"I must say that this Downsize with Style 5-module course took me back to design school. It is packed with strategies, design concepts and abundant knowledge. The best thing about doing this course is that I now know exactly where to start with my de-cluttering, before I start designing new spaces again. Even if you think you know all this stuff, Bettina sets it out in very clear modules which enables you to come back and revisit for a refresher and keep you on track saving you time and money. I would recommend this course to anyone, who is downsizing to a smaller space, who wishes to redesign a room or space, who needs to de-clutter, or who is interested in finding their design style. Great course, thanks Bettina!"
"Bettina Deda is a regular contributor to the lifestyle section of The Retiree Magazine and is highly commended for providing quality and informative copy which is relevant to our readership. Bettina’s feature articles are always submitted prior to deadline and presented in The Retiree magazine’s style format, making her a valued member of the freelance team."
"I am writing to recommend the services of the Bettina Deda Colour Design. I engaged Bettina’s services to provide her expertise and assistance for an upcoming expo, from which a template for future expos would be developed. Mitey Fresh provides both a comprehensive allergen management service and merchandise solutions. Mitey Fresh’ branding had evolved since we first commenced exhibiting at various expos and wanted to elevate our current efforts from good to great. The brief, Mitey Fresh aspired to portray branding through expos, both professionally and effectively. It was crucial to be an eye catching display for our target market, mums and their families. It needed to encompass visitor interaction to learn more about how to create a healthy environment at home, and at the same time, to deliver the company’s solutions to these problems. Bettina did exactly what we asked for and more. The stand came alive, the story about who Mitey Fresh is, colour, texture, interaction, minimal and straight forward messages. I could not have asked for a better partner to achieve this with out the help of Bettina’s experience. Even on opening day, Bettina went beyond and checked everything was in place. Visitors to the stand, those new to Mitey Fresh as well as familiar faces, commented they were captured by the outstanding and eye catching display. They remained at the stand for a considerable time longer, I noticed, admiring, enjoying and engaging with the visual pallet. Thank you Bettina, I really appreciated your assistance, thoughtfulness and expertise."
"Bettina helped me selecting a colour scheme for my kids’ bedroom. My son (10) and daughter (12) share this room and we want to create some privacy for both of them by dividing the space with a curtain. The challenge was to use the colours that each of them like but at the same time to design a nice overall colour scheme. Bettina came up with a warm blue/grey that links a very light cool blue on my son’s side with the bright pink my daughter chose. The blue/grey is painted along a beam in the middle of the room where the curtain will eventually be installed. As the curtain is the feature of the room the third colour highlights this area and provides a nice contrast to the other colours on both sides. Bettina also helped me to choose the paint finishes and came up with recommendations for furniture placement and storage solution to optimize the space. I am happy to recommend her to anyone seeking advice in colour and interior styling. Bettina, thank you for your time, energy and advice. You have been extremely professional and the bedroom looks fantastic!"
"Thank you for coming to see me on the 27th August to assist me with styling for the house I am moving to in November. There are some challenges for me as I am moving from a Federation style house with several small rooms to a more modern open plan property. I really appreciated your advice on colour and interior styling. Based on my floor plan, we discussed which of my furniture could go in which room and how to finish and decorate my new place, and the useful tips on how to create different functional areas in the open plan kitchen/dining/living room with adjacent library was really helpful. We talked about how to introduce a colour scheme in the main lounge room, discussed furniture placement, window coverings, rugs and cushions to bring in colour and texture and how I can link the different open plan areas by using the same accent colour. I found this advice particularly exciting as it opened up some decorating ideas I simply hadn’t thought of. For a huge rumpus room which I would like to convert in a guest room, we discussed different options for dividing the room into a sleeping and sitting area, and I was very satisfied with your advice on different design options and budgets, and also assistance in sourcing the right product. I absolutely loved the links and photos you sent me as samples of possible screens. I especially liked your tips on how to finding my own style and followed up on your recommendations on decorating and styling books to read in preparation to the upcoming move. I have ordered the books from the web links you sent me. So easy, thanks! I am happy to highly recommend you to anyone seeking colour and styling advice."
"We called Bettina for advice regarding the presentation of our property for sale. She came at a very short notice and gave us tips and recommendations how to maximise the use of our own furniture and how to add colour and texture in each room to make them more attractive for potential buyers. We had to work in a very tight schedule. Bettina selected several pieces of rental furniture including accessories and artwork and organised the delivery. She styled the property and introduced colour schemes in the different rooms. She finally provided us with a checklist to get the house ready for each inspection. We very much appreciated her advice and her commitment in styling our house. We are happy to recommend her to anyone who seeks colour and styling advice for preparing their property for the first inspection."
"After my renovations in the store, Bettina helped me to create an attractive window display. She divided the window in three clearly defined sections and set up each section with a different theme. My new spring collection is framed by colorful paper props that pick up the outside colour of the store and attract the customer’s attention when walking by. The middle section of the window which is backed by a wall is decorated with an eye-catching feather headdress and forms an attractive background for my tribal printed dresses and shirts. I had lots of positive comments. Bettina also gave me some recommendations how to merchandise the rest of the store. I love her window display and would recommend her to anyone who needs advice in setting up window or product displays."
"As the store manager of Berkelouw Books Balgowlah I had the pleasure of working with Bettina. She merchandised one of our presentation tables at the entrance of the store. Bettina chose a product story theme and incorporated our stock beautifully around this theme on our display table. She kept the colours consistent and made sure that there was enough stock of the displayed products underneath the table on an additional shelf. She complemented the display with a book relating to the theme. The table has been merchandised on a Friday and we instantly sold products from the display over the weekend. Customers stopped at the table and had a closer look at the attractive display Bettina had set up. I am happy for Bettina to come back and do more merchandising for us and I would recommend Bettina to anyone who requires merchandising advice."
"As the owner of a northern beaches beauty salon I had the pleasure of working with Bettina. She was able to covert my stock shelves into a space that is now much more attractive. Bettina fully incorporated my stock along with all my posters and brochures that I require to run my business. I was impressed as she was very understanding towards my needs as a business owner. She incorporated all my products and marketing material very effectively. The feedback I have received from my clients has been great. They are stopping to touch the display and at the same time they are looking at my products. With the space being so much more appealing hopefully my product sales will also increase. I would recommend Bettina to anyone who requires any style or colour advice!"