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Getting Started

What makes Papillon Styling & Renovations unique?

The brand promise that we offer to our clients is a well-planned, well-organised, and well-implemented property styling or renovation project. We take the stress off of our client’s shoulders by taking charge of the property styling or property renovation project from concept to finish. Clients are then assured of time-bound progress without them even having to physically visit their property.


As a result, we give our clients the greatest gift a business can offer: time. With time working for them, they can maintain their daily ways of life, without interruption, distraction, or stress.

What goals do you have for your projects?

Depending on what the property owner wants to achieve, we can sum our goals into three:


  • Property Transformation to Sell: Maximise a property’s market value.
  • Property Transformation to Rent: Optimise a property’s rental yield.
  • Property Transformation to Stay: Increase a property’s equity.


Each goal has a corresponding set of processes, tools, and systems that make it achievable.

Styling and renovating: what’s the difference?

Property styling involves a series of steps aimed at maximising a property’s appeal before . It involves the introduction of cosmetic changes to a property without the need to alter its physical structure. Terms like property makeover and property staging are related to property styling.


Property renovation is the process of improving outdated, damaged, or broken structure. Structural changes are necessary in order to create additional space, improve a room’s usability, or to simply improve a property’s livability.

Can you style and renovate a single property?

Yes! In fact, renovating a property first and then styling it next makes it a lot more valuable and desirable. With the idea of creating value-add features, your property can maximise its market value, it can create competition, and it can spend a shorter time on the market.

What types of services do you offer?

We offer three types of services: property styling, property renovation, and property styling and renovation. Some properties may only require one of these services or both. This is influenced by the goals of the property owner namely, to sell the property, to lease the property, or to live in the property after styling or renovation.

What areas do you service?

At present, we’re servicing the Greater Sydney region specifically, Sydney North and Sydney’s Northern Beaches. We’re also present in the Southern Highlands region specifically in Bowral, Moss Vale, and Mittagong. As of this writing, we’re busy establishing our presence in a new region: Greater Melbourne.

What type of properties do you style and/ or renovate?

We style and / or renovate residential properties.

Are you insured?

Yes. And not only that, our network of professional service providers and specialist trades are also insured.

Styling and Renovation

I want to go on the market where do I start?

We recommend that you start with an initial appraisal to get you moving in the right direction. This is an initial call out and then you can make an informed decision about what to do. We can tell you the priorities in this visit and you can make the list of what to do. We will take you through the property as if we were a potential purchaser and tell you the things they will be looking for. For us, this is a ‘no strings’ advice and we will be up-front about what you need to do. Actioning the work after that is entirely your choice.

Is it expensive to style or to renovate a property?

We consider property styling and/or renovating as an investment. And just like any other investment, the costs involved in our services is influenced by three factors: scarcity of resources, time of the year, and the services inclusions.   Because we are transparent, you can see the costs associated with each of the service packages that we offer in our Services Page.   At times, clients only need specific services included in a package. We can help with that, too.

How do I know which type of service I need?

If you only intend to present your property in its best light so that it gets sold or leased faster, you can consider booking for our Property Styling Packages. If you only intend to improve your property’s livability, you can consider booking for our Property Renovation Packages.   However, there are times when it’s best to maximise the market value of a property. In this case, you can avail of our Styling and Renovation Packages.   If you are a property owner who wishes to live in the same property, we can help introduce cosmetic improvements or help you create additional structural features on our property.

How long does styling or renovation take?

Typically, a property styling or renovation project can last between 4 to 6 weeks. We are an experienced team, so you can be assured it will be as quick as you like. However, the length of time it takes also depends on the needs of the client, budget and property. We have completed properties in one day and some projects take longer. We can speed things up by calling in the team!  Many hands make light work.

Can I style or renovate my own property?

Of course you can! People are thrilled at the prospect of going DIY on styling and renovation. However, the presence of professional service providers like us ensures that property owners start in the right direction. At times, a DIY styling or renovation project can end up being more costly because of unplanned necessities and unforeseen circumstances.   We’re here to provide expert guidance to make sure that your DIY efforts is successful.

I’ve already started to DIY my property. Can you still help?

Yes, we can! When you get to a point where you just don’t know how to move on with a project you started, we can step in and take charge until the project is completed, or we can provide consultation services to guide you. Our goal is to always help property owners achieve their goals, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Working Relationships

Will you work with my Real Estate Agent?

Yes. Your Real Estate Agent plays a crucial role when it comes to marketing your home. We actually have a wide network of Real Estate professionals who also refer projects to us. Real Estate professionals know the immense value that styling and renovation can add to a property. So when it comes to tackling a project from start to finish, we’ll closely work with you and your agent.

Do I have to vacate my property?

You don’t have to but its recommended. So before having your property styled or renovated, we recommend that you make prior arrangements as to where to stay so that you can still continue with your daily routines without interruptions while the project is ongoing.

How will you help market my property?

We have our own network of followers that are a mixture of real estate professionals, business professionals, suppliers and tradies, homeowners, and would-be homeowners. You just never know who’s on the lookout for a property.   So what we do is we utilise our online presence and channels to let people know that your property is on the market.

This is so good, how can I get it like this at every open house?

Practical advice, tips and even a list is created so you can whizz around and make the property ‘show ready’ every time. You will have no indecision about what needs to be done. It will all be at your fingertips and you will make it happen with our advice.


What is your pricing?

Our pricing is based on the depth and breadth of the services that we offer. You can check pricing information of our services in the Services Page.

If I want furniture hire, how much will that be?

Here is an approximate price guide, based on one calendar month’s rental and standard property size. Please note that these are guide prices and it’s a general guide:

  • 1 bedroom apartment fully styled – between $3,500 -$4,000*
  • 2 bedroom apartment/home fully styled – between $4,000 – $5,500*
  • 3 bedroom apartment/home fully styled – between $6,000 –  $8,500*
  • 4 bedroom home fully styled – between $8,500 – $12,000*
  • 5 Bedroom home fully styled – From $12,000+*

*Prices are inclusive of GST, stamp duty, damage waiver. Dependent on outdoor and study areas and overall size of rooms.