Affordable Decorating, a part-time business for eight years, has moved to a full-time basis.
Ruthann O'Brien, owner of the interior/exterior design service that involves remodeling, turnkey packages and staging, is ready to update area homes.
"I decided my decorating business was busy enough to do full time and became my own boss," O'Brien said. "Most of my clients are referred to me by their realtor. The majority of my clients are from out of state or out of the country and do not know where to shop."
O'Brien says she likes to spend the day with her clients and make it a fun experience.
"I get many discounts from stores and pass along to my customer, which in many cases covers my fee," she said. "It's a great saving. I can make their new home beautiful at a lower cost than they can do on their own. I can help with paint color choices, furniture selections and accessories. I also can update rentals to achieve a higher rental return."