It's wonderful to be able to express our thanks to you for an excellent presentation of our home. Living away from Sydney when selling a home presents different types of challenges. What will happen with our place when I go back to where I am living??
How can a property designer help? Are they useful in the overall scheme of things when perhaps we could do it ourselves?
We were extremely fortunate in that we had the expert advice of brilliant real estate agents, plus the PA concerned, Teri, was able to coordinate with you and together give us the end result. You could say an average little terrace was transformed into a graceful swan!!! People could and would envisage where their furniture could be placed.
We saw your results on the internet in Zambia, Africa and were blown away. Thank you for being part of a great team, a wonderful presentation - certainly, without your help we couldn't have achieved such a fantastic result. I initially read your references on the net thinking that people were being overly kind and courteous. Now we can add our own!!!
Many thanks for all you achieved and accomplished. “
"I recently employed the services of Kai Kalda Interiors to furnish my apartment in the Colgate Palmolive Complex, Balmain in the lead up to my apartment campaign and auction earlier this month. As I am residing interstate I didn't have the opportunity to view the apartment in person once Kai had styled it till the day before the auction, but had viewed the real estate brochures developed for the campaign and felt incredibly confident of a great outcome. The styling was elegant, contemporary, on trend and in keeping with the style of the apartment. The furnishings showcased the apartment to its maximum potential. On viewing the apartment in person my initial thoughts were confirmed and I felt confident with the aid of Kai's personalized styling that my apartment would achieve a maximum outcome......which it did! I am extremely grateful for Kai's input and service and would highly recommend Kai Kalda Interiors in the future. Many thanks, Kai for your gentle approach and personalized service!
Jacinta G, Balmain
“Kai Kalda and her team recently styled our apartment in anticipation of viewing and auction. She took the time to consider the property with numerous planning visits, listened to our goals, studied the market and translated this into how to display the apartment to its best advantage so that buyers can see themselves living here. Whilst we may not have liked all her recommendations, as many were not to our style, we trusted her enough to go with them as she has the experience to know what works. Professional, planned, reliable, talented: Kai Kalda was part of the marketing team responsible for our achieving $120k over reserve on auction day. Thank you.”
“ I renovate residential properties professionally and have worked with many other property stagers. However, Kai was far superior to any I have used previously. Not only was she responsive and creative, but she really listened to what I was after and had a great can-do attitude. The result was incredibly elegant and chic while being homey and inviting. Kai’s décor made a huge difference to the whole feeling of the place, and I am convinced that a lot of the interest was because of how unique and special she made the place feel (I went incognito to one of the opens and heard people raving about the designer). That translated into a higher price at auction, which I am convinced was many times more than the fee she charged (all three quotes I got were virtually the same price, but Kai’s stock is higher quality). Kai is delightful to work with, and I look forward to working with her for all my future staging needs.”
Thank you so much for the wonderful, professional experience it was to work with you. You came in, suggested some improvements, which we implemented. You were very professional with the presentation of the suggested fit-out, all very clearly explained. On the day of the styling, your team of very professional and courteous installers, had everything down to plan very carefully and it all fit perfectly. The finished product was a joy, which was obvious with the 65+ groups that came through to admire the house and your work. The house sold within 5 days and I owe a lot of that success to you and your wonderful professional team. Best wishes to you always.”
George C, Rozelle
“We want you to know we are very pleased with the quality of service your company provides. We sincerely appreciate the effort and thought you put into our recent property. I think the style you gave our two bedroom apartment increased our sale price and we sold within 12 days at the full asking price. We have recommended your company to others because of our satisfaction with your service. We look forward to doing business with you again.”
Sharon-Dee B, Summer Hill
“Got three competitive quotes for styling our compact Bondi Junction unit for sale. Kai promptly responded with the most competitive pricing and did a fantastic job making our petite unit feel spacious, light and airy. A successful sale campaign had the unit sold before auction. Thanks, Kai and team from Dianne and Colin”
Dianne B, Bondi Junction
“Kai styled my investment property for sale. She did a fantastic job and the property looked perfect. Her style and taste levels are impeccable. Importantly, the furniture and soft furnishings she chose and displayed so beautifully were very photogenic. The photos looked enticing and modern but not obviously “styled”. The property sold on the first weekend it was listed for sale. I have no doubt this was as a result of how lovely it looked. I highly recommend Kai’s services to you. Not only does she do a great job, she is a pleasure to deal with, has competitive pricing and is very experienced.”
Kara S, Newtown
‘Kai and her team totally transformed our house in preparation for its sale earlier this year. It went from a very ordinary looking terrace to a modern looking home with old world features. It exuded a sense of warmth and comfort; I had second thoughts about living there again myself. We discussed the style I was looking to achieve and she delivered it. I was very pleased with the outcome and believe that having her style the property added tens of thousands of dollars to the final sale price. I can’t recommend her service highly enough.’
Jane B, Petersham
“We engaged Kai to style our townhouse prior to putting it on the market. The styling transformed our townhouse, opening up the living areas and increasing the feeling of space. Our sale price was beyond our expectations, and we are sure Kai's styling contributed hugely to that result.”
David and Jean J, Leichhardt
“When selling our property at Enmore NSW we enlisted the services of Kai to style the home to its best advantage in order to achieve a good sale result. Kai met with us and discussed her ideas for showcasing the home. We were very happy with Kai's professionalism and the wonderful styling she carried out. We believe that this contributed to the excellent result we obtained at auction.”
Jackie and Lorraine, Enmore
Thank you for your assistance with helping to prepare our investment property for sale in Woolloomooloo.
With the help of your expert styling advice, we were able to present a great looking property, resulting in a return far greater than expected - despite a difficult location, directly opposite the entrance to the Matthew Talbot Men's Hostel.
The process was both effective and professional; you met us on site taking-in the feeling of the property and the area, whilst carefully listening to our brief.
You emailed us a proposal the following day; we accepted and you organized the rest.
By the end of the week, our property was furnished and ready for listing.
Your charge was reasonable and easily offset by the additional return we achieved.
Originally, we were referred to you by our friends, who had used you to style their unit in Darlinghurst to similar success.
Appreciative of their referral, we are equally happy to recommend you to future property sellers and confident in the knowledge that you will be able to assist them in a professional and courteous manner.
Thanks again for your assistance and a job well done.”
Barry G and Erik R, Woolloomooloo
“I highly recommend Kai for the styling of your property for sale. Within one week of contacting Kai I had my home fully furnished & styled, ready for sale. I definitely feel that the presentation of my property contributed to my ultimate sale price, which was well beyond my initial expectations, and would recommend Kai to anyone thinking of selling their property.”
Megan H, Leichhardt
“In a highly competitive real estate market, Kai's touches ensured our apartment stood out. We think Kai's styling had a positive impact on our auction campaign because we achieved well above what we had hoped for our property. We were very pleased with the service provided and the quality of the furnishings.
Carla L and Dan N, Rozelle
“The good news has we signed the papers last night and have officially sold our apartment. The even better news is that we pretty much achieved the fantasy number. The best part is we didn’t have to endure the trauma of auction. Yay! I’m pretty certain that your styling of our apartment contributed to us not only achieving our desired result – but the speed at which it all happened. We had such an amazing response right from the start, which was fantastic. Thank you so much for your beautiful (and very funny!) styling and for being able to follow through on last minute requests. Working with you was an absolute pleasure.”
Rebecca S, Summer Hill
Thanks again for your spectacular work. We thought it was worth getting our home styled before putting it on the market but at the same time were unsure how much difference it would really make. As it turned out, the difference was huge. To say that you and your team transformed our home is an understatement. Friends and family who saw the “before” and “after” were absolutely stunned. Our house looked bigger, fresher and beautifully put together. We feel confident that the relatively small investment we made in styling made a huge difference to our sale price. I would highly recommend your services to anyone wishing to maximize the value of their home.
Anna W, Petersham
“On the recommendation of our real estate agent we used the services of Kai Kalda Interiors to dress our home for sale. Kai’s styling was really beautiful and brought out the full potential of the home which, in turn, helped prospective purchasers fall in love with the place. We ended up getting a really great price for our home and I think the investment in styling was well worth it. Thanks so much Kai. We would recommend you to anyone who was selling their home.
Thanks again – we’re thrilled with the results”
Amy S, Dulwich Hill
“As part of the desire to sell our home at a premier price, we enlisted the services of Kai Kalda Interiors. Kai visited with our real estate agent and was immediately able to identify ways the entire house could be styled to suit the prospective market. We were able to trust her professional judgment in creating a spacious, yet relaxed home environment. The quality of the furnishings was high and the investment in styling was well worth it. We would recommend Kai Kalda Interiors for your next house sale.”
Paul R, 201 St Johns Rd, Forest Lodge
“Kai Kalda Interiors styled my house for sale. The styling gave it the “WOW!” factor, resulting in record numbers of hits on the internet, record numbers of inspections and ultimately the sale price we were hoping for.”
Julie F, 37 Morton Ave, Lewisham
“A huge thank you to Kai and her team for the superb styling of our penthouse. We believe it contributed enormously to the quick sale. We wouldn’t hesitate using Kai again and thoroughly recommend her services to any potential sellers in Sydney. All her staff was not only efficient but helpful and friendly. Thank you, Kai”.
Sandy D, 1602/2 Stirling Circuit, Camperdown
I would like to take this opportunity in thanking you for the styling of our studio apartment in St. Peters. It was so professionally styled and on trend. My husband and I feel we reached top price due to your keen eye and attention to detail. Thanks again. We will definitely recommend you to our family and friends.”
Mark and Elaine S, St. Peters.
“We were very fortunate that Kai was recommended to us. We were in dire straits for styling of a property we were selling at Ashfield. The house did not fit the typical categories – federation, industrial, bungalow, modern etc. However, Kai and her team respected the unique style of the home and styled the property in such a way that it took your breath away. Kai was able to enhance the beautiful features of the property which potential purchasers may not have been able to envisage – the property was certainly styled to its fullest potential. There were two quirky rooms in particular, which Kai managed to bring to life that gave people the ability to lean what they could do with the rooms. We were not only totally impressed with how Kai styled the inside of our home but the external furniture was so tastefully chosen as well. There is no doubt in our minds that, because of Kai’s styling of the property, we were able to find the right purchasers. Without Kai we are quite certain we would not have achieved the price we did – especially in such a vulnerable selling market.
Andrew and Ciana”
Andrew and Ciana G, 36 Farleigh St, Ashfield
“I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending Kai Kalda to furnish your home in preparation for sale. Kai brings her professionalism to the project, yet has a caring and friendly manner making communication easy. The stylish and good quality furnishings enhanced the overall feel of the home, showing of the special aspects such as size and view and also giving it freshness and much appeal. This ultimately led to us obtaining a good price for the property in a market that had settled”
Sue B, Five Dock
“I am very pleased and thankful for Kai’s amazing styling. I had compliments from all my visitors and friends. Kai understood the vibe of the house and picked a colour palate accordingly. The styling was a big factor in making the place look new and attractive. I most certainly feel it contributed in getting a successful and desirable sale even before the auction date. I wish I could have Kai to style my new house too! Kai you are amazing!!”
Aditi S, Earlwood
“I just wanted to thank you for the great work you did recently in styling our house ready for sale at auction. I found you very easy to work with, and I was impressed by the attention to detail, which really gave the look of “magazine styling” for the open house inspection and photos.
The use of your supplied furniture allowed us to create a “vision” of how the house could look for the home buyers, and I think it helped us achieve the premium price that we attainted for the sale of the property.
You and your team did an excellent job setting up the furniture/picture hangings etc. with the short lead time we gave you”
Steven L, 88 Garnet, Earlwood
“I can’t thank you enough, your styling was immaculate and totally appropriate for the buyer we were trying to attract. The house looked incredible and the process was so simple from my end. We ended up with a price we are really happy with in what is a jittery market thanks to Alex, and I’m quite sure the presentation of the house played a large part in that”
Lisa W, Bardwell Park
“We had not previously used a stylist to prepare a home for sale. However as soon as we saw our house after Kai had styled it, we knew it was the right decision for us.
Our house sold in the first week it was on the market at a higher price than we had expected. Feedback from those who saw the house was that it was immaculately presented, whilst still looking homely.
Kai’s styling highlighted the functionality of the home, and brought out its strengths and personality”
Colleen K, 17 Toomevara St, Kogarah