There’s a saying that “you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression”. Nowhere does this apply more than to home styling Sydney. With the market off the boil and buyers spoilt for choice, engaging an experienced property stylist before selling your home is more important than ever. Your presentation must be perfect.

When your Urban Chic property stylist arrives to assess what needs to be done to attract the maximum number of potential buyers to inspect your property one of the first areas he or she will look at is your entrance. A new front door may be just the ticket to gaining that all-important positive first impression.

With a focus on making a great first impression, Australian door manufacturer Corinthian has added several fresh styles to its Blonde Oak collection, to emphasise the beauty of the timber’s light and pure appearance.

Crafted from solid sustainable timber, the Blonde Oak Collection now offers 11 versatile designs, with clear and translucent glass panel options available across the range. Standard entrance and wide stile pivot door sizes also provide even more choice to express individual styles from contemporary to traditional. The light American White Oak veneer acts as a blank canvas, with the freedom to choose a light or dark finish, opening up a world of design possibilities.

Interior designer Sally Klopper, of Sally Caroline Interior Design, says, “The Blonde Oak Collection has been created with purity in mind; the ability to develop a single, unified theme throughout your home. This visual consistency is crucial to interior design as it reflects a sense of calm — in turn, giving your home a more refined finish. The versatility of the new range means it can be adapted to honour any home style, now or in the future. The quality craftsmanship and materials mean that your door will look great now and can be refinished to create a new appearance at a later date.”

Here, Sally opens the door to some of her favourite looks and how a front door can really make an entrance.



Forget fussy fashions, ‘less is more’ has become a universal design concept. This look is typified by refined simple lines, quality finishes, neutral colours and clean-cut edges. Corinthian’s ‘City’ pivot door adorns an almost sparse exterior, using vertical glass panels to give the illusion of height and a rich brown shade to the door becomes the understated focal point of a modern home.

“People are often drawn to minimalist interior style for its effortless simplicity, but it’s actually the contrast of tones, proportions and lighting that make the look. Try experimenting with different glass panelling to cast defining shadows in your entrance and, if architecturally equipped, choose a pivot door for a bolder opening to the home.”


Modern Country

 Modern country inspired homes reflect a sense of warmth and light, by marrying warm colours like creamy whites and chestnut browns, defined by strong timber accents throughout the home.

“The Corinthian Blonde Oak door collection has a true country style offering. The American White Oak veneer frame harmonises with a beautiful stone facade creating a seamless experience as you walk through the door. An open panel of clear glass allows light to fill the entrance, creating a cosy atmosphere in the home. Alternatively, frosted glass offers privacy for homes with direct visibility of the interior”.



More than just a style, the coastal look is a way of life. Everything from the weatherboard, to the doors and windows take their aesthetic cues from the coastline and sunny skies.

“Corinthian’s Blonde Oak Coastal doors (pictured above) reflect the beautiful Australian shoreline. The sandy colours of the door embody the natural landscape, while horizontal panels accentuate the shadow lines of the weatherboard. For a twist – try making a statement with a blue base stained door, drawing upon tones of the sea and sky.”

The Blonde Oak Collection is designed to be versatile enough for a range of architectural styles, allowing homeowners to set the tone of their home and creating a feeling of consistency. The range uses traditional stile and rail joinery techniques.

Our expert real estate stylists have home styling Sydney down pat, from the right paint colours to choose to appeal to buyers to making an entrance that says “Buy me now!”. Call Urban Chic Property Styling today so we can share all the best tips, tricks and knowledge to ensure your house stands out from the competition on the market.

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