What is an Interior Stylist?


    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 professional training programs 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 home stagers, interior stylist & 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 and Lead instructor Julea Joseph launched her business, Reinventing Space in 1999 when room makeovers, home staging (and HGTV,) were just in its infancy! "I read this great feature in a magazine about a new type of designer emerging - One that swept in for the day, celebrated what the homeowner had, and gave a room a fresh new look without buying new."   Her ideal clients were savvy homeowners with great things, but in need of a bit of creative help, expertise and guidance to pull their home together. Julea also discovered that clients were calling because their home had to be fabulous because they were hosting a shower, party or event. Julea's knowledge of home entertaining and lifestyle lead her to not just staging or redesigning homes, but connecting with her clients on a whole different level - celebrating all that is home.  She'd stage a home, but add small defining touches to go after that ideal buyer, she'd be hired to do a redesign for a homeowner hosting a shower, but also setup her buffet and suggest a few recipes as well... She was styling homes, not just staging or designing them.  

Julea has a bachelors degree in Psychology from Bradley University, along with a minor in Fine Arts. She received specialty design and home staging education from the Interior Arrangement and Design Association in 1999.


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.



Interior Stylists are progressive thinkers, highly skilled professionals. With multiple talents; they work with their clients on every aspect of their home.  Whether their needs are a one-day room makeover, a remodeling project, making a home beautiful for a special occasion, creating one-of-a-kind window treatments, or helping stage a property for sale - Their creativity and expertise make for a fabulous end.

Home Design for the Times... Today's busy homeowners want to fully embrace and celebrate their home!  Economically focused, and savvy, today's homeowner is in need of a one-stop, turn-key professional to resolve their home design dilemmas and honor their interior decorating desires.


Home Staging Services:  Our Home Staging services capture the essence of the home and packages it - Allowing the prospective buyer to get a glimpse of how they too could embrace & celebrate the home.  We offer services to refresh and update the spaces, can make an empty space feel like home, understand the psychology of a buyer and seller - We make a home stand out from the rest in any market.

Interior Redesign and Room Re-Styling: Celebrating what the homeowner already has & giving their possessions a different perspective, a stylish arrangement, and purpose;  we up-cycle, reinvent and re-purpose what they already have into something fresh and new.

Home Design Consultation:  From color palette direction, window treatments, to helping a homeowner discover their interior style - we realize decorating dreams and resolve design dilemmas.  From simple projects such as accessory shopping to a major remodel, an Interior Stylist is an educated and creative partner in bringing beauty and updates to a home.

Entertainment & Lifestyle Services:  We are pros in helping homeowners embrace their home - from styling a home for a holiday or season, setting the stage for a party or making their backyard patio a summer retreat - an Interior Stylist helps a homeowner celebrate the haven within.