Innovation - Transformation
||Grace Decor Consultants
||North Richland Hills, TX 76182
||Hourly and project based.
About Grace Decor Consultants
An interview with Cheryl Grace Neumann, owner of Grace Dcor Consultants.
How long have you been involved in the decorating business?
I have been redesigning, decorating and staging homes as a pastime for well over thirty years. As a young girl, I can remember coming home from grammar school and hearing my mother say Come help me move this furniture. Cheryl, come help me hang this picture. I continued to help my mother rearrange furniture and decorate until I left home after high school. I continued to help friends and other family members throughout the years. So I guess I can say that the passion for decorating runs in the family. So after years of working in corporate America, my dream of working in the interior decorating field became a reality.
Tell us about your professional background.
Early in my career as a travel agent, I learned valuable interpersonal and planning skills as well as outstanding customer service. My career progressed to working for a major airline and then onto a top Fortune 500 travel/technology company for over twenty years. I gained invaluable experience as a project manager and general manager managing complicated projects and leading teams of software developers. My professional background only enhanced my passion and expertise in the home decorating field.
Tell us more about your experience and education.
As a travel agent I wanted to excel. So I studied and achieved the Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) designation from the respected Institute of Certified Travel Counselors. Traveling around the globe from North America, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia Pacific gave me valuable insight to different cultures and their unique design styles. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) my education and experience will help me to ensure that all the details involved in a project will be completed on time and within the agreed budget. My proven leadership and integrity will help if any unforeseen challenges surface.
I recently acquired, what I think is, an extremely important certification for anyone in this industry. I am now designated as a Professional Certified Interior Decorator (C.I.D.). Membership in this internationally recognized organization has provided me with the credentials that are not only recognized by the trade and wholesale showrooms and most importantly, by my clients.
Furthermore, achieving a double certification as a Certified Staging Specialist (CSS) and Certified Redesign Specialist (CRS) provides me with the additional tools and information in the world of Real Estate Staging and Redesign.
And I promise that I will stay up to date with design trends and continue to make education in this industry a top priority.
Do you have any last words?
I feel so fortunate to be in this industry. I have always loved decorating and working with people. But now its my career. Working as a team, I help my clients create beautiful spaces or help them get their home ready to sell. The rewards are many. But the best is when my clients tell me how much they are in love their new space or feel so confident that their staged home will sell faster. It just doesnt get any better than that. And that is why I promise my clients 100% satisfaction guaranteed!