Thank you for joining me here. Allow me to introduce myself...
I'm Carolyn Soltesz, the owner, designer and creator of Style It Home, LLC.
Whether your goal is to stay and enjoy your home for many years ahead or if it is to sell quickly for more money, I am here to help make your journey successful and enjoyable, here in the Western Chicago Suburbs, Fox Valley, Saint Charles, Geneva and the surrounding areas.
Nothing brings me more joy than to help homeowners increase value in their homes. Value, you may ask? It's not always a financial increase in value. While I thoroughly enjoy the process of elevating a home to sell fast and for more money using psychological staging principals...
When I help homeowners tranform there new house, their forever house, or their 'for a few years house', into that special place that now feels like "home" for them, we are increasing the home's value for it's owners. Value measured in emotional happiness, a place to nurture, relax and enjoy life.
I create intentional design that mixes specific color, textures, and meaningful furnishings to bring joy to those that live in it. This will look very different for everyone, but I always want it to welcome it's owners when they enter their home. That's the increased gain, more comfort, more peace, more relaxation, hopefully more happiness too!
Are you loving a more minimilast, edgy look? Or is it a more decorated, eclectic look that feels more like home to you? Farmhouse, Midcentury, Timeless or Classic? I'll have to say that the majority of my clients aren't sure what they are wanting, and are often finding conflicting information online. Let's face it, there's a lot of information out there, but I am here to help you!
My process is unique to you and your home. We work to reach a goal that is best for you, your budget and what specifically, you and your home might need. I bring samples of large painted boards, fabrics, countertops and other elements to help show you in your lighting how the finishes will look. Whatever it may be, I help create the look, feel and function that you would like so that you will love your home. That smile on your face is what says it all!
What else do I enjoy? I love to visit family and to explore new places in this beautiful country of ours. I find it peaceful to drive a country road, and enjoy the view of the open fields with quaint barns amongst the cornfields here in our Chicago Suburbs. Likewise, I love to travel and hang out on the beach or explore new lands and oceans with my 4 daughters and son in law, extended family and friends too.
How did I get started in this business? I'll say it all began with a staging experience in the SF Bay Area, about 10 years ago. We received news that our family (which consisted of 3 teenagers, a 2 year old and a crazy wild, yellow lab) would be relocating to Chicago as part of a corporate move. We had less than a month to prepare our home and to sell it, in order to move our children in time for the new school year. A very helpful and amazing home stager prepared us quickly for beautiful photographs and showings and our home sold within days for asking price (ok, the amazaing agent and the market had something to do with this as well!) The staging process though, was key to our success and we were all so grateful for her talents. It was worth every penny we spent and I appreciated the process so much that I certified in psychological home staging so that I could help homeowners in similar ways here in the Midwest.
My certifications include: Expert Psychological Stager™ , True Colour Expert™, Vacant Staging Specialist-CSP, Residential Project Manager designation, CSP, and I am a member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA®), Greater Chicago Chapter.
A recipient of the Best of Houzz awards for exceptional customer service in 2016 and 2017 and 2018, I tailor each design plan specifically with your goals in mind. My vision for each home I touch is developed by getting to know those that dwell inside and how they use their home.
I can't wait to show you all that your home can be. Call 630-945-0362 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.