"My house was all 90's honey oak. Sheila came in and helped me update everything, room by room. Need help with color selection, design, even where to place wall decor, or simply looking to get your home ready to put on the market, call Sheila."
- Debbie M. (Wadsworth, IL)
"Sheila is the best! I won’t list a house without her staging it first. I am convinced that homes she stages sell faster and for a higher price. After meeting with Sheila my clients know what needs to be done and are eager to get the home “showable."
- Brad Buntrock, Protek, Realty
"I utilized three of Sheila’s services starting about 6 months before we listed our house for sale. I started with her consultation and got a lot of great information about what I needed to focus on in each room on my home in order to get it ready for listing. About 3 months later I had her back for a paint consultation. I was worried about the color of some of our flooring and cabinets. She carefully picked paint colors that downplayed some of our outdated finishes. I loved the colors so much that I saved them for my new house. Last, Sheila came two days before our photos for hands on staging. She spent a half day rearranging our furniture, art and other items and gave it a very polished look. It was amazing what she was able to do in such a short amount of time and without buying anything more than some fresh flowers. She even brought some flowers from her own home garden in order to add a special touch. It was the best my house looked in years and more importantly it sold!"
- Tammy W. (Winthrop Harbor, IL)
"Some artists paint with oils, some sculpt with clay, Sheila has the artistic eye that can transform your home furnishings and everyday items into perfectly blended arrangements. Like a florist knows which flowers perfectly placed with others will create a beautiful bouquet, Sheila knows which pieces of furniture compliment each other to create a beautiful, aesthetic home setting. It's like magic. A neglected picture or collectible arranged in a way you wouldn't have considered, can convey an amazing transformation in your home that you wouldn't have envisioned, but Sheila can! She is a true artist who has given my home the gift of her amazing ability and I am very thankful to have had that experience. Thank you, Sheila!"
- Irene Wodarczyk
"Wow! It looks AMAZING!!! I especially like the wood board. And thanks for organizing everything! I was having trouble with where to put things in the new kitchen. Everything looks amazing and the whole family loves it."
"Sheila's design is simple, but elegant. She uses whatever decorative pieces she finds in the house and arranges them appropriately."
"We run two catering business that cater to a variety of clients including servicing private planes at many airports. We work out of a small commercial kitchen. We are food people and our focus is on making high quality food and keeping our kitchen clean, safe and sanitary. However, our work environment was not as efficient as we thought it could be and not what I would call an "energized" environment. Sheila was able to listen to our concerns and took the time to understand how our business works and what we needed to make our kitchen work better for us. With her redesign services she rearranged things and systemized how we were storing our inventory and tools. She also hung art (that is directly related to our business) and rearranged the furniture in a way that made it feel more comfortable, upbeat and happy. We all have a more positive feeling about going to work which in turn helps us to do our best at what we do! Thank you Sheila!"
- Grace Kurtz
"Let me start by saying I didn't really know what to expect when Sheila came over, but when she left things looked better than ever. I had just put my home on the market and staging was involved in the services. Sheila has a way of using the things you already own and putting them together. She has an eye for design and what is pleasing to the eye. I believe this made all the difference in selling my home quickly. Thanks Sheila, and I will be using your services in the future."
- Kris Hirsch
"Selling my house was a very emotional experience for me and we all think our houses are beautiful so when Sheila came to help with staging, she could sense my anxiety and was very patient with me. Inwardly I was resisting any suggestions but when my common sense took over and I accepted her ideas, I was very pleased with the outcome. Sheila is a true professional. And the best part is that with the expertise of my Realtor and Sheila, my house sold in three days."
- Dodee Yedinak
"Sheila was fantastic to work with when choosing colors for our home as we prepared it for placing it on the market. I had seen another project that she completed where she transformed a dated house into a serene, contemporary home. She was able to do this for us as well by choosing new wall colors and guiding us in the color choice for a few key accessories. She listened to what we were trying to achieve and was decisive in the options she presented to us. Her eye for choosing the right colors to highlight the best parts of our home was spot on." -
Wendy Cole, Wadsworth, IL
“I’ve worked with Sheila Schostok in my real estate business for more than three years. Photos are one of the most important elements of listing a home, and she made every home she worked on look its absolute best. She is one of my most valuable tools in preparing a home for sale.” -
Jane Haynes, REALTOR®
CENTURY 21 Kreuser & Seiler, Libertyville, IL 60048
“Sheila did an amazing job redecorating my house. She understood my style better than I did. I asked her to purchase some décor for me, and she put together several rooms, all under budget. My house looks new and modern, yet won’t go out of style. Some people just have a natural talent, and Sheila is one of those people. I recommend her highly.” -
“Sheila did an amazing job staging my home before I put it on the market. Not only did she create a more appealing living room arrangement, she helped declutter the entire house and closets.
Sheila is incredibly knowledgeable. She used what I already owned to make the house more welcoming. My house sold quickly and I received positive feedback regarding the excellent presentation.
I was so impressed by Sheila’s eye for design that I hired her to help me stage my new home. I am a truly satisfied customer and would strongly recommend her!” -
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Sheila on several occasions, most recently helping my 82 year old mother decorate her new home. My mother moved from a large house to a duplex, so there was much downsizing involved as well as decorating a smaller space.
Sheila was very considerate of my mom’s tastes and concerns. She not only helped arrange the home, she helped with the difficult decisions of what to keep and what to let go. She chose curtains and accessories that complemented my mother’s style. She was always sensitive to my mother’s wishes. In short, she helped turn my mom’s new living space into a home.” -
“When my husband and I were planning to sell our house, we realized it was a bit cluttered and in need of updating. We were fortunate that Sheila came to our rescue and staged our home for sale.
Sheila transformed our home into one that looked like it belonged in a magazine. She politely showed us what to leave unchanged and what to remove. Sheila rearranged our furniture before the photos were taken, knowing instinctively what arrangement delivered the greatest punch.
We had three showings in the first two days. All led to offers. My husband and I agree that the staged online photos resulted in all the interest. I’d recommend Sheila to anyone who needs to stage a home for sale.” -
“When I moved into my new home in a retirement village I had no idea where to shop and what to look for. Sheila pulled together what I already had and then added the pieces I needed to make the house a home. Everything was so easy with her help. When I need anything else done I will definitely call her.” –