"creating homes you won't want
a vacation from"
My passion for staging and interior decorating started in my own home.
For years, friends would visit and gush at my designs and creativity.
Requests poured in: "Kate would you decorate my home?" That was it.
Shortly thereafter, I decided to do it professionally.
My formal training in home staging gave me three 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.
I was able to sharpen and expand my natural talents to create interior design concepts to pass on to my clients.
Why Hire Me? What makes me unique?
I practiced as a mental health and substance abuse therapist for over thirty years. I specialized in short-term cognitive therapy — a process that required rapid assessment and interventions. This experience helps me to quickly assess a home and deliver professional and 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. I help homeowners overcome those challenges with patience and understanding.
As an interior decorator, I conduct a thorough lifestyle assessment, that includes decor, style and color pallette preferences. By listening intently to my client, I select furnishings and decor that suit their stated preferences. It is of utmost importance to strike a balance between what the client desires and offering suggestions based on years of design experience.
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.