Black Cat Interiors - About Us

Kay Madigan is the owner of Black Cat Interiors...  She has bought, sold, renovated and presented houses for sale for many years and still gets a thrill out of seeing a property looking its absolute best.

“The most important lesson I have learned is that less is more.  It is an old adage and it is fundamental to staging a home for sale.  Buyers must be able to see themselves living in the home.  If it is cluttered and full of your personal items they won’t be able to see it as a space they will feel comfortable in.  I know how to make your property look its best and I have the accessories to create a unique look for your property and to help you maximise value when you sell.”

At Black Cat Interiors we will work with you to fully or partially stage your house for sale.  We will use your own furniture and accessories wherever this is possible and, if necessary, we can arrange removal and storage for some of your items while the house is on the market.

We provide a free consultation and no obligation quotation for your project.

 

Testimonials

 

Thanks once again for doing such a great job on furnishing my unit. I received an exceptional price and I have no doubt it was greatly helped by the overall impression made by Black Cat Interiors. Your appreciation for scale and colour palette made my modestly sized unit look roomy, comfortable and thoroughly modern - a winning combination that attracted a great crowd of interested buyers. I am so pleased I took my agent’s advice to seek you out. You provide a truly exceptional service and at a winning price too! Again, many thanks Kay. It was great having you on board for my sale!  Debbie, Remuera

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I've been meaning to get in touch to let you know what a wonderful job you've done.  Such a thoughtful makeover.  We are in week 2 of the campaign and the work that you have done to help our clients to be market ready is stunning.  Thank you for lightening our load and making the property look so fresh and feel like a home!   Juliet Lichtenstein, Ray White Remuera

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"Thanks so much for the terrific job you've done here, the apartment looks transformed!"   Sarah, Parnell

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"I would like to thank you for the great job you did in making my house look so attractive for selling.  It was such a relief to be able to hand this over to someone with your obvious talents as I do not have the inclination or the ability myself.  I also appreciated your flexibility to work around my commitments and also your ability to take the initiative, knowing that I was too busy to be directly involved.  I will have no hesitation in recommending you to my friends.  I also look forward to working with you to help with furnishing our new house."  Sandy, Mt Wellington

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"WOW"  This looks amazing... is that trendy villa in Ponsonby?"  Amanda Greenwood, Ray White Property Management - referring to a property in need of a major renovation in Otahuhu.

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"I have recommended Kay to vendors on two occasions recently and they were each extremely pleased with the décor and service provided.  On each occasion Kay worked quickly to  ensure timing met the tight deadline, providing just the right style of furniture and accessories to transform the home."    Margaret Simpson AREINZ, City Realty Ltd  

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“With no time to waste I needed a staging solution that would transform a small, dated unit into one that would be attractive to buyers and would reach a premium price for my vendor. Kay Madigan from Black Cat Interiors was recommended to me by another Real Estate Salesperson. I was not disappointed. Kay quickly met me on site and came up with a workable solution. Once we were ready for the unit to be staged, Kay arrived and within a short period of time turned the unit into a delightful space which exuded elegance, as well as warmth and comfort. In no time at all, the unit sold for a price that made my vendor very happy indeed! I have no hesitation in recommending Kay and her services."
Denise du Plooy, Barfoot & Thompson Mission Bay.

"I was delighted with her choice of interior decorators that totally transformed my unit."  Denise du Plooy's client

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“Having already had a quote from elsewhere, someone suggested Black Cat Interiors.  The cost was about the same but the enthusiasm Kay had for the job made it an easy choice – and the right choice.  She achieved a great balance between making the house look stunning – but at the same time looking realistic.  In fact, one of the builders that did a bidder inspection spent 1 ½ hours going through the house and only realised afterwards, when he looked in a kitchen cupboard, that no one was living in the house and that it had been staged.  Kay was a pleasure to work with and did a great job, in all respects.   The feedback through the open homes clearly supported a view that the staging had added significant value to the whole sale process.” Nicolas, Epsom.

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I am writing to thank you so much for the wonderful home staging that you have done for the lovely apartment I am marketing.
Firstly, I must commend you on the speed with which you were able to mobilise your team and set the apartment up so beautifully in time for the photographer and the private viewings. I must apologise for giving you such a tight time frame but you rose to the challenge and delivered on time.  Secondly, there have been so many compliments on just how tastefully the home staging has been done from those who have viewed the property. More importantly, the owners of the apartment are also very impressed and happy with the work you have done and your very reasonable rates. I personally thank you for not only doing it all quickly but also for the beautiful furniture and furnishings and for enhancing the presentation of an already very lovely apartment.

Thanks again Kay. I look forward to working with you again.  Money Ponniah, Ray White Stonefields
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"Susan and I would like to thank you for the amazing job that you did in staging our house. Not only did you take the assignment at very short notice, but how you have staged it, with the colours, decorations and furniture, really sets off our house. Steph and Angela (the real estate agents) also agree that it looks stunning and its hard to believe that the photos that were taken, are even of our house!
 
So once again, many thanks for doing such an outstanding job and we will have no hesitation in recommending you to any of our friends who want to stage their homes.
 
Kind regards",   Rob and Susan, Mt Eden
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 My apologies for not emailing sooner.  We both wanted to let you know how pleased and impressed we are with the staging.  You have done a fantastic job.  I particularly like the bedrooms and the outdoor table and great plants and the general attention to detail.Thanks again and for working with the tight timeframe. Kind regards.  Karin and Sam, Newmarket

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Black Cat Interiors provides:

Homestage Services -

Full homestaging
Partial homestaging
Decluttering advice
A fresh perspective review

Furniture and Accessory Hire -

Short term furniture design and placement for executive apartments
Provisioning for executive apartments
Accessories and furniture for reception rooms and functions
Props for photoshoots

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