Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT DOES AN INTERIOR DECORATOR DO?

Interior decorators and stylists are responsible for the cosmetic design and decoration of an existing interior space. I develop design concepts and colour schemes for client’s rooms. It is my goal to help you infuse your home with your signature style and feel relaxed in your space.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INTERIOR DECORATING AND E-DECORATING?

E-Decorating is an exciting design experience that will help you refresh or transform your home with a uniquely personalised approach, regardless of your location or budget. It is an affordable and convenient alternative to the traditional way of hiring a designer. All my advice will be provided online but the results are just a fabulous. My face to face interior decorating is a more hands on approach for my Sydney clients.

I LIVE OUTSIDE SYDNEY CAN I STILL WORK WITH YOU?

Yes, absolutely. My e-decorating service is for clients who don’t live in Sydney but still want to work with me. In fact I have clients from all over Australia. As long as you can take some pictures on your phone and send them to me, I can help you to create the right look for your home.

CAN YOU WORK WITH EXISTING FURNITURE?

My projects often incorporate some existing furniture in the room. You may want to use a special piece of art or an existing fabric as a source of inspiration. I am often inspired by what is already existing in the home.

HOW LONG WILL OUR PROJECT TAKE?

This will depend on the scope of your works and your budget. A one room e-design can take as little as a week but obviously larger projects take longer. Availability of products will also effect the time frame,  but the completed concept will be worth the wait.

WHAT IF I AM UNHAPPY WITH YOUR DESIGNS?

This rarely happens as I work closely with my clients to find a style that feels most authentic to you. If however, you feel that my designs do not fit the brief, I offer one round of changes free of charge.

WHAT SORT OF BUDGET DO I NEED TO WORK WITH YOU?

I work with you closely based on your budget, remembering that this is an investment for your home. I am passionate about bringing the ‘wow’ factor to all budget levels.

DO YOU HAVE ACCESS TO PIECES BEYOND RETAIL PRODUCTS?

Yes, I have an extensive network of furniture and décor suppliers that don’t sell direct to the public. When I purchase for you I take care of all the ordering and delivery co-ordination for you. I aim to use as many wholesale suppliers for you as possible but will sometimes use a combination of wholesale and retail products. It’s about finding the best fit for your home.

WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?

I don’t use strict design solutions, I am not about a prescribed style. We will work together to create a style that feels most authentic to you and that reflects your personality.

I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW I HAD A STYLIST IN, IS THAT OK?

Many of my clients don’t tell anyone I have been in and in fact, I have a reputation for being discreet. I am not offended if you don’t tell anyone, it can be our little secret.

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I help you create a home that is truly where you want to spend your time.

I help you make efficient use of your space, suggest artwork, furniture and accents to make your home.

I go beyond cosmetic concerns to ensure that a space feels harmonious through and through.

I don’t use strict design solutions.

Together we will find a style which feels most authentic to you.

Amanda Smythe Interior Stylist

Amanda believes that a home should be a haven. She transforms interiors to create memorable spaces for all budgets. It is her mission that beautiful style should be accessible and affordable for everyone.

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