Some thoughts from Donna Smith – Expert ARRIVE stylist
I can find beauty everywhere – it could be in a group of flowering plants or from the way the sky can change the colour of the ocean and beach, to the amazing tones in a rainforest. Nature usually provides my inspiration. It all seems to come so naturally to me”, says Donna Smith, our talented home and garden stylist.”
Donna has been responsible for some of the most inspiring styling projects in Brisbane and most of her amazing homes seem to find their way to the media.
“I love to take a home or living space up to its maximum level of beauty”, reflects Donna. “It’s wonderful to walk into a room and have ideas for the way that space can be transformed literally just pop into my mind!
Then I get started and love every minute of the transformation. I get so excited when the owners come to me and are so overwhelmed and happy – they cannot believe what has happened to their space. This is why I love my job so much!”
“There are, however, things that can stop people moving forward – particularly, if they try to tackle it all on their own,” advises Donna. “Sometimes, when people are in their place constantly, they can have ‘mind-blocks’ on how to finish something they’ve started or even about how to commence a re-styling. This is where it is so good for them to take a step backwards, and let someone come in with a fresh approach. I love taking all the blocks away for our clients; it also takes the stress away for them – at the same time, I am able to reveal the wonderful potential that their home has – what a joy, I have to say!” remarks Donna.