January 2021

Karate-Chop and 3 Other Weird Things our Stylists Do

By |2021-01-22T08:43:49+10:00January 22nd, 2021|Home Staging Tips, Styling Furniture|

Karate-Chop and 3 Other Weird Things our Stylists Do Get into the stance. Legs wide. Arm high. Breathe in. Breathe out…. and... “Kiai!” No, this is not an excerpt from a karate book. It’s just our property stylists chopping cushions. Yes, cushions. Why would they karate-chop cushions, you may ask. Well, here’s a few reasons why. • It accentuates the texture of the fabric, which contributes to sensory stimulation. (This topic could be a lengthy blog post, but long story short – appealing to the senses of potential buyers creates a more memorable experience) • [...]

8 Tips to Depersonalise Your Home Before Selling

By |2021-01-07T10:22:36+10:00January 6th, 2021|DIY Home Staging, Home Staging Tips|

When preparing your home for sale, decluttering and depersonalising your space is an important step in the home staging process. If you want to sell quickly and at the highest price, you need to enable the potential buyers to visualise themselves living in your house. Any visible personal items (e.g. family portraits) would cause friction in their imagination and be a constant reminder that the house they’re looking at belongs to someone else. “A properly staged house should feel warm, welcoming & homely, without the “footprint” of the previous owner.” We have put together eight tips [...]

December 2020

Styling a Display Home – Why & How

By |2020-12-21T10:13:39+10:00December 21st, 2020|Home Staging Tips|

Is it just me, or does anyone else really like to visit Display Villages? I mean… I am not even in the position to buy – I have no deposit, no intention to build a house… but there is something about walking through a Display Home that just hits the right spot for me. If you are judging, I understand. I am judging myself too. *she said as she opened Google and looked up another Display Village to visit this weekend* But let's get to the point. Why Should [...]

How to Style with Bold-Coloured Walls

By |2021-01-06T09:51:27+10:00December 3rd, 2020|Home Staging Tips, Think Outside The Fox|

Blog Series ‘Think Outside The Fox’ | Episode 3 Feature walls make for an exciting design element in any room. Bold colour choices can add a splash of personality to your home and really liven up the space. But when it’s time to sell your house, feature walls can become a disadvantage. In most instances, your real estate agent would recommend repainting the wall(s) into a more neutral colour to attract the highest number of potential buyers. Of course, this is not always a feasible option. Things like your budget or not worthy ROI (Return on Investment) can often [...]

6 Things To Consider Before Starting a Home-Staging Business

By |2020-12-14T13:02:52+10:00December 2nd, 2020|Business of Staging, Home Staging Tips|

So, you are thinking about starting your own home staging business. How exciting! The good news is that home staging can be a very profitable & sustainable business, IF you set the groundwork right.  A sustainable company to me has a long-term focus, can run independently during the owners’ absence, and ultimately is saleable. Whether you are still in the planning stages, or already running your own home staging business, we hope you can get some value from our experiences. It is never too late to reflect and re-evaluate whether you are heading in the right direction. And if [...]

November 2020

3 Marketing Tips for Home Stagers – with Cody

By |2020-11-25T08:41:05+10:00November 24th, 2020|Business of Staging, Home Staging Tips|

If you have been following us for a while, Cody does not need an introduction. For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure to get to know him yet - Cody is our marketing guru and the face (and brain) behind every Foxy TV Episode. As the backbone of our marketing team, he does it all - from creating advertisement strategies to managing our online shop. Oftentimes you can hear Cody in our Instagram & Facebook stories, talking to the team, asking questions, and praising their efforts. I’ve decided to flip the roles for a change and [...]

How to Style Rooms with Wallpaper

By |2021-01-06T09:58:35+10:00November 12th, 2020|Home Staging Tips, Think Outside The Fox|

Blog Series 'Think Outside The Fox' | Episode 2 Wallpapers have been around for hundreds of years and quite frankly… we don’t see them going away anytime soon. They are perfect for adding that little extra pop of personality to your rooms. Although they look beautiful in your own home, when it comes to selling your house, wallpapers may cause some issues. The potential buyers may not necessarily share the same taste in style, which could deter them from buying. "One thing we do not recommend is leaving the room with wallpaper vacant." - Phoebe Shorter | Chief [...]

How to Style a Room with Brick Walls

By |2020-11-06T15:48:23+10:00November 6th, 2020|Home Staging Tips|

Introducing BRAND NEW Blog Series - Think Outside The Fox! We have been getting lots of messages from other Home Stagers & Property Stylists, asking for help with "tricky" styling situations. When the same questions started to come up more and more often, we got an idea. A few weeks later, Think Outside The Fox was born! We're starting this blog series in hope to help as many fellow industry colleagues, as possible. Episode 1: How to Style a Room with Brick Walls "Hey guys! I've agreed to stage a house (sight unseen), only to realise there is not [...]

October 2020

How to Style Your Home for Sale: Choosing the Right Style

By |2020-10-27T08:10:24+10:00October 26th, 2020|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging, Home Staging Tips, Selling Your Home|

How Do You Determine Which Style to Choose? This is a great question and one we get quite often. Let's dig in. For Home Stagers - getting the style right is of paramount importance. It can mean the difference between someone selling their house or not.  After all, these people entrusted us with their livelihoods, which is a responsibility we don’t take lightly. That’s why we always exercise a fair amount of due diligence and look at each property individually. Every house is unique, and everyone’s situation is different, which means there is no simple answer. But we can [...]

Should You Use Scented Candles in a Staged House?

By |2020-10-02T14:39:32+10:00October 2nd, 2020|Home Staging Tips, Selling Your Home|

Staging a house for sale is mostly about creating the perfect illusion of lifestyle appealing to as many potential buyers as possible. Is ‘Lifestyle’ just a visual aspect, or should we be trying to entice other senses as well? Does the sense of smell affect buyers’ decisions? I had a chat about this topic with Phoebe, our Chief Stylist. You can watch the full interview on Foxy TV, Episode 82. Does Using Scents Make Sense? Yes, but they cannot be too strong. As home stagers, it is our responsibility to make the house attractive to the maximum possible number [...]

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