Hi there! I’m Kate Martinelli, Certified Home Stager and Redesigner, Founder of Interior Decorating NE
My passion for staging and interior decorating started in my own home.
My goal was simple:
CREATE A HOME 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.