Monday, June 6, 2011

The Homestyling101 Blog is born!

Ok- I have finally made it my business to blog about my business. So....let's get to it! Before we begin this wonderful journey together, I would like to give you all a bit of background on how I came to do what I do.

I have loved decorating and design since I was just a small precious child, rearranging furniture when my parents least expected it. I carried this passion through my teen years, and was often known to bury my sorrows in a can of paint when boyfriend troubles arose. I think I am the only college student who spent their hard-earned, part-time job money on Fiesta-ware. (Yes, I still have all of it and I swear that my collection is going to fund my children's college education!!)

(Side note: These are just a few of my Fiesta pieces: the green bowl in the background is by far the most valuable piece I own because it was given to me by my Grandmother....or rather, I begged for it after I realized she had a coveted piece of Fiesta among her mish-mash of serving bowls. Of course, she gladly gave it to me and it has been my most cherished piece!)

Needless to say, decorating and design was always a constant in my life. However, after studying Interior Design at FIT, I chose to explore lots of different career outlets (and when you go to school in New York City- you are exposed to sooo many opportunities!) I worked in fashion, publishing, and sales but, design was in my bones and was never too far from my mind.

It wasn't until after I had my two babies that I realized that if I were going to do any job that would take me away from my children- it would have to involve the one thing I loved almost as much as my husband and children and that would be interior design. Hence, I birthed my third greatest creation: Homestyling101, LLC.


Now at Homestyling101, I offer two distinct services. I offer decorating services to both Residential and Commercial clients and I offer Home Staging services to both home-sellers and Realtors. I am excited to have this blog as an avenue to share some of my thoughts, ideas and experiences in this great, crazy-land of design. I hope some of my posts will serve as inspiration for you to strive for accessible design in your own homes!


Whew! Now that the first post is over- I think I got the hang of this. If you are interested in joining the journey, be sure to look at the sidebar to follow or subscribe to Homestyling101, LLC through e-mail. If you are really excited about following along, suggest my blog to the friends who you know are nutty about decorating, too! Oh, and feel free to comment- it gets a little lonely on this side of the blog!

4 comments:

  1. Just wanted to keep you company and tell you that I'm so excited to receive your blog! I love your work and loved working with such a talented designer and genuine person. Keep up the amazing work!
    Elena
    By the way, my son LOVES his new room! Thank you!

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  2. Sounds like fun, can't wait to see your ideas and hopefully photos, Joanne! I can always use inspiration . . . especially when it comes to redesign work.

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  3. Hey Joanne, I love the blog. Can't wait to read more. Congratulations!!!
    All the best to you, ~Aida Krgin

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  4. Congratulations on getting your blog started up, it looks great!! I am looking forward to following your inspirations!!

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