Moving is stressful, and no one knows better than me. In the list of life’s stressors, it’s up there with death and divorce, and so when I embarked upon my sixteenth house move last week, I decided to jot down a few tips to avoid meltdown.
After the shock of 2020, a “less is more” approach to life is gaining traction. Most of us are seeking a lifestyle that is kinder to us and kinder to the environment.
There’s nothing particularly avant garde about the popularity of Boho Chic in Australia – especially in coastal enclaves, where the culture lends itself to a more natural, laid-back look – nevertheless, it’s interesting to watch its popularity spread to urban areas.
Pink now represents compassion, nurturing and love, and is, thankfully, losing its gender overtones of the 50s. That’s why we’re seeing it in every room of the house and designers are embracing its shades for campaigns and feminism to depict strength.
Chucking out your unwanted possessions or furniture that won’t fit in your next property is not only a no-brainer from a sales perspective, it endears you to your stylist if you are using one. By removing the rubbish you’ve accumulated over the years and reorganising what items you decide to keep, you create a cleaner, calmer space for your buyers to assess your home or investment property during their thirty-minute inspection.
In larger properties, your property stylist will usually dedicate a space or bedroom to create an office. That’s not as easy in smaller homes or apartments, but where there’s a will, there’s a way, and you’d be surprised by the creativity of home offices I’ve witnessed and the tiny spaces a desk has been squeeze into.
A collaborative relationship with the trades and professionals that guide you through the sales process is paramount to the success of your campaign.
“Black is the new black” for one very good reason – the colour never dates. As a result of its versatility, black has been employed in the styling of interiors throughout time and in every conceivable style of decor. Used as an accent, black can be used in any style of room – from Hamptons…
While it may look easy to craft a neutral scheme that looks effortless when it is finished, there is a fine art to getting it right. And success has a lot to do with texture and layering.
One of the main priorities for buyers when they choose their new home us storage. We lead busy lives and the functionalism of a property is essential to our modern lifestyle.