Your home should be your happy place: a peaceful retreat from the outside world, your weekend getaway, and a hard-working “member” of the family. But let’s be honest, if you’re dealing with cluttered spaces, disarray, and fighting a constant battle to locate lost items, you are likely not feeling emotions that correlate with happiness.

Is it really possible to have a clean, organized, and functional home that immediately sparks feelings of joy and peace? Ohhhh, yes. When you live in a home designed with your lifestyle in mind, you will experience beauty, function, ease, and so much more on a daily basis. 

Not convinced yet? Keep reading to learn about 7 things you can expect to experience when living in a professionally designed home. Some might just surprise you…

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1/ Practical Organization

When every item has a designated space in the home, finding things quickly and tidying up efficiently comes naturally. Consider this…a drawer designed for phone chargers, a basket above the kids’ cubbies filled with winter gloves, and a space in the mudroom specifically designated for shoes. 

Sounds simple, but the result? There are no more endless questions from children (or husbands) searching for their belongings! And you guessed it — you can finally bid farewell to the days of tripping over shoes. You’re welcome. 😉

Clients’ Words: “I never thought I’d say this, but all the additional storage is incredible! We’re so glad we followed Staci’s advice.”

 2/ Time Saving Efficiency 

Along with organization comes functionality. Having everything organized means that mornings are streamlined, and instead of feeling frazzled while wasting precious time searching for that missing sock, you can enjoy time soaking up sweet conversations with your kids before sending them off to school. I’d say that’s a good trade-off for everyone involved.

3/ Soul-Soothing Ambiance

When coming downstairs in the wee hours of the morning, the last thing that you want is shockingly harsh, artificial lighting. This is why in our client’s homes, we put all the lights on dimmers, and it’s easy to see why they love it so much!

Lighting sets the entire mood of the home. So whether it’s those first sips of a relaxing cup of coffee in a cozily lit room or kicking up your feet with a glass of wine at the end of a long day, having the ability to match your mood with the ambiance of lighting is a soul-soothing luxury.

4/ Freedom to Entertain with Ease

With a thoughtful floor plan, entertaining guests becomes sooo much more manageable. By providing our clients with a straightforward design concept for entertaining, hosting becomes effortless. What does this mean?

When it comes time for the holidays, you’ll already have a set plan to follow to add an additional table, extra seating, and you’ll know exactly where to find those serving platters and be able to access them easily. With the confidence that your home can serve as the backdrop for creating beautiful memories, you will never stress about hosting again!

5/ Functional Design Concepts

You’ll notice a big difference in the functionality of essential but sometimes overlooked rooms, like kitchens and bathrooms. For example, think about the ease of cooking while having spices and oils stored next to the stove or convenient wall niches in the shower that holds face wash and razors.

Not only does your home look better, but it functions better too. These changes may seem simple, but they make a big difference in your day-to-day routine, peace of mind, and they make tasks like cooking and getting ready more enjoyable!

Client’s Words: “We never imagined our home renovation would turn out to be so beautiful and functional. Staci exceeded our every expectation.”

6/ Less Stress

Stress is something we’d all love to decrease, am I right? Ultimately, having a home that has a functional layout and proper organization will eliminate the stress that can come from, well… everywhere. From clutter, disorganization, and even from spaces that you simply don’t like looking at. When everything has a place, purpose, and style that you love, your home invites daily feelings of peace and calm. It. is. bliss.

Clients’ Words: “Working with Staci took the stress away from daily tasks. Living in our home is actually fun, enjoyable, and exciting!” 

7/ A Home That Feels like You

You know that feeling when you finally upgrade to a new luxury vehicle after driving your old, money pit of a car for far too long? Each morning you get into that new vehicle and it feels special and more aligned with you and who you have become. Driving the new car is seamless, easy, and provides comfort and confidence. It finally feels like you. This is exactly what it’s like to live in a professionally designed home.

By thoughtfully designing a home that reflects your personal style and represents what you have achieved in your life, you’ll feel a sense of comfort, happiness and pride. Your home will feel like a weekend getaway that you’re proud and excited to enjoy and share with others. And isn’t that what home is all about?

Clients’ Words: “It was amazing to see how Staci could take what both my husband and I like and make it work together so that we are both able to enjoy the space.”

I’d love to support you.

If you’re ready to trade your frazzled mornings, cluttered spaces, and non-functional design layouts for calm mornings and a home filled with peace and happiness, I’d love to help. Reach out to me here and let’s see what we can create together. 


P.S. Don’t forget to download my complimentary guide: 5 Things to Ask Yourself Before Hiring an Interior Designer!

What is Living in a Professionally Designed Home Really Like?


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