By Sarrah Peters
Marcy H. Puckett is the interior re-designer behind House to Home.
Growing up with a mother that did color and design, Puckett was always interested in home economics and art. She used her interests to major in fashion, and after graduation worked as a lady’s clothing buyer.
After she became “burnt out” on retail work, Puckett went to an employment agency to find a new job and began working at the agency instead, matching people with jobs instead of clothes.
With the arrival of children, Puckett took time off work to raise them. During this time, she returned to hobbies and started to form an idea for a business of her own, but she put it on hold until her husband’s business closed.
Puckett returned to school for a certification in interior redesign, and received her IRIS certification. Her business became a reality in 2010.
“At this point, I’m doing what I love,” said Puckett.
Her training is not in interior decorating, but in interior redesign. The key difference is reusing what people already have as much as possible.
“I do well with people on a budget,” she said.
At times Puckett finds easy answers to people’s decorating problems.
“Sometimes it is just the color that is wrong,” she said. “It’s that easy.”
But the most important factor Puckett considers when redesigning a house, is to make it feel like home to the people who live there.
“Your home should look like you,” said Puckett.
Puckett also does downsizing and relocation design, as changes in space or family size can be hard to navigate alone. She does some real estate staging, as well.
Puckett has business connections with painters, upholsterers and many other home improvement workers to find her clients everything they need.
Puckett works as an in-store consult at The Decorator Store every Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Puckett swears by Benjamin Moore paint and, because The Decorator Store has all surface materials, she can help clients choose things that work together.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 256-390-3253 or email MHPuckett@hotmail.com.