The Interior Stylist Method


    Home is the most important and cherished possession. A certified interior stylist celebrates the soul of a home. The recipe of comfort and style has always been a top priority for a happy homeowner - a certified interior stylist is there to guide, educate and advocate a homeowner to enrich their home’s environment with their bespoke business model of progressive design services.


Our 4 day program takes place in an interactive studio setting so attendees will get real time and hands on interface - No boring hotel board rooms for us!

  • Interior Stylist has been refined "in the field" for decades,.

  • We offer education based on years of real field, business & real marketing success.

  • We offer a viable business model - Combining multiple streams of design services to enable you to maximize your business potential in all market conditions.

  • Our Instructors have great business', publicity and clientele portfolios, and continue to to stay in the forefront of the design industry as 1st and foremost a full-time business owners.

  • Each of our students is serious about launching or enhancing a productive, professional business.

Our instructors are expert speakers, teachers and mentors. Foremost, they have successful, seasoned businesses that have evolved over many years.  The Interior Stylist Program is hands-on, dynamic, and progressive.

Julea Joseph

Founder Julea Joseph launched her business, Reinventing Space in 1999 when room makeovers, home staging (and HGTV,) were just in its infancy in San Francisco. After moving back to her hometown of Chicago in 2000 (and restarting a new business all over again) she was featured in the Chicago Tribune on the front page of the Real Estate section in an article about a design service called “Home Staging”.  A month later she was flown to Minnesota and did her first room makeover project for HGTV. Her business was launched! From Entrepreneur magazine, a 6 year run hosting a local Home Entertaining & Cooking TV show, Julea has become a local and national expert. Besides teaching the Interior Stylist Program, Julea too is a public speaker and Illinois REALTOR CE instructor. She has been teaching a Home Staging for REALTORS course for 12 years.

Julea has a bachelors degree in Psychology from Bradley University, minor in Fine Arts, specialty design and home staging education from the Interior Arrangement and Design Association, 1999. She lives with her family, and a menagerie of pets, including a coop of chickens in the suburbs of Chicago. In her off-time, you’ll find her tending to her garden, serving on the board of an Arts advocacy group or sneaking off to a 2nd place in Florida.


Susan Powell 

Susan Powell is a Prairie State Design Graduate and possesses over 24 years of experience in retail merchandising and design. 
Susan business In-Focus Design specializes in residential and commercial interiors, space planning and organization. Susan is an active member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO,) and has been an Interior Stylist since 2002. Sue has been in numerous publications, is an active speaker on both design, decorating, organizing and is an expert chef and life stylist.  She has a passion for speaking and is an expert Chef and even teaches a "Iron Chef for Kids" course at her local rec. center.