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We have to tell you something, we love vintage items! Adding them not only into creative photo shoots but styling them in your home. We feel it add soul and tells a story about each home and owner. So we are very excited to have worked with Danielle from The Find Antiques, she is so passionate about each of her unique collection of furniture and homewares she sells. As Danielle says " The Find is not only so that I could provide a one-stop shop for collectors and enthusiasts, I also wanted to help remove the stigma that the word “Antiques” invokes for a lot of people. By teaching and showing how you how Antiques of all types and eras can blend just as beautifully in an ultra-modern and contemporary home as they can a period house or museum, and bring with them history, stories and craftsmanship that only serve to add to the ambience of a space. " Yes, we love this - working with people with passion! Here is a little sneak peek of our photo shoot with Danielle and her fabulous pieces, and on the day we work with Anastasia K Photographer that captured every scene so stunningly.

We love creating and developing photo shoots, and let us tell you a secret! It is one of our creative super powers. The team at style.life.home work closely with you to design and create marketing images. Our process starts with listening to your vision, creating ideas, sourcing the perfect locations, collecting props from our large number of suppliers and styling each image on the day. We also have connections to photographers and film creators if needed.
 

Creating and producing unique photo shoots that are your businesses powerful tool is what is needed to stand out from your competitors. Here at style.life.home we understand that your images are one of your strongest elements of your selling tool.

Are you too thinking about updating your business images or just starting out? We are here to help

A STYLING TIP from our team - Don't forget when adding new pieces of furniture into your home, it all doesn't have to be 'brand new'! Vintage items add a uniqueness and that extra style to your space.

See you soon

Simone and the team

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It's that Holiday feel

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The holiday vibe is always here in Noosa .... even on a winter's day and even when it is raining! Truly, Noosa has the ultimate holiday vibe and this was high on our clients "wish list" to re-style his new Noosa home. At the time he was living in Shanghai and his goal was when he visited his new Noosa holiday home he wanted that "sun shining" open feel space, plus easy for other guests to stay when he rented the home out as holiday rental accommodation.

This home is a walking distance to cafes and a nice bike ride to Hastings Street, with 2 living areas and 2 kitchen spaces joined externally by the pool and internally by the media room! Perfect for two families. When starting this project with Anoushka (from The March Collective), it was clear to us this home needed to be updated into the NOW! We wanted both spaces to have a different look but keeping in the overall holiday and contemporary textured look. And the pool space had to have the relaxed Palm Springs style daybeds !

Anoushka and I have worked together on many interior projects over the years from Sydney to Noosa and worked to bring exciting fresh styling concepts into this home. We also knew the importance of marketing the space to appeal to the current holiday rental market, a big plus for our client as his home is already booked out for the majority of this year.

Now jumping a month forward to the finished home and a happy client, We are so excited to show you some of our favorite images of the completed home and some little sneaky before shots....
 

 It is such a fabulous transformation from before to after you can click HERE to see more

Anoushka and I would love to mention some lovely local business - Monica Werner Design with the custom indoor and outdoor cushions, Raw Sunshine Coast who had the perfect art for this project, special home accessories from Coco and Bliss and local tradesmen for the quick turn around for lighting, carpentry and landscaping.

 

NOW, when can I move in haaa

 

Thanks for dropping by

Simone xx

 

Photography of the styled home was taken by Simone Barter and images are Copy Right. Please ask permission if you wish to use them

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Create your Look
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Adding details to your home doesn't have to be bold to make an impact! But, finding perfect pieces for your look is the adventure. Not only finding Art work for your walls, think of textured beach hats, handmade shell necklaces, and my favourite natures greenery. The simple way to start is with your colour palette and grow on your story.
Here is some Inspiration from the stunning home of Sarah Waller. Sarah's home that was featured in Inside Out December 2016, has a modern bold palette of black and white, but in spaces she add a natural textured tones of timber and lush greenery. I recently went over to her home to style and captured some stunning spaces. As you can see some flay lay styling of her colour palette, greenery and spaces. I love the way the bathroom has a greenery outlook and the fun element of the out door bath. Suitable for our Noosa climate.
Sarah is a creative soul that has her own building and design business that creates stunning Architectural home in the local Noosa area. Check all her talents over at Sarah Waller Design.

I hope you find many inspirations that you too can add to your 'homes story' and to get you started on adding details that you love, and don't forget I would love to help, just email ! Happy creating everyone.

Simone xx


- all images above are copy right - styled and photographed by Simone Barter

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Creative Styling | Empty Pool and Old Car Wreaks | You must see this |

Creative Styling for me is not just in peoples homes, It is photo shoots that include fashion, baby items, food and clients come to me wanting creative direction for new products.
So with this Bridal collaboration team (revealed below), It was a dream come true. I had been talking with Amber and Judy from Judy Copley Couture for about a year creating a powerful styling photo shoot. We all agreed that this shoot was all about the Bride wanting something different, as not all Brides want to wear white, so 'Sauvage' was born. Sauvage in French means WILD & FREE-  PERFECT. In this wonderful collab the perfect souls saw our vision, Amanda, Chantelle, Josette, Kaitlin and Luke.
The location all came about one day I drove past an empty town Olympic pool - PREFECT! Empty, so styling and the vision was coming together.  We also was very lucky Council agreed on our day in the Pool! Also on the photo shoot day we did get many odd looks from locals walking by Haaaa.
Amber and I loved the idea of using an old Car Wreaking yard as a back drop of beautiful Bridal wear! Mixing the Bridal world up, we both found the perfect spot ! Please see the Video with all the behind the scenes action...
So for me finding locations, creating photo shoots, working with amazing people just fuels my soul (oh and coffee) I am so happy to share more images with you, but before you go please see the fabulous line up of creative souls.
Bridal Dresses and Headwear - Judy Copley Couture
Hair - Hair by Amanda
MakeUp - Chill Beauty Bar
Photographer - Josette Photographer
Model - (first time modeling) Kaitlin Coyne
Video - Luke Soanes DP
 

Thanks for stopping by and love to work with you soon.

Simone xx

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Luxe Living

Features of a home - including the bathroom make a massive impact. Not only for the way we live but to add style.
This is the part of design I love helping client choose bathroom hardware, tiles and vanity designs to create style a perfect space. For this home it was all about adding a luxurious feel that is timeless style = black, white and light grey.
 

If you have a problem making a decision on your home style and direct, I would love to help you style your dream home.
Simone x

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on the quest for the perfect piece

Can you believe it is August? We are marching through winter which is a lovely feeling! But I must confess, We have not had many cold days here in Noosa (sorry to rub it in my friends down south), just last week we had a temp of 29. Crazy! but beautiful to enjoy.

Do you often love searching for the perfect piece of furniture? Are you the hunter through endless treasures of vintage stores looking for something perfect to bring home to add to your space? Or do you love hunting for the piece of already loved Vintage piece? I love both hunting situations, but I do lean more towards finding the old and creating it into the new look. I love mixing modern with vintage style into my home, the look always interesting.

It does not matter what way you lean, This is perfect for you all to enjoy. I am excited to be involved with Feast Watson Re-love Project for another year along with 6 other amazing Australian Designers.
Mark Tuckey - Mark Tuckey Designs
Kristine Franklin - The paint hive
Melissa and Margo - The Design Hunter
Nat and Kristy - Norsu Interiors
Alex, Kate and Hayley - Kip & Co.
Aimee Tarulli - Aimee Stylist
We have all Re-loved and transformed a piece of furniture with our own personal touches - for a good cause. From a baby cot, mantle, retro school desk and a side board.
Now, this is great News for you all! As of the 25th August, you can bid via Ebay to take home any of your favorite pieces. So, the hard work has already been done for you.
The fabulous cause is raising money for the Salvos Stores.

Before you go, below is my journey of creating my Tropical setting, Prefect for any time you need to relax. A little bit of Noosa style for your home.
 

Before

 My Inspiration
 

Tropical style Products
Dulux - Lily Legs Pink
Feast Watson - Weather Proof Vanish in Satin
Dulux - Pharaoh's Gem Green

After - (Hanging around my pool for the photo shoot!)
 

You need to check out my project and see the another fabulous Designers Projects, by clicking on the image below

Love to see you over on my little insta page to catch up daily.

Have a great week everyone.
Simone xx

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A perfect summer look

Now the days are getting shorter and we want to feel more of the summer sun, this home will bring back that summer feeling.
This Noosa Waters home, right on the water front was such a delight to style. Not only the large open space but that out door fire area is a lovely feature. This home was designed by the talented Frank Macchia that created something fabulous, from the large windows to that amazing pool, this home has such a massive style factor but with the family feel.
I was so lucky to style this home with the amazing Anastasia Kariofyllidis to capture every space through her lens.
Here are some of my favorite images from this summer home, with more on my 'styling' page for you to see more!
 

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I love styling homes, not only for Australian magazines for all to see in print but for customers selling their homes.
Creating a style in a home is my passion, if you too would like help creating something amazing in your family home or holiday space, please email or call for a personalised quote.
Happy Days

Simone

It has been so long friends but I had to share - The Feast Watson Re-love Project

I know, it has been so long since I have been in touch but I couldn't help not to share this amazing project - The Feast Waston Re-love project has hit the ground running .... And I am so excited to be part of this great Project again for this year. With so many fabulous and creative people showing off talents plus re-loving furniture, this year is not to be missed. You to can what each designer create amazing things and at the end of everyone's hard work you can purchase from the Ebay Auction to raise money for Salvo Stores ! Win Win !

There are the 6 other Australian designers

Mark Tuckey
Norsu Interiors
Aimee Stylist
Design Hunter
The Paint Hive
Kip and Co

Today I wanted to share my little 3 piece patio project. A reminder of my Grandmother sitting and sipping her tea. I love the piece with it's retro colour combo but can't wait to bring it into the 'now' with an amazing on trend colour palette. Don't forget you will see more over on my Insta account and more of a sneak peek of the progress (link below)

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Hope you will join in the fun.

Have a great day.
Simone xx

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The Summer Sessions

We all lead busy lives and sometimes it can be hard to take a moment for yourself.  We're making it easy for you with 'The Summer Sessions' - a series of events which aim to inspire from the inside out.

This Summer is all about looking good and feeling good! From making over your wardrobe or home, to creating healthy habits, to moving and nourishing your body - we'll give you the tools and inspiration you need to start SS15 with the right mind-set.




I am so very excited to be asked back for The Summer Sessions, I get to sit for an 1hr with you and offer you interior styling tips and tricks for your home. Booking are essential !
Click HERE for more

Come and celebrate with myself and other amazing people at the new season at Sunshine Plaza!


Simone xx

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The Styling Workshops are back in July at Domayne - Kids Style

This Domayne workshop is all about styling kids spaces, Hayley & I have teamed up again to help you transform your everyday kids rooms into stylish and personalised spaces.

This workshop is fantastic for anyone who wants to create a stylish Kids Bedrooms for girls and boys.
The Saturday morning workshop will have you learning how to create beautiful and stylish children’s bedrooms. You will be part of a limited styling team, which for over 3hrs, will have an allocated section of the Domayne Maroochydore store and designer corner especially for you to gather styling tips and get loads of practical & hands on experience. There will be Q&A time for you to ask questions and get the right answers to style your own space, snacks and beverages and a goodie bag for you to take home! You will get to play with the latest collections from Domayne and gain the tools to style your kiddies rooms.

Hayley and I are the Sunshine Coast styling duo, whose individual work has graced the pages of Australia’s leading interior life style and bridal magazines including InsideOut, House & Garden, Real Living and White Magazine. They both bring a wealth of practical information to these workshops with loads of tricks of the trade that took years to perfect, and they both are sharing it with you in this fun and dynamic workshop.

We would love to see you on Saturday 18th July, limited seats, so please book.


 

THE STYLING WORKSHOPS

Location: Domayne Store
Sunshine Coast

Dates:  Saturday 18th of July 2015 
10am – 1pm

Stylists:  Hayley Jenkin - Wholehearted Studio
        Simone Barter - style.life.home

Cost: $190 tickets
Where to purchase : sold online HERE

More information, please pop over to THE STYLING WORKSHOPS tab at the top of style.life.home website or straight to Wholehearted Studio to book your tickets.

 

See you soon
Simone
xx

Thanks to Domayne for these inspiring images


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