Design & Decorating for Investors

I got started in interior design by designing and decorating our 1952 fixer upper in Saint Paul, MN. We purchased this property as an investment- one that we want to look great and impress future buyers, but also maximize our profits. Our goal is to continue to dive deeper into the investing world through flips and single and multi- family rentals. I love combining my passions of investing and interior design to work with investors to create high yield, beautiful properties that will be sure to either sell or rent quickly.


As an investor, it’s impossible to give everyone exactly what they want, but you can definitely give them more than white subway tile and gray walls. Your midcentury or craftsman property deserves more than that, at the very least! Most buyers these days are looking for custom, unique, character-filled homes that are personalized to their lifestyle and family.

I’m able to provide knowledge on the latest trends in design as well as utilize my trade-only resources for sourcing products, passing any discounts along to you, to create a space that will impress anyone who walks in.

Hire a designer to save time and focus on your next investment!

Buy and Hold Owners (Vacation and long-term rentals)

As a rental property owner, your properties can make you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars more per month when designed and decorated well. With better looking properties, you will attract better tenants and customers and be able to charge more for both your long and short-term rentals.

Maximize your rental profits with a space that people will WANT to live in and visit!

You want to choose finishes that will last, and as a designer, I have a knowledge of what might be best for your property on a long-term basis. Whether it’s carpet, tile, countertops, light fixtures, or door hardware, I know what to use and where to shop (and I pass my designer discount along to you!). I know the Twin Cities real estate market well- I know where it’s worth it to buy the stone countertops vs where you should stick to formica.

Make your property stand out among the sea of rentals with beautifully designed spaces that will make people be excited to call “home.” This is especially important for vacation rental owners! The majority of people would rather spend more for a modern, clean, well-decorated vacation rental than one with worn, old furniture and dated decor. Investing money into your decor and overall design of your property now means more money in your bank account later.

Sima Spaces master bathroom, modern bathroom design, floating vanity

Sima Spaces offers a variety of design and decorating services for investors.

All packages start with a consultation. During this time, we’ll walk through the property for up to two hours and discuss your goals for the space, including everything from your ideal return and buyer/renter to the amount of work you’d like to put into it. If you’re not local to the Twin Cities, don’t fear: the consultation can be done over the phone!

I will provide on-the-spot guidance and recommendations for any improvements in whatever realm you’re looking for, whether it’s design, decor, or both. Such recommendations include a color scheme, decor style, furniture placement, finishes (flooring, tile, paint, etc), fixture recommendations, decor ideas, and more.

After the consultation, you may choose from any or all of the following services:

  • a complete source list including finishes, fixtures, flooring, furniture, decor, and anything we’ve agreed that you’d like specified, for each room of the property
  • a design board with finishes and furnishings for each room
  • product purchasing and management of product orders and shipments
  • Sima Spaces will decorate and style your property to perfection to ensure it is photo-ready to list and host guests
  • optional for short term rental owners: we will “stock your rental” with appropriate items (dishes, towels, games, cookware etc.)

Pricing is based on square footage and is dependent on the level of service provided. Please inquire for more details.

Note: travel fees will apply to properties more than 50 miles outside of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.

Sima Spaces, E-design, interior designer in Minnesota

No matter your needs, Sima Spaces can make the design and decorating process a breeze for you so you have more time to dedicate to finding your next deal or running your business. Click the link below to get started!