REAL STAGING versus VIRTUAL STAGING – home staging mid-north coast NSW

VENDORS RELUCTANT TO STAGE – home staging Port Macquarie

Divas 100 REPORT – home staging mid-north coast NSW

HOME STAGING – TRANSFORMATION – South West Rocks, mid-north coast

KBDi awards – DESiGNiNG Divas – FINALIST


Changing spaces into places is a DESiGNiNG Divas interior design mantra. One of the most effective and flexible design elements is the strategic use of lighting. It is also fantastic to create dramatic effects on the exterior of your property. Not only is lighting functional and can be designed for each space, depending on its […]



Home Staging: Port Macquarie “My favourite and most versatile home staging accessories are plants. They can instantly change a space to a place. A house to a home.” Michelle Burton, DESiGNiNG Divas The beauty of plants is they are naturally beautiful …and heart warming… and come in all shapes and sizes, textures and colours. It […]

What exactly is home staging?

HOME STAGING – PORT MACQUARIE If you’d have asked someone five years ago if they knew what Home Staging was, chances are they would just shake their head in bewilderment. While the Home Staging boom occurred years ago overseas, led by the USA, it is only just starting to erupt now in Australia. For good […]

Home styling – Grant Street – Port Macquarie, NSW 2444

“Just the tonic it needed.” Designing Divas was asked to stage a property for sale in Port Macquarie – a 3 bedroomed period property. Full of character inside with many wonderful architectural elements  which meant we could style with some of our more vintage and quirky furniture and furnishings. I was struggling to find the […]

Home styling – Port Macquarie – RECORD PRICE

Designing Divas Stage a new home for sale, Lake Cathie, NSW 2444

This new stylish contemporary 3 bedroomed home in Lake Cathie is now available FOR SALE. Built by custom home builders SAVCORP with interior design and styling by Designing Divas – interior design Port Macquarie, mid north coast NSW.

Billabong Zoo renovations

Billabong Zoo, Port Macquarie – interior design project. This is an extract from a recent interview in Focus Magazine, Port Macquarie with interior designer Michelle Burton. “It was great working with the owners, as they were clear on what they wanted to achieve (they have been planning this renovation for 15 years!). It was my […]

PGH Bricks & Pavers inspired by a DESiGNiNG Divas kitchen design in King Creek

PGH has posted a case history of a recently completed DESiGNiNG Divas designed kitchen at King Creek, NSW 2446. You can see the PGH article here.  They are also going to include it in their newsletter and feature it Architectural News. Very exciting for us. We had a lovely client on this design project who was open […]

Property staging your house to sell – Port Macquarie real estate

Designing Divas offers real estate agents and homeowners a full home  staging service for properties thoughout the Port Macquarie / Hastings area. We love this side of our business. We love it when agents call us to say the property has been SOLD.  We have styled properties for the following local real estate agents recently – […]

National award-winning interior designer, Port Macquarie

extract from a recent magazine interview What’s involved in personalised interior styling to a custom built home? Michelle Burton, Designing Divas: Brandon Calder Homes is one of the few quality building firms locally who recognise the importance of interior design when it comes to a person’s personal space. We have a number of meetings with […]

15 bathroom trends

Designing Divas –  bathroom renovations Port Macquarie  This is a great article recently published by Houzz “Renovating your bathroom is a big investment in terms of both time and money, so it’s important to do your homework before you start. While creating a budget and searching for the right designer are important pre-renovation tasks, so […]

Design a home that brings your family together

DESIGNING DIVAS – INTERIOR DESIGN – PORT MACQUARIE – USEFUL ARTICLES & TIPS The following article is taken from an article written by Late Maces for HOUZZ – one of our favourite interior design websites: DESIGN A HOME THAT BRINGS YOUR FAMILY TOGETHER (features a media room designed by Michelle Burton of Designing Divas (Port Macquarie) for Brandon Calder […]

How much does a kitchen bench top cost?

DESIGNING DIVAS – INTERIOR DESIGN – PORT MACQUARIE – USEFUL ARTICLES & TIPS The following article is taken from an article written by Anne Ellard for HOUZZ – one of our favourite interior design websites: HOW MUCH DOES A KITCHEN BENCH TOP COST? Choosing a kitchen benchtop is one of the most exciting parts of the design process. […]

Kitchen Design of 2015 – Winner HIA Northern NSW

Michelle Burton, principal interior designer of Designing Divas is the winner of Kitchne Design of the Year at the 2015 HIA NORTHERN NSW HOUSING AND KITCHEN BATHROOM AWARDS held in Coffs Harbour (11th September). This is the second time in three years Michelle has won the Housing Industry Association’s Kitchen Design of the Year Award. Her winning entry will be […]

Focus magazine Port Macquarie – Home of the Month

“Every month in FOCUS we profile a Home of the Month, but I think the home from Brandon Calder tis month might just be the best one we’ve done yet. A stunning home, in every way. Congratulations to all the team and contractors who built such a beautiful home.” Jay Beaumont, Editor Click to view […]

Design, design and more design….

October in Sydney has been alive with design…..Sydney hosted Saturday INDESIGN, The NSW HIA 2013 awards and Grand Designs all of which proved to be as exciting as ever. Saturday INDESIGN was a great day out for the design industry to visit supplier showrooms, view the trends and catch up with past and present colleagues. […]

Bathroom designer – Port Macquarie – NSW finalist KBDi awards 2013

“After much anticipation the 2013 KBDi Designer Awards Finalists have been released ….  …2013 saw a record-breaking level of high calibre entries that has kept the judging panel busy the past few weeks. We can’t wait to showcase the lineup and announce the winners for the year…. …Winners will be announced 3 August 2013.” Kitchen […]