Welcome to Nina Decorating Concepts
Some of my first memories involve visiting my grandparents who were well traveled. They collected Persian rugs and beautiful glassware and furniture. In the summer months rugs were pulled and stored, revealing beautiful hardwood floors. Heavy slip covers were removed from wing chairs, and luscious floral chintz fabric appeared for the summer season.
My mother had the same approach in decorating our family home. She would move furniture and art from room to room, creating cozy spaces. I was fascinated that these few changes transformed the room and gave the area a whole new look. Our small bungalow in southeast Fond du Lac was always a comfortable place to welcome friends.
I studied in the liberal arts at the University of Wisconsin, but found myself more interested in the art of décor and garden design, which I pursued independently, helping to create five different homes in the Fond du Lac area over the years with my husband, Oscar. Together we created homes that were included on the tour of homes and garden tour, and provided a warm environment for raising two sons, now adults.
Over time friends and family wanted advice and help with their homes, and they especially admired my talent for low cost design. (This was before the days of HGTV programs). Ultimately I realized that my passion could become my career. Because my name is pronounced with a long I, the German way, I’m rarely mistaken for anyone else and usually only use my first name. While considering a name for my business, I had to look no further.
After seven years in the business I find myself very busy, as word-of-mouth is the best advertising in the Fond du Lac area. I am a certified Accredited Staging Professional and secretary of the South East International Association of Home Staging Professionals in Milwaukee. I’m also a former president of The Fond du Lac Business Builders.
My services include color consults, furniture re-arrangement, shopping for furniture and accessories, holiday decorating, hanging art work, creating floral arrangements for special events and home staging.
Currently the bulk of my work is in staging homes for sale. I’ve developed a large inventory of furniture and accessories available for my client's needs. I’m a one-stop shop for clients selling their homes because in addition to providing accessories and color ideas I have access to many services needed to get homes in order before placing them on the market. I currently work with over 20 realtors in Fond du Lac and Sheboygan.
Feel free to call me if you would like to give your home or office a "new" look!