About Home Staging Specialists | Our Designers
About home staging specialists & the designers who lead the team.
Jill Gaynor and Katie Hewitt Have extensive knowledge staging homes for decreased on-market time and increased sale value. Their experience with interior design is unique and truly take in classic to contemporary elements matched with your personal taste.
Born and raised in Louisville “Louavulle”, Kentucky, Jill is a University of Louisville graduate with a degree in Business, majoring in Marketing. After college, Jill began a career in the advertising world with frequent travels to her territory of Chicago, which soon became one of her favorite cities to visit and still is! Fast forward into a marriage of over 30 years to her husband John, 4 grown children and one new grandson (who’s perfect, by the way), her personal life is anything but sedentary.
Always having an “eye” for design, Jill was personally involved with many renovation and new construction projects throughout her lifetime. She loves the process of a project from the collaboration of ideas on paper to the fruition of the end product. Seeing a niche in the Louisville market for Home Stagers, research was conducted and Jill received her accreditation as a Home Stager (in Chicago, by the way) and thus, Home Staging Specialists was born.
Home Staging is a different approach to design, but with her background in marketing and advertising, Jill has the background, experience and knowledge of what it takes for a property to be “Market Ready”. Interior design seemed to be a natural transition as clients loved the work that was done from a staging point, that it was carried into a more personal experience of design into their new home.
An avid reader, traveler, Frankophile, sports player and viewer, (addicted to Orange Theory Fitness) Jill enjoys getting to know her clients on a personal level to deliver an end product that represents the client.
Always wanting to pursue a career in Interior Design Katie moved, from Michigan to Kentucky after high school, to attend school & cheer at the University of Louisville. After graduating in 2012, with a degree in Interior Architecture, she began working full time as an Interior Designer.
Her time in the design field has been filled with many unique projects ranging from new construction, remodels, single room updates & show houses. Katie has been involved in multiple local show houses including Homearama and The Bellarmine Show House.
One of the best aspects of working in the design field for Katie is getting to know her clients on a personal level. Learning about their families & interests really helps to make each project unique and custom to their needs. The task of helping a client turn their home into their dream home is the most satisfying feeling at the end of the project.
Katies love for color, patterns, texture and fashion has really helped her succeed with her clients. She’s able to mix trendy new items, with pieces a client may already have, to achieve the end look the client is wanting. She’s never afraid of a bold color or print!
Her appreciation, for all types, of fashion is something she enjoys in her personal life, in the form of shopping! Not one to ever sit still, Katie enjoys to spend her time with friends & family, shopping, trying new restaurants & traveling to new locations (loves to see all the different design styles through travels). She likes to be her own unique person & that sense of uniqueness transfers over to each and every design project, to make them each their own unique project!
Specializing in Three Areas
The team at Home Staging Specialists in Louisville, Kentucky and in the Naples, Florida area, have a wide range of skills, knowledge, and experience to help out in three specialized areas.
The first is home staging, which Focuses on designing in staging the interior of the house that is on the market to sell. The full intent here is to invest a little money to make your house look better for a faster sale with a sizeable return on investment.
The second is interior design. We focus on making your current home and living spaces as comforting and enjoyable as possible. We take into account our extensive knowledge of design and living flow in order to maximize the space in which you spend most of your time. We also go to great extent to understand your personal style and incorporate that into our design plan.
Thirdly, we also work with many commercial groups that consider the office a very important place in which to feel comfortable, energized, and productive. We helped design and consult on workflow arrangement and more. Our office design consultation involvement is very unique to each project. Please feel free to reach out to us to discuss.
We are accredited with ASP and IAHSP