The Home Staging Show
About This Show
Welcome to The Home Staging Show! (Formerly known as the 30-Day Home Staging Challenge podcast.) This is a weekly podcast all about home staging, home improvement, DIY, styling and decorating your home, and occasionally running a creative small business. You can find out more about the show at homestagingshow.com. Also, join our Facebook group if you need additional support when you start your home staging process: facebook.com/groups/30dayhomestaging
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Most Recent Episode
How to Renovate with Interior Designer and Reno Expert Carmen Darwin
On today’s show, I’m interviewing Carmen Darwin, who’s an interior designer out of Brisbane, Australia. Carmen is an expert on renovation and she also had a real estate and garden design background. I love her energy, she’s a mom of 3, so she has a lot of practical advice and tons of experiences in helping her clients to achieve their objectives for their renovations. We haven’t really talked about renovations in depth on the show, so I thought it would be great to have Carmen on and chat. Even though she’s based in Australia, but design principles are pretty universal. So I think you will still gain a lot out of today’s show, even though she’s not based in the States.
Carmen Darwin is the creator of CarmenDarwin.com, the Evolution House Blog and the associated Design School and design services for the everyday woman. Having realized that her multitude of experiences and business ventures could be of value to many women seeking help for their home design and decoration, she set out to make a difference by offering something unique in the way of design schools. With a background as an interior designer, renovation planner, garden designer, property stylist, real estate consultant and teacher she now brings to the table her skills to help women around the world to create a home that they love.
Carmen is also the founder of her own Design and Lifestyle Tours, taking women to stunning places in Italy and Australia to experience amazing design and lifestyle experiences.
You will also find Carmen on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.
On today’s show, we discussed:
Real estate market in Brisbane, Australia
Selling real estate and what differentiated Carmen’s real estate business
How Carmen helps someone to create their dream home
Finding out who the clients are and help them with their budget when it comes to renovations
Tools to help homeowners to figure out what are the must’s and budget friendly items in their renovations or updating the home
Carmen’s design process with her clients
How to choose furnishing & finishes
How to work with clients to narrow them down with their choices
How Carmen helps homeowners take control of the look and feel and the style of their homes
How home owners can keep up with the styling after working with designers
Why good design from the beginning is so important
Common mistakes homeowners make when it comes to renovation
How homeowners can start the renovation process
What can homeowners ex