Why have your property styled? And why Design + Diplomacy?

Property styling and staging is a very important part of the residential real estate market in Australia. Statistics show that a well styled property targeting the right buyer can deliver a result well in excess of a vendor’s expectations. D+D have styled over 150 properties in Melbourne during the 15/16 period and our results speak for themselves with more than 90% selling under the hammer or prior to auction day.

Design + Diplomacy (D+D) is a highly experienced and multi-disciplined interior design company specializing in property staging & styling for the real estate market. Design + Diplomacy bring to the table unrivalled experience in the interior design sector having worked in Australia, Europe and the US over the last 10 years.

Now firmly established in the Melbourne market we have been delivering outstanding results for our clients across every market demographic. Nicole Langelier our Head of Design holds degrees in Furniture & Product Design from Parsons in New York and a Masters in Interior Living from Domus Academy in Milan. Our Stylists, client service and logistics professionals are all qualified in the sector and have the experience and track record of results to deliver an amazing result for your property come sales day.

D+D are fully self-sufficient – owning our own furniture, art and accessories sourced from Australia and overseas. We run our own fleet of vehicles and provide a full end-to-end service for our clients. We can also advise on pre-staging preparation of your property which covers important areas such as interior and exterior paint, bathroom & kitchen makeover, landscaping and lighting. All very important when preparing a property to look its best for the sales campaign.

D+D cover every suburb and demographic across Melbourne and can tailor design an  interior to appeal to the agreed target market or range of markets. We work very closely with your real estate agent to deliver a campaign ready property that will hit the mark – Every Time. With an incomparable understanding of the market, D+D will employ all the tricks of the trade to get you the best result come auction day.

About D+D’s Creative Director Nicole Langelier: ‘The Designer’

Originally from New York, Nicole Langelier holds a BFA in Product (furniture) Design from Parsons School of Design in New York, and a Masters in Interior and Living Design from Domus Academy in Milan.

 

Nicole’s creative career spans many design disciplines including interior design, property styling, prop styling for advertising and editorial, set design, and furniture design.

 

Having lived on 3 different continents and worked in many of the world’s major cities over the past 2 decades, including New York, Milan, Rome, Los Angeles, and Melbourne – Nicole has a unique and global eye and a refined style which draws upon her international experience and expertise.

About D&D’s Creative Director Nicole Langelier: ‘The Designer’

Originally from New York, Nicole Langelier holds a BFA in Product (furniture) Design from Parsons School of Design in New York, and a Masters in Interior and Living Design from Domus Academy in Milan.

Nicole’s creative career spans many design disciplines including interior design, property styling, prop styling for advertising and editorial, set design, and furniture design.

Having lived on 3 different continents and worked in many of the world’s major cities over the past 2 decades, including New York, Milan, Rome, Los Angeles, and Melbourne – Nicole has a unique and global eye and a refined style which draws upon her international experience and expertise.

About D+D’s Commercial Director Tim Gauci: ‘The Diplomat’

Tim Gauci is an experienced & senior international business & marketing consultant and former diplomat. He has lived and worked in many countries in Asia and Europe over the last 15 years and has advised and represented many important MNC’s and SME’s in Australia, Europe and wider Asia. Tim held positions with Government as the Australian Consul General to Milan and also Australian Senior Trade Commissioner – Minister Counsellor to Vietnam. Importantly across these roles Tim has sponsored and promoted emerging and established Australian designers and artists at events and fairs across Italy, France and South East Asia.

 

Tim was also a Senior Advisor to the Government of Thailand and Senior Advisor to Crosby Textor. In addition to his diplomatic and international business experience, he held the position of Director of one of Vietnam’s first ‘export quality’ furniture and homewares design and manufacturing companies.

About D&D’s Commercial Director Tim Gauci: ‘The Diplomat’

Tim Gauci is an experienced & senior international business & marketing consultant and former diplomat. He has lived and worked in many countries in Asia and Europe over the last 15 years and has advised and represented many important MNC’s and SME’s in Australia, Europe and wider Asia. Tim held positions with Government as the Australian Consul General to Milan and also Australian Senior Trade Commissioner – Minister Counsellor to Vietnam. Importantly across these roles Tim has sponsored and promoted emerging and established Australian designers and artists at events and fairs across Italy, France and South East Asia.

 

Tim was also a Senior Advisor to the Government of Thailand and Senior Advisor to Crosby Textor. In addition to his diplomatic and international business experience, he held the position of Director of one of Vietnam’s first ‘export quality’ furniture and homewares design and manufacturing companies.

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