Company Profile: Home Style & Spruce
New to the Kent area, Sophie Barratt, owner of Home Style & Spruce, shares her story...
Having grown up in the beautiful Kent countryside (literally in the middle of nowhere), surrounded by nature and with few transport links to towns, my passion for interiors started from a young age. Often, I would find myself planning how to turn the cellar into an attractive spare room, making the most of its space and features, then doing it again, and again. I love seeing the potential in a space and transforming it to create added appeal and that wow factor.
Throughout my education and A-Levels, I found myself succeeding and enjoying Business & Marketing, so I continued to pursue this at the University of Kent. However, alongside my marketing degree, I also studied Property Law as I always knew the property industry was a passion of mine and this would give me some extra insight and benefit in the future - I just didn't quite know what at that time in my life (who does when they’re 18 though, right?).
After graduating in 2012, my career began in marketing and design. Over the past 8 years, I have worked for a real mixture of companies throughout Kent - from design agencies to large corporate travel companies. Working for well-known brands all over the world, my career saw me visiting countries such as South Africa, Denmark and Sweden to name a few, which of course, was great!
Working in the marketing and design industry, it’s vital you have a good eye for detail, as well as strong project management experience - skills I knew would always serve me well in home staging. I was pretty good at my job and liked it (most days). But, I didn’t love it. I always knew this wasn’t what I wanted to do for the rest of my life - I wanted to be in property, helping people, and putting my skills to use.
So, during my previous contract role at a large corporate travel company in Kent, I started researching Home Staging and the practicalities of setting up my own business towards the end of my contract. It was time for me to pursue a dream of mine - staging homes whilst helping people to make the most from their property. I completed the Home Staging course, became certified, and finished setting up Home Style & Spruce in July.
Home Staging - whether you're a homeowner still living in your fully furnished home, a property investor or a property owner letting out your property throughout Kent, we can help transform your property to provide maximum appeal and realise it’s true potential.
Holiday Let Styling - we are here to help you with your holiday let property with interior styling and decor. The smallest of changes can increase appeal and bookings revenue.
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