Welcome

Hello. My name is Julie and this is the blog for my company, The Home Stylist.

I blog about do-it-yourself decorating and staging including eDesign, which are plans via email. You will learn tips and tricks about decorating and staging on a budget and see some examples of my work.  Also included are examples my clients have done because as decorating coach, I am proud of their successes too.  Please reach out if you have a decorating question. I would love to help.

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Edesign Package: Two Complete Designs

Edesign Package: Two Complete Designs

Did you know you can get design help by email? I specialize in edesign, which is interior design with all interactions completed online. The Home Stylist offers several e-decorating packages. No need to take time off work, make an appointment, or put on shoes. It is...

Get a Complete Room Redesign with Edesign

Get a Complete Room Redesign with Edesign

Did you know you can get design help by email? I specialize in edesign, which is interior design with all interactions completed online. The Home Stylist offers several e-decorating packages. No need to take time off work, make an appointment, or put on shoes. It is...

2 Key Pieces Can Change Your Room Design

2 Key Pieces Can Change Your Room Design

Did you know you can get design help by email? It is super simple. Have you ever looked around your room and thought “there is something not quite right but I don’t know what it is?” Have your struggled to get the room to pull together? The Home Stylist offers several...

Get 3 Tips to Improve Your Room’s Style

Get 3 Tips to Improve Your Room’s Style

Did you know you can get design help by email? It is super simple. Have you ever looked around your room and thought “there is something not quite right, but I don’t know what it is?” Or you’ve said to yourself, “I can’t redo this whole room but what should I do?” The...

Updating a Traditional Dining Room

Updating a Traditional Dining Room

How to Refresh a Dining Room Redecorating a dated dining room the easy way. Sometimes, less is more when it comes to styling a formal traditional dining room. In this case, I removed the tablecloth and just used a simple sophisticated runner. The biggest change was...

Design Tips for a Guest Room

Design Tips for a Guest Room

Are you lucky enough to have a guest room or guest suite? Learn tips on decorating a room for guests. The first tip is that the design of this room is not for you, The room is for guests. You might like vibrant colors or frilly bedding, but maybe that is not...

4 Easy Steps to a Cohesive Room

4 Easy Steps to a Cohesive Room

The decorating process is the key to a stylish room. Sure, decorating is an art and a creative endeavor but the decorating process has a specific method. Using a systematic approach cuts down on mistakes, anxiety, and not loving the outcome. In this example, the color...

Decorating Tip: Coordinate Art & Pillows

Decorating Tip: Coordinate Art & Pillows

Here is a no-fail, easy decorating tip for you. Let the art be your guide. Look at the art above your sofa. What are those colors? These are your inspiration. Use the colors of the art to pull color down to the sitting area level. You want to transfer color around the...

Edesign for Blue and Tan Living Room

Edesign for Blue and Tan Living Room

This e-design client is from Michigan. She was ready for a new living room. She already had a gorgeous blue sofa but did not know where to go from there. Words she used to describe what she wanted were cozy and sophisticated. She also wanted more neutral colors. This...

Submit a Decorating Question

Submit a Decorating Question

Do you have a decorating or staging question? I would love to help. Send your question by email or by commented below. I occasional answers questions by email at no-charge. Those questions might be shared online but with no identifying information. Maybe the whole...