Why Choose Sharon Chisholm from The Restful Nest?


Professional Interior Decoration to suit your lifestyle.

I work with everyday women (and some men!) who want a home that suits their lifestyle, and that reflects their passions. These wonderful individuals want homes to love in, live in and laugh in; and that’s exactly what I help to achieve.  As a mother, I can particularly relate to the desire for something beautiful but practical, magical but real-world.

A home to live in and feel uplifted in!

I believe that a home should not be ‘super-styled’ as though it’s from the pages of a magazine. It should be a welcome retreat from the outside world – a place where you can relax, a place which makes you smile and feel uplifted.  Equally important, it should be a space which can be lived in with minimal investment of time, effort and money in maintaining its beauty.

Affordable interior decorating solutions to suit any budget.

I strongly believe that Interior Decoration should be accessible to everyone, no matter how big or small their budget, no matter how big or small their home. I am deliberately affordable and delightfully approachable. See next point for details!

I’m approachable, friendly and down to earth.

I am not the type of person to waltz into your home with a clipboard, chin in the air, giving you orders. My approach is friendly and professional, and I promise that you’ll feel at ease with me.

Before even discussing changes to your home, I want to know about you and your vision for your home. Your home tells a beautiful story about the people who live in it, so the only way I can effectively assist you is by hearing that beautiful story.

So much more than just Interior Decoration.

I studied Interior Design many years ago, having fallen in love with it when I renovated my first home.

One of the things I realised early on is that clients not only wanted a new ‘look’, but a place that they felt relaxed and completely at peace in.

To help achieve the retreat-style atmosphere, I started offering De-cluttering and Organisation services (something I’ve had a lot of experience in, especially after moving house 8 times!).

If you are looking for de-cluttering solutions as well as Interior Decoration, you don’t pay extra for this service, it’s all part of my overall solution.

You may also be interested to know that I am both an experienced and awarded life coach. I certainly don’t suggest any changes to your life, but should you have general questions, I am happy to answer them.

You’ll save time looking for things, which gives you more time for leisure activities and the things you really want to do.

If you’ve ever spent minutes, hours or days looking for a lost item, you’ll understand why having an organised and de-cluttered home will save you loads of time. Can you imagine having everything you need at your fingertips, from toys to bills to jewellery to socks to car keys?

By de-cluttering a messy room or a packed drawer, you’ll have no more mad rummaging around at all parts of the day and night. You’ll just have calm and streamlined organisation for a calm and streamlined you.

You’ll save money.

By using my De-cluttering and Organisation services, you’ll save a surprising amount of money. You save this money because you won’t be replacing items that you can’t find, or that you’ve forgotten you own (because they’re buried under clutter).

People who have two (or even three or four) of everything, actually have nothing, because they can rarely find what they’re looking for due to the overwhelming clutter. The saying “less is more” is very applicable in this situation!

You or your home will never be judged.

I am humbled and honoured when you invite me into your home. It’s your private space and I am entirely respectful of this fact. Some people feel anxious or nervous when they invite me into their homes, which isn’t necessary. Every home is beautiful and my role is not to judge, it’s to listen to your needs and to mould the current home beauty into the new vision of beauty that you desire.

There are many reasons why you may not want to hire an Interior Decorator, but please don’t let nerves or embarrassment be one of them. I will never judge you, your belongings or your home. I love all homes and the interesting stories I hear in them.

You dictate how little or how much you want me to do. There is no job too small.

When I say that there is no job too small, I actually mean it. Need advice on where to put a chair? I’m there. Want tips on paint colours? I’ll bring my colour boards. At the other end of the spectrum, if you want me to renovate your whole house, I’m happy to do that too.

I can simply give advice to DIY clients, or take over the entire process for people who prefer to be hands-off; you are completely in control and can dictate my level of involvement from the start to the finish.

There is minimum disruption to your life.

If you hire me to help with Interior Decoration or de-cluttering, I work around your schedule and lifestyle so that the process is as seamless and enjoyable as possible. This is relevant for all my services, and especially for Pre-sale House Styling, when your life is even busier than usual.

You’ll enjoy/maintain/create wonderful family relationships.

Do you feel as though you are constantly nagging your kids to pick up after themselves? Do you snap at family members because they’ve lost something yet again?

When your home is cluttered with too much “stuff”, your entire family lives in a state of confusion. By creating an organised environment, everyone lives in a home that is filled with peace and positivity. So in the process of redecorating your home, you might just be redecorating your relationships. Now that’s priceless.

You’ll become more creative, and may attract exciting opportunities.

When you start making changes to your everyday environment it opens the door to making changes in all areas of your life. Things that have remained the same or stale, now show the tantalising possibility of being revived or revitalised.

Work or household projects that have been sitting on the backburner might be reignited, and opportunities you never thought possible might come knocking at your door.

As a former life coach I know the power of change. Start with your home, then take on the world!

You will not be expected to buy new and expensive things.

Don’t worry, I don’t bring a store catalogue and circle all the items you need to buy. Where possible, I love to put a new twist on items you currently own, so that they seem almost brand new.

Having said that, if you want to purchase new items, I can offer advice on what to buy and where to buy it, or if you prefer, I can purchase these items on your behalf.

You’ll receive ongoing inspiration and tips.

Regardless of whether you use my Interior Decorating services, you can receive lots of exciting tips and advice through my blog, Pinterest and Facebook page. Please drop in to my social media hangouts and say ‘hi’, I’d love to get to know you!

Want to enjoy more leisure time and less stress in your newly decorated and organised home?

For affordable Interior Decoration in Coffs Harbour and surrounds, please get in touch for a friendly, obligation-free chat.