Home decorating has always been a passion of Mary Habres,
owner of Encore Home Staging and Redesign in Jacksonville, Florida.
Throughout the years, Mary has decorated rooms, apartments, condos, and homes for her family and friends. After completing a career in human resource management and relocating to Jacksonville, Florida from the Trenton, New Jersey area, Mary was once again faced with wall color, countertop, cabinet, flooring, furniture and accessories selections as she completed plans for her new home.
After much deliberation, Mary made her choices keeping in mind that she wanted to create a warm welcoming ambience in her home. Neighbors and friends who visited Mary’s home raved about the elegant look she had created. Encouraged by all of the compliments, she decided to pursue a career in home staging and interior redesign by enrolling in a program at the Transformations School of Staging and Redesign. Upon completion of her training, she enrolled in interior design classes at Florida State College and continues to educate herself in the areas of home staging and interior redesign through her affiliations with the Association of Design Education and the Real Estate Staging Association. As a result of her training with the Decorating and Staging Academy, Mary is also a certified paint color consultant providing homeowners with a foolproof method of selecting the correct color palettes for their homes. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in English Education and a master’s degree in Special Education from The College of New Jersey and received her Certified Public Manager’s designation from Rutgers University.