About the Author

Max has worked in the furnishing industry for over twelve years and has extensive knowledge of both the furnishing industry and the rental investment property market. He joined InStyle Direct in 2008 as a Design Assistant and now, as Head Designer, leads a team of four designers.read full profile

How to achieve the high end look without the price tag

Whether you are a resident or landlord, often the purchase of the property itself swallows most of your budget and leaves little to get it’s interior designing done. It is possible to not only g...
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The 48 Hour transformation

Ask any landlord what makes an ideal tenant and they will mention three things: professional tenants with excellent references and good credit ratings, those who wish to sign a long-term tenancy agree...
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Let within 24 hours for full rental price

The studio apartment at Catalina House had been proving a tricky let for its owners. Marketed since completion, it had seen seven viewings, however there had been little to no interest from prospectiv...
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Design-led furniture packages influenced by Pantone’s Greenery

Worldwide authority on colour, Pantone announces a colour every year that it believes captures the spirit of the moment. This year Pantone chose Greenery, a lush, verdant colour that makes you think o...
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Interior furnishing trends for 2017

As every landlord knows, furnished properties rent more quickly and for those that are furnished on trend and to a high standard, the rental value often increases too. I regularly attend design indust...
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Irresistible riverside living

A great riverside apartment, had been on the market for a number of weeks with unsatisfactory tenant interest until Marc von Grundherr of Benham & Reeves suggested a different approach to the land...
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A step ahead

The key to maximising a property’s potential is to make it as attractive as possible to high-end tenants. Renting is a long-term lifestyle choice for many and the property itself needs to reflec...
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Make a splash

Autumn is a strange season of contrasts. We are surrounded by uplifting, vibrant colours, crimson berries shine through falling leaves in shades of scarlet and gold. Yet the days are growing darker an...
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Head(boards) up

Headboards. We love them. They’re a bit of an art form in their own right and getting the design spot on can completely transform the look of your bedroom. But where do you start and what look s...
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Curtain up

Curtains and window dressings can make or break your beautiful new interior. But sometimes the huge choice can seem overwhelming. From simple roller blinds to full length, velvet curtains, there are s...
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