There are several steps that go into the process of property styling. Firstly, a stylist will visit the property to understand the space and take measurements. In an initial consultation a property stylist can advise on change recommendations for the home prior to the installation of the staging furniture. These suggestions, when applicable, include relocating furniture, decluttering, and renovation updates (e.g. paint colours, flooring choices and window fixtures). Proceeding this, a stylist will put together a detailed and personalised proposal and quote based off the staging needs for each specific property. Once the quote has been accepted, the stylist will carefully source and prepare the correct furnishings and décor items to suit the home.
Typically there are two options for property staging. There is ‘partial styling’ where the stylist will use the client’s existing furniture and incorporate it in the overall design before bringing in the hired furniture. Alternatively, there is the option of ‘full styling’ where a vacant property will be fully furnished and styled.
On ‘install day’ the stylist will implement these furnishings, décor items, artworks, greenery, and soft furnishings. Focusing on the ‘elements of design’ these details add textures, colour, shape and layers, creating a warm and inviting space. A stylist understands that for the vendor, selling their home can be a stressful and emotional time and therefore the stylist strives to make this a smooth and efficient process, considering all the logistics to give the vendors a carefree experience.
Once the property has been successfully sold, the stylist will liaise with the agent and/or the owner to organise a time to remove the staging.