What our clients are saying

“Amanda is amazing to work with. She has a fantastic eye for creative details. She is also extremely professional in all aspects of her business and is now part of our “A Team”; which refers to sub- trades and contractors that go above and beyond for my Company.”

Dean Dreger, Cottage Lane Developments

“I was thrilled with Amanda’s choice and placement of furnishings in our show home. She is easy to work with, highly professional and has a fantastic eye for what goes where. I highly recommend Amanda for all of your staging needs and look forward to working with her again in the future.”

Melissa Tracey, Sutton Group – West Coast Realty

“Just a quick note to say thank you so much, Amanda. Your talent and pleasant working attitude put us at ease from the start. Your obvious eye for colour and design literally transformed our home into a showpiece and was a major reason we sold quickly at top market value. Anne really enjoyed your consultative style that made it fun through the process. From helping to choose paint colour, to shopping for new furniture and accessories. As a Realtor that is always looking to achieve top value for my Seller clients, I will not hesitate to recommend Stages of Life Design. Thank you so much!”

Rob Ohs, Ohs Marketing Team at Royal LePage

“Amanda: I would like to personally thank you. Your professionalism and work ethic is exemplary. The staging you did for us was in a timely manner, well planned and organized plus your attention to details made it all worthwhile. Should we ever need your services again, I would certainly contact your firm again.”

Sincerely, Louise Smart

“We were having trouble selling a patio home in St. Andrew’s Lane due to the extensive use of wallpaper and bold & dated wall colours. Amanda provided a consultation and suggested the removal of the wallpaper, she chose a neutral paint colour (taking into consideration the existing carpet, tile, trim paint colour etc.) and once the work was completed we sold the patio home quickly for more money than we were originally asking (as well as easily covering the cost of the work that needed to be done). I highly recommend Amanda!”

Karen Roberts, Royal LePage

“Once we have completed a home, Amanda goes over every detail from the colour and style of the furniture to the matching accessories. She has proven her ability over and over that she knows what each home needs. Once she has completed the staging, homes have a very comfortable and inviting feel. I would highly recommend Stages of Life Design to make your house feel more like a home!”

Nile Creek Developments Ltd. – Bowser

“We hired Amanda to stage our home after an unsuccessful attempt at selling a couple of years ago. I was not very familiar with the whole “staging” concept when it came to selling your home, but I knew that it was recommended and could be very helpful. Amanda was so knowledgeable about her field and has such a great eye for detail that I knew I was in good hands after our first meeting. She made my home so spectacular that it sold within 11 days! I would recommend her to anyone trying to sell their home in today’s market.”

C. Gibbons – Qualicum Beach

“Amanda, I wish to thank you so very much for the beautiful design you made for us yesterday. It was truly appreciated. It is exactly what I was trying to get at and could not. You are talented, and can read people’s minds when they do not know how to express what they are trying to achieve. A wonderful arrangement. Frank and I are so happy, it is perfect. THANK YOU!”

Ruth and Frank Copley – Deep Bay

“Amanda is amazing! She brought my vision to reality. She created a direction/plan for our kitchen that is more beautiful than I could have imagined. And it all started, from me giving her, a green glass knob…..”

Lajeunesse – Parksville

“I did not quite believe Amanda could come to our home and using our old sentimental things make a significant change. She considered my opinions, helped declutter and arranged our furniture, pictures and objects in a fresh creative way. No new purchases! Amanda is fun and easy going to work with. I am very pleased with the attractive changes.”

Sue Bakermans – Parksville

“My husband and I are very happy with the new look to our home Amanda worked with me to create. We are particularly happy that our stunning new look was totally based on stuff we already had. I look forward to Round 2.”

Beverley Eriksson – Courtenay

“We are selling our home and I wanted it to look great. I contacted Amanda for help. I had anticipated that I would have to purchase some expensive items to stage our home and was not looking forward to that.

Amanda’s first visit was amazing. We went through each room/closet while she gave me instruction on how to de-clutter and organize. After a few weeks of following her instruction, I asked her back. In a very short time, she had rearranged each room using what furniture I had. The end result looks so much better than I had hoped! And the bonus is that I did not have to purchase anything. In fact, I ended up getting rid of a lot.

I am so thrilled with what she accomplished and would highly recommend anyone needing help with organization, decorating, staging, picking paint colours, etc. She is very talented.”

Annette Doan – Nanoose

“David Galloway Construction Ltd. highly recommends Amanda Hatcher of Stages of Life Design. Amanda’s work is top notch, she tastefully decorated our last two spec houses with beautiful artwork, décor and furniture. Both were simply stunning. Amanda is a very friendly, efficient and professional designer. I would not hesitate to have her stage my upcoming projects. Thank you Amanda!”

David Galloway, President of David Galloway Construction Ltd.

“Amanda is absolutely amazing! She has an incredible eye for placement of furniture, displaying artwork and home decor items. I admire Amanda’s genuine and very respectful approach when working with a homeowner. I have used Amanda’s staging services on various occasions and have been so very pleased with the end result. Amanda is my “good luck charm” and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an outstanding home stager.”

Lorraine Petersen, Royal LePage-Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty

“We at the McPherson Group Real Estate team recently had the pleasure of working with Amanda Hatcher of Stages of Life Designs. We were impressed with her expertise and innovation. The job was accomplished with attention to details and we appreciated the fact that Amanda brought a fresh approach to the task at hand. In a prompt and timely manner, the staging was done and we have had many positive comments on it. We would have no hesitation recommending Amanda to friends, family and clients.”

The McPherson Group – Royal LePage Realty Parksville

“Amanda’s eye for getting it right is exceptional. Recently we had her help us with our home. She is professional and insightful. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend her if you are interested in getting it right.”

John Stewart – Parksville

“Amanda is amazing! Our empty house in Parksville had been listed for several weeks with no one showing any interest. I found Stages of Life Design online and called Amanda. She came over and we talked about how best to stage. Her high-end furnishings and décor made our empty house look beautiful and inviting. Within 15 days we received two solid offers and I’m pleased to say we accepted one of them. For anyone selling an empty house, I would tell them that staging makes all the difference. We highly recommend Amanda because of her artistry and the quality of her design choices. She is also a delight to work with; so knowledgeable and considerate of our concerns. Listening to her was the right decision and we have a sale to prove it!”

Bob and Camille Random – Qualicum

“Amanda from `Stages of Life` was referred to me by a friend who knew I was struggling with the hundreds of choices one has to make when decorating a new home. In particular, the biggest challenges were finding the perfect colour and texture of hardwood flooring to go with the ceramic tile I had already chosen for the kitchen and paint colours. Amanda accompanied me to the various stores where I showed her my favourites. She listened to me when I described what I wanted to achieve for the look and feel of our space. She then offered suggestions based on her site visits, my goals and the samples that were available. The interior decor of our new home turned out to be what I had hoped for and Amanda had a very positive impact on my ability to accomplish this. She is gifted with keen colour, texture and space perception and has an ability and desire to share this with others. I found her to be very professional and conscientious of our time and budget objectives. I recommend you give Amanda a call. You won`t be disappointed!”

Veronica Williamson – Nanaimo

“Amanda is an amazing worker! Couple that with her eye for scale, beauty and organization and you get real bang for your buck!!!”

Dawn Bater – Parksville

“When we decided to give our home a complete make-over (kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, paint, etc.) we had no idea as to how many decisions we would have to make – it was overwhelming. We also didn’t realize how every decision impacted the next one, so getting each one right was very important.

Thankfully we found Amanda, who, through her layers of questions, patiently helped us work our way to decisions that all fit together.
Amanda has a gift for being able to visualize the finished product at the beginning of the project. She has a keen sense of colour and texture – and, along with her eye for detail, she was able to show us what worked well together. We are very pleased with the end result.

What we also appreciated about Amanda was her professionalism. She is competent, efficient, patient and more than willing to take whatever time it takes for you to make the right decisions about your home. We do not hesitate in recommending Amanda – she’s great!”

Anita Veeneman – Parksville

“Just wish to say LOVE IT!!!!! Where can we start…cause you really did not know our style until you started to ask questions and show us a few things. The modern/contemporary look that one of us like, and the rustic look that the other likes, is a very difficult thing to put together, and if possible we wanted the outside look to come inside. You figured us out…! You managed to put it together for both of us…Amanda amazing work, you did work hard on this we know. We very much appreciate it.”

Brent/Shirley – North Qualicum

ABOUT

Amanda Hatcher is a Certified Home Stager® and Design Consultant in the Nanaimo, Qualicum Beach, Parksville and Courtenay area. Providing services in home staging and restyling for occupied and vacant properties. Additional areas can be serviced for a travel fee.

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