13 03, 2017

Handbag Clutter discussion on BBC Radio Derby


  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 Derby2017-03-13T11:57:35+00:00
19 05, 2016

Snakes Alive! Derby Telegraph article about my worst home nightmare discoveries!


Today, the Derby Telegraph published a double page article on some of the problems I discover when I'm called-in to help to prepare a house for sale: Derby Telegraph article Here's the full article: Home horrors that need fixing before you can sell your property VIOLENT violet on the walls, terrifying tarantulas in the spare bedroom and psychedelic swirls on the living room carpet. It's enough to put off the most enthusiastic house buyer. And this is why people [...]

Snakes Alive! Derby Telegraph article about my worst home nightmare discoveries!2016-05-22T17:24:05+00:00
15 03, 2016

Derby Telegraph report: “Sold in a week!”


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


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 Day2016-03-15T23:55:59+00:00
10 02, 2016

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


  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
1 10, 2015

Darley Abbey Makeover


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 Makeover2016-03-15T18:42:46+00:00
18 01, 2015

BBC Radio Derby interview – Decluttering and social media


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 media2016-03-05T11:17:06+00:00
26 10, 2012

Low cost home makeover tips


I was recently invited to Grand Designs Live in Birmingham, to talk about a home makeover and how to keep costs down, whether you're selling your home or want to enjoy living in it. Me, at the NEC.   Here's a summary of what you need to consider carefully when you're planning a home makeover, in order to keep the costs down as much as possible. (See other blog entries in the category "Makeover -tips" for more details of items [...]

Low cost home makeover tips2013-09-23T15:35:54+00:00
1 09, 2012

Hear me on the radio!!


I was on BBC Radio Derby again this week!  This time talking about presenting your home for sale - how a messy bedroom can take £8,000 off the price of the home etc. Here's the link to the show:http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/p00wv65p  My slot starts 14 minutes 44 seconds into the show. This is the article that we were discussing on the show:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2192259/Messy-bedroom-knocks-8-000-house-value.html

Hear me on the radio!!2013-09-21T10:56:08+00:00
3 08, 2012

Grand Designs


Guess who's been invited to talk in the Interiors Theatre at Grand Designs Live this year?? Me!! I've got 45 minutes on stage, and will discuss "Home Makeovers on a Budget!"  Come along and ask some questions - I'd prefer it to be interactive!! I will cover makeovers for selling ("home staging"), and makeovers to just improve your home and how you live in it. Decluttering and redesign on a budget... See the link: http://www.granddesignslive.com/experts/home-stylers/

Grand Designs2013-09-27T08:36:17+00:00
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