Well where do I start…..
I first met Debra when she came to help style our house in Victoria ready for sale.
After watching one of my favourite TV series Selling Houses Australia it was a no brainer to style our house for sale, so I chose 3 local stylists and after talking to each over the phone I narrowed it down to Imagemakers.
Debra arrived at our first consultation and immediately I knew I had made the right decision, she was so easy to get along with and we hit it off straight away, I felt comfortable leaving my home of 14 years in her hands to reconfigure.
Needless to say the whole process was a success, Debra styled on the Wednesday the photographer came that same day to do photos for the Internet, the next day the real estate agent had only just put the house on the market we had an inspection in the afternoon and that night we got an offer and accepted it.
It happened that fast.
What to do next…. Move to Noosa…
When we found our house in Noosa I just knew that Debra’s style needed to be in this house so I asked her if she would like a working holiday. Yes I know there are local stylists but Debra knew me and my family and my style so I didn’t even need to ring around local I just went straight to Debra.
Photos were taken of what furniture was staying and what was needed to be purchased, what rooms were priority and sizes etc.
Several emails were exchanged with ideas of design and nothing was a hassle.
Debra stayed with us for 4 nights and got to see first hand what rooms we use for what function.
In 4 days Debra and I shopped locally and managed to buy “in stock” pieces so that we could get the immediate effect of how the rooms would be styled which was so much better than waiting for 6-8 weeks for your average delivery.
Debra managed to reuse several pieces of furniture and with a slight move around and some magic they now looks like new pieces of furniture.
Shopping with Debra was a breeze we were on the same page every day and I felt so comfortable in telling Debra if I didn’t like something she pointed out, we bounced off each other and I learnt so much not to mention have a lot of fun and laughs.
If your thinking of getting your house styled whether it’s for sale or your forever home then I could not recommend Debra enough.
Debra there is always a guest bedroom here for you when you need a little R and R. 😀😀😀
Thanks for your all your help – we’re extremely excited with our new floor plan and the great input of ideas you came up with. Looking forward to starting our home renovations and working with you through out this project.
We receive so many great compliments over our back room and the built in bench storage unit you designed. My daughter especially utilises it for all her art, crafts and drawing, so it’s been great.Carolyn
I really feel that this home is how I want it to be. Well, not as I would have ever articulated and envisioned, but this is really what I need and want to live in. Somehow you have matched your vision with mine. Thank you!
Thank you so much for all your help. You have helped us clarify what we wanted.
Many best wishes to you
from Nancy and David
Mt ElizaNancy and David
Just writing to say thanks for all your assistance with the renovation of our Somers home.
With your influence and advice, the whole home has come together in a well-coordinated way with the timber flooring, paint and major improvements like the kitchen and ensuite. The wine rack is a bit of a problem as it doesn’t hold wine for long for some reason.
Cheers and all the best,
Rob and Rose AitkenRob and Rose Aitken
So sorry that I haven’t come back to you for so long. Would you have time this week for another consultation?
I would love for you to see how we’ve implemented your suggestions, and now we need some advice on final touches and outside. Did you by any chance take before photos? If so, I think you will be very pleased with the outcome. Everything you told us was spot on.
I also wanted you to know that I have made it quite clear to everybody how much I want and value your input, as I personally believe that it was you that helped us with warm style elements that made Beenak avenue be something we could be proud of.
Thanks and hope to speak soon.
Jeanine was impressed indeed. So she should be. We walked around the whole house and here’s how the conversation went:
SHE: ‘Oh this house is so you… Simple and stylish.’
ME: ‘I really enjoy walking into all these rooms now.’
SHE: ‘I love that huge vase outside the window.’
ME: ‘Deb found it.’
SHE: ‘What a beautiful light in the bedroom.’
ME: ‘Deb got it.’
SHE: ‘The dining table. The buffet. I am SO jealous.’
ME: ‘Deb found them…’
…Well, you get the idea.Jeanine
I just wanted to say Thank You for all your hard work in the dining room, it looks wonderful.
Its so good to see it all come together, it really does look awesome. It was great to work with you.
Thanks again. Take care
With Kind Regards
Thanks for all your time yesterday- what an amazing job you do! Thank you so much for your input and time, we are enormously appreciative.
Thanks for your help – it certainly gave us a lot to think about! We’re extremely happy with our new floor plan and are very excited with the possibilities. At this stage, we would like to get some building quotes & figure out where our priorities are. Once we’ve figured that out – we’d love your help with our kitchens and bathrooms. Speaking of which – can you recommend a good builder in the area?
It has been a joy to work with you.
I sometimes wish you could hear the delightful comments of people on the house and I say ‘There is this great woman Deb Lee who has guided me through all of this…
I came home tonight and I’m smiling like a Cheshire Cat 🙂
The lounge room really does look great. Thank you for all your help with organising the fabric etc. and hanging the artwork, I appreciate it.
Hi Debra Lee,
Craig and l received your E-mail, it was wonderful to meet you too, Craig and l would like to thank you so much for all your help, you were fantastic thank you again!!!
Donna & Craig Muller.
just giving you an idea on how far we have come
we are getting the glass splashback today for the kitchen.
it will virtually all be finished, looking very good. thanx for your ideas. at first when looking at the starkness of the white architraves we were a little worried but as time as gone on and everything has fallen into place, we have grown to love it – and we are glad that we kept trust in your ideas for virtually all of it.
thanx for your ideas – we are very happy with the result.
gary and glen.