What Our Clients Say...
“Carolyn was awesome! She had a plan that transformed our home. She handled everything in a very professional manor and with efficient speed. The Style It Home team worked long and hard, and made my home look amazing. After better placement of furniture and rugs, they brought in beautiful accessories that really pulled my rooms together. All the work paid off. My house sold in 3 days at 97% of asking price! I am so very thankful for Carolyn- her talent and vision for my home! I couldn’t have done it with out her!!”
~ Catherine R., Home Seller in St. Charles, IL
“We recently purchased a home built in 1989 that had all of its original everything. Same light fixtures, carpeting and wall colors. Carolyn design elements were very considerate of our budget and our goals for use of the house. We wanted it to feel brighter and newer with a bit of an organic feel. She listened and then made selections for and with us. She selected wood floors, paint colors, carpeting, light fixtures, vanities and later the furniture rugs and art placement to pull our spaces together. We are loving the new look and feel and would still be stuck making decisions if it wasn’t for her wise design selections.”
~ Teresa C., Virtual Design Client in SF Bay Area
“Carolyn and her team were very helpful with design choices, colors, lighting, etc. The staging turned out great and we had a buyer within 48 hours. Even as a real estate professional, I was on the fence about staging, but I can see the tremendous value it brings. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Style It Home for all your staging and design needs.”
~ Nate S., Real Estate Professional in Chicago Suburbs
“Had my house on the market for several months. Took it off the market and relisted with a new realtor. My second realtor recommended using Carolyn. Best decision ever. My home was under contract in less than two weeks.
Carolyn came to my house before the staging assessment to give me advice on a possibly refinishing and replacing hardwood and tile floors prior to relisting. She was upfront and said that with the right staging the floors would not be an issue. I followed her direction and she was right. I repainted master bedroom and three bathrooms. Then ‘dismantled’ the home office to design as a guest bedroom as the home listing described.
Carolyn re-purposed my existing furniture. I made a few small purchases to add to the overall new look she created.
In the end, her suggestions made my home stage beautifully and it sold. If I were to ever sell a home, I would use a stager–specifically Style It Home.”
~ Andrea E., Home Seller in South Elgin, IL
“Thank you for the business partnership! The styling transformations are beautiful and they have been making a dramatic difference in getting our sellers top dollar for their homes … in a short amount of time!”
~ Kari K., Real Estate Broker in St. Charles, IL
“Carolyn from Style It Home was an absolute pleasure to work with! She’s kind, funny, and extremely knowledgeable about current trends and traditional styling.
I desperately needed my family room redone and she helped me select a wall paint color that worked best with my fireplace brick and larger furniture. It is light and airy and highlights the room perfectly. She worked her “magic” with my furniture, accessories, and artwork placement. She even used some of my own photography to fill the walls.
Carolyn took time to go shopping with me to pick out a new area rug and accessories. I was on a strict budget and she also knew that I was looking for a dining room set. Carolyn found me a set that works beautifully in my dining space. I needed a new roof as well and she met with me and my contractor to help select a roof color that is classic and timeless. Carolyn has an eye for detail I am excited to work with her on my next project!”
~ Kathy G., Redesign Client in Geneva, IL
“Style It Home is doing a fabulous job of styling my listings. Carolyn enhances spaces with tasteful furnishings and offers a unique approach that has dramatically improved the look and feel of each each home she styles. She is extremely pleasant to work with and very accommodating with schedules.
Her suggestions for preparing the home to show its best are creative and help avoid unnecessary expenditures for my clients. She offers a variety of suggestions to increase the overall appeal of each home which has been invaluable for me and my clients. Her service is competitive and helps my clients sell for top dollar.”
~ Carie H., Real Estate Broker in Geneva, IL
“Carolyn in 15 minutes has ideas that I hadn’t even thought of and big sheets of color samples. I’m so excited to see how it is going to turn out! I would Highly recommend her eye for any decorating need.”
~ Tricia D., Homeowner in St. Charles, IL
“Carolyn will bring the skill and talent needed to stage your home to sell. She is truly dedicated to meeting your needs and making your home stand out above the competition! You need her!!!”
~ Kristie B., Industry Expert in Nashville, TN
“Carolyn is a talented and creative designer who pays great attention to detail. She will go above and beyond to determine her client’s personal likes, dislikes, tastes and style.”
~ Janet S., Colleague in Chicago Suburbs
“I am a realtor and refer her services out to many of our clients. We have very positive feedback and a great experience.”
~ Sarah L., Realtor in Chicago Suburbs
“Carolyn is a very talented lady. She has an AMAZING ability to work with colors. Carolyn is very dependable and completed our project on time. We are happy with the budget-friendly plan for updating our property including the selection of paint colors, hardwood stain, and new light fixtures. Also, Style It Home staged our unoccupied townhome with SIH furniture and inventory to appeal to my home’s unique urban buyers in a competitive market. We were happy with multiple offers after being on the market for 20 days. We look forward to working with Carolyn on our future projects.”
~ Home Seller in Naperville, IL
“Carolyn is so helpful and knowledgeable about color–something that eludes me. She has a good eye for undertones, shades, etc., as well as overall design. She’s attentive to details and the “emotional” part of a space. I highly recommend her in providing a trained and objective perspective, and valuable advice.”
~ Ann O., Homeowner in Geneva, IL
“I was looking for some help in styling my family room, which is right off the kitchen, and turn my old formal dining room into a cozy hanging out space. Carolyn was very knowledgeable and had a lot of great ideas. She helped me with the placement of my furniture, gave me ideas on how to use my space better, and made it look beautiful in the process! I would highly recommend her for your project!”
~ Leslie C., Virtual Design Client in San Diego, CA
“Carolyn is a consummate professional with a great eye for what needs to be done to make a home more appealing to today’s buyers. My clients embraced most of Carolyn’s recommendations which in turn lead to my client’s home going under contract with just our second showing. I truly believe that Carolyn is a critical part of my real estate team.”
~ Roy P., Real Estate Professional in Fox Valley Area
“Carolyn was a tremendous help in staging our home for sale. She was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about current trends. She was respectful of our needs. Our house had been on the market for 6 months with only 6 showings. After we implemented most of her suggestions, within a week we had 2 showings and 2 offers! Carolyn always gave us the option to purchase extras or not and made very good use of our current possessions when possible. She was very thorough and made good use of our time. She also arrived at our home on time and dove right in. The results speak for themselves, we would highly recommend her!”
~ Gary D., Home Seller in Fox Valley Area
“I am a Realtor and Builder and have been using Carolyn for years. She is excellent for getting a home ready for sale or helping with design ideas and inspiration for either a room or a whole home. I have used her on a number of jobs, and gotten proven results. She is very accommodating and easy to work with. I have used her for both staging and we just finished up a minor gut remodel. Call her, you can’t go wrong with her advice.”
~ Realtor and Builder in Chicago Suburbs
“Style It Home provided great expertise on pairing lighting fixtures that were replacing out-dated track lighting. Created a lovely sense of modern style that was a much better fit for a townhome with high ceilings and combo rooms. In addition, guided us with the appropriate paint selections for our baths. Carolyn took the time to explain how the undertones in color are offset by light and places within a home. Thanks again!”
~ Catherine K., Homeowner in St. Charles, IL
“I was provided with the expert eyes of Carolyn to bring a fresh look to my guest room. The help in tailed searching for the correct height of side lamps, along with resigning the advise of a mirror over my cabinet piece. Finishing on top of the cabinet with a pretty vase to place fresh flowers in, and interesting books stacked for guests to read.”
~Elizabeth D., Virtual Design Client in SF Bay Area
“Carolyn is delightful to work with. She listened carefully to me about what I was trying to achieve with my project, and then gave very good suggestions as to proceed. Carolyn’s experience with other homes in my area gave me great insight into my project.”
~ Design Client in Chicago Suburbs
“Carolyn was very professional to work with and provided many ideas, samples and offered great advice for our kitchen makeover. What made Carolyn different was how she got to know us in a way to understand our styles and where we want the house to be in 5-10-15 years. She listened to our ideas regarding our specific situation and kept us on track with our budget and goals. We look forward to using her in other areas of our home in the future.”
~ Andrea, Design Client in Batavia, IL
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