Photo courtesy Andy Holliday

Designer tip: Andi Holliday on please-all palettes

We’ve all had it said to us before: “You can’t please everyone.” Unless you’re home stager Andi Holliday, that is, and then you might hear it a bit less.

Holliday runs her company, Stage Presence, on her ability to stage homes for a quick and successful sale, which means using design sense to appeal to a wide variety of people. So what’s a person to do when she wants a simply designed home that looks subtle, trendy and livable at the same time?

“Who doesn’t want a gorgeous, white clean linen [sofa] with faux fur throws, cowhide and a cool desk?” she says, emphasizing gentle palettes and natural finishes. Soft colors aside, she also likes to take advantage of a home’s existing features, playing darkness off of light like she did in a Perkins Lane development, showcasing old ceiling beams and heart-pine floors by keeping the living room furnishings and accessories in muted lavenders, grays and whites.

For more style tips and photos of Holliday’s staged rooms, check out our article from the May issue of inRegister, available on newsstands now.