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What We Do

So what is Home Staging?

Home Staging goes beyond cleaning and decorating. Staging is what you do after you have cleaned, painted, made minor repairs and decluttered. It’s about creating a mood. Staging can make your house look bigger, brighter, warmer, more loving and most importantly, staging can make homebuyers want to buy your home.

Homes Sold

95.6% of ASP Home Staged Homes sell on average in 37 days or less.

Stunning Photos

84% of buyers value online listing photos.

Visual Appeal

98% of buyers cannot visualize how an empty room can be used.


Chief Creative Designer

Melanie has combined both her love of re-design and 10 years of Commercial Construction to working in the Real Estate Staging /Re-design Industry. After receiving an ASP Certification by Barb Schwarz of in 2003, she started her own business: “iDesign Spaces“. In 2005, she founded and was President of the San Jose IAHSP (International Association of Home Staging Professionals) to develop, refine and combine business ideas with local Stagers. She has been a member of SCCAOR ( ) and also a member of HARA ( ). Melanie is also affiliated with: Stagers Collective ( ) which brings together THE BAY AREA’s LARGEST group of Home Staging Companies! They form a “staging community” and by combining resources, she finds that it is a great way to stay on top of what’s new in the industry.


Melanie enjoys working in the Real Estate Industry and she finds that her true gratification comes from the challenges of creating appealing spaces under any given time and budget. Melanie is a strong believer that every home needs to receive custom treatment. With that, she means that each home goes through a proven system, yet she continues to modify it with the demands and needs of the current market. Each home is laid out according to what will create the best flow and look – no “cookie cutter” homes. Melanie’s approach is straight forward, efficient and professional. She takes pride in what she does and everything is done with a “win-win” attitude!

Homes Staged

Melanie has successfully staged over 798 Homes throughout the Bay Area.

Satisfied Clients

Melanie has worked with over 132 Realtors and 200 Home Owners.

Less Days on Market

ASP Staged Homes spend less than 37 Days on Market whereas Non-Staged Homes spend on the average of 212 on Market before sold.