Dawn Bach ThurmanDawn Bach Thurman
Owner, Eye to Eye Interiors, LLC
Graduated in August 2007, 5-Day Redesign and Staging

Eye to Eye Interiors, LLC was founded out of an energy and enthusiasm for helping homeowners revitalize their living spaces without breaking the bank. GraceAnn shares that same type of energy and enthusiasm providing a wealth of information, hands-on experience and access to great resources – resources we use every day we’re on the job. The reward was immediate after taking GraceAnn’s course.

In August 2007, my husband and I needed to sell our condo. It had been on the market for 50 long days when I finished GraceAnn’s 5-Day Redesign and Staging course. After taking the class, I saw our own property in a new light and before the next showing, I applied the redesign and staging techniques I had just learned. Ten days later, we had an offer – at asking price.

Ann Bridgman
Owner, Just the Thing
Graduated in November 2009, 5-Day Redesign and Staging

Completed Redesign training November 2009: “Although I was already working in the design industry, I took the Staging Redesign Group certification course to improve my knowledge and decorating techniques. Through GraceAnn’s effective mix of visuals and practical information, I left empowered to take my business to the next level.”

Ann Bridgman is a Certified Redesign and Staging Specialist through IRIS, and member of the Staging Redesign Group and Staging Association. She has been transforming homes in the Chicagoland area through her decorating, staging, and window treatment business Just the Thing since 2002, and lives with her family in Glen Ellyn. Ann is a professional speaker and working actress, appealing with warmth and humor to women of all ages.

Beth Bernardi
Owner, Beyond Redesign
Graduated in Oct/Dec 2009, Redesign and Staging

Problems solved:
My clients knew that decorating was not their strength so they called Beyond Redesign. For the lighter room, we changed out the desk to make a more substantial home office within the family room as requested. For the red and green family room, we replaced the rug with another rug within the same room to better accent the furniture. In both rooms, we restlyled the furniture placements and added additional accessories as needed to render each room the warm and inviting family entertainment area that the owners were seeking. Accessories included throw, pillows, wall decor and decorative accents.

One of my client’s reaction to her Entire Home Redesign: “Beyond Redesign lived up to its name – going beyond expectations and beyond what I thought was possible with our existing furniture and decor. It is such a pleasure to walk into my house now.”

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!!

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