Marlene De Abreu
Certified Stager and Redesigner
I was the creative child of the family. I loved arts and crafts, drawing, sewing, fashion and most of all, decorating. I always thought I'd be designer when I grew up. However, when I reached high school and had to select a major for college, I thought I'd have a much better future in the Sciences. I believed that artistic fields were just "hobbies". So I earned my Masters degree in Chemistry and worked as a Research Scientist in the medical device field for 15 years. Although I was very successful, I felt like something was missing. I needed a creative outlet and wanted to be my own boss.
People constantly complimented me on my decorating/design skills and I realized I had the talent to turn this into a real career. When I staged my home, it sold in less than 3 days above asking price. After much thinking, I decided to pursue my passion for design, leave the corporate world and start my own company. I earned my Professional Home Staging and Redesign Certification from HSR (Home Staging Resource) and founded MDA Staging and Design, LLC.
It's never too late to do what you love ...