Greetings! I am a Design Consultant in the Greater Fort Myers, FL area, having established Simply Designed Home Interiors in 2006 when we moved to Florida from our home state of Michigan.

Style to Stage is the Blog that I author to compliment my website, SimplyDesignedHome.com.

My design education is from The Sheffield School of Interior Design in New York, which is always an important fundamental to possess. But interior design is much like any other field, where experience is always an excellent teacher. I worked with a talented colleague in a small studio in Michigan, where we assisted clients in a retail setting and also in their homes as part of our service.

I have learned that the most important skill I can utilize is that of listening to my client’s needs, wants and priorities, as well as their budget (no matter how large or small). Only by asking the right questions will I really know what is most important to my client.

Simply Designed Home Interiors & Staging, LLC is unique in that I will work with clients whose decorating needs are simple or small, such as selecting paint colors for their home. I don’t mind helping someone for an hour or two, and the reward of their excitement and satisfaction is pretty cool.

My services extend beyond the small projects as well, and will be happy to help a client furnish and accessorize their entire home, or any size project in between.

International Association of Home Staging ProfessionalsAnother very important service that relates to both of my careers in Design and Real Estate, I also hold the ASP® Designation, which stands for Accredited Staging Professional. I learned from the creator of the term ‘Stage’®, Barb Schwartz, and can help sellers present their home in a way that will sell more quickly and for more money than homes that are not  professionally staged.

Home Staging has become the core of my business in the last couple of years, and I’m proud to say that my Staging Porfolio is diverse, encompasses many surrounding communities, and continues to grow and expand.

I’m glad you’re visiting my Blog today and hope that the material found here will help you create a stylish home interior, or work toward staging your home to sell!