~From classic or traditional to shabby chic, modern or eclectic~
a safe and comforting beautiful home is sweet indeed
One of my biggest passions is creating a warm and beautiful home environment. No need to overdo anything - I don't want it to look "designed". Simplifying while being surrounded by things you love. If there are a lot of them, so be it, just keep it REAL.
A home environment that is actually practical and beautiful is my favorite. A welcoming through the use of color, furniture, art and whatever else works is what I strive for. No matter what the style, all these elements can work together and create home.
I do this naturally and have had the opportunity to apply this to several homes we've lived in over the past 19 years, including designing and building a house to several major renovations, one being a major overhaul of a NYC apartment. I began to covet the more technical skills and overall knowledge to actually integrate this into my work life to help others create beautiful and useful spaces. I began an online course in Interior Design this past Fall 2014 and hope to complete it over the next couple of years.
In the meantime, I am offering my services as an Interior Design/Decor Consultant and services in Real Estate Home Staging for both sales and vacation rentals. From small to large projects, I offer my unique experience and vision to your home, rental or work space. I will work with you, your architect and/or contractors, creating ease in decision-making and aid in finding the best products and methods within your budget. A one hour consultation to discuss your project is free of charge. My rates are outlined below and you can contact me directly via my contact page.
Real Estate Home Staging: $700 per 1000 sq ft.
Pricing above pertains to staging for both marketing photography and/or house showings.
Interior Design/Decor Services: $75/hour
My services, process and methods will be unique, especially sensitive to budget in circumstances pertaining to either a private home, a home sale or rental (staging). I will strive to save client’s from over-spending when necessary.
In Home Staging & Vacation Rental Interiors and/or Staging, I do not recommend furnishing these homes from high-end retail outlets by any means. I strive for the best in quality (for longevity of furnishings, care/maintenance, etc.) AND a heavy-hand in affordability without it looking like we tried too hard to save that money. It has to look GOOD and feel good — but it does not have to cost top dollar. I pride myself in being a sleuth in finding “finds”, unique items -and those trendier pieces that everyone wants- all that make a space special and different, always sourcing affordable home furnishings and accessories.
Of course, if you want to “go for it”, maybe make your rental super spectacular, high-end and appealing to a certain market segment of renters and/or buyers, I am readily prepared for that as well.
Photo Credit - Fireplace: Eli Dagostino Photographer (using my iPhone)