The consultation – our entry-level, information-based service is the perfect starting point for most Staging to Sell and Styling to Stay projects. “But what exactly is a consultation?” we hear you say? Today we answer all your consult-related queries, delving into exactly what’s involved, and how it could be the ideal way to kickstart your own styling journey.
So, what is a consultation?
Our consultations vary slightly depending on whether you’re selling, or staying.
The Pre-Sale Consultation
Pre-sale consultations involve a site visit and detailed written report with our recommendations on the best ways to present your home for sale. Remember, the way we live in our home and the way we sell our home are two very different beasts, so having a fresh set of professional eyes analyse your home from a marketing perspective is invaluable.
During a pre-sale consultation, we visit your property with our ‘buyer’s hat’ on! During a thorough site inspection, we will consider your home’s street appeal, your furnishings and whether they’re arranged optimally, and possible clutter, all the while pinpointing potential concerns buyers may have. We are armed with a range of insider tips and tricks that we will share, from clever ways to free up space in your living areas, to colour psychology, artwork placement and styling know-how. After our site inspection, which usually lasts around 90 minutes, we will email you a detailed written report with our findings – you can then implement our ideas in your own time before listing your home.
The Styling to Stay Consultation
Not selling? We offer two tiers of Styling to Stay consultations: Stage One, and Stage Two.
Stage One consultations are ideal for kicking off the decoration of your home if you’re tackling it yourself, but they’re also the way we begin every one of our Styling to Stay decoration projects. It’s easy to feel lost or overwhelmed when putting together an interior scheme from scratch, so having a professional visit your property, view your existing furniture and recommend a clear direction forward will take out a lot of the guesswork.
After viewing your home and having a detailed discussion about how you live in your home, your goals and budget for your interior, we spend several hours producing a customised visual concept board with a written description, which clearly communicates an overall aesthetic direction for your entire home (or just the room involved). We pinpoint primary materials, colours, patterns and accessory styles, and tell you how to achieve the look with balance and cohesion while providing a lifestyle base that truly reflects how YOU want to live.
Our Stage Two consultation is exactly the same, except we also specify paint colours, materials and finishes for clients who are undertaking a more involved interior refresh.
Our Pre-Sale Consultation and our Stage One Styling to Stay Consultation are both priced at just $350. Our Stage Two Styling to Stay Consult (which involve the additional colours and materials recommendations) is priced at $450.