Meet Interior Property Stylist, Melanie Grace

Melanie Grace Property StylistAfter decades in finance, property flipping and  retail design, my approach to your home isn’t quite what you’ll find with other Brisbane property and interior stylists. I’ve been there. I understand what a huge emotional and economic decision you have ahead. My job is to make it a pleasurable, simple and happy process for you. After decades of working for myself, I hold a few values very dear to my heart – and these will shape how we work together.

To always focus on your home and your family

There’s no benefit to working with clients who won’t see the ROI on my styling wether financially or emotionally . It makes for unhappy clients, a difficult job and bad word of mouth. I want what you want, a remarkable result  I want the little thrill that comes from that “OMG” phone call. Lordy, so good, it’s better than wine!

So for that reason, I resolved to work only with clients where we can create something marvellous. For clients styling to stay, that moment when you feel the change in the room, when your home truly reflects your family’s lifestyle, that moment is everything to me.

To always value honesty and integrity

I will always give you honest feedback. I’ll always give you realistic advice. I will bring my decades of experience not false promises. I will always be generous with my knowledge my talent for styling. I will never provide a “generic style” that’s easy on me but not of maximum benefit to you. I believe if you’re going to do something, you should do it flawlessly.

To use my expertise to provide a superior service

I am proud of my reputation for professionalism. I believe that selling your home, or styling it to stay, is a huge decision, financially and emotionally. I understand the trust you’re placing in me when I walk through your front door. I want to make this experience enjoyable, but I also want to use my expertise to aid you in making the smartest possible decisions. It’s vital. Too many Brisbane property stylists see their job as “prettying up the place.” There’s a real art, a real science and real financial nous to professional styling. I believe that this understanding makes all the difference.

My life as a stylist

My life as an interior stylist is divided between clients, installations and property styling – predominantly in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast. Stagency is a boutique firm. It’s just me and a small team of business professionals. I’ve worked for myself for over 20 years in finance, home décor, retail and styling – all while renovating properties for profit. I hold a realtor’s license because I think it’s vital to understand the industry, not just the market. I am one of those people who likes to be VERY BUSY!

I also have three amazing kids (well, teenagers, so ask me tomorrow if I still think they’re amazing). I am a self-confessed perfectionist (except when it comes to hitting the gym – we can’t have it all, can we!). In my free time, I like to dine out (good Asian food is everything) and am a compulsive shopper for lovely things. But, you know, that’s an occupational hazard.

I feel blessed to apply my interior styling skills to stunning Brisbane homes. I work with private home owners and reputable Brisbane real estate agencies to transform houses. If that isn’t a dream job, I don’t know what is!