About Kate

You want to sell your home as soon as possible, yes?

Of course you do! It’s what every homeowner wants when they put a “for sale” sign up.


Nobody wants their home to sit on the market for months. And compromising on the asking price quickly turns into a race to the bottom with frugal buyers.


When your home sits on the market, it puts your life on-hold:


* Re-location to a new job or city is delayed indefinitely

* Paying taxes on a property you don’t live in anymore (or trying desperately to vacate)

* Lowering the price way more than necessary, just so you can move on with your life.

Hi there! I’m Kate Martinelli, Certified Home Stager and Redesigner, Founder of Interior Decorating NE

Professional home staging can help you sell your house quicker

As a professional home stager and interior decorator, I’ll help you attract quick offers without compromising on asking price.


I will update and prepare your home so it captures the attention of buyers and unlocks their desire to make an offer.

My passion for home staging and interior decorating started in my own house. My goal was simple: create a space I’d never need a vacation from. For years, friends would visit and gush at the carefully thought-out designs or ideas I came up with. Requests poured in: “Kate, would you decorate my home?”


Shortly thereafter, I decided to do it professionally. My formal training in home staging and redesign gave me three very important insights:


1.) Sellers often have trouble separating themselves from their own homes.


2.) Buyers have difficulty walking into a house and imagining making it their own.


3.) Houses sell faster, and for more money, when these two issues are reconciled.

What makes me different than most home stagers and interior decorators?

I’ve been a mental health and substance abuse therapist for over twenty years. I specialized in short-term cognitive therapy — a process that requires rapid assessments and interventions. So I know how to assess a situation and work fast for positive outcomes.


After decades of practicing in mental health, I can easily empathize with the emotional journey people go through when selling or buying a home and help them overcome those barriers.

What you can expect by working with me

A comprehensive plan to prepare your home for photographs and showings


We will go through your home together and I will share my suggestions on how to best prepare your home to sell. My approach is open, honest and straightforward from start to finish.


Flexible scheduling and planning


My home staging and interior decorating services are as hands-on as you need. I can rent or shop for furniture and decor, arrange for professional photographs or recommend vendors for cosmetic fixes.


I understand that time is a factor


You want to get your listings up and quickly receive offers. I provide a detailed consultation and a half-day or full-day of staging, working within your timeframe to expedite the process.

Have questions, comments or would like to get introduced? Schedule a free phone consultation today

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