About Us

  JoAnn Cureton

Twelve years ago, Jo Ann earned her staging and home redesign professional status from I.R.I.S. (Interior Redesign Industry Specialist) and C.I.S.S. (Certified Interior Staging Specialist). Since then she has turned her passion for redesigning rooms for family and friends into a full time real estate staging business.

With a B.A. in Public Relations and minor in Psychology, along with 13 years of sales and marketing experience, she has been able to combine her education and background with her skills and talent in staging and redesign to work professionally alongside real estate agents, homeowners and contractors. Jo Ann says Staging and Redesign requires an instinctive eye balanced with a solid understanding of design principles to create a lifestyle buyers desire.

TurnAround Interiors started 10 years ago when Jo Ann and Yolanda Slattery joined forces. However, Yolanda decided to wrap up her staging career and retire so she can spend more time with family and friends. We wish her nothing but fun times ahead. Now Jo Ann and Lisa are excited to bring in 2017 with a new partnership. As a team they can better serve agents and homeowners alike in this challenging market. Their experience and training of knowing what potential buyers are looking for in a property gives the needed edge to help your home stand out from the competition.

  Lisa Nicks-Balthasar

Lisa Nicks-Balthasar was born with the passion to design, creating magic touches to environments wherever she went, eventually landing a dream job as a lead designer for "Illusions of Grandeur," the premier design and decor company on the Monterey Peninsula. Over a successful 14-year career, she envisioned and designed hundreds of parties and corporate events. She also produced and created the design concept for a major fundraising production called "Fire and Ice!" at the Sunset Center in Carmel, receiving tremendous media acclaim.

Upon moving to Santa Cruz in 2012, Lisa started her own staging company called "Transformations!" transforming each home with her attention to detail and a keen eye for design. She is now delighted and excited to join the amazing designers at "Turn Around Interiors," as a co-owner. Lisa looks forward to utilizing her vast design experience helping homeowners show their listings in the brightest light.


Jo Ann Cureton


Lisa Nicks-Balthasar



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