How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have a Bachelor in Engineering, but I always had a desire to be involved in art and interior design. Back then I developed some artistic hobbies, as a way to express my inner feelings : painted, offered to help my friends and relatives to re-arrange/ re-decorate their houses, created flower arrangements , and decorated dinners tables. When I came to the US from Romania, 2004, I saw that like my opportunity to finally follow my heart . I started to look for ways to be more involve in some art forms and at the beginning I was hooked up by photography, where I found a lot of joy in capturing memorable moments. One of my favorite TV channel it happen to be HGTV, especially "The Unsellable" and "Design on a dime" and that was my "aha" moment, in 2008. I discovered there that Home Staging Design is a new profession, related to Interior Decorating, where I can use the rigorous of engineering background and nicely blend with my creative artistic side. I started first by reading about that profession, then I took classes on-line. Finally in 2011 I graduated the Home Staging Business Training Program of Debra Gould,The Staging Diva, Six Elements LLC, Toronto, Canada and started HSDS business.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I advice everybody to always check the professional portfolio and testimonials of the person, or company, before they will decide to hire.