Hi, My name is

Julie Dana

nice to meet you


Thanks for checking out my website. My mission for The Home Stylist is simple: Get Do-it-yourself decorators unstuck.

 By stuck I mean…

  • you started a room makeover but it was not as easy as the TV show made it out to be
  • you’ve asked all your friends for design advice, but they all gave you different answers
  • you and your partner just can’t agree on a plan
  • you are so frustrated that the whole project has stalled

 You are my specialty! I love getting people, just like you, unstuck and then help you move forward with your interior decorating or home staging plans.

I have developed a revolutionary and systematic method just for DIY homeowners.  My plan for you is broken down into actionable steps. The order you complete the steps is just as critical as the paint colors or the sofa style. I give you a personalized vision for your home, a shopping list,and a paint color palette. Complete the steps in the recommended order, as your time and budget permit, for a beautiful outcome…. You’ve got this!

I have been in business for over 17 years and have worked on literally over 1,200 houses. I have done work for Extreme Makeover Home Edition, five different Junior League Show Houses, and several model homes and apartment complexes. I am also the author of two design booksComplete Idiots Guide to Staging Your Home to Sell and an ebook, Setting the Foundation: Understanding Your Decorating Style.

Some designers specialize in kitchens and others in outdoor patios. My niche is the DIY homeowner that is overwhelmed or frustrated. Weird specialty, right? I was that person 20 years ago. I know how you feel. I have fine-tuned my systematic approach over the years to a process that is just for DIY people like you. It works every time (if you follow the plan). Don’t worry, I am just an email or phone call away.… I’ve got you.

If you are in the Buffalo or Western New York area (Go Bills! and Go Sabres!), I can come to your home to map out a customized decorating or staging plan. If you live anywhere else, my e-design services are an excellent choice. You get expert help no matter where you live.


Here are my services for WNY

Here are my services for e-design


Let’s get you unstuck. Make an appointment today (julie@thehomestylist.com or 716-912-1581) or order an e-design plan now.