With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design and a real estate marketing background, Karen Ellis has an eye for color, design and spatial planning.  The field of home staging and interior redesign combines her love and knowledge of real estate and marketing with her passion for design.

She envisions each home as a whole, with rooms flowing seamlessly together through the use of color, style, lighting and flooring…a place where items can easily be interchanged between rooms.  She likes to think outside the box and reuse and repurpose items in new and creative ways.  An antique sideboard now holds fresh linens in an upstairs hall, an entertainment center is converted to a computer workstation in the study, an antique wardrobe is now an entertainment center…the possibilities are endless!  Whether staging or redesigning, every home represents a new challenge and overcoming those challenges is very rewarding.

Karen Ellis, with Refreshing Homes-Home Staging Maryland, is a HSR Certified Professional Home Stager and Redesigner.  She has completed the most comprehensive home staging and redesign certification course in the country provided by the Home Staging Resource.  The Home Staging Resource is the first and only truly accredited staging training course having undergone an extensive quality control and accreditation process by the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), who is the only third-party, governing association for the home staging industry.