Bowerbird - 3 property styling myths (busted!)

3 property styling myths (busted!)

Selling your home can be both exciting and overwhelming – in equal measure. There are so many things to think about too, that often, property styling falls to the bottom of the to-do list. While there are myriad factors that contribute to a vendor’s apprehension when it comes to property styling, there are three that we hear time and time again.

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The importance of texture for winter styling

Well, it’s fair to say that the weather has well and truly turned here in Australia. It’s, well, freezing! So just like we add another layer of clothing to our wardrobes in an effort to stay warm during winter – incorporating layers of texture into our homes is also super important during the chilly season. Not only do we conflate texture with cosiness (a big win during winter!), but texture also adds visual interest to your home, too.

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Bowerbird - Bowerbird – 3 simple styling tips to try this weekend

3 simple styling tips to try this weekend (and one to avoid)

With winter on our doorsteps, many of us are embracing the opportunity to huddle indoors and hibernate from the cold. But aside from having the perfect excuse to cosy up on the couch with a mug of hot chocolate – winter is also a great time to give your home a little extra TLC – especially if you’re looking to sell your home in the near future.

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Bowerbird - The Rise of Property Stylists

Industry Talk: The rise of property stylists

At BOWERBIRD, we talk a lot about the value of property styling when it comes to selling your home. But we’re not the only ones! Our friend, Ben Collier, recently shared an article exploring the rise of property stylists across the industry – and we were so thrilled with the findings, we couldn’t wait to share the insights with our BOWERBIRD family, too.

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What to expect when you meet with a property stylist

Selling your home is exciting, but it sure comes with a lot of uncertainty, huh? We’re always conscious of this at BOWERBIRD, which is why we try to make our process as transparent and stress-free as possible. If you’re thinking of using property stylists, here’s what to expect at your first appointment.

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Does your home pass the Whatsapp test?

With a purchase as big as a house, it stands to reason that you’d want a second opinion before you go all in. For this reason, prospective buyers will often send back photos from viewings for an assessment from their family and friends. At BOWERBIRD, we call this the Whatsapp test – and getting a good score can certainly make or break a sale! Here’s how to make sure your home looks just as beautiful with an iPhone camera as it does in the ad.   Lights, camera, action Lighting is perhaps the most important ingredient to an amazing photo. Open up your doors, windows and shutters/curtains to let lots of natural light stream in. Failing that, choose bright compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) or light emitting diodes (LEDs). You don’t want to skimp on good quality light bulbs – a dark, dingy photo is hard to come back from. Paint...

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Styled To Sell Workshop: Key Takeaways

There we were, on the eve of our inaugural “Styled to sell workshop” – team prepped and briefed, stations set up, furniture and props ready to go. We were absolutely pumped to have some of our clients, followers and supporters take part in our workshop. Designed to be intimate and hands-on, we wanted to share some insider tips and tricks, a low-down on our 2019 Design Direction, and usage of our colour palettes as practical takeaways that could be implemented by our attendees, right away. And so we got stuck in, and it went a little something like this:

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BOWERBIRD Space Crush: La Porte Space

Have you been searching for a little slice of luxurious scandinavian charm in the heart of Sydney? Well, look no further – La Porte Space is the place! This little slice of heaven has it all, but also nothing at all.   Let us explain: La Porte Space is a hub for creatives (or anyone who appreciates seriously beautiful aesthetics). It houses luxury office suites, retail, photographic studios, a wellness centre AND also acts as an empty space for events and creative endeavours. A spatial blank canvas of sorts. Just imagine the space hosting fashion shows, brand showings, product launches, cocktail parties, media dinners and corporate events.     The creative oasis was created when a 1930’s heritage building in Rosebery was recently transformed into a forum style sanctuary with a stunning minimal light colour scheme. A scandinavian influence means the interiors feature white walls and ceilings creating an airy open...

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9 questions you’ll want to ask your property stylist

Meeting with your property styling consultant for the first time should be an easy, comfortable experience. At BOWERBIRD, property styling starts with a free consultation, where we meet you at your property to assess your home and start formulating a vision for styling your property. To get the most out of your appointment, and have that extra boost of confidence, here are 9 questions to ask your property styling consultant.

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It’s all material: what your choice of fabric says about your home

  Too often home sellers are preoccupied solely with how their home looks.   While that’s very important (and why property styling services like BOWERBIRD work), you also can’t forget how a home feels. Your choice of fabric says a lot about you and your home. Are you comfy and casual? Or structured and luxe? And, importantly, what impression do your furnishings give your potential home buyers? Here are the most commonly used fabrics in interior decorating and how to use them.   Wool Wool is warm, inviting and comforting. For property styling, it’s the perfect choice in winter. It’s also very easy to work with. Woollen upholstery and rugs can last for decades with the right care. It holds its shape well – try artfully draping chunky woollen throws over furniture to create depth and texture.   Cotton Light, airy and heat-resistant, cotton is a godsend for styling properties...

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How to make your home feel like a hotel

  You know that feeling when you arrive at your clean, spacious hotel room and all your problems seem to melt away? If you’re selling a property, you’d do well to recreate that feeling of luxurious relaxation. After all, who doesn’t want to be reminded of a holiday when they’re at home? Here are some hacks that will make your buyers want to stay – for life!   Modern stylings You’d be hard-pressed to find a luxury hotel with decor right out of the Seventies. If your home needs an upgrade, don’t focus on fleeting trends, but classic investment pieces with clean lines and rich but simple colours. Elegance never goes out of style!   Clear that clutter Have you ever been in a cluttered hotel room? There’s a good reason why not – too much “stuff” is overwhelming, instantly heightening stress levels. Instead, make sure each piece you select...

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