Meet our Property Stylists

Peter Seargeant

Senior Property Stylist

With a long family history in the hotel industry, Peter was always surrounded by beautiful interiors and spaces. This led to Peter’s passion for design and styling and his pursuit of a qualification in both interior design and interior styling from the International School of Colour and Design.

Peter has worked for some of Sydney’s leading stylists and has also procured and curated furniture for a number of different companies, which has helped to hone his furniture and interiors knowledge.

Peter has a long history of styling in Sydney’s Eastern and Southern suburbs, with a sound local knowledge of these areas and the key features required to suit their buyer demographics.

He has a keen eye for detail and prides himself on always going the extra mile to ensure a property is perfectly presented in order to achieve the best possible price for his clients.

Vanessa Laman

Senior Property Stylist

Vanessa first realised she had a passion for interiors after taking up roles with Belle and House & Garden magazines, covering a period of 6 years. Following this, she completed her studies at The International School of Colour & Design.

With a career spanning almost 20 years, Vanessa has gained extensive experience within the design industry from publishing, high-end residential projects, retail Decorator Advisor, plus roles as a Senior Stylist for some of Sydney’s largest styling groups. After running her own Styling and Interiors business, Vanessa joined Novari as a Senior Stylist servicing the Northern Suburbs of Sydney.

Vanessa’s passion for this business is apparent with her eye for detail. She particularly enjoys building a good rapport with both her Agents and Vendors to ensure the best outcomes are achieved across all of her Styling projects.

Ciara Kenny

Senior Property Stylist

From early on, Ciara has always had a passion for all things design. This led to her pursuing a qualification in both interior design and interior decoration from Sydney Design School and a career in property styling.

Ciara has extensive industry experience, having styled hundreds of homes across the broader Sydney region – ranging from apartments through to waterfront estates. In her role as a Senior Stylist with Advantage Novari, Ciara focusses on tailoring each styling project to bring out the maximum appeal in her clients’ homes. Her meticulous attention to detail, exceptional communication skills and unwavering standard of service show in all her projects and the sale prices of her properties speak for themselves.

Madeleine Kortt

Senior Property Stylist

Growing up on Sydney’s lower north shore, Maddy was surrounded by property and developments by her property enthused parents. From a young age it was clear the ultimate career direction for Maddy was Interior Styling.

Upon completion of a Bachelor of Design Degree at the Whitehouse Institute of Design majoring in Interiors, Maddy went on to assist with styling Australian television personalities for national television, major advertising campaigns and online stores.

In 2013 Maddy joined the Advantage Novari team as an onsite stylist, advancing now into her new role as a Senior Property Stylist, bringing with her an extensive knowledge of interiors and the property styling industry.

Maddy specialises in the Lower North Shore, Northern Beaches and Inner West areas.

Lucy McLennan

Project Manager – Novari Projects

Lucy brings with her a wealth of skills and knowledge to head the Projects division in Melbourne. As the dedicated project manager, Lucy personally manages each project from start to finish.

With an Interior Design qualification, Lucy has extensive experience as a designer with a talent for creating beautiful and well constructed interiors. Her ability to recommend and provide creative and practical interior solutions, ensures that her clients achieve the best results.

Lucy has worked on a wide array of projects, delivering to the highest quality, on time and on budget. With a well established trade team, Lucy and the team ensure a fast turn around and seamless project coordination for each home.

Elena Lamaris

Senior Property Stylist

Elena brings her wealth of knowledge to the Melbourne team as a Senior Stylist, having worked in the Sydney office as an On-Site Stylist for many years. 

Elena has completed an Interior Design degree from the International School of Colour & Design. Her creative skills are unmatched, transforming homes into beautiful spaces with a range of different styles and looks to suit each home.

Her passion for interior design and styling, combined with her unwavering determination to achieve the best possible outcome for each project, makes her a great asset to the Novari Collective team.

Leisa Giannopoulos

Senior Property Stylist

Leisa’s diverse and creative skill set combines over 20 years experience in performance staging, and business management with studies in property styling.  Drawing on her innate ability to work with colour, texture and space result in her creating interiors that create impact and connect emotionally.

Dedicated and driven, Leisa is hard-working, prides herself on her attention to detail from briefing all the way through to execution and brings an abundance of creative energy to the team at Novari Collective.

She is naturally passionate about the latest styles and trends from home to fashion and understands that inspiration for home design and styling is influenced by all areas of life.

“My intention with Novari Collective is to collaborate and inspire our clients, guiding them through the process of styling their homes for sale and captivating the audience’s attention.”

Kristy Gordon

Business Development Manager/ Senior Stylist

Kristy believes that design and business go hand in hand. She has diverse experience in Interior Styling, buisness development and account development. Having also studied a degree in Design and Interior Styling at the International School of Colour & Design.

Kristy is a strategic thinker, taking a client-focused approach to each project by ensuring she sees things from a client perspective. Commercially minded and a creative thinker, she is intrinsic to business development at Novari Collective whilst transforming homes for clients. 

Kristy has an innate ability to create functional and human spaces that reflect the personalities of each design brief. These talents have seen her showcased on the cover and in a feature of the well recognised “Adore Interiors” magazine.