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.

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 [...]

When Is The Best Time To Sell Your Home?

By |2019-02-12T16:43:06+10:00May 24th, 2017|DIY Home Staging, Selling Your Home|

Recently, I’ve attended several consults to help prepare a home to be listed for sale during spring. Credit to these homeowners, they are very prepared and giving themselves plenty of time to present their homes well. But I thought I would take the opportunity today to talk about why spring, with its’ flowers in bloom, green lawns and new foliage, isn’t necessarily the best or the worst time to sell. I would like to share with you, why there is no best time to sell your house, with each season bringing its own strengths.   Spring Let’s start with the [...]

The Most Important Room to Style When Selling Your Home

By |2019-02-12T16:43:06+10:00May 9th, 2017|DIY, Home Staging Tips|

When consulting for clients, I am often asked to quote on styling the rooms that are only necessary for a good sale. Generally this request is budget related and our partial style will include the living, dining and outdoor areas, as well as the master room only. It did get me thinking though, if I could convince every seller to style one area, regardless of whether it is a DIY or using a professional, what would it be? So today I thought I would share with you my thoughts on what's the most important room to style when selling your [...]

What To Do With Your Stuff While Your Home Is Styled For Sale

By |2019-02-12T16:43:07+10:00May 1st, 2017|Home Staging General Interest|

All good agents and stylists will tell you that for a successful sale, it is imperative to de-clutter your home. We often help home sellers sort through their belongings, prior to styling and every one of them are surprised at how much "stuff" they have. This is then followed up with, "what on Earth are we going to do with it all?" So, today I thought we could cover storage and sale options for those things that aren't needed while your home is staged for sale. TAKE THEM WITH YOU Storage Sheds Secure Storage facility Range of sizes - 1m [...]

April 2017

Should You Use Fake Or Fresh Flowers When Styling Your Home For Sale?

By |2019-02-12T16:43:07+10:00April 24th, 2017|Home Staging General Interest|

Nothing beats the smell and look of fresh flowers. They give an instant lift to a room and can be a great focal piece. They can even brighten and freshen a room, helping to make it more memorable to potential buyers. But dressing the home with fresh flowers for every open house and inspection can be costly, so today I thought I'd let you know my thoughts on whether you should use fake or fresh flowers when styling your home. Simply put, using fake flowers to style your home is perfectly acceptable. We often use fake greenery, succulents and flowers in all of [...]

The Real Estate Life Ft: Renee Ford

By |2019-02-12T16:43:07+10:00April 21st, 2017|The Real Estate Life|

Wasting no time after our Easter break, we chat with Renee Ford, Lead Agent and Auctioneer at Class Real Estate, on the The Real Estate Life this week. Renee's experience and personality combines that best of two worlds: a fierce negotiator determined to get her clients the best deal and a friendly voice to help guide her clients through the sales process with minimal stress. Renee's love and passion for real estate shine throughout our chat and she has good reason to be proud of her career achievements thus far. Where To Connect Email: renee@classrealestate.com.au Facebook: www.facebook.com/Renee-Ford-Class-Real-Estate/ Mobile: 0404 455 779 I [...]

7 Budget Ways To Add Curb Appeal In One Weekend

By |2019-02-12T16:43:07+10:00April 17th, 2017|DIY, Home Staging Tips|

Curb appeal is trade lingo for, does your home look good from the road? A home with good curb appeal will make a great first impression and make it easier to sell. I see a lot of home owners focusing on improvements inside the home and then only giving the porch a sweep and the lawn a mow. It is just as important to entice your buyers to look inside your home and that is the point of good curb appeal. Now, I wouldn’t advise you to spend a bucket load of money or time on updating your exterior. Instead, [...]

6 Tips To Brighten and Lighten Your Home

By |2020-10-15T08:08:23+10:00April 10th, 2017|Colour Inspiration, DIY, Home Staging Tips|

There are many perks to a bright and light home. Your home will appear more spacious. It will exude cleanliness and happiness. It will be more photogenic. And best of all, it will be more attractive to buyers. So here we go, my top 6 tips to brighten and whiten your home. 1.PAINT IT! This is the least expensive way to brighten a room. If your room has dark coloured or yellow based paint, it will be giving it an overall dark feel. Transform your room with a coat of white paint or a light grey to brighten up your [...]

The Real Estate Life Ft: Nicole Navarro

By |2019-02-12T16:43:07+10:00April 7th, 2017|The Real Estate Life|

It's that time of the week again. In this week's edition of The Real Estate Life we chat with Nicole Navarro, Principal at Achieve Real Estate. Referred to as a 'solutions-focused property expert' by her clients, Nicole's negotiation skill, communication and professionalism have evolved during her career in real estate. Her love and passion for real estate shine throughout our chat and it's amazing to listen to where life has taken her so far! Where To Connect Email: nicole@achieverealestate.com.au Facebook: www.facebook.com/Achievere/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/achieve_real_estate/ Mobile: 0458 676 990 I started by asking Nicole what is something that most people don't know about you..... Tough question. [...]

How To Use A Bright Colour Palette When Staging Your Home

By |2019-02-12T16:43:08+10:00April 3rd, 2017|Colour Inspiration, Home Staging Tips, Uncategorized|

By now, we all know that the purpose of home staging is to revamp or rejig your home, so that it appeals to as many people as possible come open day. I have shown you ways to brighten your home, how to freshen and declutter your home, as well as how to modernise your decor. Today, however, I am being a little naughty. I am going to buck the trend, go a little wayward and dare to be different. When you google paint or interior colours for home staging, you will find a neutral, and sometimes drab, colour palette on [...]

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