Hi. We're Olive.

You may have met us before. As our business has continued to evolve, it was also time for our brand to transform into a true reflection of who we are and our vision for the future. Formerly Smuk Property Styling, we are thrilled to introduce you to Olive Interior Styling.

As a team of five stylists led by Phoebe Croucher, we’re passionate about elevating your property to its full potential with contemporary styling that evokes feelings of warmth and truly connects with your ideal buyer. We believe that every property should feel like a home, and that is exactly what we aim to create with a curated selection of furniture and unique pieces tailored to enhance every space.

With a vibrant and personable approach, we work collaboratively with you to achieve the best outcome for your home with a design solution that showcases your property in the best light. As self-described perfectionists, we style properties to sell quickly for the best price possible using clever styling that invites potential buyers to discover all that the home has to offer.

As our styling to sell clients are continually falling in love with our unique aesthetic and seamless experience, we have expanded our offering to include a signature service of styling to live – a curated interior package completely bespoke to your home and way of living.

Meet the team.

Phoebe Croucher<br><span style="font-size: 16px;font-family:'DM Sans';">Director & Property Stylist</span>

Phoebe Croucher
Director & Property Stylist

Introducing Phoebe - founder, style curator and emoji enthusiast!

Having lived and worked abroad as a freelance hairdresser for 12 years and management roles in the fitness industry, Phoebe returned to Ballarat with her British husband Rob and their baby daughter Tilly.

After uncovering an opportunity for high quality property styling in a booming real estate market, Phoebe and her mum Jan took the leap and formed Smuk Property Styling in 2019.

Since then, another daughter Lottie was born, Jan has retired from the business, and the brand has transformed into Olive Interior Styling (which Phoebe refers to affectionately as her third baby!).

With a vibrant and collaborative approach, Phoebe goes above and beyond for her clients. Supported by a fabulous team of stylists, Phoebe’s mission is to deliver a more personalised and creative approach to the Ballarat property styling scene with intentionally designed spaces that evoke yearning in potential buyers.

Christine Misseri<br><span style="font-size: 16px;font-family:'DM Sans';">Styling to Live Manager & Senior Property Stylist</span>

Christine Misseri
Styling to Live Manager & Senior Property Stylist

With a lifelong passion for all things interior and design, joining the team at Olive Interior Styling has been a dream come true for Christine. After having her two beautiful sons, she took the opportunity to complete an interior design course with the Interior Design Institute in Sydney. Having spent much of her career in the service industry, Christine liaises comfortably with both clients and external business partners.

More recently, Christine has utilised her design and styling knowledge to complete substantial renovations to her own home, working alongside her husband Adrian to achieve this.

Christine brings a balance of creativity and practicality to the team. Alongside property styling, she loves creating floor plans, layouts and mood boards, and of course selecting bespoke furniture and decorative items to deliver a beautiful outcome for her clients.

Bree Grundell<br><span style="font-size: 16px;font-family:'DM Sans';">Property Styling Coordinator</span>

Bree Grundell
Property Styling Coordinator

Bree is a true local having lived in Ballarat her entire life.

After having worked in the business sector for just over 10 years and in the building industry, Bree took the plunge to study her Diploma of Interior Design, an area she has always been passionate about, and successfully graduated in 2023.
Bree's experience in business, construction and interior design has provided her with a versatile skill set that seamlessly aligns with her role at Olive Interior Styling. Bree is experienced in project management, client communication and team collaboration, which are all instrumental when it comes to assisting clients and the Olive team with styling properties for sale.

Bree’s attention to detail, ability to optimise and visualise spaces, and her grasp of design principles enables her to contribute to the transformation of any property into a stylish, market-ready home.

Jo Barlow<br><span style="font-size: 16px;font-family:'DM Sans';">Senior Property Stylist</span>

Jo Barlow
Senior Property Stylist

First and foremost, Jo is a proud mum to four gorgeous children, Ella, Lucy, Jack and Tilly. Alongside her husband Matt, she has spent the last 15 years designing and project managing multiple property developments.

Upon completion of The Reno School, Three Birds Styling School and the Design School Masterclass, Jo joined Olive Interior Styling in 2021, bringing an extensive knowledge of interiors and the property styling industry to the team. She has a passion for showcasing properties at their best through careful consideration of a home’s best features and utilising clever design solutions. This, alongside in-depth planning and attention to detail delivers a successful outcome that her clients love.

Jess Porter<br><span style="font-size: 16px;font-family:'DM Sans';">Senior Property Stylist</span>

Jess Porter
Senior Property Stylist

Jess developed a passion for interior design after building her first home at the age of 19. After spending some time as a stay-at-home mum to her two gorgeous children Maddie and Noah, she decided to extend her knowledge by completing a Diploma of Interior Design with the Interior Design Institute and has never looked back!

With a love of all things design, styling and DIY, plus having honed her skills in creating 3D renders and mood boards, Jess has used this expertise in the build of her second family home. Having joined Olive Interior Styling in June 2022, Jess enjoys creating beautiful spaces and making a house feel like home alongside the best team a girl could ask for!

Bianca Peart<br><span style="font-size: 16px;font-family:'DM Sans';">Senior Property Stylist & Social Media Manager</span>

Bianca Peart
Senior Property Stylist & Social Media Manager

Bianca lives and breathes everything interior design, styling and real estate. A certified graduate of The Interior Design Institute, Bianca is passionate about creating breathtaking spaces for our clients. As a busy mum to three beautiful and energetic children, Bianca and her husband Angus have successfully built and renovated six houses. Juggling is her superpower and she is often seen effortlessly planning and curating stock for upcoming styling projects, whilst uploading to our social media pages, and managing our inventory spreadsheet. In her downtime, you'll find her hunting for irresistible furniture bargains or diving into creative DIY upcycling projects. Bianca loves coming to work at Olive to put her passion into practice.

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