Welcome to Love at First Sight Staging & Design

Expert Psychological Stager for South Carolina and beyond!

We specialize in the “wow!” experience that makes buyers fall in love with homes at first sight!

 Buyers will often overlook some of the “must-haves” on their list if they experience a “feeling” or a “vibe” about a home that sets it apart from other listings. We create this by using psychological principles to appeal to buyers’ emotions along with sound staging and design concepts.

 97% of buyers start their real estate search online, so our job is to make your photos – your home’s first impressions—the best they can be!

How can we help you?

“We need to sell our house and want to make it look great — but we can’t move out—we are still living here.  HELP!”

You need occupied staging!

We can take what you (or your client ) already owns and make it photo-worthy! Sometimes we suggest that your den sofa would look better in the living area— or the items on that big wall unit can be rearranged to make it look more inviting. Maybe all you need  is to get fresh eyes on your home to see how we can best show it off! Perhaps we suggest you rearrange your furniture to showcase your view… and we use Expert Psychological Staging principles to suggest ways to create those emotional connections with buyers to help them fall in love with your home! Plus – we have ideas to keep it looking that way while it’s on the market!

Occupied Staging

It’s all about making your home look its absolute best in photos so a buyer will fall in love and want to live there.

An occupied staging consultation gives you two hours of practical advice and ideas, room by room, prioritized, inside and outside your home for $300 (up to 3500 square feet (sf) home; larger homes are slightly more.)


Consultations include:


Suggestions to enhance curb appeal


Advice on targeted decluttering


Advice on targeted decluttering


Advice on best paint color choices for selling


Suggestions for updating if needed (flooring, kitchen upgrades, lighting etc)


ideas on furniture arrangement of existing furniture in the home


Accessory suggestions and best placement to create “memory points” for buyers

Not local? You can have the same consultation via zoom or FaceTime! It’s a two-hour consultation, with no limit on the size of the home!

Hands-on staging:  After the consultation homework, we can return for fine-tuning details and memory points.  $125 per hour, with options for supplemental accessory packages. Shopping is also available.

How can we help you?

“I have no idea how to make my home look good! But I can’t afford to buy all new furniture!”


You need an interior redesign! (or “stage to stay!”)


You know your home could look better; after all, the furniture looked so great in the store, but why is it not working in your home? Maybe it’s your room arrangement that’s not working. Or maybe you need new paint colors or a rug or new accessories. Want to fall in love with your home again? We can make that happen! We will look at what you already own and advise you on each step needed to give you that “aaaahhhhhh” feeling whenever you walk in the room.


Usually, we concentrate on one room at a time, and we offer redesign services for $150 per hour, with a minimum of 2 hours.  We can do this virtually or in person in the Upstate SC area (within a 40-mile radius of Greenville, SC).   If you need to shop, that’s $100/hour for online or in-store plus the cost of furnishings. We can shop together, or we will just point you in the right direction with ideas and links!

Not local? You can have the same consultation via zoom or FaceTime! It’s a two-hour consultation, with no limit on the size of your home!

How can we help you?

“I’ve been to the paint store three times! And the color still looks wrong in my home! HELP!”

“You need a color consultation!”


Don’t worry, you are not alone.  Over half of all paint sold is sold because of mistakes made in picking out the color.  This is our specialty — In 2018 I was certified as a True Colour Expert by Maria Killam. We can help you choose the right paint colors with the right undertones for a few rooms or your entire home!

 We will help you select colors to coordinate with the existing fixed elements of your home — the architecture and hard surfaces— while keeping in mind the current furnishings in your home.  You’ll get a list of rooms with paint colors and sheens for each room, each selected from classic and on-trend Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams’ paints.

Color Consultation

How can we help you?

“We just bought a rental property to use as an Airbnb — but we don’t know how to get it rented!”

Short Term Rental

“You need a Short Term Rental (STR) Consultation!”


We get it! You need to start making money on your investment right away… and you sure are counting on those great reviews!  We can help you with design ideas to make your STR memorable online, and give you advice on updates, paint colors, and affordable furnishings to make your place THE hot new property! We can help you outfit your STR with everything from can openers to sound machines. This service starts with a two-hour consultation, and we will discuss how much input is needed.

Ali Bragdon - Realtor

“Carol Clark’s staging transforms our listings into model homes selling quickly at typically the highest dollar per square foot in the neighborhood. Carol is certainly the secret weapon on our real estate team.”

Steve Kaminer - Realtor Associate

“Every house Carol has staged for me has sold in record time for top dollar.  I would strongly recommend anyone selling their home — in any price range– to use Carol’s knowledge to help them get the maximum price for their house.”

Julie Fiedelholtz - Homeowner

Carol gave me the confidence when I was showing the house that I did everything I could to help a family see themselves here building their own memories.  I must say I am enjoying my home more than ever and now I hate to leave. But, we did get a fair offer within 24 hours thanks to your expertise.

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I’m Carol Clark and I’m the owner and CEO of Love at First Sight Staging, LLC.  Here’s a quick scoop on my background:

2013- became a Florida Realtor

2014- certified as an Expert Psychological Stager (TM) (The Decorologist)

2015 – opened Love at First Sight Staging, LLC

2016- certified as a Professional Home Stager and Redesigner (Home Staging Resource)

2018- certified as a True Colour Expert (TM) (Maria Killam)

2020- moved to South Carolina and added e-Staging and Design by FaceTime and Zoom

2021- completed Stage to  Rent Specialization (from Thanks for Visiting)

Having recently relocated to the Upstate of South Carolina, I am enjoying helping homeowners and realtors in this area and throughout the state of South Carolina. I also have clients throughout  Florida and in other states.

I am a member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), a founding member and treasurer of RESA- Broward (FL) Chapter, Past RESA Florida State President. I’m also a member of the American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners (ASHSR).

I’m originally from a small town in North Carolina (Tar Heel, population 40!), and have a BA in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

I’m ready to help buyers fall in love with your home at first sight — or to help you and your family fall in love with your home again or for the first time!

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