Williamson County home stager Kim Pearse’s The Staging Consultant

Before “home staging” was in her vocabulary, Kim Pearse called it “sprucing up.”

Her love of sprucing up her own home and her friends’ houses led her to launch her own home staging business in Williamson County, where she connects with people selling their homes to redesign their space. She’s done thousands of consultations. 

Pearse, whose business is based in Brentwood, has been a certified home stager since 2016 but has been staging for more than two decades. The former financial adviser launched The Staging Consultant when she and her husband moved to Williamson County in 2017 from Ohio for her husband’s cigar business. 

“My heart was always on the creative side,” she said.

The Staging Consultant's Kim Pearse taps into the psychology behind home decor.

Her career in financial advising was the perfect step into staging. When clients told her they planned to sell their home, she’d immediately go from their financial adviser to their home stager and offer to help “spruce it up.” 

When she and her husband sold their own home 15 years ago, she sought out books on home staging, to see if tapping into advice from professionals could work. And it did. Both of her Tennessee homes sold in less than one day, and she credits home staging for it.