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How to Elevate Your Airbnb Design with Paige Hayes

In this episode, I sit down with Paige Hayes, an interior designer with a passion for vacation rentals. Paige shares her insights on how to infuse your property with a compelling narrative that sets it apart from the rest. By weaving intentional design choices into the story of your space, you can create an ambiance that leaves a lasting impression on your guests.

We also learn about Paige’s “SSUFF Method,” a creative approach that helps you craft an alluring space without breaking the bank. You’ll learn Paige’s secrets for how to strike the perfect balance between saving money and maintaining the highest standards for your guests.

And let’s not forget the importance of capturing your design’s essence through stunning photographs. Paige guides you through the process, ensuring that your visuals convey the soul of your space and entice guests to experience it firsthand.

If you’re ready to create a home away from home that resonates with your guests on a deeper level, this episode is for you. Tune in and enjoy!

 Timestamps for the key highlights in the episode

[03:36] Who is Paige Hayes, and where is she located?

[05:25] How she got started in STR interior designing 

[09:05] The concept of the story of a property

[13:08] How to create the story of your property

[15:25] The ‘SSUFF’ design method

[16:26] Why you should not copy other people’s designs 

[20:08] How to create a brand for your property

[23:44] Tips for taking great property photographs with an iPhone

[27:45] Decision fatigue when decorating a property and how to overcome it

[31:56] Coohom software for furniture layout;

[33:54] The balance between budget and quality

[36:55] Ideas to help you save money when getting quality items

[40:24] The lightning round:

  • Where is your favorite place to vacation?  
  • What’s one place you’ve never been to that you want to visit?  
  • What’s one thing you know now that you wished you knew when you started out in this business? 
  • What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
  • What’s one thing and/or person that you are grateful for today?

[46:11] Connect with Paige:

Golden Nuggets

  • Putting the story of your property together before starting the design helps you choose details that make your property stand out and give an amazing experience to your guests
  • Nothing is going to sell your property to your guests like the photos. You can do the most amazing design, but nobody will book your property if you don’t photograph it right. 
  • “You get what you pay for in life.” 
  • “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” ~John Lennon. 

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Resources Mentioned

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Let’s Connect!

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