COLE & MEG
Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
"We hired Ashley because we had no idea where to start with decorating our home. Ashley was incredible! She was able to tailor her recommendations to our preferred design (mid-century modern) and 6 months later, our house is totally transformed."
Los Gatos, CA
"It was your work that had us at hello."
This is what buyer's agent Cara O'Halloran said when she saw my home staging and color consultation work at a listing that her client purchased for OVER ASKING.
Home Staging & Color
Santa Cruz CA & Connecticut
As a visual artist, and someone who works with interior designers frequently, I wasn't sure I needed a stager. I wasn't sure how well I could even work with one, as our opinions might differ. So many homes staged for sale appear hollow and cheap, imo. Anyway, I made the leap based on House Candy Home's beautiful portfolio and social media feed. Ashley's work was balanced and contemporary, and each house was styled to reflect its own spirit and potential. No cookie-cutter formula.
Well, hiring HCH turned out to be the absolute best decision. Ashley transformed our (already lovely) home into a showstopper. She styled the home with almost entirely our own art and furniture, adding a few key pieces of her own. Her color consult on exterior paint was also spot on. Neighbors and strangers were complimenting me on the dramatic improvement.
All of this combined with the skill of our incredible real estate agents, landed us with several offers, and a selling price $350k over asking!
Home Staging & Design
Santa Cruz, CA
Ashley did a great job selecting paint colors and carpeting as well as beautiful staging to help sell our rental condo quickly. She was absolutely on time with everything she said she was going to do and the final staging looked so good I had second thoughts about selling! She was very easy to work with and I would definitely work with her again.
Home Staging & Color Consultation
Where do I begin? When Ashley showed up to take a look at our house to stage it, we fell in love with her. When she left, my husband and I looked at each other and said, we are in good hands. Today was staging day and she did not disappoint. Ashley is absolutely amazing. From the tiniest of details, to hanging a picture, and everything in between, she is magical. Not to mention, she is delightful. You don't have to sell your home to hire her. Let her beautify your home.
Realtor- Sereno Group
I was so impressed at the transformation of my listing on Ponderosa Ct. after Ashley worked her staging redesign magic! The space had an entirely different feel which was so well received by prospective buyers who immediately began to comment on how "warm and inviting" the space was. Ashley has a gift for design and excellent business acumen. She interacts thoughtfully and thoroughly with you and your clients to help you work together to put the property's best foot forward. The goal is sold and you will absolutely get there successfully with Ashley's keen eye and hard work.
Realtor, Coldwell Banker
Ashley with House Candy Staging is amazing. Ashley has an eye for design and color, plus she is absolutely, the SWEETEST. My husband asked Ashley to help with design ideas for three bathrooms he was remodeling. The clients loved her ideas, her price was reasonable and they are thrilled with the results. I have referred Ashley to a number of our agents at Coldwell Banker and they have all been so happy with her staging and design consults. You can't go wrong with Ashley at House Candy Staging. She's simply the BEST!!!
LESLIE & BILLY
Home Staging & Design
Ashley is a wizard. Her staging transformed our nice home into a phenomenal showcase of inviting spaces with heart felt details and light filled rooms both inside and out. She is creative and absolutely wonderful with color. Her paint choices worked amazingly well in every space. Her staging looked fabulous in photos and attracted many interested buyers. She knew how to highlight the best qualities of our home. Undoubtedly, she helped us get the best possible sale price.
Realtor & Design Client
Ashley is hands down the most talented stager in the business. She has an incredible eye for design. Watching her transform a space is like witnessing magic. Sometimes the most simple changes make the biggest difference.
There is a difference between how we live in our homes and how they should be presented for sale. A pre-sale consultation is one of the best tools you have as a listing agent. We all know how important the pricing strategy and marketing are. The other key factor for getting top dollar is to properly prepare a home before it goes on the market. This will result in a higher sales price, more offers and shorter days on market. We have even seen it make the difference in getting any offers at all. A pre-sale consultation will help the listing photos stand out from the crowd online. It will also give the home a better feel for in person showings. A home presented in its best light will allow buyers to hone in on the key features and benefits of the home, while minimizing the impact of any downsides or challenges with the property.
Don't let your clients waste time and money on painting rooms the wrong color or updating things to their taste. A pre-sale consultation is the best way to help your Sellers get the most profit out of their real estate investment.
Palm Springs &
"Ashely is an exceptional home-stager and interior design magician! Her kindness adds a glow to her honest consultations. Every room she transforms showcases her astounding talent, harmonizing comfort with elegance. She will turn your home into a fascinating design story."
Ashley with House Candy Home Staging is nothing short of amazing! Recently I bought a house and was looking for a fresh start. I have 3 teenage boys and needed something comfortable and durable but I also wanted my house to be visually appealing and inviting. Ashley had me come up with 3 guiding words for our plan. I decided on sophisticated, welcoming and eclectic. I wanted help placing my furniture and some advice on buying some new pieces- a new couch, coffee table, chairs and throw pillows. With Ashley's color consultation and decorating sense we worked together to find pieces that not only matched in color but in style. I love that Ashley styled with my own accessories. It made my home flow well visually and also very comfortable because they were my things that I had collected over the years. I'm so thrilled with the results! I find that we all hang out together in living room much more than we ever have. Thank you Ashley for making my new house a home, a sophisticated, eclectic, and welcoming home!
"I recently bought a home and after seeing House Candy Staging signs at all the best houses we saw house hunting, I knew I wanted to work with her to make our new house feel like our dream home.
Ashley is really positive and easy to work with! She has a great eye and and has been full of helpful recommendations on how to make our space look its best and flow well, all while being functional and kid friendly. She has been a skilled partner in everything from recommending paint colors to mocking up different furniture options to maximize our small patio - to harmonizing old and new furniture to work cohesively in our living room. She is a gem and I would highly recommend working with her! I would work with her for home staging or interior design again in a heart beat." Lauren
Coldwell Banker- Realtor
Ashley is terrific! She has a great sense of style and really understands the purpose of staging. She has a friendly and helpful attitude and is dedicated to the project. She's easy to work with and is super professional and thoughtful. I'm excited to work with her again.
Virtual Home Staging Client Loomis, CA
When it was time to sell our beautiful custom home, we knew it would be important to make sure the home was presented in a way that validated our asking price. We took Ashley's advice and made the investment to purchase several new items to stage our home. We added new outdoor furniture and fresh, seasonal decorations for our outdoor living spaces, as well as some welcoming touches such as plants, table setting pieces, housewares and pillows to give our home that relaxing 'at home' feel inside. The added color and special touches really made all of the spaces in our home feel welcoming! We believe the investment in the home staging items, as well as our beautiful home brochure designed by Ashley, helped sell our house in just a few days at our asking price and with multiple offers. Presenting your home beautifully so people just want to move right in is such an important part of the selling process.
Affordable Interior Design, NY
Virtual Home Staging
"I worked with House Candy Home Staging virtually as I am based outside NYC. Ashley was amazing! She gave awesome tips that were easy to execute, provided examples of how I should style, sent shopping lists of her favorite plants, and guided me room-by-room. I was able to shop and implement her ideas all in one day. On the first weekend our house was on the market, we got 5 offers--3 over ask--and had an accepted offer 2 days after the first open house. My broker said it was all due to the staging. Thanks, Ashley!!!! We would not have gotten such a high sale price without you!"
Interior Design & Styling
Rio Del Mar, CA
"My house was never right - the layout isn't the greatest and I couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong with design. Ashley came in and identified the issues. She's so good that she will move accessories around herself to get them right - right on the spot instead of leaving it to you to figure out. I am thrilled with how the house is shaping up now. I was never a fan of the house before but now I think it looks great. I can't thank Ashley enough and HIGHLY recommend her. She is a genius! (And she's also a sweet, kind person."
TARA O'BOY, COLDWELL BANKER
Real Estate Agent/ Interior Decorating & Home Staging Client
Ashley with House Candy Staging is AMAZING!! As a personal friend for 20+ years I have ALWAYS admired Ashley's style and now as a realtor and recommending her to our clients for home staging and design we couldn't be happier. Her attention to detail, professionalism and eye for design are unmatched. She has staged many homes for us and I can say that all of them sold QUICKLY and I attribute so much of that to her! Buyers were constantly saying "This feels like home, I can see myself here", "It's beautiful and comfortable at the same time, I don't want to leave!" One buyer actually said they may not have bought the house without her staging. She pays attention to every detail, big or small, and makes every home feel like a showplace. On top of all that Ashley is hands down one of the nicest people you will ever meet! I can guarantee that you will be more then pleased with Ashley and House Candy Staging and I can't recommend her enough!!
DENISE C. RUSSO
Home Owner/Interior Decorating Client
Ashley has been the answer to all of my decorating needs. Her sense of style is intuitive, which is excellent for someone like me who needs help! I love how she can pick out key-elements and bring everything in my house together so that it looks like our remodel happened at one time, rather than room-by-room over a span of 15 years. Her attention to detail and her ability to use light and space effectively will bring your entire home together.
ROBERT & PATRICIA NORQUIST
Ashley consulted with us on how to best present our home that we were living in while it was on the market. She helped us edit our belongings to show off the most important features of the house. She also turned an additional storage room with concrete floors into a usable office/artists studio. She quickly transformed the room with items we already owned. We were delighted by the transformation. Our house looked truly special and it showed better than anything else on the market- we received multiple offers.
Interior Design & Color
Santa Cruz, CA
Ashely was amazing at helping me refresh my home after we took down a wall. My house looks great and I couldn't have done it without her. She was patient with me when I kept changing my mind! She was positive and encouraging too. Thank you Ashley