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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I heart Mission Style Decorating

mission style lamp on table I heart Mission Style Decorating. This style is also called Arts & Crafts. It is my personal favorite decorating form. I love the straight lines, honest construction, and skilled workmanship. I appreciate that the grain of the wood is...

Quick Home Staging Tip for Bedroom

Home Staging is a vital part of selling your home. Statistics show you can sell faster and for more money with staging. Here is a quick home staging tip to the rescue. Home Staging Issue The "before" bedroom is OK but not for this high-end home. Staging does not need...

Check out this Spunky Living Room eDesign!

We love sharing the fabulous results of our latest Living room eDesign project. What is eDesign you ask? It is working with an interior decorator with all interaction done online. The Home Stylist, Julie Dana, offers several eDesign packages to choose from. You will...

The real truth about painting your kitchen cabinets

As a professional interior decorator, I get lots of great questions about home improvement. Not long ago someone I know asked me for advice on painting their kitchen cabinets. I know a lot of DIY (do-it-yourself) websites and many TV shows promote painting your...

My Best Go-to Paint Colors for Home Staging

There are several great paint colors to use for home staging. If I had to pick only nine Benjamin Moore paint colors to ever use in staging a house, these would be my nine. The first six are sophisticated neutrals that work best in bathrooms, bedrooms, dining rooms,...

Decorating Your Home: 5 Style Tips that Cost Less than $50

Do you dream of adding style to your home but don’t have a lot of money? Don’t despair! There are 5 things you can do that will help your house look beautiful without spending much money. Declutter your home. Nothing zaps a great look like clutter. Look around you. Do...