Comfort versus Style

Comfort versus Style

I get this question a lot: Do you know where I can get a comfortable chair or couch that is stylish?   In an ideal world you shouldn’t have to sacrifice one to have the other. In reality it is hard to find both. In the world of staging, I quote the great Billy Crystal...

The business of staging

The business of staging

My clients and I get so excited by the fun pretty design aspect of staging that we don't talk enough about the business behind the design.  The business aspect is really important for people who are interested in staging to understand.  Why? you may ask.  As you'll...

The art of the putz

The art of the putz

One of my favorite things to do is, what my husband calls, "putz"  Putzing is the act of floating around one's home with good music wafting throughout the space, I like Etta James or Amy Winehouse whilst doing small seemingly insignificant tasks. I say seemingly...

How to design a homeschool space

How to design a homeschool space

Ok moms and dads, time for real talk. Your kids aren’t going back to school until at least May 15th. You’ve had a couple of weeks now to adjust to life with e-learning. It’s possible that you’ve run out of Pinterest science experiments already and if you bake one more...

Living room vs. family room

Living room vs. family room

Living rooms and family rooms - is there a difference? or is it just a potato- potahto kind of situation? In my expert opinion, there are a few key differences. FUNCTION When staging a home that features these two room types, I base my staging on how I want each room...

The art of outdoor entertaining

The art of outdoor entertaining

Can you feel the excitement? Spring is almost here (March 19). That means the return of sunny weather and 70-degree temps. Spring is one of my favorite times in Charlotte… even though it can get a little chilly now and then, there are plenty of opportunities for a...

How to use the Color of the Year in design

How to use the Color of the Year in design

January ushers in lots of big announcements. Entertainment fans are riveted to the Golden Globes. Economists anxiously await the first jobs numbers of the new year. And designers and stagers(like me) wait to hear what the color of the year will be.  Color is critical...

About Cassee Cunningham

My name is Cassee Cunningham pronounced (Cassie). I am the owner of Stella Home. My process of staging is getting to know the space, light, architectural era + updates and the personality of the community the house is located in. Once I feel I know the house, I then start to create a highly customized design palette.