April 2021

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 [...]

March 2021

Styling an Older House for Sale | Worth it or Not?

By |2021-03-24T16:17:33+10:00March 24th, 2021|Home Staging Tips|

If you have an older style home and you are pondering whether you should have it professionally staged before putting it on the market, read on - this article is perfect for you. Let’s address this very common misconception that styling a house for sale is only for the ‘pretty’ properties. Yes, when the house has a beautiful, high-end, contemporary architecture - staging is the cherry on top. It completes the look and contributes to the overall, aesthetically pleasing finish. --- The houses that benefit the most from engaging professional home staging services are the older style, well-loved properties. [...]

How to Style Homes Using Monochrome Colour Palette

By |2021-03-12T13:18:57+10:00March 12th, 2021|Colour Inspiration, Home Staging Tips|

When it comes to staging homes for sale, the first choice our Stylists have to make is decide which theme, style and colour palette are they bringing into the house. This can be a tough decision, as there are numerous different factors they must take into consideration - like buyers’ demographics, architecture of the house, what stock is available, and the list goes on. (Full article on ‘How to choose the right style’ HERE). Sometimes, there is a simple solution to bypass the lengthy, colour-matching process…. choosing the Monochrome Style! What is Monochrome? The term monochrome colour [...]

minimalist style. | from the perspective of a Home Stager

By |2021-03-06T08:52:20+10:00March 6th, 2021|Home Staging Tips|

Minimalism is more than just an art movement. It expands beyond home design and transfers into a lifestyle. A lifestyle we all strive for but find generally difficult to achieve and/or maintain, especially in a busy household. --- A minimalist design consists of a lot of features that go hand-in-hand with the basic rules of Home Staging. Things like uncluttering, making small spaces appear larger and creating perception of the ideal lifestyle – all of which are congruent with the main principles of styling properties for sale. What We Love About Minimalism: It [...]

February 2021

How to Style Shelves | 5 Tips for the Perfect Home Staging Result

By |2021-02-26T12:45:20+10:00February 26th, 2021|DIY, Home Staging Tips|

Maybe I’m just curious, maybe it’s the booklover in me – but I absolutely LOVE looking at all the various items people display on their bookshelves. In a way I see it as a summary of their life’s journey so far… all the books they have read, random beautiful things they’ve picked up over the years, photographic memories, trophies, etc. As years go by, the shelf reflects a charming accumulation of keepsakes, until it’s time to sell the house. In pursuit of trying to make it look presentable to the market, people realise that their shelves look nothing like [...]

5 Tips for Styling a Duplex

By |2021-02-19T14:10:42+10:00February 19th, 2021|Home Staging Tips|

5 Tips for Styling a Duplex What is a duplex? A duplex is a building containing two homes that share a common central wall. These homes are two entirely separate entities with their own entrances. --- In our experience, duplexes tend to attract attention of various buyers with diverse backgrounds. Investors want to take advantage of the double rental income generated from one asset, first-home buyers like them for the attractive price (which is much lower than the price of a detached house) and families appreciate the opportunity to create a separate living space for other family members, who [...]

How to Hang Artwork | Think Outside the Fox Episode 4

By |2021-02-11T12:35:15+10:00February 11th, 2021|Home Staging Tips, Think Outside The Fox, Uncategorized|

How to Hang Artwork Art is one of the most powerful decorating tools. It provides an instant colour palette, sets the mood and tone of the room and brings depth, dimension, and texture. In our industry of staging homes for sale, artwork can be a huge influence on the value of the property. High-end, good quality framed art will be automatically associated with luxurious, high-end homes, raising the perceived worth of the house. --- “But I don’t want any holes in my walls…” … is one of the most common reservations of our clients. And we get it. [...]

5 Styling Rules for Towels

By |2021-02-08T09:44:54+10:00February 8th, 2021|Home Staging Tips|

When it comes to staging homes for sale, bathroom towels may seem like a nonessential, easily overlooked decoration. After all, it is only the home’s architecture, fixtures and fittings that get looked at, right? Wrong. We’ve said it a thousand times and we’ll say it a thousand more. Home Staging is about creating the appearance of the buyers’ perfect lifestyle. This can only be achieved by appealing to their senses and decorating with items that pull on their heart strings. So what roles do towels play in this strategy, exactly? Who doesn’t love coming out [...]

January 2021

How to Choose the Best Greenery for Property Staging

By |2021-01-29T11:22:29+10:00January 29th, 2021|Home Staging Tips|

How to Choose the Best Greenery for Property Staging Plants, flowers, vines, fig trees… you name it. Greenery of any kind is an absolute MUST when it comes to staging a house for sale. --- 3 Reasons Why Greenery is Important: Real Estate Photography – Plants and flowers are known to bring out freshness and vibrancy in photos. Real Estate Photographers in particular, have a very distinct way of editing the pictures. Certain colours tend to stand out more than others and green is one of them. Look at any professional listings on RealEstate.com.au to spot the difference for [...]

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