My love of transformation...

My appreciation for transformation began when I was a teenager and started modeling (thank goodness my agent could see through the 80's everything here!). I was amazed at how hair and makeup artists, stylists and photographers could take a 6' tall and terribly awkward girl and transform her into something so different and beautiful. The photo on the left was my senior high school picture at 17. Just a few months later I shot this cover of Vogue. I spent a few years traveling the world in that industry changing into all sorts of looks, appreciating each for the artistic product that it was. Then I found you can do the same with houses!

Since the early 90's, I have owned 47 homes and have loved transforming each of them – from quick flips to complete renovations working with architects and contractors. I was often asked for advice helping people with their design and décor choices. This love grew into a passion and when my kids grew older, I decided to jump into staging and design full-time rather than just as a hobby. I get to be part of transforming houses to homes, making them more beautiful, desirable, enjoyable and valuable. I get excited over every project and love nothing more than a good before and after picture, as well as the satisfaction of a happy client.

I am HSR certified which means that I have completed the most comprehensive and intensive home staging and redesign certification courses in North America. Plus I am a Certified Color Expert. I am ready to help you with any project, big or small!

Tara L Cole - Owner/Designer

TLC Staging and Design

Now you know where the "TLC" in TLC Staging and Design name comes from! 

Aside from making things beautiful, I am a mom of four amazing kids. I enjoy working out, cooking, bible study, walking the dog with my son, volleyball and pickle ball.


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