I first developed my passion for staging during my career as a real estate agent. I found that what I liked most about real estate was helping my clients prepare their homes to sell better and quicker. In 2014, my personal home became a product of my staging as my family relocated from Rhode Island to Iowa. With my background in real estate, I have experience helping others buy and sell in several different roles that have aided in developing my staging techniques. Having grown up in Southern California, with roots in Eastern Europe, lived on the East coast, and now located in the Midwest, I appreciate all design styles.
" to me ,
staging is like reading a really good book. When you are completely immersed into a novel, you can feel the breeze, taste the sea spray on your tongue, smell the salty air and you're responding to the plot in your head as if you're the lead character. Yet, you're just sitting on your couch, reading a book, about an experience someone else is having...but you pictured yourself having it. T h a t i s s t a g i n g .You walk into a home that we have staged, and you know that it is not yours (yet!) but you can imagine your family around the table, sharing meals and laughs. You see yourself spending a lazy Sunday morning lounging on the couch. You can taste the coffee you will share with loved ones either early in the morning or late at night. You walk into a home that we have staged, and you feel something. "
C E R T I F I E D S T A G I N G P R O F E S S I O N A L (ASP)
S T A G E R + H O M E S T Y L I S T
S O C I A L M E D I A + M A R K E T I N G
M O D E R N C O A S T A L S T Y L E
P E R F E C T L Y L E V E L G A L L E R Y
A R T G R O U P I N G S
B U I L T - I N S H E L F S T Y L I N G
my design niche...
my design niche...
O W N E R + L E A D S T A G E R
I grew up on the East coast admiring the charm of old cape houses and further developed my love for design living in Baltimore during my college years surrounded by old and new row-homes. I spent 10 months traveling central Europe with a home base in Leuven, Belgium studying architecture marvels and art masters. I'm a lover of new construction but a sucker for a home filled with character. With a bachelor's degree in Psychology, I have studied the processes behind decision making and consumerism which aids in my staging techniques.
T A B L E S C A P E S
D E S I G N S Y M M E T R Y
K I D ' S S P A C E S
my favorite things...
P L A Y I N G W I T H M Y C O R G I S ,
G R A C I E + R H O D Y
S P E N D I N G T I M E W I T H M Y F A M I L Y
C U R L I N G U P W I T H T H E L A T E S T
B E S T S E L L E R + A G L A S S O F W I N E
Green Door Home Staging is a referral based staging and styling firm servicing clients and homes in and around central Iowa. Green Door is fully insured and is ASP certified (Accredited Staging Professional). We are a mother-daughter team from Rhode Island, transplanted to Iowa in 2014. Being family-run, we understand the importance of creating a welcoming environment that feels comfortable the second you walk through the door. We use this strategy along with current design concepts to create the perfect first impression in vacant and occupied homes, bringing our clients better and quicker results for real estate listings.
HOME STAGING & STYLING
S P O I L I N G M Y P U P , K O B E
I N D O O R C Y C L I N G
R E S T A U R A N T
C H I P S + S A L S A