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
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
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
21 10, 2013

‘I need you to stage my home again please!’

2013-11-08T13:32:47+00:00

"Stage my home again please!" A previous client sent me this message - I had already helped her to sell her house within days during the previous year, and now she was on the move again. Knowing how beneficial the service had been, she had no doubts about calling me for a second time. (There's a link to her first house at the end of this page.) This time, she had learnt from her previous mistakes (mainly involving mixing the wrong colours together) [...]

‘I need you to stage my home again please!’ 2013-11-08T13:32:47+00:00
21 10, 2013

One-day staging a house in Chester – a four bed property

2013-10-21T14:52:17+00:00

Staging a house can be done in one day, given the right circumstances. It's best (but not always necessary) to have a consultation first, so all the plans can be made and the homeowners can do some of the preparation beforehand if they would like to keep costs down. Then I can come for one day, style the house room by room, and take the photos when the light is right. In my next example, horses are very important to this family, and they [...]

One-day staging a house in Chester – a four bed property 2013-10-21T14:52:17+00:00
20 10, 2013

House makeover in Northampton – reclaiming the dining room

2013-10-20T17:31:02+00:00

A house makeover and declutter in Northampton. This family was undergoing some major changes - the twins were leaving for university, which meant that the parents could reclaim the dining room back, as it had become a 'temporary' bedroom for over a year. There was a strong possibility that the house would soon be going on the market, so every decision we made took this into account. Before - the living room After - white paint in [...]

House makeover in Northampton – reclaiming the dining room 2013-10-20T17:31:02+00:00
20 10, 2013

Declutter project in Derby – children’s toys in EVERY room!

2013-10-20T16:40:02+00:00

The majority of this declutter project in Derby involved sorting the children's toys and condensing them to a few rooms in the house instead of every room. Seriously, children do not need to take over every room in the house. Many parents keep something in each room on purpose, to entertain them with, but it doesn't make their lives easier after all because they never have any calm, uncluttered spaces to relax in. They aren't teaching their children the valuable lesson [...]

Declutter project in Derby – children’s toys in EVERY room! 2013-10-20T16:40:02+00:00
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