Staging Vacation Homes

Our work speaks for itself. Read what our clients have to say about their experience with SLN Stage + Design:

Vacation Rental Design
Interior Design


Dear Sally,

Thank you for the wonderful job you did in transforming my client’s condominium and helping him to prepare it for sale. Your staging consultation gave us the vision that allowed us to totally transform how the condo looked and felt, and the response of agents and clients who viewed the condo was wonderfully positive.

Best of all, we showed so well that we achieved a quick sale at our asking price, and my seller is just thrilled with the results. I won’t hesitate to strongly recommend your staging consultation services in the future!

John C Blacksmith, Seattle, WA
Realtor, Lake and Company Real Estate

Dear Sally Lauren,

Well, somehow you have managed to do it again! We just got our first offer, three days after your Consultation with my client! This will be number four for our team work together and I cannot see myself going forward without your help and expertise on Staging! My Broker told me yesterday when he was going through my listing, to never put another property on the market without you Staging it first! And he is a picky man to please!

I really do look forward to our Stagings together in the future!

Lisa Rhodes, Snohomish, WA
Realtor, Windermere Real Estate

Sally Lauren and I have worked together in the home staging arena for more than 5 years. We have worked side by side for another staging company and Sally has filled in for me in my staging business when we needed extra help or when I was out of town. She is a true professional with an amazing design sense and attention to detail. She has a great way with clients. I would trust her to work with my clients any day.

Karen Pfeiffer Bush, Owner/General Manager
Housewarming Home Staging and Design

I just don’t know what I would do without Sally!

I can always count on her to get the job done, correctly and on time. Her attention to detail, ability to lead, and eye for Staging design in undeniable! The transformations she has helped me create have been amazing.

She has a wonderful ability to interact with clients and I can always count on her to be the utmost professional. Even when she has had to discuss sensitive subjects such as overdue invoices or animal odors, she has a way of being direct and gentle while getting your point across.

I really appreciate all the time and energy she has put into our Staging’s together, we make a great team and I look forward to even more Stagings in the future!

Katrina Puetz, Seattle, WA
Owner, FURNISHMENTS Home Staging

Vacation Rental Design
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Sally was so helpful putting together my vacation rental. She took a blank slate and made it a wonderful environment – the guests just love it. I had a short time to work with her and she really put it together – and even under budget. Usually I’m a do-it-yourselfer, but in this case I was so happy to have Sally making it happen. I couldn’t have done it without her.

Tonna Kutner, Seattle, WA
Vacation Rental Owner

Sally helped me design and install draperies for all of the windows in my Vacation Rental. I am so appreciative, both of the quality of her work and fact that my end was effortless. All of my expectations were meet and the service couldn’t have been any better. The most beneficial part of working with Sally was that she took care of absolutely everything, “Turnkey” as it were. I will definitely keep her in mind for future projects both for myself, and friends and family.

Ed Rankin, Seattle, WA
Vacation Rental Owner

What an amazing experience it has been to work with SLN Stage + Design on designing and decorating our guest suites at Moda Apartment Homes!

Sally Lauren Nichols has a keen aesthetic sense that respects yet enhances her clients’ preferences. She has a good sense for people and relates well to all different types of personalities. She not only has extremely high standards in design but she is practical.

Years of experience are evident in every suggestion and every detail-Sally Lauren knows what will work best and how to get it done and goes the extra mile to make sure all the details are thought through and superbly executed.

Working with Sally Lauren has been a delight. She works tirelessly on your behalf to control the uncontrollable and give you the perfect finish to such an important undertaking-in our case making our guest suites both comfortable and beautiful. I look forward to future projects with SLN Stage + Design!

Matthew Josef, Seattle, WA
Business Manager, Moda Apartment Homes

I work in the property management division of Riverstone Residential Group in downtown Seattle Lease up’s. I am always looking for a great way to market a home. Working at Moda I met Sally when she and her husband, Darik, leased a few homes for their Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals. Sally blew me away when I saw how beautifully she designed each home.

Moda offers some of the smallest square footages that downtown Seattle has ever seen, so I had my work cut out for me. After seeing what Sally had done with her vacation rentals I enlisted her services to start a guest suite for the community. This would also serve as a backup model if need be. Sally really took the time to understand what we wanted to see happen with the 438 sq. ft. one bedroom. She asked great questions as to what color scheme was I looking to stay within and what type of items would I like to have available in the home for our guests. If you actually take the time to think of all of the things someone would actually use in their day to day life, it is quite mind boggling. It is amazing how well Sally compiled this suite. From blow dryers, laundry detergents, extra sheets, patio furniture, can openers to even duvet clips.

Overall I am shocked at how well Sally made 438 sq. ft. look like 650 sq. ft. No detail went forgotten and the level of execution extremely impressive. Not only was Sally able to provide a portfolio of the work projected and completed before and after, she was also able to provide a breakdown of where the money was spent and in which category it was used for. This was very helpful for budgeting as well as if we decided to make another suite, I would surely know all that I would need.

Sally and Darik are a wonderful team and I enjoyed working with each of them immensely. I know where I am heading next time I need a designer!

Brandy Ramsey, Seattle, WA
Riverstone Residential

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Sally gave me some great advice on my kitchen remodel; her eye for design is wonderful. Her suggestions regarding my tile placement and choice of counter top were key to my beautiful kitchen.

Jan Cappetto, Renton, WA

After burning out several friends and family members with my endless indecision about how to deal with the problem areas in my home, I knew I needed some professional advice to help me get out of my rut. Sally was the perfect balance of a friendly, listening ear and a trained designer. She confirmed some of my hunches and offered suggestions that I would have never come up with on my own. I especially appreciated that she saw the potential in using what I already had i.e. cutting a curtain panel in half to make two, painting frames to make them work in a room. I love that she enjoyed working within budget and space constraints – and was even willing to review craigslist finds after her visit. I really enjoyed this experience and would recommend a visit from Sally to anyone who wants to get a room, or their whole house, looking more ‘done.’ Thank you so much!

Annie Dunn, Seattle, WA

I used Sally Lauren two years ago for a Staging Consultation when I put my home on the market and had wonderful results.  So much so that we didn’t want to sell when she was done!  After having a hard time putting together the ‘finishing touches’ on our new home, we gave her a desperate call for help.  Not only was she able to help us merge our pieces from our old house into the new, we were able to come up with a new color palette that complimented our existing furniture but helped blend mine and my husband’s tastes.  That is an accomplishment!  For anyone in transition, I highly recommended Sally Lauren for “Move-In Re-Design”.  You will save yourself a lot of time and heartache if you invite her in the beginning!

Sarah Long, Seattle, WA

Sally Lauren started helping me with design projects in my home even before she attended Art School. Her attention to detail and keen eye for furniture place and accessories is just magnificent. She has helped me with everything from color design to space planning to organization in my office. She has been a life-saver! Not to mention how much fun she is to work with. I highly recommend working with her, she will help you tackle all those ‘hard to handle’ projects you don’t want to do on your own!

Jeanine Veraldi, Palm Springs, CA