Elizabeth Polansky, Owner and Founder

Elizabeth has held a passion for all things design since she was a young woman. Her career began in her teenage years working in a small women’s clothing boutique. From 1981 forward she managed high end retail jewelry stores in New Jersey and Philadelphia, with her passion for design and
merchandising steadily growing.

In 2000, two short years after moving to Maine, Elizabeth decided to pursue her dream career of interior design. Starting off small she established a plan to offer affordable interior decorating services to busy professionals, aiding in making their homes beautiful, comfortable and inviting. Elizabeth has a passion and talent for working in customer service and takes pride in her ability to connect with those she works with. Her main goal is to make sure her clients are satisfied with the work she has done, making their home truly reflect who they are!

As her interior decorating business bloomed, Elizabeth found an interest in real estate home staging. After becoming aware of the process, she quickly began preparing her business to offer staging services.

In 2004 The Styled Home became the first company to offer Staging in the Portland, Maine area. Through connecting with local realtors, Elizabeth was able to grow her business into what it is today, The Styled Home!

As her business grew, so did the need to acquire warehouse space to house their staging inventory. In 2012 they moved into their first warehouse space of 2000 sq. ft. By 2017 they had moved their warehouse twice and were ready to make our third move, into our current 10,000 sq. ft. warehouse.

Elizabeth Polansky

Elizabeth Polansky

Owner and Founder

OUR AMAZING TEAM

Maria joined The Styled Home in August 2018, after she and her husband sold their furniture company, Upscale Furniture & Consignment. Her role in that company was furniture buyer, store designer & office manager. Maria now brings these valuable skills to The Styled Home. Where she manages our new retail showroom division, The Styled Home by UpScale, is the company’s operation manager, administrative assistant and right hand to Elizabeth and works on all design projects and staging projects.

Holly was the first to join the team in June of 2014 where she was Elizabeth’s right hand during the growth of the company. She is a viable part of the day to day workings of TSH. She heads our design team, leads our team on all staging projects, color consultations and design client projects as well as being our “fix it” goto person. Holly also assists in training our new team members on our process of Staging..

Beth joined the team in the spring of 2015 when we were growing by leaps and bounds. Beth has proven to be such an important piece of our staging and design team. Beth’s incredible eye for accessorizing has allowed her to guide and teach our newer team members on how to visually balance each room and space through accessory placement. Beth’s eye for color also adds so much value to our design team.

Heather joined as well in the spring of 2015. Heather is our logistical person. She assesses all staging projects as to what size furniture will or won’t fit through doorways and upstairs. Her eye for spatial planning and visual balance is amazing. As one of our lead designers, Heather also has an eye for color. Taking in every aspect of a room when she’s selecting wall colors, our clients have never been disappointed with her selections.

Sarah joined the team of TSH when we were moving into our new warehouse in 2017. Her enthusiasm and get it done attitude was all we needed to ask her to join our team. Sarah has become a viable part of our team with her incredible organizational skills maintaining order to our busy warehouse, overseeing de-staging projects as well as assisting on our new staging projects.

Kellie as well joined our team in 2017 during our big move. Kellie has grown into such a valuable team member. Her original fears of not knowing interior design or decorating quickly faded, she now brings her confidence and skills to our team. Kellie also enjoys de-staging homes and assisting in new staging projects.