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Home Stager - Reinventing Space
Since 1999, Julea Joseph has been creating beautiful interiors whether you live in Chicago or in Orland Park. Her business, Reinventing Space is an eclectic mix of interior redesign, home staging and traditional design services - which makes for the perfect recipe for a beautiful home.
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Beyond the typical home stager's repertoire of prepping that home for sale, we have an array of added services aimed at clients moving in. Take an existing client as an example.  1st recommended by her Realtor when she 1st arrived in the Chicago land area from Louisville in 2007, she wanted to p...
10/01/2009
Mother Nature is beginning to put on her grandest show for the year, and we're heading to the attic or basement for all those boxes marked "Fall Decorations."  As many of you would agree, fall is a great season to change out or update your seasonal and home décor, but just like our wardrobe, some...
09/29/2009
Filmed almost a year ago, my 1st of 4 spaces I designed for HGTV's "My First Place!" A whole lot of work, but oh so much fun, with homeowners and a production company a sheer delight to work with - These projects came to me fast and furious; ever challenging me to tie my home staging and design r...
09/21/2009
So I just had the honor to train two new Interior Stylists this week - The biggest bonus is that I'm taught by them too. Both of my students came from fabulous Graphic & Art Design/branding backgrounds, so when it came to the Marketing portion of the training, we had a lot to share. An Aha moment...
09/20/2009
Ahhh... wouldn't it be pure bliss to have an unlimited budget to make your space lovely.  No regard for the bottom line or being reduced to look at price tags?  The sheer joy.... For me, there is no fun in that - What about the hunt, the use of creativity and inventive cunning to reach the same e...
09/03/2009
As our latest season, summer, is almost upon us, we are all a buzz to making our outdoor living space a haven. Whether your home is on the market or not, your outdoor spaces should show as well as your indoor space. If you are need of a bit of inspiration, here are a few tips, advice and ideas fr...
06/12/2009
I know this is slightly off-key for an Active Rain Home Staging post - But I felt the need to share.  It's not actually all the content that can be applied to our craft - But the creative process in which I gather the materials to create the end results. I'll be hosting my niece's baby shower in ...
06/01/2009
I did not want to hijack Cynthia's great blog on staging vs. decorating http://activerain.com/blogsview/1079414/decorating-staging-decorating-staging, but since the subject came up... Here's my thought... If you want to stay in the game - Evolve.   A home stager in business in 2009 HAS TO EVOLVE ...
05/18/2009
                                                Make sure to tune-in to Chicago Tribune's CLTV this weekend, May 16 & 17th - Homes Plus show!  Professional Home Stager & Interior Stylist Julea Joseph will be featured with a recent Staging she did for a Homewood couple on a bare-bones budget. See ...
05/13/2009
Stagers - Doesn't it just crack you up when you're in conversation with a Realtor telling them about your profession, and they say something like - "Oh yeah, I do that  too for my friends who I list for..."  I use to quizzically rebuttal; now, I just say really... and knowingly smile at my smart ...
04/28/2009
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