts a little effort into styling their home for the big day. Today, I thought I would share with you our favourite Christmas tree styling ideas and tell you how you can style your tree the same way. Blush Simple and beautiful. A very feminine look. A quick visit to Bed, Bath N Table will have you [...]

July 2017

Did Your Real Estate Agent Recommend Styling Your Home For Sale?

By |2019-02-12T16:43:05+10:00July 27th, 2017|Home Staging General Interest, Selling Your Home|

As a small business owner, I like to have an understanding of where our clients find us. Were they referred by previous clients, did they find us on google or did their agent recommend us? When having this discussion, it is always surprising to hear a client mention that their agent told them to list the house as is and not bother tending to odd jobs. So, it got me thinking, what reasons an agent might have for not recommending property styling?       Lack of understanding The most an agent might tell you is to ‘de-clutter’, and that’s [...]

How To Style A Magazine Worthy Kitchen Pantry

By |2019-02-12T16:43:05+10:00July 13th, 2017|DIY, Home Staging Tips|

When styling a home for sale, a lot of sellers make the mistake of concentrating on the key selling points of a home and they overlook areas that are hidden by closed doors. It still surprises me when a client hasn’t thought of styling their kitchen pantry to some degree. Now, a messy pantry won’t break a sale but styling is all about helping potential buyers fall in love with your home, so your pantry needs as much care as any other spot in the house. So, lets cover the basics of styling your kitchen pantry for sale.   Purge [...]

June 2017

When To Use Feng Shui Influence For Styling A Home To Sell

By |2019-02-12T16:43:05+10:00June 29th, 2017|Home Staging General Interest|

Feng Shui. You’ve probably heard the term thrown around. It is a big focal point in some design instances, with an ancient Chinese heritage. Basically, the art of Feng Shui is built on the foundation that your surroundings affect your level of material comfort, physical and mental health, relationships and worldly success. It examines how the placement of objects in your living space affect energy flow and how those objects influence your own personal energy flow. So let's discuss how can we incorporate these principles into your home and when to use Feng Shui influence for styling a home to [...]

What Are Your Options If Your Property Isn’t Selling?

By |2019-02-12T16:43:06+10:00June 22nd, 2017|Selling Your Home|

There’s nothing more frustrating than having your house on the market for more than the ‘average’ amount of time. You are in a desirable location; people are walking through, but they’re just not making any offers. So what are your options if your property isn’t selling?   Do you have the right agent? There are plenty of great agents out there, so whilst this is an easy question to ask, it isn’t always the right question. Is your agent proactive, getting out there and talking to buyers about your home? Are they motivated enough to stay connected with you and [...]

To Set Or Not To Set The Dining Table

By |2019-02-12T16:43:06+10:00June 14th, 2017|DIY, Home Staging Tips, Styling Furniture|

When looking through property photos, I find I have an appreciation for those homes that are styled but still homely. It is the classic dining room shot plays a large role in revealing whether the home has been styled in this manner and so today, I thought we could discuss whether to set or not to set the dining table when styling your home for sale.   First up, we can look at the whole hog. I am talking about the full formal setting, sometimes topped of with fruit adorning individual settings. I'm not a fan of setting the table [...]

Which Properties Benefit From Property Styling?

By |2019-02-12T16:43:06+10:00June 7th, 2017|Home Staging General Interest, Selling Your Home|

There's more behind styling a property than just hiring furniture to fill an empty room. The essence of property styling is to make your home appeal to as many potential buyers as possible by showcasing the potential of the space. I am often asked what types of properties benefit from property styling and the assumption is that only luxury homes will reap the reward at sale time. But the truth is that property styling is for everyone, with smaller homes and townhouses seeing the greatest monetary benefit.   When selling a home, everyone's goal is the same - to sell [...]

May 2017

Think Ikea, Think Scandi

By |2019-02-12T16:43:06+10:00May 30th, 2017|Home Staging General Interest|

I absolutely love Scandinavian interior design. It’s a home styling trend popular because of its simplicity, clean lines and innovative return from last century.  If you’re unfamiliar with Scandi style, fear not - just think Ikea. Once you get your head around the basics, you’ll be a pro at putting together amazing Scandi décor, especially if you’re preparing your home for a sale.   Scandinavian, ‘Scandi’ or nordic style dates back to the 1950s. Its pale colours, natural materials and lean, leggy furniture, sees it suit most home interiors. Better yet, scandi furniture is designed with a focus on function [...]

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