Testimonials

COMMERCIAL ACCOMMODATION + RESIDENTIAL STAGING FEEDBACK AND STORIES

“Annette and her Team are simply brilliant.Quality Health Care have previously engaged Portico Styling to fit out a number of our disability residences and villa complex’s as well as our cooperate head office in Hurstville. We have found their work to be of a superior standard, well priced, delivering faster than expected and with high quality products and a great design eye.I recommend PS to all who are looking for that next step in fitting out a premises without all the hassle of doing it yourself.”
Brendan Collins, Director


Having engaged Portico Services for the styling of our property we would highly recommend their services for all interior design work.  Having interviewed three different Property stylists for the staging of our home, Portico was the only one who truly listened and understand how we wished to present the property For Sale. Portico was professional, on time and offered the best value. We wish Portico services all the best for the future.
Liam and Ingrid Bonnet Bay


“The unit looks beautiful and I sincerely appreciate all your hard work and design expertise. You have been wonderful to work with and your communication has been phenomenal.

Thank you so much for the complimentary additional items,  the linen nicely stored in the containers and of course the depreciation schedule. Please know if anyone requires an interior design company in the future I will be recommending you with 5 stars.

The window dressings look sensational and your choice of fabrics really made a difference to the look and feel of the apartment. Once again thank you so much for everything, I didn’t think it would be as easy living in the USA and co ordinating this massive task.”
K Parker


“I employed Annette from Portico Services to style my apartment for sale on the recommendation of my real estate agent, BC Property at Bangor. As a single male working from home for the last 12 months,  I really didn’t consider presentation or décor of my apartment but after Annette left I couldn’t believe it was the same place.

The photos were fantastic and the comments from potential buyers were always complimentary about the spaciousness of the apartment which truly was to do with the new layout.

After a short sales campaign I was delighted with a higher than expected outcome and would highly recommend Portico Services to anyone needing assistance and not knowing where to start. Annette will be visiting my newly purchased home very soon to make it look as good as what I just sold!”
M Gonas


“I wanted to wish you a belated happy international women’s day and thank you for your brilliant efforts throughout the sale campaign. I think it’s safe to assume that the fantastic result had much to do with the positive impact you had on all the prospective buyers. You’re definitely are best in your field, or least the best whom I’ve met. Also Annette, you should definitely tell Ang from Ray White a bit about your business as your next level styling attracted buyers like bee’s to honey!”
F Pollifrone


“Isn’t this lovely! Wow! Wow again! It’s absolutely fantastic!”
The CEO wrote this on the newly installed glass board after inspecting a new facility.


“Southern Youth and Family Services is a not for profit community based organisation and we have over 120 properties for supported accommodation and housing. Annette Testa and her Company Portico has worked with us for over a year now and Portico has refurbished five large housing and residential services (approximately 50 bedsit and one bedroom apartments) and office spaces. She has communicated and consulted with us every step of the way, assessed, purchased, refurbished and delivered amazing results. Portico delivered on time and took complete responsibility for all aspects of the jobs.
Our refurbished units are spectacular, bright, modern, hard wearing, and just what we wanted. Our residents love the furnishings.

Nothing was too much trouble for Annette and her Team. They made our job easier. They cared about what they delivered and we cannot speak highly enough of them. We work with vulnerable young people and families and Annette and her Team were particularly caring and sensitive to their preferences and needs which was outstanding. We will contnue to use Portico and feel very fortunate to have found this amazing service.”
Regards Narelle Clay, AM


“On behalf of Southern Youth and Family Services Board of Management , Staff and the young people I want to sincerely thank you for your outstanding work you have carried out for SYFS.

We appreciate very much, your energy, passion, skill and attention to detail.  We appreciate the installation and presentation of the “new look”.  We appreciate you “care” about SYFS, the staff and young people and our surroundings.  We appreciate your professionalism.

The properties you have recently completed look stunning – Goulburn and Wollongong, Nowra.  It is such a nice feeling to have a fresh new look.

When all the furniture and décor was assembled and installed our young residents were amazed at the transformation of their accommodation.  They have asked me to personally thank you very much.  Many of our young clients and some with infant children do not have extended family to assist them so it is very pleasing to be able to give these young people the opportunity to reside in a warm and comfortable environment.

Thank you again for everything you have done to assist our young people to reside in a wonderful warm environment.”

Yours Faithfully
Narelle Clay AM Chief Executive Officer


“We had just decided to open an office in Menai. We secured our premises next step how do we style our new office? Most of our time was taken up in our business we couldn’t invest too much time researching office fit outs, this was our first office and to say we were new to the game is an understatement.

First step I asked for recommendations on Facebook. Annette from Portico was recommended as well as others. I emailed 5 different businesses and within 30 minutes Annette had responded and phoned me. We met the very next day and from then on I knew we were in excellent hands.

From our first meeting Annette understood our vision, our colour scheme, she helped with the design and provided us with 3D colour pictures to show us exactly how she envisioned our new office.

Annette was always available to take my calls or answer my emails it didn’t matter what time it was.

It was time for delivery and this was a moving target. Annette worked with us as we still had builders onsite doing last minute finishings. She went above and beyond what was expected and ensured all the furniture delivered was placed perfectly and covered to ensure no damage was done until our builders had finished their work.

Annette’s work didn’t stop there once all the furniture was in I then decided we needed some extra items to complete the office. Annette was on the job straight away and had the additional items ordered, delivered and set up for us.

I have nothing but full praise for Annette and her team . They are true professionals.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Annette and Portico Services to anyone.

You made what I thought was going to be very difficult to be an enjoyable and exciting experience for us.

Thank you Annette!! ”
Suzy, Manager


“We met Annette at Portico Styling in Jannali and after a brief chat we knew Annette would be able to assist us with some changes to our home that we needed to make.  Annette was honest and practical in her suggestions and we were delighted with the outcome.   It would have been a daunting task on our own.”
Maureen & Sid – Como


“We just wanted to say we were so pleased with the assistance we received from Annette and her install team.  The items that we had re upholstered and repositioned were absolutely lovely.  Very friendly and professional company.  Highly recommend.”
Carol & Bill – Oyster Bay


“Annette was fantastic, so helpful.  She nudged me to step out of my comfort zone to add some colour to my beige interior!  Couldn’t be more pleased with the result.”
Pat – Kareela


“We recently engaged Portico to assist us with a renovation plan that we could DIY slowly.  We would recommend Annette and Portico to anyone needing some good solid advice on interior design.”  Ron & Silvia – Como


“Annette and her team are terrific in all things interiors.  We are downsizing and couldn’t have organised this massive task without a clear plan and we have that now. ”
Janet – Jannali


“Thank you very much Annette for your assistance with preparing our family home of 43 years for sale.  It looked lovely for the new owners.  Many thanks.”
Mary – Como


“Thank you for all your advice and help with our difficult floor plan.  The house feels great and everything makes more sense.  I would recommend Annette to anyone needing help with their home layout.”
Jordan & Emma – Bundanoon


“Thanks Annette for your helpful advice preparing my home for sale, the décor looked lovely and freshened up the feel of the whole house.  It sold within 2 weeks!  Best regards.”
Amy – Gymea Bay


“Awesome work Annette!  Thank you so much for your assistance with our sale.”
John & Sal – Jannali


“Annette from Portico understood the coastal vision we had in mind when setting up our AirBNB on the south coast. We can’t thank her enough for making the job so much easier for us.”
Mitch & Jill – Como