Unlocking Value in Real Estate

Home. A gathering place, a shelter, a sanctuary. Where you call "home" is one of the biggest decisions you will make, not just emotionally, but financially as well.

When it is time to sell, UpStaging Designs helps your home realize its greatest potential — achieving the highest return on investment. I collaborate with homeowners to find creative ways that unlock value in their homes through staging in the Raleigh - Durham area.


Upsell Your Home with UpStaging Designs


Staging doesn’t have to be over-the-top or HGTV-worthy. I specialize in practical, creative solutions that are best suited to each individual home, price point, and buyer profile.

I work with your budget and time frame to maximize every staging dollar invested. With my experience selling real estate, I know what buyers are looking for and what it takes to sell a home. I stage approachable, cozy homes that buyers can envision living in, so sellers can sell quickly and at the best price.

Living room in Cary, NC by styled expert home stager Ellie Mayes
Beautiful living room in Apex, NC gets occupied staging services by Ellie Mayes
Bedroom in Raleigh, NC by professional home staging company UpStaging Designs
Amazing kitchen in Holly Springs, NC detailed for vacant home staging by UpStaging Designs
Best Stager in the Triangle! Ellie Mayes has assisted me with my previous 4 listings and all have been under contract in 3 days. Staging is everything and Ellie knows real estate!
— Al, Realtor