Fourteen years of following an interior design passion has turned into a business all her own for Skye Fingalson.

"I've been doing this since I was 19," said Fingalson, who has worked interior design in Detroit Lakes since she started out. "It's a total passion .... It's so rewarding to see from the start to the finish. I feel like it's a gift I have, where I can just see a space completed before it's completed, or I can just walk into a space and know what needs to be done."

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The building that houses her new business, Design 2 Sell, is no different. Fingalson has completely flipped the location, renovating rooms and spaces to show off her deft design skills and filling the rest with a collection of countertop and flooring samples.

"We'll be a full design center, more than just a flooring store," explained Fingalson. "We will sell all kinds of flooring, countertops, specializing in quartz countertops. We will be having laminate countertops, granite, creon."

The business will have an invite-only soft open and then be open to the public Wednesday, March 20, with plans to hold an open house in the fall, but Fingalson says anyone looking to update a home is more than welcome to come take a look at what they have to offer.

Fingalson says she will take on projects of all sizes, from designing just a single room, even as small as installing a new walk-in shower, to redoing the interior of a whole house. She's happy to help people reconfigure old rooms or help design space in a new construction, from residential to small commercial properties.

"If they want me to decorate their home or go as far as selecting furniture, lighting, paint colors, maybe coming in and giving them a fresh, new look. Say they are sick of the layout of their space, and they want to do a redesign. Then, I'd come in and move around their furniture, maybe add a few new pieces, maybe pull some pieces from a different part of their house, and so forth."

Design 2 Sell will have six design packages clients can choose from: a design consultation package, a design direction package, a diamond package, a redesign package, a paint consultation package, and a decorate my home package, with a discount on whole-house remodels.

Fingalson says she is also hoping to branch out into real estate staging.

"I want to get into that (real estate staging) more, too. I mean, even just coming in, walking through the client's house and letting them know the things that they should do or can take care of, like decluttering, maybe repainting a wall to make it more appealing to buyers," said Fingalson. "It's a service I haven't completely tapped into, yet."

As far as her style, Fingalson says she's worked with many different designs. She says she doesn't have a particular favorite and enjoys getting a feel for her client's character and taste and creating a space they will enjoy.

"I love helping my clients," she said.