We are Lachlan McGauchie and Geri Vladeva, a carpenter and an interior designer, who believe that relaxing home environments help people live their best lives.
In January 2021, we joined our knowledge and experiences to provide flexible services to people who need help with making their properties ready for sale, rent or living.
From maintenance to choosing paint colours and landscaping, we aim to be a holistic solution for everyone who wants their property not only to look good but to feel good too.
About Vivant Repose
Let us answer the 5 W’s plus the How:
WHO? are we
We are a husband and wife team. Geri has a Diploma in Interior Design and Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management as well as an MBA degree. In the past, she has designed and project-managed residential renovations and styled short- and long-term accommodations. She also founded and managed serviced apartment accommodations and a specialty coffee shop. Geri has been freelance writing and blogging about people, travel and design for nine years.
Lachlan is an all-rounder carpenter with a Certificate III qualification and has been working in the industry for twelve years. As an apprentice, he worked for a small company that did renovations for residential homes, art galleries, airports, and defence facilities. Later, he moved to commercial construction where he worked on primary schools, Aboriginal TAFE colleges, and hospitals. Before moving to Perth, he lived in Sydney. There, he studied at Sydney Film School and produced and directed several short movies and documentaries while still working as a carpenter on film sets.
Our work and life experiences make us good problem solvers and communicators. It helps us understand the needs of our clients, communicate effectively and be flexible and creative in the solutions we offer. Every property preparation project is a story that needs to be told. We use our creative skills to make it understood by the people who enter the homes.
WHAT? we are about
#VivantReposeLiving is our philosophy of creating gentle, serene, feel-like-a-hug home environments. The need for homes that provide a better sense of wellbeing has always been important. However, now, when technology is everywhere around us and we are always ON and never switching OFF, it is crucial. The two years of COVID restrictions made us look around and feel on a new, deeper, level how our homes affect us.
Our aim is to achieve a sense of calm in every project we work on. In property preparation for sale, we try to make a house feel welcoming and turn it into a relaxing yet practical space that will appeal to more buyers. Buying a home is often an emotional decision, even if on a subconscious level. When solving maintenance issues or project managing renovations, our goal is to take the stress out of your day. We are here to propose a solution and deliver on that promise.
WHERE? we work
We are located in Perth, Western Australia, and primarily work on projects south of the river.
WHEN? to benefit from our services
Contact us as soon as you have decided to sell or rent your property. Or as soon as your real estate agent has given you our contacts. We can help you speed up the process of preparing your property but need time to organise and schedule before actually beginning the works.
WHY? use us
- We are covered with Public & Products Liability Insurance and Professional Indemnity Insurance.
- We do prefer open communication so you can count on us being straightforward and keeping you in the loop.
- We will do as much or as little as you ask us to do. You will get our recommendations but it is ultimately up to you.
- We know how to improve a property’s value and have a proven record of successful projects and happy clients.
HOW? we will help you
We have chosen to provide solutions to complicated situations.
Every house is different and needs an individual approach. The same goes for the owners or occupiers of a home. Our packages include a range of services that change according to the specific project and the desired outcome.
We offer separate services and three service packages that include but are not limited to:
- professional cleaning
- colour and spatial planning consultations
- home staging for sale
- rental styling
- electric and plumbing works