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ASID IP, CSP | Principal Designer & Owner
Featured on HGTV, Tiffany Hardgrave is the only D.C. metro interior design staging expert with an award-winning International art and design background. With over 17 years of experience, her work consistently breaks pricing records for her realtor and homeowner clients.
Sought after for her uniquely effective design style, Tiffany is frequently cited as an authority on Washington DC real estate and staging. Featured in Traditional Home, US News & World Report, Elite Realtor Magazine, District Home Design, Spaces, Christie’s Luxury Homes, DCModern Luxury Magazine and other notable media outlets. Tiffany has been highlighted for her role in designing for DC celebrity politicos and staging their luxury real estate.
Tiffany began her studies while living abroad for more than a decade. Her years in Japan and Korea helped her understand the Asian esthetic. From feng shui to KonMari- from Indonesia to Hong Kong to Tasmania, the impact of Asian culture and simplicity is apparent in much of her work. Tiffany was also greatly influenced by years of design and study in Europe. In 2005 Tiffany moved to Newmarket, England (near Cambridge) where she had the opportunity to travel and learn about European design first hand. She attended Regents Academy London for her interior design degree. Tiffany continued her design experience by working for numerous interior design firms on the High Street in Cambridge. Tiffany furthered her artistic training after being accepted into a prestigious arts school in Verona, Italy. There she reinforced her arts education and design training. While there, she honed her color skills in the art of Venetian plaster and mural application which further refined her color sense.
As one of the top luxury stagers in the design industry, Tiffany’s clients today benefit from her artistic and uniquely effective design strategies that include psychological staging techniques to market their home to sell lightening fast and for much more money!
"Hands down she is the best in the business. She cares, takes pride in her work and studies her craft. 5 Stars all day"
Jason Martin, Realtor
CSP | Design Director
Peggy Gower has been focused on the interior design and merchandising industry since working for the famed House of Scalamandre after college. In 2005, she founded her own design and custom window treatment company called Persnickity Designs near Annapolis, Maryland. In 2014, she expanded her design skills and became a CSP (Certified Staging Professional). Having trained under the great Christine Rae (author of Home Staging for Dummies), Peggy brings her unique skills and creativity to every project no matter the size. In addition to staging homes, her experience includes project management, custom window treatments and re-design projects. Peggy is a visionary and is an integral part of our business. As design director, she leads her team by staying current and "on trend" within her industry.
"My motto is "Just trust Peggy & MS&D!" Our listing was on the market less than 48 hours before going under contract and went $30,000 over asking!"
Tim Holt, Realtor
Photo Stylist + Lead Stager
In 2012, Amber graduated in photo/fashion styling from the famed “F. I. T.” (Fashion Institute of Technology). Her incredible skill in photo-styling has been seen in shoots for some amazing clients: the Ritz Carlton, Red Fox Inn Middleburg, and Mindy Lam Jewelry at the W Hotel to name just a few. In 2016, she joined the MS&D team as a lead stager and our “on site” photo stylist. Amber’s unique and innovative vision ensures each stage is Architectural Digest- worthy, on trend, and leaves a lasting impression with the buyer.
" Amber & the team were wonderful and made a world of difference when we sold our small condo. They were extremely profession and organized, and for a very reasonable price helped us transform our place into something magical. We had so much interest we were under contract within hours and sold well over asking!"
Randy Fasnacht, Client
Lead Stager + Interior Designer
Born in Formosa do Oeste, Parana, Brazil, Sandra moved to the States in 2005. After receiving her Interior Design Degree from Marymount University and graduating with honors in 2014, Sandra focused on commercial projects designing for several DC Metro area restaurants and boutique hotels. Wanting to explore the residential side of design, she joined MS&D in 2016. Sandra now finds her passion fulfilled by home staging and design, which offers her an opportunity to have a real world impact and help whom owners maximize their homes’ potential. Sandra’s experience includes project management, commercial and residential design, as well as re-design projects. Sandra is an inventive and ingenious designer whose work brings a real International flair to MS&D.