What is the difference between
Redesign and Staging?
|Redesign is creating an environment of personal distinction
that is appealing to the homeowner through the art of
placement and rearrangement.
Staging is creating an environment that is appealing to the
Prospective Buyer. It is putting the home in the best
possible light to compete in the market and appeal to buyer
emotions. A stager assesses the home with an impartial eye
and suggests necessary changes. According to the National
Association of Realtors, staged homes sell faster and for
top dollar. Everyone benefits, the homeowner, the real
estate agent and the buyer.
What if I am not sure whether I
need a redesign or a full service design?
|If you are not happy with your present furniture,
accessories and window treatments etc, then you may want to
consider a full service design, as we offer both. However,
if you like most of your furniture and accessories, but just
cannot get them to look the way you always dreamed they
could look, then I would suggest a redesign. If you are
still unsure, then I suggest you call me for a consultation
to help you decide.
When you are doing a Redesign,
Staging, or One Day Decorating, must the client leave the
|I leave that up to the client. Some prefer to leave and some
wish to be there and be involved. I am happy to work either
If I need a few accessories or some
furniture, and you are going to shop for these, would you
shop with your client or alone?
|I would leave that choice to my client. I can usually shop
faster by myself, but I also enjoy shopping with my client.
Do you shop locally at retail
stores or do you shop at stores that deal to the trade only?
|I shop at both and according to my client’s budget.
How do you handle a couples
different taste, for example furniture styles, wall color
|I find that working with couples is my favorite challenge. I
consider both their needs and taste. This is what makes a
beautiful and inviting home that will reflect both their
personalities. It is my experience when they get some of
their desires met; they are more than happy to compromise.
Do you have a particular style that
you do most?
|No, I always consider my client’s style, and do my best to
accomplish that with my knowledge and expertise of different
styles and periods. I never want my own style to be
reflected in a client’s home.
How do you deal with merging
households and downsizing?
|I assess the new location and the furniture that will be
combined. In doing this, I can determine what will fit. I
can then decide with my client what cannot be used, saving
them the trouble and extra cost of moving them.
If I am moving, would it be best to
call you after the movers leave, or before they bring the
|You should arrange for me to be there when they arrive. In
that way, I could oversee the placement and arrangement of
the furniture and accessories correctly in the room.