5 03, 2016

Show Home before and after photographs

2016-03-05T17:55:47+00:00

Everyone loves to see my show home before and after photographs, so here goes:          

Show Home before and after photographs 2016-03-05T17:55:47+00:00
5 03, 2016

Show Home Styling

2016-03-05T22:15:04+00:00

Show Home styling is all about presenting the space to appeal to all potential buyers - on the lowest budget possible.  I was asked which of the three upper level apartments I would choose to style as the show home, and whilst other designers chose the largest, most straightforward apartment, I went for the most awkward - and got the job!             This was my client's response to the show home styling: See what the apartment [...]

Show Home Styling 2016-03-05T22:15:04+00:00
10 02, 2016

Hear me and my client on the radio, discussing a good declutter!

2016-03-05T10:53:47+00:00

  BBC Radio Derby I was recently interviewed on BBC Radio Derby by Sally Pepper.  One of my current clients was invited to join us, as the subject was decluttering - the effect it can have on your home and the lives of your family.  My client Wendy was happy to discuss the effect it had already had on her family, even though we're only halfway through the project.  She is determined to teach her two small girls [...]

Hear me and my client on the radio, discussing a good declutter! 2016-03-05T10:53:47+00:00
7 01, 2016

Top Ten Declutter Tips

2016-01-07T18:55:32+00:00

My Top 10 Declutter Tips: 1. Don’t follow all the latest “guaranteed” Declutter trends – for example over one month, declutter one item on the first day, two on the second, three on the third etc.  Just get serious, and commit to doing a thorough job. 2. When planning a declutter, allow twice as much time as you think you will need – at least.  Otherwise, you probably won’t finish the project completely, which can just add to the problem. [...]

Top Ten Declutter Tips 2016-01-07T18:55:32+00:00
3 10, 2015

Home Staging Derbyshire

2016-03-15T23:54:24+00:00

These are the Home Staging "Before" and "After" photographs for the property I recently wrote about in my blog: "Darley Abbey Makeover." My aim was to connect the inside of the house with the outside.  The garden is so beautiful that the house needed lightening and brightening to match. UPDATE: This house sold within a week! See the link below to the report in the Derby Telegraph. 17 Folley Road, Darley Abbey. Derby. The Living Room... before. [...]

Home Staging Derbyshire 2016-03-15T23:54:24+00:00
1 10, 2015

Darley Abbey Makeover

2016-03-15T18:42:46+00:00

I was so lucky with the weather during this makeover in Darley Abbey, Derby. The sun shone on the beautiful garden every time I needed inspiration for the house! The property is located in a lovely peaceful area, and the garden is stunning - designed and developed by the homeowner, who is an arboriculturalist, (tree specialist), so you can imagine the variety of trees and plants on show all year round. The décor in the house itself was a little tired, but after the makeover of course it is [...]

Darley Abbey Makeover 2016-03-15T18:42:46+00:00
24 06, 2015

Unique Home Makeover Wedding Gift Service

2016-03-05T11:10:04+00:00

Give the happy couple a perfect start to their new life together. What an amazing Wedding Gift - a Home Makeover. Whether they are moving into an empty new home, one moving into the other's home, renting, or already living together, what couple wouldn't benefit from a home makeover? The start of their married lives is the perfect time for them to get organised, have adequate storage for their amalgamated posessions, set each room out to suit their lifestyle, understand the [...]

Unique Home Makeover Wedding Gift Service 2016-03-05T11:10:04+00:00
18 01, 2015

BBC Radio Derby interview – Decluttering and social media

2016-03-05T11:17:06+00:00

I had great fun yesterday on Aleena Naylor's show, chatting about de-cluttering and how trendy it is becoming on social media. The latest trend is an accumulator - declutter one item from your house on the first day... two on the second... three on the third...for a month, and you should lose 465 items from your home in this way! And recording it on Facebook ensures you stay on track! We also discussed why more people are becoming aware of [...]

BBC Radio Derby interview – Decluttering and social media 2016-03-05T11:17:06+00:00
30 11, 2014

Christmas decorations – a guide to stress-free decorating

2014-11-30T13:34:07+00:00

In order to understand how to choose the right Christmas decorations for your own home, we need to look back in time a little – to the Victorians. They took their inspiration from nature – their gardens or nearby woods. They used fir trees and collected greenery, holly, pinecones and berries.  They covered their windowsills and mantelpieces with it, hung it over their artwork, and created wreaths and garlands.  (“Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly” as the carol goes!) [...]

Christmas decorations – a guide to stress-free decorating 2014-11-30T13:34:07+00:00
5 04, 2014

One day home staging in Coventry

2014-07-24T14:46:40+00:00

Just one day of shopping and one day of home staging made a huge difference to the appeal of this home. My client borrowed some basic furniture from friends, and I took everything else with me. The estate agents were amazed, and increased the asking price of the house immediately!  My client said: "WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I love it, the place looks amazing. You have really bought out the best in the place and the colour schemes are gorgeous.  You were right about [...]

One day home staging in Coventry 2014-07-24T14:46:40+00:00
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