Carol Ann Wolf
“Carol Ann has been decorating since she was a kid” according to her mother. It’s true, I’ve always had a strange passion for rearranging furniture and making a room “feel” right.
My husband has had to bear with me on many vacations until I get the condo or rental house just right. I have completely staged these properties, only to have to put everything back at the end of the vacation to keep from forfeiting the security deposit.
Friends and family have been victims of my obsessions over the years. After having talked enough friends into “letting” me rearrange and decorate their homes, they suggested I start my own business. That is how Carol Ann’s Designs was started in Detroit. The business was a success and I was having fun getting paid to fulfill my passions. After decorating a client’s home, she suggested that I stage a model apartment where she was a sales manager. It was a lot of fun to do, and the client was amazed at what I was able to do with the apartment. She asked me to stage more models at other complexes. Just as I was beginning this new and exciting avenue with my business, my husband’s job took us to Germany for three years.
Now that we’ve returned from Europe, I have decided to get back into the business of decorating – with an emphasis on Home Staging. With Julie Helton as my partner, I’m confident in our success. We are thrilled to have already experienced better numbers than even we anticipated – our staged homes are beating the national average for time on the market! It’s incredibly gratifying to know that we have helped people to sell their homes FASTER and for more MONEY so that they can move on to their new lives!