About Claudia

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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.

Claudia has been a columnist for 14 years.  “Claudia’s Corner” , featured in the Times Herald Record since 2006, stopped running on December 26, 2020. Every past column is available on the blog of this website. New posts will be shared on the blog & social media.

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

Need a Realtor? Claudia works with the best in the area. Contact me to make the connection. Please note: we no longer do vacant stagings.

“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

The history of all of this: Claudia went back to school to study Interior Design at Berkeley College on a part-time basis. She read 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 started her own business, Claudia Jacobs Designs LLC, offering staging and redesign, 2 unique and practical design services. 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 educate the concept, benefits, affordability and the return on investment of staging a house for sale.

2018 Top Individual Stager award from IAHSP, International Association of Home Staging Professionals. Nominated by the NJ Chapter of RESA, The Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) voted her 2011 Professional Stager of the Year in the Northeast.