September 2023

Home Staging: Appeal to a Broader Market

By |2023-09-05T12:49:14+10:00September 5th, 2023|Behind The Scenes, Business of Staging, Home Make Over, Vacant Home Staging|

Appeal to a Broader Market This week we’re going to look at how home staging and a touch of renovations can work wonders in helping your property appeal to a broader market. We’ll have a look at an example property, a 3-bedroom apartment right by the Brisbane River at Kangaroo Point. And we'll chat about some simple changes that can transform a property. Renovations 12 weeks ago we had a consultation with the owners of this property at Kangaroo Point. Phoebe noted that the carpets and older paint job significantly aged the property. [...]

April 2018

Do’s and Don’ts for Feature Walls

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

Feature walls are an amazing way to add colour, depth and texture to your living room or bedroom. You can use different colours or even patterns to brighten up the room. It’s also a quick, easy and affordable way to make the inside of your home stand out. Do’s - Whatever colour or pattern you are going to use for your feature wall, make sure it’s going to compliment the rest of the room/ home - Use the accent wall as your feature. This generally should be the first wall you see as you walk in the room, [...]

March 2018

Top 5 Winter Throws and Where to Get Them

By |2019-02-12T16:43:02+10:00March 27th, 2018|Colour Inspiration, DIY, Home Improvements, Home Staging General Interest, Home Staging Tips|

Throw rugs are commonly used for styling a bed and adding a pop of colour but they also come in handy for those cool winter nights that are just around the corner. Here are our top 5 winter throws that are amazing for both styling and keeping warm. Mustard is one of those colours that you don’t need a lot of in a room to make it stand out. This knit throw looks amazing in a monochrome styled room. A matching mustard pillow will add just the right amount of brightness to your bedroom. From: Adairs   This [...]

February 2018

Styling a Coffee Table

By |2019-02-12T16:43:03+10:00February 20th, 2018|Colour Inspiration, DIY, Home Improvements, Home Staging General Interest, Home Staging Tips, Styling Furniture|

Coffee tables are an important feature in your living room and when it comes to styling it’s ideal that they not only look good but they also have functionality.   Height One of the key things to remember when styling your coffee table is to use different levels of height. With a combination of vases and flowers, accessories, candles and books you can create the perfect look for you coffee table. By using something vertical such as a tall vase, something horizontal like a book and an object to bridge the gap is the perfect way to add [...]

How to Dress a Bedroom with a Throw

By |2019-02-12T16:43:03+10:00February 13th, 2018|Colour Inspiration, DIY, Home Improvements, Home Staging General Interest, Home Staging Tips, Styling Furniture|

Dressing your bedroom with a throw rug is one of the easiest ways you can make your bedroom look fabulous with minimal cost and effort. As simple as it is, there are many ways in which this can be done. The Messier the Better A lot of people think that styling with a throw means that it must be perfectly folded and perfectly placed on the end of the bed however, they look just as amazing casually draped off the corner of the bed.   Neat and Tidy If your someone who prefers the tidier look than this [...]

January 2018

Design Trends for 2018- What You Need to Know

By |2019-02-12T16:43:04+10:00January 2nd, 2018|Colour Inspiration, Furniture Inspiration, Home Staging General Interest, Home Staging Tips, Selling Your Home, Styling Furniture|

In our last blog post we revisited some of the biggest hits & misses of 2017. So in the spirit of the New Year, today's post will explore the upcoming design trends for 2018. Japandi: Japandi is a new style that designers seem to think will take over 2018. It borrows the ideas of traditional Japanese design but also crosses over with the rustic casual look of the Scandinavian style. Unlike Scandi, Japandi embraces statement furniture in darker tones such as walnut, charcoal or dark oak stained tones. Wabi Sabi: You would be forgiven for thinking that we have made this term [...]

March 2017

How To Stage A Kids Bedroom

By |2019-02-12T16:43:09+10:00March 13th, 2017|DIY, Home Staging Tips|

A few months back, our little family did something crazy! It was the first time I have ever felt truly stressed. We moved house. We upgraded from a cozy, three bedroom house, to a gigantic, five bedroom home, in a neighborhood two suburbs over. Not such an amazing feat? Well, we decided that the perfect time to do this was when I was 32 weeks pregnant and with an 18 month old in tow. Whilst in the haze of packing, when my toddler was not so helpfully unpacking every box I packed, I remember thinking how much harder it would be [...]

February 2017

Don’t Forget To Stage The Guestroom!

By |2019-02-12T16:43:15+10:00February 20th, 2017|DIY, Home Staging Tips|

Bedrooms are one of my favourite rooms to stage in the home. This is because all bedrooms stick to the same guidelines, they need the same furniture and they are all similar size. This makes bedrooms relatively quick and easy to stage. It is important though, to give each room the attention it deserves. You would be forgiven for dedicating a large amount of time to staging the master bedroom and de-cluttering the kids’ rooms. But bedroom 3, is just important. It’s where Nan will sleep when she babysits, it’s where the ring-ins can bunk at Christmas or possibly, a [...]

Staging A Small Bedroom

By |2019-02-12T16:43:16+10:00February 6th, 2017|DIY, Home Staging Tips|

If there is a space inside the home that most people have a problem presenting well, it would be the room that isn’t quite big enough for a bedroom, but too big for a home office. A lot of houses have them. We will call it the small bedroom. We will call it this, because, as your real estate agent should tell you, this awkward space should be presented as a bedroom. Why? Because, when it comes to sale price, bedrooms equate to money. So, today, I thought we could tackle staging a small bedroom. The other day, I came [...]

January 2017

Styling Your Bedside Table

By |2019-02-12T16:43:16+10:00January 23rd, 2017|DIY, Home Staging Tips|

All too often, the bedside table is used as a dumping ground for books, remnants of midnight snacks and boring alarm clocks. Looking over at my nightstand, it is adorned with an empty baby bottle, a toy dinosaur and Canadian travel books. Obviously, the bedside table is a very functional piece of furniture. Nevertheless, when staging your home for sale, it also needs to be presented stylishly. So today, I’m going to share with you a few styling tricks that will transform your little table into a well-styled, balanced space. Your newly styled bedside table will reflect your design aesthetic, and will be [...]

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