After a long and successful career in the corporate world, I decided it was time to follow my dream and start my own creative business. To add to practical experience from years of helping “friends and family” with their decorating challenges, I took classes in Home Staging, Room Redesign and Senior Move Management. I am a Certified Decorating Professional and Certified Color Consultant. I am also a member of ADE, the Association of Design Education.
Staging a home is very different from interior decorating. The focus is not on designing rooms to please the homeowner, but on making the house appeal to prospective buyers. The goal is to help the home sell as quickly as possible at the highest price.
My involvement in move management goes back a number of years to when my parents decided to move to an independent living facility. What an overwhelming undertaking this can be! Their home needed to be sold. Decisions had to be made as to what to take to their new apartment. What would fit? What would make it feel like “home”? What would they do with everything else?
It has been very rewarding to help others navigate through this process and move into their new homes with a minimum of anxiety. I pride myself on being compassionate, upbeat and flexible … and, most of all, sensitive to the needs of my clients.
Decorating homes has always been a passion for me. Now I get to help others transform their rooms into beautiful places to live. What a joy to see my clients eyes light up when they see the difference!