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With to be shitty with the stylist and the real estate agent?

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justilou1 Sat 04-Nov-17 21:32:35

I have just paid nearly 9 Grand to have a stylist "do" my late mother's house prior to sale. She told us what furniture she wanted to keep, and what had to go into storage. I had to empty the place by myself and while doing so I noticed that under a cabinet, where the light hadn't reached the floor, it was about five shades lighter than the rest of the room. I sent photos to the agent and was assured that the stylist would sort it out.

Please see attached photos... Don't you think it sticks out like dog's balls? I would be embarrassed about this "solution" and would have put down a longer, bigger pot or something. How dare they say that it's "sorted"!!!

NoFucksImAQueen Sat 04-Nov-17 21:36:27

For 9 grand that's piss poor

Coldilox Sat 04-Nov-17 21:37:03

9 grand??? misses point of thread

WillowWeeping Sat 04-Nov-17 21:38:16

You'd have been better off keeping rhe furniture there - really poor show from your stylist

TheSockGoblin Sat 04-Nov-17 21:38:36

I think a new piece of furniture would have been better there. If it helps it took me a few seconds to see what you were talking about and I was looking for it, so I don't think it will be a big deal. But yea for 9 grand I'd have expected more.

SandSnakeofDorne Sat 04-Nov-17 21:39:06

I think on the photo I would just assume it was a trick of the light. But in real life it could be very noticeable.

chocolateorangeowls Sat 04-Nov-17 21:39:07

What is that man doing?

Moanyoldcow Sat 04-Nov-17 21:39:22

9k to 'style' a house with existing furniture? I assume this is some mega high-end place in which case YANBU but houses round my way are selling in less than a week at full asking prince when they need masses of work.

I can't fathom how a stylist can have been worth 9k

Coldilox Sat 04-Nov-17 21:40:14

That flooring is lovely though

sonjadog Sat 04-Nov-17 21:42:03

Yeah, it´s really obvious. Sorry.

fucksakefay Sat 04-Nov-17 21:42:18

Are you in the US where this styling thing is a thing?

Bombardier25966 Sat 04-Nov-17 21:43:18

Took me a while to notice the mark on the wall.

Far less time to notice that tiling isn't even, you've got a grey bit then some black and grey.

Is this in the US? I didn't realise styling was a thing here.

fiorentina Sat 04-Nov-17 21:43:42

It's very obvious and highlights a buyer would need the parquet refurbished.

picklemepopcorn Sat 04-Nov-17 21:45:12

The problem is the parquet floor, bombardier.

KungFuEric Sat 04-Nov-17 21:50:20

That's unfortunate, it will need to be covered with furniture or corrected.

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 04-Nov-17 21:53:03

9 grand and you have to move the furniture? I'm in the wrong business!

MrTrebus Sat 04-Nov-17 21:54:50

No no no get something there to cover that up properly right now! Wtf did you pay 9k for? Even If there wasn't an issue with the floor and wall the seat thing with the plant next to it looks ridiculous anyway!

justilou1 Sat 04-Nov-17 21:54:57

Sorry - it's in Australia and everything here is eye-waveringly, mind-fucking expensive. (Returned a year ago after living in Europe and am gobsmacked at the cost of living here - despite thinking I knew what I was doing.....)
Most of the furniture is borrowed and it does look great - except for that bit. The floor issue is really obvious - but it will change to match the rest once light hits the lacquer. Here is a closer photo of the floor prior to the styling. (I cleaned up the dead bugs and gecko shit before the stylist went in - Mum's house has been empty since Christmas) I sent this and several other photos, plus the measurements of the lighter area to the agent to pass onto the stylist several days before she went in, so they should have been all over it.

I let the RE agent know I wasn't impressed last week and she assured me that something would be done and I would be sent photos - but it went "live" yesterday and I still don't know that anything has changed. *I live 2000km away in another city, or I would have been checking it out myself.

justilou1 Sat 04-Nov-17 21:58:40

Thank you about the seat thing - I couldn't agree more. It's a bloody foot stool that matches the chair in the office.

The floor doesn't need redoing, it gets a lot of sunlight and it' very strong there. It would be okay within a couple of months.

This is the link to the "live" version online.

MrTrebus Sat 04-Nov-17 22:02:24

Are you fucking joking? Is your mum Kylie Minogue?

Amazing house,no one will notice that bit of floor!

Bloodybridget Sat 04-Nov-17 22:03:32

Agree stylist did a crap job on that bit. Fab house though!

justilou1 Sat 04-Nov-17 22:04:24

MrTrebus - I wish! (I might have inherited her bum!). I didn't grow up in that house, either. (And most of the proceeds go to her golden child (who lives in the same town and has done fuck all apart from making demands) anyway - I don't know why I'm bothering, sometimes)

sooperdooper Sat 04-Nov-17 22:04:31

What does a stylist do that costs 9 grand? Does that include decorating/updating kitchen/bathroom or just telling you where to put stuff? confused

sonjadog Sat 04-Nov-17 22:05:32

Beautiful house!

If the floor needs sunlight on it to darken it, buyers in Australia would possibly be aware of that and not see it as an issue?

MinesaLattecino Sat 04-Nov-17 22:08:05

Amazing house, although my English taste says saving #9k on styling and getting a new cooker would have been a better investment. Kitchens appliances always look really old fashioned in AUS and US houses to my eye!

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