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
5 03, 2016

Home staging and updating a house stuck in Memory Lane

2016-03-05T22:17:34+00:00

This was a wonderful project to work on. Updating a house that has not been altered in any way for many years - whatever the reason - is really rewarding, especially when the homeowner is ready to make those changes, and allows you a free-rein, within an agreed budget. The purpose of the update was to help to sell the house, but an added bonus for the homeowner was the amount of decluttering that I helped him with, which will make his move [...]

Home staging and updating a house stuck in Memory Lane 2016-03-05T22:17:34+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
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
6 11, 2013

One-day Home Staging in Brocton, Staffordshire

2013-11-07T15:40:54+00:00

This one-day home staging project was initiated by an Estate Agent - John German in Staffordshire. They needed good photographs of a lovely house for sale in Brocton, and were delighted with the results: "Thank you for your very pleasant and prompt service, I know our clients were most impressed." Paul Barnes.   And the homeowners commented "Many thanks for today, it was lovely to meet you and I have really enjoyed watching an ‘expert’ in action. The photos are fabulous."  They [...]

One-day Home Staging in Brocton, Staffordshire 2013-11-07T15:40:54+00:00
23 10, 2013

Home Makeover – making an unusual colour scheme work

2013-10-23T14:05:06+00:00

My client wanted me to finish what he had already started - and he'd already chosen the colour scheme.  He had strong yellows, oranges, and pale pastel blues throughout the house, which wasn't working well together. The easiest way to resolve this was for me to add a stronger blue, and combine blue, yellow and orange into the artwork in the rooms. It's difficult to find suitable artwork in unusual schemes, so I employed a local Nottingham artist (Pete Spowage) [...]

Home Makeover – making an unusual colour scheme work 2013-10-23T14:05:06+00:00
23 10, 2013

“Please help me to sell my house, I hate it”

2013-10-23T11:09:18+00:00

"Please help me to sell my house" said my new client on the phone. (The first sentence she ever said to me.)  And the second one was "I hate it and I have to move!" That was the first and only time I have had a client confess they really hate their home, and I felt like she meant it. Lots of clients "hate" a room, or a wardrobe or a colour, and would "like" to move, but this was really extreme. [...]

“Please help me to sell my house, I hate it” 2013-10-23T11:09:18+00:00
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