October 2020

Seeing Problems as Opportunities

By |2020-10-15T12:39:34+10:00October 14th, 2020|Business of Staging|

If you’ve ever had to face an unhappy or dissatisfied client, you know the feeling. The stress and pressure that arises during these situations is enough to discourage some people from staging altogether. But it does not have to be this way. All it takes is some mindset adjustment. We at Foxy believe it is all about perspective. What some view as problems, we see as opportunities. Opportunities to learn and grow, but more importantly to get more business referrals, strengthen relationships and ultimately build reputation. We will share with you 3 positive outcomes that we [...]

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 [...]

September 2020

Does Home Staging Actually Work?

By |2020-09-24T09:34:54+10:00September 23rd, 2020|Business of Staging, Uncategorized|

I can already hear what you’re thinking… ‘Ugh, of course you are going to say it does, you work for a home staging business. You are biased.’ --- Well guess what. And by ‘research’ I don’t mean a 2 minute google search. Oh no. I wanted to get to the bottom of this. Over the last week I secretly dedicated more than 20 hours of my office time to delve deep into this topic, without anyone at Foxy knowing. It’s not that I was doing it behind their back. I just wanted to keep my [...]

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 [...]

How to Remove Wallpaper

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

Wallpaper always seems like a good idea at the time and although it can look amazing, it’s a pain to remove. Here are some tips and pointers for removing that unwanted wallpaper. You will need:  Bucket  Paint tray  Paint roller  Drop sheet for the floor  Gloves  Scraper  Steamer  Stirrer  Water  Wire brush  Chemical remover Steamer Method Ensure that before you start all the electrical points are covered with tape and you have placed your drop sheet on the floor. Press the steamer paddle against the wall for [...]

How to De Clutter Your Kitchen for Sale

By |2019-02-12T16:43:03+10:00March 13th, 2018|DIY, Home Improvements, Home Staging General Interest, Home Staging Tips, Selling Your Home, The Real Estate Life|

The kitchen seems to be the place where everyone stores things that aren’t particularly meant to be in the kitchen. Whether it’s your handbag, paper work or the kids have just dumped their stuff on the kitchen bench, we are all guilty of this. While you’re living there it can be practical but when selling your house, we need to de clutter.   The Fridge It’s time to take off those fridge magnets, remove photos, calendars and the pictures the kids drew at school. Have the fridge bare with nothing personal on it and give the outside a [...]

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

Interior Design or Property Styling??

By |2019-02-12T16:43:04+10:00January 30th, 2018|Furniture Inspiration, Home Improvements, Home Staging General Interest, Home Staging Tips, Selling Your Home|

A lot of people believe ‘interior designer’ and ‘property stylist’ are similar names for the same profession. Both involve setting up interiors of homes and using beautifying methods, but there are some fundamental differences you should know when you’re thinking about preparing your house for the market. So who should you use and what are the differences between Interior Design and Property Styling? What is Interior Design? Interior design is the art and science of understanding people’s behavioural patterns to create functional spaces for them. Interior designers apply their technical skills to provide an environment that matches a [...]

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 [...]

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