The Design Shop


The Design Shop is a Bay Area home staging, project management, and design firm with proven success in preparing homes for market. Refurbishing and styling Berkeley Bungalows to Sonoma Farmhouses, our end goal is to help you maximize your return on investment. Presenting over 100 homes per year, The Design Shop has earned its reputation of creating buyer demand and increasing the sale price of your property.

Home Staging

We believe it is not only the first impression that sells a property, but the emotional attachment the buyer gains while touring the home. Offering a unique approach, our Staging Team presents a desirable ‘lifestyle’ of modern living. We gain inspiration from the architectural features, natural surroundings, and neighborhood culture before setting the ‘stage’ within your home. We style with a mix of modern and vintage furnishings, an original fine-art collection, organic textural fabrics, and unique living plant arrangements. These finer details can help the buyer retain a lasting impression, envision their own ‘lifestyle’ within your home and ultimately present a higher offer.

Project Management Services

To help alleviate the stress of home market preparation, The Design Shop provides a one-stop approach. After an initial consultation with our Project Management and Design Teams, we assist both the buyer and agent by providing a detailed estimate of recommended improvements. Our services may include painting, bath and kitchen updates, landscaping and house cleaning. The Design Shop’s end goal is to help attain the maximum sale price with the least financial output and hassle for both the seller and agent.

Our Project Management Team oversees the scheduling and coordination of all subs - ensuring budget, timelines, and quality control is met. We execute each project with our own in-house trade team of skilled contractors and experts. In our 5+ years experience, the value of teamwork and collaboration is key to completing each project efficiently and without delays. Once the project is underway, we communicate closely with agents and sellers, and conduct several site visits so that expectations and standards are exceeded.

Our Design Team, with over 25 years experience, works on your behalf in unison with our in-house trade team on all kitchen and bath designs, floor plan enhancements, landscaping suggestions and paint colors. While passing on our trade discounts, we purchase all lighting, materials and finishes for you. The Design Team stays current on the latest trends that appeal to the majority of today’s home buyers. From design conception through staging installation, The Design Shop promises a beautifully updated and move-in-ready presentation of your home for a quick and high priced sale.