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Chic Home Interiors does Home Staging, Interior Redesign and Training in Staging, Color and Green Build Science. We service the San Francisco Bay Area of California.
Home Staging, Interior Design And Training
Chic Home Interiors - Home Staging and Interior Redesign
Joanne O'Donnell entered the staging industry in early 2002. Leveraging her 25 years of business and corporate training experience she began staging homes for sellers and realtors in the San Francisco Bay Area. Joanne also teaches the CSP Elite course designed to help agents protect their clients' equity with staging. In 2008 Joanne and Chic went Green! We greened our internal processes, our design and staging services, our recommendations to clients and began teaching the Certified EcoProfessional program. In 2009 we launched EcoChic Partners, our Green training and Consulting for business arm. EcoChic Partners works with business to build and train Green Teams, decrease their carbon footprint and promote sustainable business practices. We are very excited about these changes and the exciting road ahead.
Joanne's work was prominently featured in "Home Staging for Dummies", published by Wiley Press and available in bookstores and on Amazon. We had more of our work featured than any other stager!
San Francisco Bay Area-Wide Interior Design Services:
Home Staging for Vacant and Occupied Properties: From a simple consultation to full blown staging of the entire property; we can do as much or as little as you want.
Interior Redesign: Whether you simply want a plan for placement of your furniture in your new home or a revamping of your current home using mostly what you already own to create a whole new, fresh look - we will help you create that "Wow" factor!
Personal Shopper for the Home: We can provide catalogs, do scouting trips to narrow down options, and/or accompany you when looking for new items to enhance your home.
Color Consultation: Paint is one of the most dramatic and affordable ways to enhance your space. We can help you make decisions you will love to live with!
Training, click on a link for information, class dates and to register:
Services San Francisco Bay Area: San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek, Danville, Pleasanton, Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Concord, San Leandro, Castro Valley, Alamo, Berkeley, Albany, Hayward, Emeryville, Alameda, El Cerrito, San Pablo, El Sobrante, Richmond, San Ramon, Contra Costa County, Alameda County, San Francisco East Bay, Marin County.
Located In: Oakland, CA
Phone: (510) STAGING
What People Say About Chic Home Interiors:
In 2003, I was referred by a local design firm to Joanne O'Donnell. Along with the reference, they gave her rave reviews about her interior design work. I called her, and we met. Since that day in May 2003, I have worked with Joanne on four design projects including our current and previous home as well as two residential income properties. Joanne is an excellent listener and quick to understand a client's preferences and taste. I find if very easy to discuss personal design ideas and then together choose the best design plan. She can work totally independently or involve a client at any preferred level. Shopping with her is efficient in time and cost. She knows quality, and she knows how to stay within budget. I am completely satisfied with her professionalism. I recommend her unconditionally to anyone in need of creative, professional interior design work. My husband and I love our surroundings. We owe that creativity to Joanne's trained eye and expert design skills.
Naomi Applebaum Castro Valley, CA
We have good news -- we are in contract! Is this a record for you? You handled the whole process so quickly and professionally, it really was amazing. We called you on Wednesday January 5th and you went that day to review the property and meet our agent. Since we no longer live in the area, you emailed us a proposal that evening and had the staging complete by Sunday, January 9th in time for the Open House! Thank you for doing this so quickly and professionally! Our home had been on the market for over three months and then you staged the house and we received an offer that we accepted in less than 10 days! So please feel free to use us as a reference, as we are very happy with the result of the staging. Again, we really appreciate all your effort and fast timing on this house.
Katherine Wittenberg Mill Valley, CA
How can I say thank you enough (again)! The home you used for your staging class last weekend looks spectacular. It was on the market since late September and I was really beginning to worry if it would sell. Even though we had plenty of traffic through to tour the home all of the feedback was pretty negative. Most people felt the home was dark and crowded. I got a lot of people who felt that the rooms would not work for the layout of their furniture and many people felt that the downstairs bedroom was useless and too small. We did get one offer but my clients rejected it. It was a very low offer and they were treating the home like a fixer upper even though there was nothing wrong with it. Homes all around us had sold; I have it advertised in many magazines and on the internet but it was just sitting there and both I and my clients were beginning to panic. And then you and your class worked your magic.... After your class I took a client out that had seen the home a month prior just to have another look - she kept assuring me that she had never seen the home before - she was wrong, I had record of it. She loved the layout of the second floor loft / game room; the reason she didn't like the home before is that the second floor loft was "set-up awkward and wasted space" and she didn't think the layout would work for her. One agent who had brought clients through before told me how great the new paint job looked and how it opened up the whole house - I still don't think I convinced him that the house was not re-painted it was just staged. We had seven showings over the weekend after your class and not one person used words like "small", "crowded" or "dark". Both the agents and their clients were complimentary of the home and the feedback consisted of word like "bright and open", "great downstairs bedroom" , "good size rooms" and "great floor plan". The residents of the house were amazed, even they did not realize what great space they had and they loved the changes. I kept meaning to call you and give you big THANKS on Monday but I was busy presenting an offer on the property you staged! That's right...We had a great offer in by Monday and I know that we owe it all to you and your students! My clients only regret is that they will not get to enjoy the new look of their home longer, they will be moving out in mid February and are starting to pack as we speak.
Lydia Clark Las Vegas, NV
I want to express my profound gratitude for the expert decorating you provided at my sale property in Berkeley. I am confident that your installation was responsible to a large degree for the multiple offers I received, all of which were above asking price, one 0) which was "way" above asking. I noticed that you and your crew worked very efficiently both in installing and removing the decor and; that your decorating concepts and decorative items were in excellent taste. I recommend you very highly.
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