Kate Talarico, RESA, Top Orange County Home Decorator & Stager (Kates Home Staging and Interior Design) Home Stager



Kate Talarico
RESA, Top Orange County Home Decorator & Stager
location_on Goshen, NY — Kates Home Staging and Interior Design
Owner & Lead Designer
Get to Know Kate Talarico

Kates Home Staging and Interior Design is a locally owned business in Orange County, New York that offers comprehensive home decorating and staging services for your home or home office.  Kate's Home Staging and Interior Design also serves the Rockland County area of New York and Orange County, New York, basically the lower Hudson Valley. We offer Home Staging, Real Estate Staging, Home Decorating, Interior Redesign, Interior Decorating, Open House Staging, Vacant Home Staging, Home Transitions, Move-in Design Services, Benjamin Moore Color Consultations, Sherwin Williams Paint Color Consultations, and space planning.  We can assist you in your home renovation projects and in designing custom furniture to help your design vision to meet reality.

Our services start at $125, call Kate to learn more about what we offer.

We work with Contractors and Investors to help them redesign their space on a budget.

In order to create the right first impression and to ensure the highest price possible from prospective home buyers, it is extremely important that your home looks extraordinary. That is why homeowners and Realtors use the experienced staging experts at Kate's Home Staging and Interior Design. According to the Real Estate Staging Association (2007), an unstaged vacant home will sit on the market up to 131 days while a staged home will sell in 42 days. In other words, staged homes sell 68% faster than unstaged homes. Why take that chance?  Kate's Home Staging has been extensively trained at two school to prepare your homes for their first real estate open house.  Kate works with Realtors and home sellers to help them prepare their homes to attract the largest buyer audience possible.

In this economy, there are three things that sell a home:

1.)   Price

2.)   Location

3.)   Presentation

The presentation is where Kate's Home Staging and Interio Design comes in.   


Kate is a Certified Professional Home Stager and Redesigner, she became certified by Home Staging Resource (HSR).  This is the longest and most comprehensive home staging certification program available today. She is also a member of the American Society of Home Stager and Redesigners.  Kate has studied interior redesign at Spaces School of Interior Redesign and majored in Marketing at Fordham University and graduated with her Masters of Science Degree from Stevens Institute of Technology.  She was worked in corporate marketing, advertising, and project management for over fifteen years and has been helping friends and family redesign their homes since 2004. Kate is also a member of  the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA).  She is an affiliate member of the Goshen Chambe of Commerce.                           


A staged home will sell on average 6% - 10% higher than a home that was not staged.  For a $200,000 home, you could make $10,000 more on your home sale while spending under $1,000 on home staging. 

Kate staged a home in Wayne, New Jersey in December 2009 and it received an offer in one day, so her home staging techniques are exceptional.


At Kate's Home Staging and Interior Design we use a proven eight steps method of home staging to get your home ready for its first open house.  This method consists of de-cluttering your home, depersonalizing it, creating the appropriate focal points, correcting wall colors, drawing potential buyer's in from the street, creating emotional connection points, modernizing your home's look and feel to attract more buyers, addressing all lighting issues, and keeping your costs low. 


Here are some staging facts to consider:

Before you consider lowering your asking price, did you know that a staged home will sell for up to 10% more than a home that was not staged?

If you are trying to sell a vacant home, 90% of your potential buyers cannot determine if their furniture will fit in the space (lack of perspective).

Is your home represented online correctly to sell?  Over 84% of potential home buyers start their search online, so having beautiful pictures of your home online is a necessity today.

An unstaged home will stay on the market up to 190 days versus a staged home selling in 28 days. (RESA 2008 Survey).

According to a 2007 Home Gain survey of 2,000 realtors, home staging has a 343% return on investment. 


Kate works in the Pine Bush, Central Valley, Monroe, Warwick, Middletown, Harriman, Chester, Campbell Hall, Central Valley, Greenwood Lake, Monroe, Warwick, Pine Island, Florida, Wallkill, New Hampton, Middletown, and Goshen area of Orange County, basically the lower Hudson Valley, New York.  She also works in Tappan, Nanuet, Suffern, Sloatsburg, and most of Rockland County, New York.


We offer a redesign package to fit everyone's budget!  Ask us about our Realtor discounts and Realtor presentations.





HSR Certified Home Stager and Redesigner

ADE Certified Design Professional

Featured Project Decor Designer

Featured Olioboard Designer


My Expertise...

If you need help determining what paint colors to select, I have worked on over 1,000 homes helping the owners select the right paint colors for their spaces.

I am the Design Specialist for a local furniture store. I can work with your floor plans and help you lay out the furniture for your home.  I am familiar with Bassett, England, Flexsteel, Ashley, Broyhill, Intercon, Vaugh-Bassett, Matrix, CAPEL rugs, and CANADEL Custom dining sets.  Call me to setup your personal design time at the store and we will work together to help put your space together.


My expertise is in Color Consultations, Design on a Budget  and Occupied Home Staging.  I have always had a gift in being able to identify which color would be needed to bring harmony to a particular room. I consider all aspects of the room, from the amount of natural sunlight entering the room, before choosing a color scheme.  My room color selections will complement your home and bring added value.








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Color Consultations for residential and commercial spaces.

Small Commercial Space Planning

Occupied Home Staging

Home Decorating

Furniture Store Displays

Space Planning

Model Homes

Interior Decorating

Home Renovations


Patrick and Sylvia, Greenwood Lake N.Y., Home Decorating Client
This recommendation comes without reservation, as we offer with the highest and most sincere regards. Kate Case, Home Stager and Redesigner, is without question an extremely talented designer. She showed immense ability to detail and concerns for my home. She understood the challenges my home posed and was eager to help us in any way. Kate worked on our window treatments, color palates for our walls, and flooring. Her professional advice and excellent design skills helped us create exactly what we were looking for in our new home! Kate has a keen eye for coordinating colors and visualizing the final product. She encouraged our input and provided alternatives as necessary. Kate was considerate of our budget and we found her services reasonably priced. She would shop for us or suggest locations for us to investigate ourselves. Kate was always accommodating in meeting at our home at various times. We look forward to working with Kate on our future decorating projects. Kate has a winning attitude that embraces her art of design with care and thoughtfulness. It was our pleasure getting to know Kate. She is truly "one in a million". Kate, we cannot thank you enough for the beautiful job you did to enhanced our home. You are a pleasure to work with, and I have recommended you to many of our friends and family!
William Linteris, Realtor Century 21, Wayne
I have recommended and worked with Kate on multiple projects. She has always gone above and beyond for my clients (home sellers). My clients have been very satisfied with the professionalism and superior results she brings in her staging ability. One example was a full price offer at the first Open House, 2days on the market.

Kates Home Staging and Interior Design is a home decorating and staging business located in Orange County, New York. Kate is a Certified Home Stager & Interior Designer, who loves design on a budget.