Alexandra and Meredith are the stylist mother-daughter team behind The Style Dept., a boutique Brisbane-based property styling and interior decoration company. With a passion for creating sizzling real estate listings and beautiful homes, they go above and beyond to ensure your property makes an impact when it hits the market and beyond.
Backed by formal interior design qualifications, a keen eye for stylish interiors and an all-encompassing ‘people first’ policy that drives everything they do, Meredith and Alexandra combine their individual skills to expertly guide you through the property styling process, whether it be for a pre-sale stage, interior decoration project or basic de-clutter.
Briefly describe the work of The Style Dept. It’s inviting and stylish (of course!) with a respect for core design principles like composition and scale.
How would you describe your personal style? Classic neutrals with a hint of bohemia. I can’t get enough of textural natural materials in my work, wardrobe and home.
What’s the best part of being a property stylist? When those real estate pictures hit the web — seeing all of your hard work professionally shot on a slick real estate listing is priceless.
Favourite colour? White, for its purity and endless versatility.
Favourite magazine? Gourmet Traveller. Incredible restaurant reviews, stunning photography and the most delectable recipes. Now, to actually attempt some of them…
Favourite place you’ve travelled to and what tops your current travel bucket list? The Greek Islands – I loved every second I was in Mykonos and Santorini. The current travel dream is to get myself to Mexico!
What are your guilty pleasures? A glass or two of Knappstein Riesling and Diptyque beauty products.
Briefly describe the work of The Style Dept. It’s always strategic and market-savvy, liveable and atmospheric.
How would you describe your personal style? Classic, elegant style but with a twist (to make it interesting). I’m also a ‘details’ person who loves the little extras.
What’s the best part of being a property stylist? Working with furnishings and homewares (what’s not to love?). Also when we’re told that one of our properties sold above reserve or market value.
Favourite colour? I love black and white, but blue just edges them out (indigo, cornflower, duck egg…sigh…).
Favourite magazine? That’s like being asked to choose your favourite child! Food and interiors mags are all winners, especially those with creative photography and layouts.
Favourite place you’ve travelled to and what tops your current travel bucket list? Paris. (A chopper flight over The Whitsundays was special too.) Two top the future list — Italy and the Nakasendo trail in Japan.
What’s your guilty pleasure? No guilt here, but plenty of pleasures — Champagne, lazy lunches at The Spirit House, The Good Wife, Mt Tamborine in winter, weekend mornings in bed with the paper and freshly-brewed coffee, and Instagram (way too much Instagram).