Styling and copywriting services

In addition to photographic styling for editorial and commercial clients (please contact me direct for these fees), I also offer the following styling service:

Styling for residential or commercial properties

Maybe you require something as simple as the reorganisation of existing belongings with suggestions for storage and display creating a better look and flow to a room.  Or maybe you are after a completely new and exciting scheme to include wallpaper, paint, flooring, window treatments and accessory suggestions.

There is so much choice on the market and I can help guide as to styles and colours to suit you and your home. Years of working as a stylist for magazines, newspapers and for many retailers gives me a unique viewpoint of interior styling and design.

Styling box

A consultation takes one hour and is followed up a week later with an hour’s presentation of a report with ideas and samples in a bespoke Styling Box. The fee for this is from £150 per room.

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Your personal Styling Box. Photo: Charis White
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A typical Styling Box will include layouts, a report with links to products, paint, flooring and fabric swatches. Photo: Charis White
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Part of a scheme for a large renovation project in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire. Photo: Charis White
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Flooring and staircase samples for large renovation in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire. Photo: Charis White
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Scheme for a gentleman client’s sitting room to suit both summer and winter.

Further consultation/research/moodboards and interior advice is £50/hour. I can also provide a complete interior styling project management service for larger renovations – fee to be discussed on an individual basis.

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Scheme for hall and landing at The Manor House
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See this project on the blog. It is a garden shed which I project managed and designed to convert to a ‘garden home office’ for a client in Oxfordshire
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Decorating scheme for 1 of 5 rooms for family home where the brief was to blend old house with new open plan extension
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Floor tiles suggested for kitchen in existing part of house through to a new open plan extension of a family home. Paint suggestions to highlight existing pretty wall tiles which are in a subtle pastel palette

Testimonials – for home styling

“I am happy to recommend Charis to anyone wanting an experienced home interior stylist but not paying outrageous fees. Having just moved in to my house, I realised that I needed help to redecorate all of the downstairs including hallway, living room and kitchen. After our first meeting, Charis gave me a really useful set of colour schemes, furniture styles and samples of carpets and curtains. I used her decorator and gradually bought all the other furnishing items included in her scheme. Charis’ kind and thoughtful manner made the whole experience really easy, rewarding and fun. I never felt any lack of control and appreciated her inclusion of very sensibly priced elements.” Chris, Berkshire

“I would not hesitate to recommend Charis as an interior design specialist, whether you have one small room to decorate or an entire house. Charis really listened to what I wanted and took time and energy to plan how best to use colour and texture to make this area look beautiful and flow nicely. I loved all of the ideas that she suggested. What was really useful was that she gave different options as regards budget and colour, and the flooring samples, paint colours and wallpaper swatches really helped. The colours she gave all worked together beautifully however they were arranged. I went from feeling overwhelmed with the project to feeling excited to see it all take shape. Charis did the hard work and I benefitted from her experience and taste.” Lorna, Berkshire.

“Charis created a haven for me at the end of my garden which is perfect to both work and reflect from surrounded by greenery – inside and out. She is a creative and resourceful designer with impeccable style. She demonstrated this style in many ways on this project: by taking the time to really understand me and the type of room I wanted, by coming up with fabulous ideas, by making recommendations assertively without being pushy, by being really professional, organised and communicative, by giving me options at different price points and, most importantly, by being so encouraging and inspiring.

So much about the finished space delights me: the bright and inviting colours, the practical yet cosy layout, the masses of storage space, the great lighting and the many special finishing touches such as pretty box files, sumptuous cushions and matting.     Charis was such a pleasure to work with, making everything seem so easy and stress free – from where I was sitting. I highly recommend Charis to take on any interiors project. big or small, and wouldn’t hesitate to engage her again.” Rachel, Oxfordshire.

Props and locations

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I am really happy just to supply props for a shoot. I also love finding locations and have a bulging address book full – some of which aren’t on location agency books.

E-styling

This service enables you to email a photo of your room which needs updating.  I provide via email some ideas of how to create a beautiful new look for a room. A moodboard and shopping list of where to buy each item would is provided with this option, too. The fee for this is £120 per room. 

Instagram styling

The power of Instagram to help promote your brand or product is immense. I have done instagram styling for both large and small companies alike from Bentley to IKEA and Fire & Felt (a small start up). Here are some Fire & Felt slipper images I styled and photographed (on my camera phone), the results of which I hope you will like. For competitive rates contact me below:

 

 

Please contact me for further information and a quote.

Interiors copywriting

Interiors copywriting is £35 per hour. If you need a blog, a brochure or press release written, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.