March 2020

COVID-19 and the Brisbane Property Market

By |2020-03-18T12:39:35+10:00March 18th, 2020|Business of Staging, Home Staging General Interest, Selling Your Home|

The world has gone a bit crazy, and for those of us in small business world there’s going to be a period of uncertainty. So here are some of the collective thoughts and opinions from real estate professionals about market conditions.  At this stage we haven’t seen any significant impact on the property market. Properties are still selling, and despite all the uncertainty around COVID-19, we still saw a relatively strong weekend in the Brisbane property market with 58 auctions and a prelim clearance rate of 52%. Some vendors have considered delaying their sale until they know more, [...]

February 2020

Choosing the right Real Estate Agent – Statistics from a Home Stagers Point of View

By |2020-02-21T13:16:55+10:00February 21st, 2020|Business of Staging, Home Staging General Interest, Selling Your Home|

When it comes to dealing with real estate agents, most people will only go through the process of selling their home a handful of times in their life. Choosing the right agent can be a daunting task, but the difference between a good agent and a bad agent can be tens of thousands of dollars. There are many factors to consider when choosing the right agent. Do they know the local market, are they a great communicator, do they have a great reputation, what commission do they charge? I’m going to throw one more factor into the mix [...]

Ditch the Pretty Talk

By |2020-02-19T09:47:27+10:00February 19th, 2020|Business of Staging, Home Staging General Interest, Home Staging Tips, Selling Your Home|

There is a lot of misunderstanding about what the purpose of home staging is, and unfortunately, most of that misunderstanding seems to come from INSIDE the industry. Home Stagers don’t seem to understand what their business is. To borrow a term from Melissa Marro of Rave Home Staging, most stagers use “pretty talk” when describing and marketing their service. Spend five minutes scrolling through the social media pages of any home staging company and you’ll find that the focus is almost entirely on showing pretty rooms in magazine-style photos. Don’t get me wrong, those ‘pretty’ photos are absolutely critical – the [...]

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, [...]

June 2018

Why Partial Styling is Taking Over

By |2019-02-12T16:43:00+10:00June 26th, 2018|Furniture Inspiration, Home Improvements, Home Staging General Interest, Home Staging Tips, Selling Your Home, Styling Furniture|

Here at Foxy Home Staging we love a challenge. Most stylists don't bother with partial styling, its all or nothing. However, we love using our stock and pairing it with our clients most loved items.    What is Partial Styling? A 'partial' is when we come into your home and make use of as many of your existing items as we can and pair them with our own inventory. A partial usually includes removing items, brining in new items and refreshing the layout of a room. What stays and what goes? More often than not we find our [...]

May 2018

Where your Styling Money is Best Spent

By |2019-02-12T16:43:01+10:00May 22nd, 2018|DIY, Furniture Inspiration, Home Improvements, Home Staging General Interest, Home Staging Tips, Selling Your Home, Styling Furniture|

When styling your home for sale it’s understandable to ask “where is my money best spent?”. You want to make sure that the money you’re spending is going to be worth it and that you’re going to get that money back (plus more) once you’ve sold. Where should I spend my Money? Often when we style a clients home they will ask us about renovating certain areas like the kitchen or bathroom and generally we will say don’t do it (if you don't have a big budget for it). We tend to say this because while it may [...]

Bed Linen Master Class- How to Work with Patterns

By |2019-02-12T16:43:01+10:00May 15th, 2018|DIY, Furniture Inspiration, Home Improvements, Home Staging General Interest, Home Staging Tips, Selling Your Home, Styling Furniture|

Working with patterns can be tricky. If you have lots of different patterns or don’t incorporate the right colours and textures it can look over the top. Here are a few pointers on how to work with patterns. Tip #1 If your bed linen is patterned, try using plain coloured scatter cushions and a throw. This will make the bed pop without it looking too crazy. This doesn’t mean the cushions have to be boring, try using different textures to add that “wow” factor. Tip #2 Don’t overthink it. The pattern on the bed spread is what will [...]

Adairs Newest Range- Our top picks

By |2019-02-12T16:43:01+10:00May 8th, 2018|DIY, Furniture Inspiration, Home Improvements, Home Staging General Interest, Home Staging Tips, Selling Your Home, Styling Furniture|

Adairs is the go to store if you're looking for pieces for your home to finish it off beautifully. With a variety of luxe bedding options, accessories, décor items, towelling etc, Adairs is a one stop shop. Here are some of our top picks from their newest range for 2018.  Bedding The bedding at Adairs is great, there are so many different bed covers, throw rugs and cushions to choose from. Our advice, go in with an idea of what you want, otherwise it will make it difficult to choose between them all. Here at Foxy Home Staging we only use [...]

Pillow Talks Newest Range- Our top picks

By |2019-02-12T16:43:01+10:00May 1st, 2018|DIY, Furniture Inspiration, Home Improvements, Home Staging General Interest, Home Staging Tips, Selling Your Home, Styling Furniture|

Pillow Talk is one of our go to stores when decorating a home. They have a wide variety of bedding, throws, dinner wear, home décor, scatter cushions and furniture to choose from. The great thing about Pillow Talk is not only the selection of stock they carry but they constantly have sales and bring out new items regularly. Not that you need one, but another reason to shop at Pillow Talk is the quality of each item. Some items may cost you that little bit extra but you will get the best out of anything you buy. Below [...]

April 2018

How to Style your Pantry on a Budget

By |2019-02-12T16:43:01+10:00April 24th, 2018|DIY, Home Improvements, Home Staging General Interest, Home Staging Tips, Selling Your Home|

You're probably wondering why you would need to style your pantry when selling your home. Surely no one is going to look there right? Wrong. You'd be surprised at the amount of people who will open all of your cupboards to check for storage and space. If they see your cupboards are overflowing, they are going to assume there isn't enough storage space, this goes for the Pantry too. Rest easy, below is how to style your pantry on a budget.  Inside the Pantry Styling your pantry doesn’t have to be a difficult and expensive task, you may [...]

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