The Upstylist

Interiors & Property Stylist

Upstyling to Live

Growing up, my parents used to surprise us by changing rooms - swapping the living for the dining or vice versa, mixing up pieces here and there - they swore by the fact that a change was as good as a holiday! Clearly, this little adage has rubbed off on me too. Sometimes, a simple change - for example, rotating the dining table, new cushions in surprising colours, an indoor plant or two - can provide a new lease on life at home. 

So many people shrug off having to focus on their homes, saying that it is expensive, a luxury, something only achievable on those home renovation television shows or that they would rather wait; until they own their own home, their kids have grown, or for when they have more time on their hands. To these people, I say - let me help! Styling your home need not be a chore. The benefits to having a functional, organised, beautiful space is that it feels good and does wonders for the soul. It can be achieved on a budget without having to look like a (insert: swedish furniture conglomerate) showroom. Take a peek at some of the spaces I have styled - while some may not be your cup of tea, appreciate that each person's tastes are different.

I work with my clients to understand what it is they are after, or make suggestions of my own. A pair of fresh (professional) eyes can totally transform a space.  

The gist of it: 

I cannot emphasise enough how important it is to have a functional, organised space that feels beautiful at the same time - gamechanger. 

How much does it cost?

Step 1 - Design Board

If you would like to invest in some new pieces for your home but have no idea where to start, then this might be enough to set you on the right track. I start by attending your home for an initial consultation or alternatively, we can connect over the phone or email. We talk through what you want to achieve in your space and how you want it to feel. We discuss different styles, the use and impact of colour and things you are drawn to. I then get back to you with an Design Board. This is something that showcases ideas for your space, from couches and tables to soft furnishings. Think of it as a carefully curated guide tailored to your requirements. It will allow you to visualise what your space can look and feel like.  This service starts at $400. 

Step 2 - Complete Upstyle

Quick and simple or detailed and intensive. This expands on the Design Board and allows me to start the actual process of styling your home. There is no cookie cutter price list, but I do aim to work within what your budget allows.