Meet the Owner

Lydia Fields

Interior Stylist, Home Stager & Professional Organizer

Ten years ago, if you told me that I was going to move to Wilmington, North Carolina and start my own business helping people love their homes, I would have looked at you like you had two heads. 

  1. I was happily enjoying my career as a middle school language arts teacher. 

  2. I had never even heard of Wilmington, North Carolina. 

  3. I had not yet read Marie Kondo’s best-seller, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up.

Though even as a child I was fascinated with the art of organizing (when I was in middle school my favorite thing to do was go to my best friend’s house so I could organize her dresser drawers), it wasn’t until reading Marie Kondo’s first book that I began to seriously consider the relationship I had with my belongings. 

Using her now famous “spark joy” method, I started purging my home of things I didn’t use or love and became much more mindful of what I was bringing into my home to begin with (you can read more about my top three take-aways from her work here). 

Soon after working through my own home, friends and family began asking me to help them in theirs, and before long, in between grading papers and writing lesson plans, I found myself knee-deep in the work of helping people reclaim their homes and transform their physical environments.

And I loved it.

  • I loved the sense of relief that washed over my clients as rooms that had been shut off for years began to look like rooms again;

  • I loved the smiles and memories shared as we uncovered forgotten treasures and photographs of the good times and being able to offer a hug and a tissue when we came across those of the not-so-good times;

  • I loved working through tough decisions about what to keep and what to let go of;

  • I loved micro-organizing drawers and cabinets and finding systems that worked for each new space; 

  • And I loved coming up with creative ways to use and style cherished possessions and beloved artifacts. 

I began immersing myself in the world of organizing and then into that of home staging, which seemed like a natural extension of the work I was already doing. (Plus, my experience with living in rentals and moving every 1.6 years for over a decade gave me some pretty good hands-on experience with packing, purging & sorting!) 

In the fall of 2018, I decided to go all in and launch Seaside Styling & Organizing. By focusing 100% of my time and energy on this work, I am able to help more women, men and families create spaces within their homes that they feel good about coming home to at the end of the day. 

My service packages are thoughtfully designed to meet a range of needs and budgets. Plus, I have created and curated resources to help you every step of the way. By booking with me, you gain a support network to help you throughout this journey, whether you book one session or twenty! When you become a Seaside Styling & Organizing client, you become a part of the family. 

If you are ready for a change in your physical environment or about to embark on the exciting journey of putting your home on the market, I am standing at-the-ready, armed with strategies and tools to help. 

Let’s do this! Together.

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You helped me so much. I’ve been really trying to get rid of stuff and by that I mean: in with something, out with something- you taught me that! You have the eye and patience needed to help people get the peaceful homes they crave.
— Laura, client testimonial