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.

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.

Stuart Port

Project Manager – Novari Projects

With an extensive background in strategy, sales and project management in both construction and multi-national corporations, Stuart brings with him a wealth of skills and knowledge to head the Projects division. As the dedicated Project Manager, Stuart personally manages each project from start to finish.

Stuart brings experience working on a range of residential projects as a Project Manager for his own architecture and design firm. Stuart has worked on a wide range array of projects, delivering to the highest quality, on time and on budget.

With a well established trade team, Stuart and the team ensure a fast turn around and seamless project coordination for each home.


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.

Rachel Patane

Senior Property Stylist

With an extensive background in design and visual merchandising, Rachel brings her creative talents and spatial design skills to Novari Collective as a Property Stylist.

Having completed a Design Diploma, Rachel spent five years working in visual merchandising on a range of premium retail brands. Rachel has developed strong client relation skills from her extensive retail experience, which is evident in her ongoing client base and strong relationships.

Rachel strives to achieve outstanding results for her agents and vendors, by carefully curating each property for the right buyer demographic. Her attention to detail and strong spatial awareness means that each project is executed seamlessly.