Congratulations to Staging Diva Graduate Red Barrinuevo of Redesign 4 More (Toronto) on home staging four homes, getting two huge redesign projects and even having a client fly him across the country (all expenses paid) to redesign a newly renovated home, all within his first year of business (and while working full-time as a stock trader!). Red shares his early memories of decorating here:
“As a kid, home decorating was fascinating to me. While my sister was excited to go to Sunday mass, I was excited to have the whole morning to redesign our living room while they were out. At that time, my mom just wouldn’t believe I had a better understanding of arranging furniture, since I was only 11.
Later, when we moved to a new house, my mom finally gave in and trusted me to choose all the furniture, wall color and accessories. Her friends were so impressed with our house that I started doing her friends’ houses too, then my uncle’s, my cousins’ and so on.
I didn’t know I was doing home staging all those years and never thought that I could do it professionally. It was only when I read one of Debra’s articles that I came across home staging. After taking the Staging Diva Program, it has been non-stop for me! Now I realize that when you start doing what you truly love, it will translate and the feeling of happiness is unbelievable. Being a stock trader and a home stager is not easy, but I am having the best time! Opening my own company redesign4more is probably one of the best decisions ever. The best years of my life have finally begun!Thanks Debra!! I just can’t thank you enough!”
> You’ll enjoy reading other home stagers first memories of discovering their natural talents. Check them out in the comments section of this article, “Born to Be a Stager” and add your experiences too!