Ask the Interior Stylist – Styled to Stay FAQs

Need help deciding how to turn your house into your dream home? Our Interior Styling Consultant is always happy to answer your questions. Get in touch if you can’t find your question here.

What Is Interior Styling?

An interior stylist helps transform your home into a “magazine quality” version of itself. Interior styling is about dressing a room so that it looks and feels opulent – while still being functional and practical for everyday life.

Interior Stylist Vs Interior Designer – What’s the Difference?

The main difference between an interior stylist and an interior designer is cost.  An Interior Stylist is generally far more affordable than an interior designer and provides a more “hands on” and practical design service.

Interior Stylist, Interior Designer and Interior Decorator are all different services.  An Interior Stylist helps you to source furniture and accessories to dress a room to its greatest potential (generally on an hourly rate).  An Interior Designer provides an in-depth plan for execution of your design aspirations literally from the floor boards up (generally starting at around $5000).  An Interior Decorator is a general term meaning anyone providing aesthetically driven home improvement.

How is the interior styling service different to a property styling company?

Think of property styling as a snapshot and Interior Styling as a lifestyle. Interior styling is about creating the perfect home for you and your family.  It’s about finding practical yet beautiful options so that you’ll simply love living in your own home.  Property Staging is about preparing a property for sale – taking into consideration the aspirations and tastes of buyers.  This is about creating a “snapshot” of what could be, rather than a place to enjoy over time.

Do you do full consulting to design my home?

Stagency works with select builders to provide an end to end interior styling service.  We can advise on renovations that will improve the light and ambience of your space.  We do not, however, provide a full interior design service and only work with select customers and tradespeople.

How much does interior styling cost?

Our interior styling firm charges an initial consultation fee of $295 Plus GST for a 2-hour meeting in your Brisbane or South East Queensland home or via Skype for clients outside of the Greater Brisbane, Gold Coast, Ipswich and Sunshine Coast areas.

Your Interior Style Consultant then works on a competitive hourly rate to source furnishings and decor via our exclusive network of designer furniture brands.  Your consultant’s hourly rate is charged in 5-hour blocks, and it will generally take 5-10 hours to source everything for your new look room.

Who is your interior stylist?

Read more about Melanie Grace, our reputable and in-demand interior stylist in Brisbane.

Check out our Look Book of recent styling jobs

How long does it take to design my home?

We work to your timeline.  Interior styling is fun.  You’ll love the experience and the results. There’s nothing more enjoyable than styling your home to be just perfect!  In most cases, a complete transformation takes no time at all.  Allow up to two weeks for sourcing of the furniture and decor items.  Final installation will depend on availability and delivery schedules.

Why won’t Stagency work with me on my styling project?

Stagency is a boutique interior styling firm that is in high demand.  While we love to look at your images and get excited about your ideas, unfortunately we can only take on a small selection of the clients who come to us.  We believe in delivering TRUE TRANSFORMATIONS that enhance your lifestyle and the value of your home.  This means that in order to work with you, your home, your vision, and your budget must be aligned.

Who selects the furniture?

You do – with our help! We offer you a selection of furniture and accessory options – you make all the choices and we do all the work.  Enjoy!

Can I come shopping with you?

Part of the benefit of working with a property styling company is our access to exclusive showrooms and ‘before it hits the market’ design.  This means our suppliers will only permit your home styling consultant to take a peek beyond the showroom doors.  We do provide you with plenty of images of the beautiful items we find.  Grab a wine and browse our carefully curated selections.  What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!

What are your payment terms?

We require full payment via direct debit prior to work commencing.

Does Stagency service areas outside Brisbane?

Our styling company is based in beautiful Shorncliffe, on Brisbane’s northern beaches and we primarily do interior styling in Brisbane.  We do enjoy a day trip to the Gold & Sunshine Coasts as well as the Ipswich and Moreton Bay Region areas (who doesn’t!).  Thanks to Skype, we are able to organise interior styling Australia-wide with the client implementing the final room install with our guidance remotely.

What if you can’t find the right piece for my room?

It hasn’t happened yet, so this is a hard one to answer!  We can access the gold circle of modern interior design.  Our suppliers are hand-selected for taste, on-trend design and quality.  We work hard to identify the perfect piece – and even to spoil you for choice.

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