With the emergence of many home design shows on television, Joy Waida was hooked. She became fascinated with the home design and decorating process.
Knowing she was artistic, she felt a pull, and in 2004 decided to follow her heart and leave the corporate world behind. After graduating from the University of Delaware, where she earned a degree in international relations and became fluent in Spanish, Waida spent 13 years in international business, selling first steel then decorative tin containers all over the world.
Wanting to put her creative juices to work, she enrolled at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She worked for the renowned Patrick Sutton in Federal Hill and top seven national homebuilders Ryland Homes and Lennar Homes, assisting hundreds of homeowners selecting all interior and exterior finishes.
Then in 2005 Waida opened her own business to tie it into her love of design, Joy Home Design-staging & interiors (“Joy Home Design”). In 2007 she added home staging services to help people prepare their homes for sale. She became an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) and today Joy Home Design has between 40 to 60 homes staged in the greater Baltimore metro area each month.
Joy Home Design maintains a complete inventory of furniture, art and accessories to stage and upgrade homes for sale. Waida instituted a signature service, the “Walk-n-Talk Staging Consultation,” during which she provides homeowners with advice to make a home more salable.
• Vacant Home Staging
• Walk-n-Talk Staging Consultation
• Occupied Home Staging
• International Association of Home Staging Professionals-Accredited Staging Professional
• Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors
• Interior Design Society
• HGTV-House Hunters
• Best of HOUZZ Awards
• Baltimore Magazine-Best Home Stager
• Baltimore Business Journal
• Baltimore Sun Magazine
• Fox 45 Morning NewsJoy Home Design
105 Fallston Meadow Ct.
Fallston, MD 21047
“People are proud of their homes and it takes a very firm but gentle demeanor to convince them to clean up clutter, take down the ’60s flowered wallpaper and put away the treasured family heirloom displays in order to sell their homes faster and at maximum value,” Waida notes.
Joy Home Design works with real estate agents and brokers, as well as homebuilders, renovators and investors staging empty houses to sell.
“It is much easier for a potential buyer to envision a living space with furniture in it than try to guess how it would look,” Waida explains. “Our ability to respond quickly and handle the logistics of working around contractors putting finishing touches on the property prior to the open house has made us the go-to stager for these groups.” I95