Clare's Home - Before & After

Clare’s Home – Before & After

Styled to Sell in July 2012


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This home had an amazing amount of outdoor entertaining areas to be styled for sale. It basically had some good furniture pieces and a neutral colour palette. At my initial free interior design consultation I met with the owner and later spoke with the Real Estate Agent and it was established that a professional couple or young family would most likely purchase this property and we all agreed that the home would definitely benefit from styling to sell. My interior design brief was to change the outdated furniture and remove the larger heavy pieces of furniture and to add some sophistication along with functionality to the home so buyers could see how to best use the interior spaces.

The design challenge in this home makeover was the home was on 3 levels and as you entered the home I wasn’t sure which way to head, importantly as part of the planning of the interior design I directed the traffic to the main part of the house with a very large and bright original artwork, painted especially for this design brief. Another design challenge was this home had 4 bedrooms and was missing the addition a separate family room. The owners had a red lounge which I moved into the separate dining room and with the additional of a large fun artwork above the lounge it became a family room area, the artwork really helped to give the family room area as much impact as possible. The colour palette was continued from the main lounge room through to the dining/family room and out onto the front deck, all flowing seamlessly

I also chose other original artworks from my collection and painted 2 new artworks to suit the interior scheme. In the bedrooms I used fresh and fun design palette for the children’s rooms to continue the fun designer theme. Also, the interior design included lots of fun cushions, fresh white bed linens, new lounge room furniture and accessories.

I wanted to create through interior design a fresh summer space where buyers could imagine themselves on the deck having a BBQ on a summer’s day after a dip in the fabulous pool and this achieved with the use of fun bright cushions candles and greenery.

Everybody loves a home interior that flows from the interior to the outside seamlessly.

Please enjoy the before and after photos as interior design is what I love to do!

WHAT THE OWNER SAID ABOUT STYLING TO SELL – “Hi Meshell, Had two friends around to have a look at the styling ….. They also love it! Great Job, Thanks Clare.

Interior Designer: Meshell Johnson – Principal of Meshell Pty Limited

Artist: Meshell Johnson

Meshell Johnson

0410 189 556

Artist Studio Avalon Beach Stylist Warehouse Warriewood

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Photography By:
Ken Greeff