The eye for details and life experiences. As a child, I thoroughly enjoyed our family drives on Sunday through the countryside in rural Southwestern Ontario. I would pay particular attention to old dilapidated buildings and envision what it would look like with some repairs and a fresh coat of paint. In the 1970s, we moved into a newly built home on my grandmother's farm. I had only one request and that was to paint my bedroom in 2 different shades of blue. As other teenaged friends enjoyed shopping for makeup and clothes, I would spend my time searching for home decor. I would side-step my dream career in home design to one in health care; initially as a radiological technologist and a few years later, transitioned into cardiac ultrasound when I resided in Edmonton, Alberta. My dream to be involved someday in interior design never swayed. I was passionate and in my glory, when decorating each of my residences, and assisting friends with ideas to decorate theirs.
In 2010, I began researching home staging as a new business opportunity and in 2011, became a certified staging professional following extensive training and mentoring with experienced stagers. Since the conception of Home Staging 4 Success, the services have expanded to include interior styling and re-styling, and from a home stager, I refer to myself as a property stylist to reflect these changes and growth. Registered, certified, insured and continually upgrading my design skills, I am finally in the career path I had always dreamed about ~ to design interior spaces, focusing on attention to details, and developing lasting relationships with my new and previous clientele.
My fees are more economical and this benefit alone allows individuals to hire an interior property stylist where they may not have considered it in the past. I have incorporated steps in my design services to save my clients both time and money. I will also source products from various suppliers, including 30 shops at SOFA, to provide my clientele with furniture, rugs, artwork, decor accents and accessory options for the best discounted pricing possible, and pass this savings forward.