Janine King - Interior Styling Consultant
With over twenty years marketing and media sales, 7 years window dressing and 5 years of creative interior styling experience behind her, Janine has worked for major international corporate brands in New Zealand and Australia. Janine understands the importance of top-notch service, presentation and key factors in marketing to create brand awareness with impact, for properties going on the market to convert to sales.
Early in her career, Janine’s award-winning creative flair was unleashed in the fashion and modelling industry offering wardrobe styling with designer brands understanding the impact of colour and creating effective internal and external marketing strategies. Portraying the importance of image, brand presentation and style for a successful campaign was key. The importance of relationships, collaboration and going the extra mile, contributed to her success to turn a passion into a vocation making her a leader in her field.
It was while living in Sydney and due to her commercial background, a flair for creativity and design Janine was approached to style new property developments in preparation to sell. Leveraging her career in marketing and diplomas in window dressing, Janine continued her studies under the Institute of Interior Design and the International Institute of Homestaging.
While back in Auckland Janine has been a sought-after interior stylist for the past 3 years with her written articles on Homestaging appearing within Move magazine and projects appearing in Denizon Magazine. “I love to be known as the Furniture Fashionista, plus to have the ability to build strong relationships, bring a commercial marketing, PR as well as a bespoke interior design arm to the stable focusing on presenting an outstanding home that will sell fast and for more”
Melisa Davies - Design Consultant
Our Interior Designer, Melisa Davies has over 28 years’ experience in staging furniture, furnishings and transforming houses into “homes”. Her extensive design background has made her notably one of New Zealand’s top Interior Designers. Her passion for interiors has taken her to Italy and Paris for her inspiration in designing her own European inspired furniture range.
Melisa has also imported the HALO and Alexander & James furniture range into New Zealand to offer her clientele an elite range of products. Having a very strong industry background in soft furnishings and window treatments for both commercial and domestic staging, Melisa is the perfect Consultant of choice!
Benefiting from her wealth of experience both in interiors and property, Melisa has herself renovated, staged and sold numerous properties of her own while optimising the dollar value received, simply by her amazing experience. Whether the potential purchaser falls in love with the home and can see themselves already moved in or the property speculator understands that rental property he is looking to purchase will become someone’s home – Melisa creates an inspiring bespoke style tailored to the clients brief. One example of a property that Melisa personally staged and styled which sold for the asking price in Stanmore Bay within 10 days of the listing and when asked why this was – the purchaser’s response was “I just fell in love with this home and just absolutely had to have it”
Melisa would love to have the opportunity to create the same success for your home!
TESTIMONIALS & PROJECTS
Portfolio of Work
TEMPLE STREET, AUCKLAND
“We used Janine to carry out a partial staging of our home prior to it going on the market for sale. We chose partial staging for two reasons, the reduced cost over full staging and it meant we could retain our own furniture and not put it into storage.
We would definitely recommend Janine and we were really pleased with the results she achieved. We have had many positive comments from prospective purchasers on the presentation of our home for sale.”
(This home sold after the third open home (ie under 4 weeks) and for 12% more than expected)
PULHAM RD, WARKWORTH
“We needed a partial stage of our house because we are still living here.
Janine was prompt in answering our query and came to see us quickly. Using our furniture, but adding a lot of her props (bedding, lamps, vases, etc) she transformed our home into a very attractive, glamorous place. The estate agents were impressed with the presentation, and one said it was now "an executive home". They all thought it would be quick to sell.
I would recommend Janine to anyone wanting to enhance their home, she is professional, friendly and very hard-working.”
GARDEN OF EVE SALON RESTYLE
This hair salon moved premises with the new site needing to be renovated before the company could move in, Needing a more contemporary fresh approach to leverage the bountiful natural light this project was produced on time and within budget. It was also covered as a feature article within Denizen Magazine
Move magazine is a bespoke digital magazine for Real Estate Consultants showcasing properties within their portfolio. I was a contributing writer covering content around tips, advice and trends to help their clients manage the staging of their home to sell.