With over a decade of experience working with clients just like you, my goal is to help you meet your goals. Together, we will sift through ideas, talk about your personal tastes and the develop a professional plan. We specialize in making it all come together and troubleshooting the obstacles. Bringing in a specially trained pair of eyes will help you create the room you’ve been dreaming of.
Where do I start?
The first thing you want to do is determine your personal style. Start by looking through some magazines and marking pictures that appeal to you. You can also look online at one of my favorite sites Pinterest. Our Style Quiz is another popular tool available for you. It’s free and it’s fun!
When do I bring you in?
At the beginning! We will sit down with you to create a strategic plan saving you time and money in the long run. We will identify the specific steps, create a shopping list and a step-by-step map to guide you through the project. We lay it out so that you don’t need to feel overwhelmed and can tackle the project piece by piece as you have the time and resources.
I watched a show on HGTV about staging. All I have to do is clean and declutter– right?
Yes, cleaning is very important and removing clutter is a great start. Bringing in a professional like THE HOME STYLIST takes you a step above and will help you secure top dollar for your home. We have the professional experience you need to stage your home in a manner that will appeal specifically to buyers in your price point. As you know from doing your research, first impressions are critical. THE HOME STYLIST can help to be sure potential buyers see your home in the best possible light – the first time.
My home is professionally decorated and beautiful. Do I really need a home staging professional to help me sell?
It’s wonderful that you have a beautifully decorated home and that will surely help to attract buyers. However, as you know, decorating tastes are very personal. What appeals to you will only appeal to a select group of people. When you are selling your home, you want to appeal to as many potential buyers as possible. Typically, in a nicely decorated home, we spend time removing many of the decor pieces so that the style of the home is the highlight. We work to neutralize the decor so that it may appeal to many different style pallets.
I’m overwhelmed with selling my home and looking for a new one. How can you help me?
Selling your home is a huge task and it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. The Home Stylist will create a strategic plan, breaking down the tasks into bite-size pieces. With our professional eyes and more than a decade of experience, we will assist you in making your home appealing to buyers in your price point. I’ll reduce your stress by taking some of the work off your plate. You will be glad you called us to help with this very important project.
I’m a real estate agent. I usually make recommendations to my clients in regard to home staging. Do I really need you?
You and your client share a common goal. You both want the home to sell quickly and for top dollar. That’s where I come in. I have more than a decade of experience in both staging homes and in dealing with clients. Do you want to talk with your clients about sensitive topics like pet odors or badly outdated decor? Let me help you! I know how to gently have those conversations and assist you in making the home ready to appeal to buyers.
I want to buy new furniture; should I have a consultation before or after the new furniture is here?
I suggest that you have a redesign or consultation first. Many times once the furniture is arranged in the best functional manner, we will find that your needs have changed. Also by redesigning first, I can give you suggestions as to size, shape, style, color of furniture or accessories that would work best. You could be thinking of getting a rectangular coffee table when in fact a round table would look best in your home.
Why shouldn’t I hire a ‘real’ interior designer?
You can. Most of the clients who would hire me need just help, not a total transformation. My clients like their look but just want to update it and make it fresh. Most of my clients don’t have a spare few thousand dollars, however, in hiring me you get the advantage of someone trained, professional, motivated, experienced and within your price range.
I stumbled upon this web site and want to know if someone in my area can come into my home to help me decorate?
No matter your location, I would be glad to assist you in any way I can. Visit the STYLE IN A SNAP website.
Where does THE HOME STYLIST get her decorating inspirations?
I simply love books. They give you great ideas, inspirational photos and often include the ‘how to" steps. You just can’t beat Amazon for their huge selection and low prices. Now they just don’t only have books but house wares too. Use this handy link to shop for of my book recommendations: The Style Store – Books and Resources