About Claudia

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There are certain people who just know what they want to be when they grow up. As a young girl, Claudia Jacobs always enjoyed rearranging her room. Throughout her school years, Claudia had a creative flair and a dream of becoming an interior decorator. But it would take twenty more years to get there.

Claudia went back to school to study Interior Design at Berkeley College on a part-time basis. She came across an article in the New York Times on Real Estate Staging. In 2004, she took the Staged Homes course with Christine Rae in New York City. She then studied Interior Redesign at the School of Interior Redesign with Ann Anderson in Connecticut.

She found her niche and was inspired to start her own business, Claudia Jacobs Designs LLC, offering these 2 unique and practical design services. Since being the first professional stager in the Hudson Valley region of NY, she had a lot of convincing to do. It is Claudia’s mission to get people to understand the concept, the benefits, the affordability but mostly the huge return on investment.
Nominated by the NJ Chapter of RESA, The Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) voted her 2011 Professional Stager of the Year in the Northeast.

Claudia writes “Claudia’s Corner”, her weekly newspaper column in the Sunday Times Herald-Record since 2006. She writes about affordable decorating and staging. Many readers become clients. The column runs every other Sunday all year round in the HOMES pull out section. Have a question? Send it to ClaudiaJacobsDesigns@gmail.com.

Claudia offers Staging and Decorating classes and presentations throughout the year at various locations and events. Check out the Events Section for upcoming dates.

Claudia is committed to providing personalized, exceptional service tailored to your unique needs. Whether decorating to stay in your home or staging to sell it, Claudia’s main objective is offering an economical alternative to traditional interior design.

“I truly believe everyone deserves to love their home. Loving and functioning in your own personal space can have a ripple effect on other areas of your life.”  ~ Claudia Jacobs