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Sunday

Ah, the illusive AirBnB property… but, the question on everyone’s lips is “are they actually worth the investment?” Well, if you’ve always wondered how to select a profitable investment property, you’ve come to the wrong place. I’m no property buying guru.

If however, you’re short of a few clues on how to style and list your recently purchased pad, CONGRATULATIONS… I may just be the sometimes blogger, always property styler you seek. Plus, I have an ‘in’ with photographer extraordinaire Benni Knop (no relation of course) who will add the extra photographic pizazz that your place needs to grab the attention, and clicks, of hotel-phobic travellers worldwide. Here’s a recent property that I styled in Melbourne for a young couple trying their hand at entrepreneurialism.

As you can see, your properties needn’t be dull… heck no! You can really have some fun with it. It’s not all balloons and party streamers though. You need an eye for style and sound knowledge of what AirBnBers seek. So, here are my top tips for winning at life. Okay just for styling your place. But if you’re not up for the challenge, contact me here, and I’ll be round in two shakes of a cocktail shaker to spruce that place right up.

#1 It’s not about you and what you love: I know you’re a big fan of flannelette sheets and that polka dot shower cap. My gosh, who isn’t?! But (truth bomb) they don’t fly so well in an AirBnB. Keep things homely, but super stylish.

#2 It’s not a marathon, it’s a sprint. Time is money and you want to get that property booked ASAP. Start your competitor and product research online as soon as you can. Pinterest is your best friend now. I say that as if it wasn’t already…

#3 It’s the little things that make the difference. Yes the sofa choice is important. Yes, I know they can’t sleep without a bed. But, don’t forget to spend as much time thinking about all decorator pieces that will give you that extra spesh vibe, like artisan tea (if only so you can write ‘artisan tea’ in your listing like a hipster boss).

#4 No, your Nokia 7650 will not cut it. You can spend all the time in the world styling your place, but if you take photos like a 70 year old tourist with an iPad, your listing just won’t perform. Or, if you’re a little camera shy, and in Melbourne, call this guy.

#5 Know your budget and make sure it’s realistic. This is about knowing when to save and when to splurge. Those quilt covers will get a real work out in the washing machine, so don’t go cheap and end up with something crunchier than a brunt burrito. Those prints for the wall however? Helllllooooo Society6!

Encore

It’s not every day you get the opportunity to style a friend’s bedroom, simultaneously (and unexpectedly) launching your own styling and lifestyle business. The “cool & grey” room holds a special place in my heart and my Instragram feed. It was my first interior styling project outside of the comfort of my own digs, which is of course in a constant state of styling… re-styling… styling again. Clients, Michelle and Christian are a little NYC cool, a little Hamptons chic and a little modern Scandi. With a grey palette in mind, centred around the amazing Encore bed from King Living, we were off and racing.

In a move that’s not necessarily ‘the norm’, this was an e-styling project. “How very Millennial of you”, I hear you say. Well, allow me to sing the praises of e-styling for just a moment. When you sign-up for an e-styling consultation with Folkhouse, you not only get an abundance of happy visuals that help you to see how your space will be transformed, you get to do it all from the comfort of your own couch with your phone or tablet in hand. Sounds like a normal Wednesday night? That’s exactly what I thought. The beauty of e-styling is not only in the convenience, but also the cost-effectiveness. Less travel and time for me = less cashola for you.

So, if you’d like to try some e-styling to give your place a much needed face-lift, head on over to the contact page so we can chat.

3… 2… 1… LAUNCH!

 launch day

Well, you’ve found me here on the big wide web which means, I have officially launched Folkhouse.

Cue nervous high five…

This is only the beginning, with lots of photos, articles, fabulous events and beautiful homes still to come. I hope you’ll visit us again soon to see the journey unfold. Or, if you’re all about social media on your smart phone, you can also find some fun and inspiration on Instagram (@folkhouse) and Pinterest (fhinteriors) or by clicking on the icons below.