Why a real estate agent couldn’t sell her own home


Quirky styling and off-beat art may be cool, but unfortunately, it’s not a great idea when you’re trying to sell your home. In this week’s episode of Foxtel’s Selling Houses Australia, Shaynna, Charlie and Andrew had to convince a real estate agent in Inverloch Victoria that her unique style might not be a match for buyers.

The challenge
Yes, you can have too much timber! This house was filled with timber beams and high wooden ceilings which made it feel dark and dated. Coupled with leaky skylights, mad mosaic flooring and chunky architecture, even Fleur’s real estate credentials didn’t help find a buyer.


Keeping it clean in the kitchen
The old kitchen was way too busy and cluttered, so Shaynna replaced it with a cleaner, more minimalist look. A modern pendant paired with our Nevada spotlights were the perfect contrast to the fresh white cabinetry and benchtops. For a similar look, we’re currently loving the Hudson and the Pheonix pendants.

Kitchen before & after:

Creating contemporary charm
With Shaynna painting all the dark overhead beams white, plastering over the high wooden ceilings and replacing the leaky old skylights with new ones, she kept the charm of the house intact while giving it much needed light.

Living room before & after:

Rumpus room before & after:

To improve the flow of the home, Shaynna decided to revert back to the original configuration of four bedrooms with two living areas. She replaced the mosaic flooring and installed new carpets in the bedrooms and rumpus room.

Dining room before & after:

Choosing on-trend statement lighting such as our Nevada spotlights, Citta and Connor table lamps throughout the home gave it a clean, streamlined look.

Bedrooms before & after:

Ready to take your home from drab to fab? Take a tip from Shaynna and the team and shop the latest lighting designs from Beacon Lighting, proud suppliers to Selling Houses Australia.

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