I don't always share images on here of the residential projects I'm working on (as I have to respect the privacy of my clients homes), but I have full permission to throw these real estate images out there...as it's big my sister and brother in laws house. The former corner shop in the inner west (turned fancy/architectural masterpiece) went on the market a few days ago, and my sister employed me to help freshen the place up in the few weeks leading up to it. I have to admit, the house was already looking pretty amazing - decorated with a fairly minimalistic style, it still had that layer of general day to day clutter two children bring. We cleared the layer, and organised things such as: the painting of the exterior and interiors, professional cleaning of the beautiful concrete floors, and sanding/polishing of the lovely blonde timber floors in the bedrooms and hallway. I actually talked my sister out of spending up big on new furniture items. Instead, I encouraged them to spend money on soft furnishings such as fresh bed linen and cushions in the three bedrooms, and little things like luxurious towels for a pop of colour in the bathroom. A major decluttering, new blinds and rugs in the kids bedrooms, plus a large rug and cushions in the living room brought a polished warmth to the house. The garden was given a little spruce up (grass refreshed, hedges trimmed) and some outdoor furniture was purchased.
I was there with the real estate photographer to do some last minute touches for the camera...fingers crossed the campaign goes well, and I promise it's actually a house that appears even better in real life. Read more here.
I hope you all had a great weekend.