Karen Patel, Lead Stager & Designer

Karen Patel

Hello! My name is Karen Patel and I’m a home stager at Staging the Nest. 
A little about me…I’m originally a Jersey girl, but have called Texas home for the last twenty years. I consider myself an official Texan now, as of two years ago I proudly purchased my first pair of cowboy boots!  Yet, my family still resides on the East Coast, and it will always have a place in my heart. I attended American University in Washington, D.C. where I received a bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a minor in Art. I met and married my husband in northern Virginia, then we moved to Houston.

After having several jobs in the marketing/research fields, I became a stay-at-home mom to care for our three children. I kept busy volunteering at the kids’ schools in various ways from PTO President to Gala Chair to Booster Club Fundraising board member. You name it… I did it! Once my children got older and more independent (I currently have a college graduate, a college sophomore, and a high school junior), I was able to pursue a career that utilizes my interior design passion, creativity, and visual skills. 

I returned to the workforce three years ago at a Texas-based home builder as a hostess and sales assistant. I worked in several model homes in various communities throughout Montgomery and northern Harris counties where I learned a lot about the real estate market and home staging. I have always had a love of art and design. My design classes taught me many basic principles, including balance, weight, contrast and color, which are always at the forefront of my mind while I work to create beautiful spaces and appealing vignettes for your home. I am a complete design junkie and am happiest when perusing the latest store catalogs, scrolling on Pinterest for inspiration, and following design accounts that showcase the latest trends in interiors and styling. On the weekends, you will most definitely find me scouring the stores for treasures to add to our home. In addition to my addiction to decorating, I am a home body who enjoys entertaining, Christian music, and book clubs.

I am excited to bring both my design flair and business experience to help transform our clients’ homes into appealing products that can be marketed and sold quickly for a maximum return!  

Contact us today to schedule your consultation!

936-588-6710 (Office) | Hello@StagingTheNest.com

Website Photo Credits: Studio 154, Slate & Stone Photography &
BK Designs Real Estate Photography