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  • Why do I need a Stylist or Home Designer?
    Most property owners do need some assistance just to spruce up their homes. Most home owners do just want some update to their living spaces. A change of lifestyle or just life changes.
  • Do you offer a home consult?
    We offer all kinds of styling and design options to suit. Whether you just need decluttering, some ideas using mood boards or a third eye to get that feeling into reality. We can walk you through budget options too so you wouldn't have to break the bank just to have a new home design.
  • What are your fees?
    Depending on your needs and requirements, not all style and design are the same. We will discuss with you options and packages. We also offer hourly design consultations for when you just need some ideas for a space, room or an entire project.
  • What styles do you specialise in?
    We style many types of home and it'll mostly depends on your individual needs. Designs must always suit your personality, your lifestyle, the area in which you live in and the type of home you have. Let us discuss what makes you happy.
  • I need help decluttering, can you help?
    We certainly can assist with decluttering as well as re-organising. A high percentage of homeowners do end up collecting more than their fair share of excess items throughout their lifetimes without realising it. Every item in the home has its place but it has to be in the right place.
  • I heard about Feng Shui, do you offer this service?
    We do offer a Feng Shui Consultation. Feng shui is essentially the interaction of humans and their environments. It enables you to influence these interacting energies to achieve specific life improvements. This influence is gained by positioning or designing your surroundings in harmony with principles of natural energy flow.
  • I am thinking of building and just need some design advise. Can you help?
    We certainly can. We do assist in layout design pre build and post build. Most popular builders have a layout that doesn't always sync with buyers and we do assist in these designs and styles.
  • I want some outdoor ideas. Landscaping and such. Can you help?
    Yes we can. We love the indoors just as much as the outdoors.
  • I'm thinking of renovating. Can you help with some ideas?
    Yes we definitely can help you there. Just connect with us and we'll start you off on your project.
  • I really don't have any idea where to start. But I do know what type of style I love. Help??!!
    We love helping in this regard. This is probably the most frustrating part of any ideas and planning. There are just too many designs, styles and new things to choose from. We have you covered. Just give us a call or connect with us via email and we'll be happy to start you on your upcoming project.
  • Which area do you service?
    We're based in Geelong. We service all areas of Victoria. We also do online consult, which is a popular options for busy people. Contact us to find out more.
  • Why do I need a Property Stylist?
    The way you sell your home is very different to how you live within the property. Property Stylists are experts in this field and will come in with a buyer’s eye to determine exactly what your property needs and requires to capture that all important buyers interest. Engaging with a property stylist is just as important as finding the right agent to sell your property.
  • Are there hidden fees in your Pay at Settlement payment option?
    Our Style Now Pay at Settlement option gives all vendors the opportunity to style their home with guaranteed no upfront cost or hidden fees. No external parties or financiers such as Zip pay or Open pay. You deal directly with Charlemont Style Studio for a simple uncomplicated process.
  • How much will it cost?
    The price can vary greatly. Not every home is the same and therefore what goes into one property, may not be the same for another. We do always recommend an in-person site visit to the property to determine what each space needs as part of your styling package. The property styling quote is complimentary.
  • What’s the likely return on investment?
    Real estate statistics and agents acknowledged that styling your home could increase the end selling price by 5.0% - 10.0%. With Melbourne & Geelong having a medium house price (realestate.com.au) of $1,120,000 based on 11 sales in the past 12 months and unit and apartment price is $496,400 based on 1065 sales in the past 12 months. Styling and staging increases property sales along with selling faster provides confidence to our clients to invest with Charlemont Style Studio.
  • When does Styling take place?
    Ideally styling takes place the week prior to your first open home and usually the day before your property photos are booked in. This allows you to utilise the entire hire period efficiently to allow for any delays that may arise with buyers finance etc.
  • When should you engage with a property stylist?
    As soon as you decide you are going to sell. We also offer Interior Decorating services where our team assists with areas of the home that may need attention such as paint and carpet.
  • Can I choose a style / theme?
    We work very closely with the aesthetic of the property and more importantly who the target market is. When selling a home, it becomes a buyer’s home and styling for that market is important.
  • How much styling will my property need?
    This depends on each property. Homeowners living within the property may want us to utilise their own pieces or bring in hired items. Vacant homes will need the whole package to furnish and style areas within the properties floorplan. An in-person site visit will help determine this.
  • Do you style outdoor areas?
    Yes we do. Outdoor areas are just as important as the internal rooms.
  • Do you provide accessories for Bathrooms and Laundries?
    Yes we do.
  • How long will the home be styled for?
    Our hire period includes 4 weeks + 2 weeks free = 6 weeks in total. Once your property has been sold, we will be in touch to organise a collection time. If you require an extension on your hire due to your sale delay, this will be charged as a weekly hire rate.
  • Do you have insurance for any items damaged or stolen?
    If any items are broken, damaged or stolen, this cost is part of the vendor's expense within the repair, cleaning or replacement of item and is agreed upon acceptance of the quotation and proceedings of services.
  • Will it make my house sell?
    Statistics show that styling a property achieves a higher selling price between 7.5% and 12.5%. It also sells 3 x faster than an unstyled home. More than 80% of buyers also can't visualise living in an empty home. It will help your property to look and feel more presentable, to stand out amongst your competitors, to sell faster and for the highest price possible.
  • Do I have to move out once my property has been styled?
    No. You are welcome to still live within your home once the styling has taken place. We just ask that care is taken with the hired items.
  • How many properties have you styled?
    We have styled many properties since 2018 as Styling by Design Melbourne and have worked with the most beautiful clients who have achieved such amazing results.
  • Where does the extra furniture come from?
    Charlemont Style Studio has all accessories and furniture housed within our warehouse with some larger pieces of our beautiful furniture coming from a bespoke external hire company we work very closely with.
  • What if my property doesn’t sell?
    If your property doesn’t sell you have the opportunity to extend your hire. This is charged at a weekly rate following on from your hire period time frame of 4 weeks + 2 weeks Free = 6 weeks in total. Or you can choose to have us come in to collect the items from your property.
  • What time frame do I have the hired items for?
    If your property doesn’t sell you have the opportunity to extend your hire that is charged at a weekly rate following on from your hire period time frame of 4 weeks + 2 weeks Free = 6 weeks in total. Or you can choose to have us come in to collect the items from your property.
  • What makes us different from any other styling company?
    The reason we are so different from other market solutions is in our personalised genuine human approach. We aim to first understand the customer, their situation, their circumstances, and expectations. We then use our understanding to create an experience tailored to their needs, that will maximise their opportunity to sell quickly. Our professionalism, quality, and attention to detail will minimise any anxiety or overwhelm that our customers initially feel. We do this by engaging on a human level with genuine interest and authenticity.
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