Located in the well-heeled Sydney suburb of Rose Bay, this home was sold recently with help from the Coco Republic property styling team. While it obviously has beautiful features, it needed the finishing touches that home staging provides, to present it in its best light.
“The client’s home combined classic architectural features of a grand scale, with contemporary design and layout. The styling was inspired by the clients’ dynamic style, love of colour and unique art pieces from their personal collection and our styling art range,” says Charmain Coombes, Coco Republic senior property stylist.
And while Charmain has many clever tricks up her sleeve, she let us in on the three key ingredients that went into polishing up this gem for sale.
A tried and tested formula, a splash of bold colour will lift even the most lacklustre space. “In the formal living room, we utilised a bright pop of citrus with the upholstered occasional chairs and gold metallic accents to complement the wood grain and marble finishes of the built-in accent joinery, satin gold wall pendants and pansy artwork,” says Charmain.
“A bright pop of colour creates interest and gives the room personality and the metallic styling elements create a luxurious feel. The citrus yellow colour elements are a common thread throughout the entire styling scheme,” says Charmain.
Bringing the outside in is another trusted home styling technique. Providing colour, movement and texture, natural elements inject the much-needed warmth that is often lacking in modern homes. “It’s important to always try and bring in some natural elements into a space, so we utilised a large potted fig, timber trunk side table and the casual timber framed armchairs,” says Charmain of the natural accents that punctuate the open plan living room.
The power of white
From furniture to bed linen, white will always freshen up a space – just be careful not to rely on it too much or the effect can be a little clinical. “The bedrooms were styled to showcase the individuality of their owners. A luxurious master suite was created in the large parents’ retreat, with statement bedside lamps enhancing the elegant room and the other pieces chosen were simple and classic. The best styling investment in a bedroom is crisp white linen,” says Charmain.
“We utilised crisp white furniture and blue tones in the scatter cushions to contrast and complement the terracotta tiles and large swimming pool,” says Charmain of the home’s beautiful outdoor space.