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Home Styling

Take the stress out of home styling...

Love our Island Home look, but unsure how to start to recreate it in your home? Or just want to freshen up your existing look and need a little help in achieving your vision? Our In House styling service will work collaboratively with you in creating or enhancing your unique interior. We are able to provide our extensive knowledge of colour, texture, and lighting to design a beautiful, functional, and comfortable coastal space while maintaining your personal style and achieving your design goals.

"We aim to design timeless interiors that will evolve with you"

Our owner Sonja loves collaborating with clients on their ideas and suggesting pieces that will either blend in with existing furniture or pieces that the client can't simply part with. Sonja loves to create a 'feeling' when it comes to styling and this isn't always through buying the latest 'on-trend' items. Styling can be as simple as a new coat of paint, a few new cushions and that perfect lamp to create a beautifully balanced room while maintaining its original integrity.

“Homes are places we need to feel comfortable to relax in, they also need to reflect the personality of the family that inhabit it. I try to blend simple, subtle, usable styling with key treasured pieces, blending them to build a unique look that is all about who you are and how you like to live” Sonja (Director of Island Home Interiors and Senior Stylist)


When buying large items of furniture, it is vital to make sure it will fit through the property access and into the intended space in your room. Make sure there is enough height, width and diagonal depth to accommodate your furniture's entry and that there's plenty of room to manoeuvre around corners and through doors.

Steps to ensure a problem free delivery

Before ordering, please check carefully that the upholstery, bed and cabinet products you have ordered will fit into the intended space in your home. It is extremely important that customers advise us of any potential delivery difficulties or obstacles. Charges will apply for redelivery caused by failed delivery or cancellation.


Cabinet Furniture
For cabinet furniture, check that the width of the door opening A is wider than the depth or width of the furniture. Then check that the height of the furniture is less than either the door height B or the entry into the room C.

For larger pieces of cabinet furniture e.g. wardrobes, tall cabinets and sideboards you will need to check there is enough space to turn the furniture. The corridor D or staircase entry or exit turn E must be at least 100cm wide.


Upholstered Furniture
For upholstered furniture (e.g chair or sofa) the width of the door opening must be greater than the arm height of the item (the measurement from the floor to the top of the arm). The arm height of our upholstered Mosman Chair for example is 65cm. It is also 115cm wide which is generous, and wider than a normal single chair. Please take note of this when checking that it will fit through your door frame when turned on its side.

Please also note: This is only a guide and does not guarantee any furniture you buy will fit. Our delivery drivers are not able to remove doors and windows to effect access. If doors, windows or stair banisters need to be removed in order for the furniture to fit, you will need to arrange this before the day of delivery.


Check that the furniture will fit the space in the room where it will sit. The dimensions of each piece of furniture can be found on this website.

Furniture can appear smaller online than it actually is. Furniture often appears a lot bigger in your room. The easiest way to check the amount of floor space needed is by marking the area out on the floor where the furniture will sit. This can be done by either using masking tape or a paper template.

If the furniture going is into an alcove make sure when measuring that you allow for the skirting boards. For tall pieces of cabinet furniture e.g. wardrobes and TV cabinets, check that the height of the cabinet is not too tall for the room. Check that you have enough space to walk around the furniture and for the doors and drawers of cabinet furniture to open.


Our delivery vehicles are large. Please check that they can gain safe and ample access to or immediately adjacent to the delivery address.
Are there any access problems? Please tell us at point of order if your home or room is difficult to access. This will affect how we deliver your furniture and may involve an additional charge.

Please consider:

  • Can a delivery lorry park immediately outside your home?

  • Is your home easy to find or are extra directions needed?

  • Are there steps up to your front door or other obstacles such as narrow gateways or railings?

  • Have you checked that your furniture will fit through your doors? Our delivery drivers are not able to remove doors and windows to effect access.

  • Are there narrow corridors or internal steps to negotiate? If there are turns to be made is there sufficient space to turn the piece of furniture?

  • Are there any internal obstacles - wall lights, low hanging lights, framed prints on wall, low ceilings, beams?

Doing all this before we deliver your new fabulous piece of furniture, just means the whole process will all run smoothly. We love seeing pictures of our pieces insitu, and look forward to seeing yours!

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