Finding Your Style


Magazines are great for this exercise

Tear out the pictures you like. They do not all have to be of rooms. Could be a color you like in an ad.
Make a little note on the side about the feature you like.

Put these pictures in a folder. (Rest assured that you will not like everything!)

After doing this a few times, you’ll start to see a pattern emerge and there will be consistency in the ‘look’ from one picture to another.

As you go through the magazines, you’ll discover that you’re becoming more informed and familiar with design looks and styles. (Whether they have names yet or not!)

Sometimes, you may not like the entire room but there’s one detail, like a specific piece of furniture or accessory. Maybe it’s the way things are arranged, that captures your attention.

Don’t neglect to look at those ads, too; they contain as much information about style as the feature pages.

You will be surprised how much more confident you will fell about you design choices.

Always keep in you mind this is your home not the magazine and if you don’t love it don’t use it!!

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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