Kara Butterfield, 36, is an interior stylist from Sydney who owns MakeReady, an interior redesign and staging business that she runs out of her tiny but perfectly turned out South End apartment. She also holds style clinics at area shops on topics like “Shop Your Home,” “Bookshelf and Mantle Display,” and “Dinnerware and Décor.” We recently caught up with this uber-stylish transplant to learn more about her biz and get tips on how us design dilettantes can update the décor in our own homes.
How did you end up in Boston? The decision came down to Boston or San Francisco. People said San Francisco was similar to Sydney; I thought, if I’m going to live on the other side of the world, I should do something different.
How did you get into styling? I studied theater and f