Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between interior design and home staging?
Effective Home Staging
On the surface, we admit they do seem similar. That’s because both involve making your house look nicer. The difference is who that nice look is FOR, really.
In our minds, Interior Design is for the homeowner who is staying in their home for the foreseeable future. We’ll make their home a place that they WANT to live in.
Home Staging is making a home attractive to potential buyers, bringing out the best features of each room for a quicker sale at a better price.
Does DéCor Amoré design experience give you an advantage in Home Staging?
Absolutely. Novice home stagers do a cleaning, some rearranging, and put out a bowl of wax fruit! But then they stop there. We’ll do all of that too (real fruit works better, though), but we’ll also design and decorate to be attractive to a buyer’s sense of living there. That’s the big difference – when buyers see a house DéCor Amoré has staged, they immediately think “Wow, I’d love to LIVE here” from the minute they step out of their car, and that feeling stays with them their entire visit. This almost always affords our clients a quicker sale at a better price.
Christine and Barbara are both graduates of The Staging Diva® Home Staging Training Program. Debra Gould, the creator of The Staging Diva® Home Staging Training Program, is an internationally recognized home staging expert that has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, Reader's Digest, House & Home, Style at Home, HGTV and more.
Virtual staging sounds interesting – can you really stage a home virtually?
Yes, we can. In fact, we’re confident that we can do a better job through the computer than other home stagers can do in person. We have an eye for this kind of thing, and physical logistics do not hinder that.
This also becomes a very cost effective way to do things for a homeowner who wants the best, but miles separate us. Of course, if you are not local to us and want to fly us in, we can talk about that, too!!
Visit our Virtual Online Services page to get started.
Do you offer free consultations?
Yes. We do offer a free design evaluation for our design services.
For home staging however, we cannot offer a free service. This is because the ideas we come up with during our walkthrough well, that’s part of the service. And we’ll create a custom plan, in writing, for you to keep. However, we can fit almost any budget, and in the case of staging, we’re profitable (meaning we really don’t cost anything.)
DIY? Can you make recommendations and then I do the work myself?
Indeed you can. We offer several levels of service, including one where we come in, evaluate your home, and make recommendations (in writing) for you to complete.
What are your rates?
Our rates vary from project to project. This is because every house is unique. Again, though, we are priced to fit almost any realistic budget - whether you need staging or interior design. Just go to our contact page to get a quote.
Do you take Credit Cards?
Sure we do! We want to make things easy as possible for our clients.