FAQs

Q: Who would benefit from Studio J services?
A: Anyone who has a decorating challenge — who is feeling overwhelmed, stuck or lacking confidence in making choices.  Anyone who would like some inspiration, creative ideas to DIY…or just to have someone come do it for them!

Any of these feel familiar?”

I got started with the decorating and then just got stuck”

“I moved and can’t figure out how to make the old furniture work in the new place”

“I don’t know what to do with my room…don’t know where to start”

“I think I need to wait until I can afford to buy all new furniture”

“My life is so busy and I just don’t have time to decorate”

“Help!  My room is filled with the ‘leftovers’ and we never use the space.”

“My style has changed and I feel like I have to start all over”

“I decorated about 10 years ago and now my room feels tired…I just don’t know what to do with it”

I love solving the puzzle of a room…and sometime my clients have really hard rooms (…think “bowling alley room” with a corner fireplace AND a wall of windows – yes, that was a real room!).  I’m a self-professed Room Whisperer and haven’t found a space that has stumped me yet.  I’ll help you start right where you are at, with what you already own to create a personal space that reflects your style and tells your story.

Q: What is the difference between Home Styling and Home Staging?
A: Styling is for Staying and Staging is for Selling. They require two very different approaches. When you want to sell your home, you want it to appeal to the largest amount of people possible.  Staging a home for sale includes removing the personal touches (like family photos) and neutralizing the space. You want people viewing the home to be able to imagine themselves living there.

Studio J offers Home ReStyling. I want your home to reflect what makes YOU happy and encourage you to make it personal for your family and your life.  My “superpower” is getting inside your head to understand your style and help you create a home that you love.  I apply the “use-what-you-have” approach to create a whole new space. We will roll up our sleeves and rearrange, edit and accessorize using what you already have in your home. When we are done, the room will feel brand new and will be a personalized and original space so you can Fall in Love with your home again.

Q: When is a Custom Slipcover the right choice?
A: Studio J specializes in custom, fit-like-a-glove slipcovers. A custom slipcover is an investment in a piece of furniture and a beautiful solution, but there are several things to consider when making the decision.

I’ve compiled a list of Slipcover FAQs here

Q: What is Studio J‘s service area?
A: Studio J services the Columbia, Missouri area.  Projects outside this area may require a trip charge.