Ambiance Staging is Growing!

Home Stager with Ambiance Staging

ambiance staging jessica hughes mary hicklingI have recently decided to to take on a business partner to grow my business.  Mary Hickling, a Boulder resident, and fellow home stager and I have decided to form a partnership! 

My vision is for Ambiance Staging to be a driving force in our community and an industry leader; and I felt that in order to do that Ambiance Staging would need to be a more substantial entity.  I didn't want to be just a 'one-man band'. 

Also, together we can get so much more accomplished, share the load, and respond to inquiries/needs in a more timely manner.

Mary has always had a passion for 'staging' and interior design, and now that her two daughters are in high school she felt the time was right to branch out in a new direction.

Mary contacted me about 6 weeks ago when she was researching home staging online.  She found my Active Rain blog, read about me online, liked my online personality, and thought it worthwhile to contact me to see if I was interested in working together in any fashion.

Since then we have collaborated on a couple of projects and find that we work well together.  I am so pleased and grateful to have met her.  I couldn't have found a better partner if I'd tried, and she just stumbled across me in the most serendipitous of ways thanks to Active Rain!

Now we just have to iron out the details and figure out the logistics of how our partnership will work; all the legal stuff YUCK! 


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Sarah Cooper
Real Estate Shows - Hurricane, WV
Yay!!  Love a good success story like this!  You'll get the legal stuff worked out easily enough.  Then off to the fun!  Er, I mean, WORK! 
Apr 04, 2007 06:18 AM #1
Yvonne Root
rooms b.y. root - Prescott, AZ
Home Stager - Northern Arizona
Fantastic! It is so nice to see this sort of growth. Best wishes on your new undertakings.
Apr 04, 2007 06:34 AM #2
Leslie Godbold
WZGM AM1350 Independent Asheville Radio - Asheville, NC
Motivation Speaker, Radio host "Positively Living"

Jessica and Mary. May your partnership be exactly what you want of it and more!

Good Luck



Apr 04, 2007 07:33 AM #3
Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel
Very cool Jessica.  A new partner!  Will she be blogging on AR too?
Apr 04, 2007 03:21 PM #4
Dena Stevens
Rocky Mountain Realty - Canon City, CO
Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
As Monika would say "Kewl Beans!" It's nice to see you back on A.R. Jessica.
Apr 04, 2007 04:03 PM #5
Jessica Hughes
Ambiance Staging - Boulder, CO

Thanks everyone!

Dena ~ It's good to be back!  You are a sweetheart, I really appreciated you checking up on me!

Maureen ~ I sure hope she starts blogging, I could do with someone sharing that load as well! 

Apr 04, 2007 05:25 PM #6
Chrissy Harrison
Referral Only Realty - Longmont, CO
Jessica - Best of luck to you both - I look forward to using your talents very soon!
Apr 05, 2007 03:02 AM #7
Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging
Jessica, partnerships have their ups and downs ...At the end of the day, I love the fact that I have a partner and I can count on her.  Best of luck to you both!
Apr 05, 2007 03:40 AM #8
marilynn Currie

Working with another stager is great------ as long as they have the same honesty as you. Once burned twice shy!!!!

Thanks again to active rain --- my next client researched me on the net googled staging and my area and got me on active rain !! Yah! Now have to get more pictures on the net--- re my work The house I  just finished the folk just could not believe it. neither could the realtor. I will put them on as soon as I can figure out how to do it. 

Who would have "thunk" it  STAGING  works!

Marilynn Currie CSP Abbbotsford/Chilliwack


Apr 05, 2007 04:41 AM #9
Val Allocco
Staged 2 Sell New York & Long Island - Northport, NY
HSE; ASHSR - Home Stager, for Manhattan, Brooklyn & Long Island

Congratualtions Jessica!  Being the mom of two small children is challenging in itself, so I would imagine that it  must be a relief for you to have found someone to not only work with, but to help share the load!  Best wishes to you both for a successful and long-term partnership!


Apr 05, 2007 02:41 PM #10
Veronica Harbert
Select Home Staging - Denver, CO
Select Home Staging

Good on ya, mate! Glad to hear that you and Mary have decided to "make it legal." :-)

I'm in the Qantas lounge at the start of my long journey back to Denver from Australia. I look forward to seeing you both after I get back and recover from the jetlag.

Great looking photo, by the way!



Select Home Staging

Denver, Colorado

Apr 05, 2007 06:30 PM #11
Letitia Hodenfield
Stage It Today - Rochester, MN
Making Rochester Beautiful One Home At A Time


Congrats on finding a teammate, when you figure out all of the legal stuff, fill us in, that is an area that I am looking into because I need help, but I am scared by how it all needs to be done.  It's a bold move, but it will be great for business opportunity!

Apr 06, 2007 12:13 AM #12
Jessica Hughes
Ambiance Staging - Boulder, CO

I'll let you all know how it goes with the legal aspect.

Roni~  I'm so excited that you're on your way back!  The market has really picked up!  The photo was taken by the Boulder Daily Camera, they did an article recently about home staging that we were featured in, but I still haven't had the chance to blog about it :)

Apr 06, 2007 07:50 AM #13
Phyllis Pafumi
ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey - Old Bridge, NJ
ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ

Congrats and yes there is so much to work out. I too just hired someone and it's tough with the logistics but fun when you get to stage and share ideas, and OH YEAH, move furniture, LOL

Phyllis Pafumi

Apr 13, 2007 08:38 AM #14
Maureen Graziano
Third Eye Home Staging - West Islip, NY
congratulations to you both!  I wish you great success.
Apr 13, 2007 09:29 AM #15
Veronica Harbert
Select Home Staging - Denver, CO
Select Home Staging

Congratulations on the Boulder Daily Camera article, Jessica. That is AWESOME! Good to hear business has picked up...we knew it would!

I'm now back in Denver. Last week was the jet-lag hangover from hell...actually had a migraine for 5 days. But I am getting back into the swing of things.

Can't wait to hear about your new partnership in person. And I eagerly await that blog on the BDC article!

Tell Mary I said, "Hey!"


Select Home Staging

Denver, Colorado 

Apr 17, 2007 07:01 AM #16
Kathy Nielsen - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Congrats to you both!  These are truly exciting times when a) we're able to form friendships (let alone partnerships) with those we've met from this site and b) when our business is growing.

Good luck to you both!



Apr 17, 2007 07:41 AM #17
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