Karen Gray Plaisted,  Orange County, NY Home Decorating and Staging (Design Solutions KGP~ Home Staging and Interior Decor)

Karen Gray Plaisted, Orange County, NY Home Decorating and Staging

Home Stager / Warwick, NY
Design Solutions KGP~ Home Staging and Interior Decor
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Get to know Karen Gray Plaisted

 Karen Gray-Plaisted is the principal owner of Design Solutions KGP and employs her expertise and knowledge of understanding home owner’s style, and a buyer desires when decorating a home. Her discerning sense of style comes from over a decade of profitable buying experience for major retailers. Her strong knowledge of current trends in decorating and the housing market have contributed to profitable sales for clients.

She is a member of ASHSR and RESA. In 2013 and 2016 she has been recognized for her work in the USA by RESA. In 2015 the homes that Design Solutions staged sold on the average in 55 days. Karen holds a BA from Pace University, Merchandising and Buying degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology and was trained by HSR as a Certified Professional Home Stager and Re-designer. Karen loves to educate and empower clients using simple solutions, allowing homeowners to transform their spaces with desirable affordable decadence.



Karen Gray Plaisted Expertise

  • Buyers
  • Condos/Townhomes
  • Investment Properties
  • Luxury Homes
  • New Construction
  • Relocation
  • Residential
  • Sellers
  • Seniors
  • Staging
  • Vacation/Resort Properties
  • Organizing
  • Color Consult

AA ~ Fashion Institue of Technology NYC

BA~ Pace University

ASHSR Certified 



2013 RESA Home Staging Industry Top 10 Rising Star Professional Stager of the Year

2016 RESA Top 10 Occupied Stager in the USA

2014/2015/2016 Houzz.com Customer Service award

  • English

Design Solutions is dedicated to providing services and solutions to our clients with clarity, integrity and quality. We keep costs to a minimum while distinguishing the property from others. We help customers whether the home is occupied, vacant, they need assistance with organization and de-cluttering, advice on curb appeal, or color consultations our goal is to create an enviroment that clients love.

 We service Orange County, NY Sussex, NJ and the surrounding areas.

Karen Gray Plaisted Testimonials

  • Michelle B Homeowner

    "Our home looks as if it belongs in a design magazine, Karen you're fabulous! You staged our rooms with the "WOW" factor and made all the difference in scaling our property ahead of the competition. All prospective buyers want the furniture included in the sale. An excellent job in every respect."

  • B Coats Community Sales Manager Orleans Homes

    Karen from Design Solutions KGP is truly a professional and has an amazing eye for design. My builder was in need of a staging company for one of our spec homes. Prospective buyers were having a difficult time visualizing how furniture would fit. The home has a living/dining room combo and an angled fireplace in the family room (which created a challenge). Karen walked into the home and immediately visualized how everything would fit. She staged the home with furniture, area rugs, and decorations...the house came to life! It only took 3 weeks of this home being staged until it was SOLD!! We then moved the furniture into another spec home and in less than 2 weeks, I have an offer! I would definitely recommend Design Solutions KGP!

  • J Uniliver Port Jervis

    "Thank you for your help. Your professionalism, etc was very much appreciated. The process was a learning experience, and we have found that the recommended packing ahead of time, is making it easier now. We will certainly pass your information along to anyone who may require your services."

  • Brandon and Jill I Homeowner Greenville NY

    Regarding your services, it was great working with you. I was impressed with your attention to detail and follow-up. I knew if something needed to be addressed, you would have taken care of it for us...never a worry. Your phone and email communication is excellent too!

  • Debbie K-H Homeowner

    I really appreciate how you went through our home and helped us set our priorities as to where to begin getting ready to put our house on the market. I think your suggestions make a lot of sense and you really motivated me. I’m ready to get this house sold. Thank you for all your help!

  • Nora R Homeowner Montebello, NY

    …As you might imagine, once we put the house on the market, we were swept up into a whirlwind of non-stop activity! We had an offer within just a few weeks of listing, from one of the first prospective buyers to come through. They saw 36 homes in one weekend and fell in love with ours, saying it was far and above the nicest one they had seen. Thank you for all your help!

  • Chris S. Better Homes and Gardens Agent

    I had recently listed a home and had given Karen's name to the homeowners because we thought staging would be helpful. She more than exceeded our expectations and transformed the home without them having to spend a lot of money. We had an accepted offer on the home if a very short time.

  • Valerie L, Homeowner Warwick, NY

    Karen was a joy to work with. Where I was overwhelmed and apprehensive, she was confident and reassuring. Professional and approachable, she staged our home in a way we can live with. It looks like our home, not a showroom.

Staging helps clients by reducing time on the market plus protecting their equity. We help with all decor needs. Servicing Orange & Rockland County NY, Northern NJ and the Hudson Valley.
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