"I believe each house has a soul, an essence that one connects with. I have a passion for decorating and designing which began when I was a child. I would drive my parents …
“A recent success for my home staging business was when a simple color consultation turned into a decorating and shopping experience. My client recently moved from the Toronto area to Windsor. They had used a home stager to sell their home who was very helpful and my clients understood the importance of home staging.”
“So they decided to hire me for a color consultation in the new house. We went through the entire house and chose paint colors for everything. They took a few months to get the house painted and then called me back for additional decorating work and to help shop for accessories, artwork, draperies and a rug. We had a wonderful time shopping and decorating.”
“My client is going to call me back once everything is set up so I can take some photos for my home staging portfolio. It’s great how one meeting turned into additional opportunities!”
“With Debra’s guidance and the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program, I feel very confident taking on additional projects like color consultations and decorating work. Debra teaches us how to market our assets and strengths and how to get paid to do it!”
~ Monica Bunde, Create Home Staging (Ontario)
Color consultation, interior redesign, home staging – you can do it all with Staging Diva’s help!
As a creative person, you will quickly discover that once you’re in a client’s home, there is no end to the kinds of help they want or the questions they’ll ask. This is true whether you’re doing a color consultation, interior redesign, or home staging.
Your clients will ask your opinions about what color to repaint the dining room, what type of bedding they should buy for the master bedroom, or whether they should tile the kitchen back splash.
If you’re not a trained interior designer or color consultant, you may wonder whether you have the skills to address these issues, but don’t say this out loud! Remind yourself that the reason you’re there in the first place is that your client recognizes your talent, even when you’re feeling insecure about it yourself.
If you’re a naturally creative person, it’s a joy to watch how your range of services can grow, often without you even trying! You might start out as a home stager, and quickly find you’re doing color consultations or interior redesign.
If you’re in need of a confidence boost in the area of color, be sure to check out the Staging Diva Ultimate Color Guide: The Easy Way to Pick Color for Home Staging Projects. Debra Gould shares specific color names and numbers for you to choose from when staging a home. These are her favorite paint colors after decorating hundreds of homes to sell, and seeing what colors work best under different lighting conditions. You’ll also learn when and how to discuss color with your clients, 30 tips for choosing the right colors and more.