13 03, 2017

Handbag Clutter discussion on BBC Radio Derby

2017-03-13T11:57:35+00:00

  So, what do you carry in your handbag?  Just what you need for the trip you are taking today, or months and months of accumulated "stuff" that just weighs you down? This is the topic up for discussion on BBC Radio Derby this morning. If you have a handbag clutter problem, the best advice I can give is for you to start fresh. Spend a few minutes thinking about your normal day to day life. Lots of things will [...]

Handbag Clutter discussion on BBC Radio Derby 2017-03-13T11:57:35+00:00
24 08, 2016

Small Showhome in Nottingham – low budget, high impact

2017-02-01T19:34:42+00:00

My brief for this Showhome in Nottingham was to produce the biggest impact on the smallest budget. As usual! With careful planning and design, considering the needs of any potential buyers, within two weeks of my initial consultation, this was the result. The developer was delighted - and I quote - "Looking great, I have to say!  You have done a great job.  The flat has a lovely feel, I am delighted, and it's such a pleasure to work with someone who delivers [...]

Small Showhome in Nottingham – low budget, high impact 2017-02-01T19:34:42+00:00
15 03, 2016

Derby Telegraph report: “Sold in a week!”

2016-03-15T23:44:36+00:00

This was the second article in the Derby Telegraph, relating to the makeover of this home in Derby - because it sold within the week!! http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/8203-Sold-week-Makeover-did-trick-Darley-Abbey/story-28018284-detail/story.html Derby Telegraph article summary: FIRST impressions count for property buyers as vendor Jonathan Oakes discovered. After having his Darley Abbey home restyled in preparation for an open day, his property sold within a week. Jonathan knew his bachelor pad, 17 Folly Road, needed "a woman's touch" so called in professional home stager Lynn Pick [...]

Derby Telegraph report: “Sold in a week!” 2016-03-15T23:44:36+00:00
15 03, 2016

Derby Telegraph report: Home is given makeover for Open Day

2016-03-15T23:55:59+00:00

This was the first article in the Derby Telegraph, relating to a property we staged in Derby.  The property sold within a week - so see the link to the follow-up article at the end of this page! http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Magical-makeover-spacious-family-home/story-27940377-detail/story.html#1 Daily Telegraph Article summary: See the difference: Darley Abbey home is given makeover for open day 17 Folly Road, Darley Abbey, is on the market after a stunning makeover WITH a name like Oakes, it was almost inevitable that Jonathan would become [...]

Derby Telegraph report: Home is given makeover for Open Day 2016-03-15T23:55:59+00:00
15 03, 2016

Home staging works again – SOLD!

2016-03-15T21:47:31+00:00

Yet another example of a happy client - Midge firmly believes that the home sold because of the Home Staging process.  We staged the house in December, so it was on the market over the worst time of year - but it still sold at the end of February! A text from a relieved client This home staging was completed on the lowest budget possible, and much of the furniture was there on a 'beg, steal or borrow' basis from friends and family. See [...]

Home staging works again – SOLD! 2016-03-15T21:47:31+00:00
5 03, 2016

Client reviews and recommendations

2016-06-24T20:05:52+00:00

I have received so many wonderful client reviews and recommendations recently... I wanted to share some with you: Peter, in Wolverhampton, wrote this on my facebook page: "I tried to sell my house for four months with no success and what little feedback I had hinted that the decor needed updating, come to think of it, they didn't hint, they were quite blunt about it.  Someone suggested I needed professional help, I think they meant a psychiatrist actually, but instead [...]

Client reviews and recommendations 2016-06-24T20:05:52+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
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
4 03, 2014

How to declutter your attic and keep it that way – in six easy steps

2016-03-05T11:32:44+00:00

How to declutter your attic - and keep it that way. I have had several cluttered attic projects this year, and although my clients needed help for different reasons (bereavement, planning to move home, general declutter), the attic declutter process has remained the same. There are some 'before' and 'after' photos of an attic at the end of this article. To declutter your attic and keep it that way in the future, work through these six steps: 1) Plan in advance. It [...]

How to declutter your attic and keep it that way – in six easy steps 2016-03-05T11:32:44+00:00
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