Laurie Heffernon, interior decorator, designer and home stager, founded Done in a Day Decorating in 2004. For over a decade she has worked with people from all walks of life, helping clients stay within their budget, transform their living space or sell their homes quickly and profitably. Clients range from those with tight budgets to those owning higher end homes with more involved design plans.
Laurie believes that anyone can afford to have sensational rooms; her hourly fees enable clients to receive valuable professional advice without having to engage in an expensive designer relationship. She understands that each client brings to the table different rooms with different design challenges. Each has her own level of decision-making confidence, patience, time and budget. Laurie works comfortably in any framework. Clients who choose Done in a Day Decorating appreciate her design talent, attention to detail, trusted trade relationships and her reputation for creating fun and educational design experiences. (Read reviews of Laurie Heffernon. )
Laurie is the only interior redesigner whose work has been featured in New England's Yankee Magazine. The "How'd They Do That?" column in the Nov/Dec 2007 issue featured Laurie’s redesign of a home in Sudbury, Massachusetts. She has also been interviewed for the Comcast Network's "New England Newsmakers" show on "cool jobs" and has been featured in a consumer report segment of Boston's WBZ-TV News on how to renovate and redecorate your home for less.
Laurie has been immersed in interior decorating and home renovation for over 35 years. She and her husband have owned five homes over that period, and she has always done her own wallpapering, painting, window treatments, upholstery, antique refinishing and even some carpentry.
Laurie trained with JoAnne Lenart-Weary, a nationally recognized design expert who has appeared on HGTV and who hosts a weekly local TV segment “Decorating with the Queen.”
Laurie earned her certification in interior redesign from Interior Redesign Industry Specialists and certifications in redesign and real estate staging from the Society of Decorating Professionals. She holds interior redesign and real estate staging certifications from The Decorating and Staging Academy.
Laurie earned a B.A. and M.A. in economics from Boston College. During her early career in the business world she honed her skills in business management, development, marketing and directing large projects involving multiple parties from multiple companies.
Laurie is an active member of the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce and a founder of the Massachusetts Alliance of Female Entrepreneurs, a forum for design professionals. Weekly networking meetings with other home services professionals have translated into strong working relationships with skilled and reputable trades people, invaluable home renovation resources for her clients.