When it comes time to sell, it can feel overwhelming as you go about preparing your home to go on the market. Will someone else see the love held within those walls? Will they feel what you feel about your home? We hear you. For us, styling a home is deeply personal and that’s exactly why we take the time to genuinely understand your home and your unique needs before proposing a styling solution for your space.
Our aim is to bring a bespoke perspective to each property that goes beyond simply presenting a home like a display. Instead, we style your home to invite potential buyers on a journey - one that is layered with story and creates a vision, allowing someone to picture themselves in the space with a sense of “coming home”.
"What are four walls? They are what they contain."
In line with our personal down to earth approach, MSM creates authentic, richly layered spaces that feel warm and inviting. There is no defining aesthetic that we are known for, rather our style is adapted to each individual property.
To add interest and depth to a home, we are renowned for melding an elevated timeless aesthetic style with eclectic nuances. With a focus on soft neutrals, pattern and texture with lived-in touches, we create embracing spaces that immediately connect.
Once we receive an enquiry from you, we’ll organise a discovery call to set up a suitable time to meet at your property. During this call, we also take the time to understand how you utilise your space, what you love about the home and any areas of the property you would like to divert attention away from. It is our intention that you feel heard and understood right from the beginning of the process.
During this stage, we’ll meet you at your property to get a clear understanding of the style of your home, layout and size. Room by room, we’ll walk through the property and discuss the features of the home, as well as how to elevate each space to ensure it is presented in the best light for potential buyers. We’ll outline the proposed design aesthetic and furniture suited to your home, while chatting about the inclusions of our styling package. It’s also the perfect opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.
The design quote is structured around the initial on-site meeting and the conversations we have had together. You’ll receive a bespoke quote that includes an itemised inventory of furniture and soft furnishings, the terms and conditions and an outline of fees. Once you have provided us with a big tick of approval, we’ll set a date for the styling to be executed.
In this stage of the process, the styling direction is truly defined. We design and select individual pieces from our inventory including the furniture, artwork and soft furnishings for each space in the home. We ensure all the selections work cohesively together to create a richly layered and elevated interior that showcases your property in a warm and authentic setting.
This is where the vision comes to life. Utilising specialised removalists, we transport the furniture selections to the property and style it to reflect the intended aesthetic of each space. Every detail is considered from the hanging of artwork to the finishing touches with thoughtful care for your home - ready for a successful sales campaign. The hire period commences from the installation date with a six-week timeframe.
When your property has sold to the right buyer, as soon as we are notified of the sale, we organise a date with you for the furniture to be collected. Please note that if your property sells sooner than the six weeks hire period, we will arrange for early collection so that the handover process can begin.
For us, the journey doesn’t end once the property is sold. We love staying in touch with our clients and helping them in any way possible as they start a new chapter in their lives. It is the ultimate compliment when a client invites us to style their new home or refers our work to their friends and family. This is why we love what we do – relationships are the beating heart of our business.
"For us, the journey doesn't end once the property is sold."
We invite you to explore Melbourne Style Merchant’s range of styling services to elevate your home to its full potential and showcase a desired lifestyle with considered design solutions unique to your story and needs.