DESIGN SMART Home Staging & Redesign

"Home Staging is ALWAYS less than the first price reduction."

Meet the Home Staging Team

Lisa Thompson, PhD, ASP, Owner

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Lisa Thompson, PhD, is the Owner of  Design Smart Home Staging & Redesign, LLC, founded in March 2009.   She is an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP®) and was personally  trained and mentored by Barb Schwarz, the creator of the home staging  concept. Lisa brings her passion for organization and aesthetic beauty  to all of her staging and design projects.  She loves helping her  design/color clients achieve a design style that is both personal to  their taste and functional.  She is the author of Sacred Soul Spaces:  Designing Your Personal Oasis.


2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018  Best of South Sound Winner - Interior Design

2014 ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR - Pierce County Women's Council of Realtors®

2011 AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR - Thurston County Board of Realtors®

2011 AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR - Multiple Listing Sales Association

2010 ENTREPRENEUR & MEMBER OF THE YEAR - Thurston County Women's Council of Realtors®


Design Smart provides services including Home Staging for Real Estate Sales, Interior Design/Decor, Color Consultations, Professional Organizing & De-cluttering, and Personal Shopping for the home. 


With Home Staging, we work with builders, real estate investors, real estate investors and home sellers to ensure they maximize their profits.  We offer rental furnishings for the staging of vacant homes.


Our Interior Design/Decor service includes helping to select finishing  touches, such as flooring, paint color, and light fixtures as well as helping to furnish and accessorize home interiors. 


Design Smart Home Staging and Redesign serves Thurston County, Mason County, Pierce County, Lewis County, Grays Harbor County, Kitsap County, and beyond.


What is an Accredited Staging Professional®?

An Accredited Staging Professional (ASP®) is a dedicated professional who has studied and learned the proven and powerful techniques of Staging homes. An ASP® has successfully completed a detailed ASP® course and passed a required thorough examination on preparing homes for sale.  Staged Homes traditionally present themselves better than the  competition by being clean, clutter-free, and ready to show to  prospective buyers.  An ASP® Stager is committed to the principle and practices of marketing properties as Staged Homes.

Jennifer Hay, Manager, Lead Designer

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Jennifer Hay brings her amazing interior design abilities to Design Smart and is fully trained in Home Staging techniques and  principles for both Occupied and Vacant Homes.  She has been with Design Smart for over five years.  Her services include staging consultations for occupied homes and vacant home designing/staging.

Emma Hay, Home Stager

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Emma is new to the Design Smart team. Last year she bought her first fixer-upper and has been personally remodeling the home to make it her own oasis. Her previous experience is in the car industry. 

Moving Experts, Ian and Ben

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Our furniture movers, Ian and Ben, are the strength and backbone of the team. They assist in the installation and removal of Home Staging furnishings. They are professional, on-time, and very careful with everything they do.