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Especially in photos, the house-hunter’s critiquing eye instantly builds a first impression. Homes need to stand out from the competition. Viv’s interior design experience combines with Jess’s perfecting skills. “It’s hard to look at your home objectively,” Jess says. “We see things from a purchaser’s perspective while ensuring it still feels like a family home.” Classic furniture and accessories in neutral palettes are used to complement the home’s age and style. “Empty rooms often appear smaller,” Viv says. “It’s incredible how you can utilise space. A desk, for

A boutique home styling and interior design service specialising in giving homes a flattering facelift.

With house-selling season in full swing – well-dressed homes are the ones getting noticed.

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hoka Design is a boutique home styling and interior design service specialising in giving homes a flattering facelift, and fronted by mother and daughter team Viv Bradbury and Jess Blakely.

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example, can sit under a bedroom window. A playroom can be transformed back into a lounge, or a statement chair can brighten a corner. Conversely, it’s sometimes what you take out, that creates space.” Viv is the expert, who has this down to a fine art. Clients have flexibility from partial staging or full dressing and styling through to a full interior design service. The duo suggests it’s also an opportune time to begin packing and putting things into storage to remove clutter – and of course the perfectionist pair are also the interior design professionals, if you’re not going anywhere. To contact Ohoka designs phone Viv on 021 392 371, Jess on 021 879 777, or email ohokadesign@gmail.com

Metropol - 20 October 2016  
Metropol - 20 October 2016