Our home staging stylists have the qualifications, experience and interior design flair required to turn any residential space into something special. They eat home staging tips for breakfast. Meet the home staging team.
Meet Becky Neale
As Operations Manager, Becky is responsible for the timing, logistics and execution of our Showhomes working across Styling, Logistics and Inventory teams creating cohesion.
Having previously worked in Property Development – Project Management and being a part of the Living Edge team since 2007, has given Becky a firm understanding of our property market, Interior Design, Styling and the needs of our clients. Becky’s strengths in multitasking and efficiency, together with her design focus, assist the team to exceed customer expectations and lift the benchmark for Homestaging.
Meet Lucy Miles
Showhome Manager – Creative
As Showhome Manager, heading Creative – Lucy is our lead for conceptualising current Interior trends and adapting them for our Showhome market and leading our design team forward creatively.
With a background in high end Retail Merchandising and Management, Lucy has applied her exposure in Interior Design Retail to the needs of our clients. Having worked with Living Edge since 2009 means Lucy has worked across the business and developed long lasting relationships with our clients.
Lucy regularly travels internationally to collaborate on sourcing and buying our furniture range with an ability to quickly seek out high quality, timeless pieces and customising our products with a range of fabrics and detailing.
Meet Katherine Shields
Katherine is in high demand for her styling abilities and manages installations for a portfolio of repeat clients.
With a Bachelor of Arts and an extensive career background in Graphic design, Katherine possesses an eye for detail.
After travelling the globe, Katherine returned to NZ to buy and develop residential properties and used her natural design flair to translate global design trends into her projects. Residential Interior Design was a natural transition and with Katherine’s organised and efficient approach, she is requested as a stylist by many of our customers.
Meet Andrea Brown
Andrea started working with Living Edge in 2012 and is a Senior Stylist in our team.
Being a long standing member of the Living Edge team gives Andrea the experience to deliver an outstanding Showhome and the ability to know what furniture will be most complementary to a space.
Andrea has a Bachelor of Spatial Design and has independently designed and managed high end commercial fit outs and Kitchens.
Andrea has assisted many of our clients with Interior Design advice and furniture sales. Her vivacious spirit and care for people, nurtures our clients through the real estate process.
We sold the house last week after just 2 open homes - must have even the impressive staging!
- Ross from Remuera
Wow wow wow, Lucy did a fantastic job. She listened to the brief as in keeping it soft. She really outshined. Everyone loves it ...
- Angie from Mt Eden
Janine attentively listened to me accessing my thinking and preferences, my current lifestyle and my ‘hates’ of home staging. This, together with her strong knowledge base, her creative flair and wide staging experience was evident in the way the results highlighted the architecture of the home
- Sue M from Sandringham
... The house looks transformed upstairs and downstairs - with great attention to detail and colour matching. Janine and Katherine definitely understood the brief and delivered exceptionally well.
- Steve B, Barfoot & Thompson
The best decision I made, was to employ Janine to prepare my house for sale. From our very first contact I immediately felt a release from stress and an increasing confidence; I believed I had chosen the perfect person to guide and help me through the process
- Sue from Sandringham
We just wanted to thank you and Lucy for the really incredible job your have done with our home enhancement. Your talent and experience are very clear and have made all the difference. The house looks amazing! And we really appreciate the little touches - the way you have incorporated our artwork and books into the look make it feel very personal.
The rooms are now so photogenic that even the basic snaps that I have taken look beautiful so I am sure that the professional photographer will be able to get some great photos.
-- Maneka Deo
We love what you have done staging and styling our home. It is simply beautiful and even better than we could have imagined. We could never have done what you achieved.
The way you captured the inner beauty of our place and curated furnishings that bring out that beauty is magic. The place looks and feels so much more sophisticated and integrated.
Every day we appreciate your amazing talent at choosing and placing furnishings so they work together to create an overall feeling of natural luxury and distinction. It was wonderful seeing your care, skill and eye for style at work as our place metamorphosized, making it easier for buyers to appreciate.
As we said when it was done, what you did was really special for us.
Thank you so much
-- Greg & Margaret Runnerstrum