The Interior Redesigner

According to The Morning Journal, DesAnn Collins started Design by DesAnn in 2006. The opportunity came after the sale of a family-owned convenience store.

Collins is an interior decorator specializing in home staging, making subtle changes inside homes for sale to make them more appealing to buyers.

“Most of the time the homes are still occupied, and people are working on limited budgets,” she said. “But updating hardware on kitchen cabinets, or adding a new storm door can make the home more attractive.”

Following your dreams and passions and being willing to diversify your career are important keys to success, she said.

“The number one thing to think about is what you would do for free because you love it,” she said. “Then you have to figure out how to get paid for it. But whatever you do, you have to go into it wanting to help others.”

Photos from Design by DesAnn


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