About GraceAnn


GraceAnn Simoni Staging and Interior Redesign Expert

GraceAnn Simoni Staging and Interior Redesign Expert

GraceAnn Simoni, the Midwest’s premier award-winning real estate staging expert, has been in business since 2001 training industry professionals and helping residents enhance the resale value of their homes.

FIRST IN STAGING PROGRAMS She was among the first to offer staging programs in the region, and she has since trained hundreds of individuals from around the world. Students attending her highly-acclaimed five day certification classes receive personalized and nurturing instruction in small, intimate settings. GraceAnn is known for the extraordinary staging service she has provided more than 1000 homeowners in Wheaton, Woodridge, Hinsdale, Naperville and other Chicagoland communities. She develops long term relations with her clients, often works with different generations of the same family, and gets much of her work from referrals. She has staged five homes for a single client, and set them up in each of their new residences.


She is also a gifted interior consultant who advises homeowners how to save time, money and stress as they prepare their homes for resale. Many of her clients are retired empty-nesters, and they value her insights on topics ranging from changes in the housing market to aging in place. Area realtors also regularly reach out for GraceAnn’s expertise. As an interior redesign expert, she excels at helping clients stage their homes by using the furniture and accessories they already own. “Interior redesign is my passion,” she points out. “I tell clients that they don’t have to buy new, that they should honor what they have.” IN THE MEDIA Her work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, on ABC TV and in a variety of other media outlets. Her company, Staging Redesign Group is backed by a resource team of some of the area’s foremost contractors, carpenters, painters, kitchen and bath experts, window fashion specialists, and other professionals, along with a national network of vendors and suppliers.

GraceAnn is an active member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) and is a board member on RESA’s local chapter. She founded and offers training through the Staging Redesign Group, and teaches staging and redesign seminars at a community college and at other area locales. GraceAnn is also a Licensed Real Estate CE Instructor.

I can be found under Staging Redesign Group located in Naperville, Illinois. If you enjoyed my services, please tell everyone! angieslist.com/review/7577746

Where design and decorating junkies gather, and challenge one another to do great things.

Where design and decorating junkies gather, and challenge one another to do great things.


As an Approved Trainer with the Decorating Staging Academy (DSA), the Staging Redesign Group is pleased to tell you that, as a student of an approved five-day training program, you can reap the rewards of the continuing education opportunities offered in conjunction with the DSA. The DSA offers a variety of exciting benefits and opportunities to meet your needs as you grow your business.

A list of just some of these benefits includes

After receiving your Certification thru the Staging Redesign Group, you will be eligible to join the national organization. The Decorating and Staging Academy.

The-DSA offers a variety of exciting benefits and opportunities to meet your needs as you grow your business.
A list of just some of these benefits includes:

  • One FREE year of a professional business listing in the high-profile International directory
  • Free monthly webinar, Last Tuesday Webinar Series, hosted by industry leaders on a variety of topics of both a business and creative nature
  • A monthly newsletter filled with information and resources to assist you as your business grows and changes. You will be registered upon completing your business listing
  • Discounts on additional certification classes and workshops
  • Discounts on a variety of industry products and services
  • Use of The-DSA logo on all marketing material
  • Discounts on conference and pre-conference workshops
  • Free mentoring/coaching that allows you one-on-one with an industry leader to jump-start your business and focus on your questions and business needs

And best of all, your first year is free! Because you have completed an approved professional training program, your first year of membership is FREE with this valuable organization. Affiliate membership after the first year is $99, a $1000 value.

You are encouraged to participate in all learning and marketing opportunities. Register for Last Tuesday Webinar Series all social media. Be sure to check out all of the other wonderful opportunities that await you!

A list of just some of these benefits includes
  • Legitimacy
  • Code of Ethics
  • Peer-to-Peer Support, Chapters, Leadership
  • Directory
  • RESA® Newsletter
  • Logo Marketing Usage
  • Members-Only Resource Area
  • Home Staging Industry Awards
  • Home Staging Industry Yearly Convention

It is very important for every professional stager to take part in creating the industry that you want to be a part of. Every stager has a voice and is now able to actively participate in the growth and direction of THEIR industry. RESA® gives your voice a platform to be heard. RESA® is working hard to bring legitimacy to the staging industry through public relations and marketing efforts on a national level. As with REALTORS®, it is important that every stager belong to RESA® so our voice is strong, heard and understood.

Why We Are Best
  • Licensed Real Estate CE Instructor
  • Angieslist Member
  • Approved Trainer with the Decorating Staging Academy
  • RESA® Members
  • Certified Color Specialist
  • Main Street Organization of Relator-Affiliate Partner

Client Endorsement

Many thanks again for all of the great information and advice that you gave us. It is empowering to look at your home from the perspective of being a seller. Or, in my case, of preparing to be a seller just in case something in my life changes that forces me to become a seller. One thing I know now is that I am nowhere near ready to move.
Take care and enjoy the almost Spring weather.


Shock? I could not believe my living room/dining room could look so good. I now have more floor space and the rooms are balanced.

Betty L., Naperville, IL

Creatively “out of the box” thinking. I was a little skeptical, but now I’m a believer.

Dave S., Burr Ridge, IL

This was the easiest and best experience I have had with someone helping me decorate any part of my house!

Wanted you to know that we had put out house on the market on Monday this week and had 4 offers by Tuesday. Thank you!!! A job well done! Now we are working on an offer for our new space. Which I will be calling you for help in arranging!

Diana B.

Thank you GraceAnn! Your feedback was critical in us getting a contract within 6 days of listing!!

Staging Client