Meet the Fab Five

When you love what you do, a “job” doesn’t feel like work. We like to work hard, and play hard. If you happen to catch us behind the scenes, you might see us sweaty, and working at a feverish pace, while doubled over in laughter at a silly comment or observation.  

At Staged by Design®, our success is a true team effort. Here’s an inside look into the people who make up our team. 


From L to R: Kim, Tracy, Leigh, Wendy, Lauren

Meet Kim:

Fav 90s jam: Faith Hill, Dixie Chicks (yes I grew up in the South!), Bon Jovi
Favorite podcast?: The Big Boo Cast – funny ladies just talking about random stuff.
What crayon color best defines you?: Cerulean – bright personality that mixes/works well with its neighboring colors.
Strangest Talent you have: I have an uncanny memory. I can recall birth dates from people I knew years ago even in elementary school.
Favorite Family traditions: Christmas Day we all stay in our PJs all day long
What trend do you hope makes a comeback? Snail Mail – who doesn’t like a handwritten letter?!?
Favorite decor item: pillows – they are an easy, cheap update to freshen up a room
What’s the coolest thing about your job?: Seeing the transformation of an empty blah room to a beautiful room I want to live in.

Meet Tracy:

Fav 90s jam: I love some Celine Dion
Fav podcast: Fearless Soul on YouTube
What crayon color best defines you? : PINK – it’s my color!
Strangest talent you have?: Outstanding rhythm and finger dexterity. I was actually tested for this.
Favorite Family traditions: Summer Beach vacations
What trend do you hope makes a comeback?: Go-go boots
Favorite decor item: Flowers
Other fun facts: I was a professional theatre dancer and met Michael Jackson
What’s the coolest thing about your job?: Seeing fun houses, learning about other people’s lives, wearing leggings and listening to 80s music!

Meet Leigh (our fearless leader) :

Fav 90s jam: Poison by Bel Biv Devoe
Fav podcast: The Moth and Snap Judgement
What crayon color best defines you? : Sea Green-a little blue, a little green, and mixes well with many other colors.
Strangest talent you have?: Finding four-leaf clovers. I just look down, and they are there.
Favorite Family traditions: One year, my husband place a Croc shoe at the top of the Christmas Tree instead of the Star to see if I would notice. Now, no holiday is complete without a San Diego Chargers blue plastic Croc at the top of our tree. We also create scavenger hunts for the kids to find their birthday presents. Still.
What trend do you hope makes a comeback?: Scandinavian style, light wood floors
Favorite decor item: It’s a toss up between flowers and books
Other fun facts: I rode horses and showed for many years
What’s the coolest thing about your job?: I LOVE the transformation at the end of the project, where it all comes together and the comraderie we continue to build by working collaboratively.

Meet Wendy:

Fav 90s jam: Guilty Pleasure jam: Genie in a Bottle, Christina Aguilera  Serious Jam:  Wallflowers One Headlight
Fav podcast: Dan Carlin Hardcore History
What crayon color best defines you? Eggplant. It can be neutral but still have personality
Strangest talent you have: Memorizing song lyrics
Favorite family tradition: Whenever we are driving on a road trip, everyone sticks one foot out the window, including the driver.
What trend do you hope makes a comeback?: Gunne Sax Dresses by Jessica McClintock
Favorite Decor item: Furniture
What’s the coolest thing about your job?: My co-workers

Meet Lauren:

Fav 90s jam: Oasis “Wonderwall” or Dave Matthews
Favorite podcast?: Serial
What crayon color best defines you?: Turquoise
Strangest talent? Decorating like speedy gonzales (and GOOD at it)
Favorite Family traditions: I have two. First we make a point to see the Rockefeller Christmas tree every year. Second one is eating dinner as a family every night we can.
What trend do you hope makes a comeback? Black and White Furniture
Favorite decor item: Rugs or a good mirror
What’s the coolest thing about your job?: The opportunity to be creative

To read a little more serious stuff about our wonderful staff, please visit our web page HERE. Then, contact us for your next staging or redesign needs!