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My specialty is Interior Redesign and Home Staging. I am a trained designer as well as a licensed real estate salesperson. I love combining these two skills in order to help sell a home!
My family and I are fortunate to live amongst the gorgeous rolling hills of the Finger Lakes Region of Western New York State. Having grown up in the New York City Metropolitan area, I love the lifestyle and landscapes this area offers. Nothing compares to the inspirations offered by Mother Nature's palette!
My formal Arts and Design education was received at the New York State College of Ceramics in Alfred, New York where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Six years ago I obtained my real estate license. Consequently, I have an understanding of the real estate business as well as the design skills to make your house look beautiful and stand out from the rest. When I stage your home, this combination results in providing the seller and listing agent a distinct advantage over their competition. More recently, I specialized in professional Interior Redesign and Home Staging training through one of the country's pioneers in the field. Plus, I simply love doing what I do and I always have. To me, that is the most important element to success!
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Communication is one of the most important ingredients in any activity involving more than one person. When working with the Interior Redesign or Home Staging of someone's home, I believe this is the first step towards successfully achieving the goals of all involved; the client, the agent and the designer. Whether designing to sell a home or designing to live in it, homeowners, home sellers and home buyers share one fundamental trait - the emotion they experience about the home in question.
When I first meet with a client, my goal is to get to know them through an active dialogue, being sure to listen more than talk, in order to understand their needs, wants and wishes. From there I am able to successfully provide results that integrate my design and staging expertise with their expressed wishes.
We have implemented several of your suggestions! Planted flowers in the containers out front. Rearranged the basement furntiture and rug. Having the basement ceiling installed today. Removed the wine fridge from the dining room. Removed a leaf from the dining table and placed accent flowers in the dining room. Having a painter come to touch up the inside, repaint the outside door trims, and repaint the shed door. Took the pictures of our family down from the shelves in the family room and replaced with decorative things. And I'm sure I'm forgetting something...
....Your suggestions have been right on the money! Thank you so much.
Once we move into a new home, I'm sure we'll be calling you again!
Kind Regards, Christine" - Victor, New York
"My husband and I were ready to spend thousands on new furniture in order to make our living room more accommodating. Then, I saw Karen's ad for a redesign and thought it was worth a try. Well - let me just say that we are planning on a vacation soon because Karen was able to address our problems without us having to go out and replace our things! Our room looks terrific and now we can have our grandkids over without them fighting over who gets to sit on the couch. Thanks, Karen!" Elaine - Honeoye, NY
"I have to admit I was afraid of your color suggestions as I have always been pretty conservative in that area. I am so glad I followed your advice. It feels like we live in a new house! Even our furniture looks different and new! I never imagined what a huge difference color can make and for so little money. My husband liked that part the best! We have already given out your card to many friends who have admired the change. Thank you ever so much." Pat - Mendon, NY
"Thank you for helping us with my mother-in-law. It was emotional for all of us having her leave her home of 57 years. Even though she is here in our home, the change has been hard for her. Your caring approach in how you helped us set up her living space made more difference than you know. " Sally - Conesus, NY
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