Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. I advice everybody to always check the professional portfolio and testimonials of the person, or company, before they will decide to hire.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. The Engineering background training I have it offered me a strong analytical vision about how to plan the resources and implement the Home-Staging-Design-Solutions in the project. My work experience in Research Industry for years made me to be very open minded, creative and to approach a problem from different angles, till I found the best way to approach and to solve it.
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"I am writing to let you know how genuinely delighted we are that we chose Home-Staging-Design -Solutions help us to sell our unit. When we had renovated our little unit we thought it looked pretty good, but after you had done your magic it looked FANTASTIC. It made such a difference, and I have to say it helped us to achieve a sale price over our expectations. Great stuff. I would be happy to recommend your service to anyone. I am just sorry all the makeover is now having to move out." -Carmen A., Englewood, NJ
"Thanks so much Dana. The photos look fabulous, I love the way you picked the blue accent to go with the windows." -Rhonda G., New Rochelle, NY
"Thank you Dana, for the wonderful transformation you made to our property. The house had been on the market for quite a while with no interest. It was clean, but not inviting; after inspecting it ourselves we decided that it need to be stylized. You took a basic plain jane house and made into an appealing inviting living space which anyone would like to own. This transformation more importantly produced interest that was not there before, and we had a successful offer within 2 weeks. Also we had many positive comments on the transformation, even the agent could not believe that it was the same house. Once again we thank you and recommend Home-Staging-Design -Solutions to anyone who wants to sell they property no matter how big or how small, it does make a difference." - Barie & Gerard S., Darien, CT
" John and I would like to sincerely thank you for the fantastic professional service you provided. After initially putting our house on the market we were very disappointed with the lack of enthusiasm buyers had for our home. We took it off the market after a draining two months of open homes and inspections with no offers in sight. Once we call you we felt that we could regain control for presenting our property in a way that would appeal to buyers. After spending a few weeks implementing your suggestions and spending less than .005% of the eventual sale price on the presentation we re-launched our house onto the market and within one week had a great offer which we accepted. We will definitely be calling you again once we purchase our new home so that you can help us present our new property in an amazing way, but this time we will be reaping the rewards of living in the beautiful home you help us create. We wish you all the best for the success of your business and look forward to working with you on our next project ." John and Kerry H., Sandy Hook, NJ
ÃÂThe friendly and honest advice that I have received from Dana has been invaluable. The report suggested what could be done (at a minimal cost) to improve the entire look of our unit. Many of the suggested improvements were able to be done over a weekend and having the report to refer back to was a great help. I would definitely recommend the services offered by Home-Staging-Design -Solutions to anyone wishing to improve the appearance of their home, without having to spend a fortune. Allison C. Easton, PA
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I am very passionate about home staging design, I am a hands-on person and I have a high standard details oriented mind. I always carefully listened my customer's needs and I am a budget friendly professional who knows how to stretch a tight budget to the maximum of its potential, and my former customers really appreciated that.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. All those years of taking photos give me a strong eye for proportions, I also have a good sense of fashion, and flair for choosing the proper colors, the windows treatments, art for walls, accessories and pieces of furniture. Home Staging Interiors is my dream job, and it's a blessing to be paid for what you really enjoy to do in life.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I have a Bachelor in Engineering, and I was trained and worked for over 15 years as an Safety Engineer, in a Nuclear Research Institute. 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 rigours 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.