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Holistic Health Coaching + Interior Design/Staging

After 22 years in the Interior Design/Staging field, Lisa Plimpton of Plimpton Design is now certified as a Holistic Health Coach. She still provides staging and design services, but is now integrating those with the field of holistic nutrition. Lisa believes that the quality of your external environment (your home) is an important part of how you feel about your life and yourself, and she believes just as strongly that the health of your interior home (your body) is just as important if not more so.

The choices you make reflect on how you feel about yourself and make a difference between becoming healthy and happy or staying sick and stuck. Through coaching in nutrition, physical activity, and lifestyle changes, Lisa will help you make better choices and re-design a new you!

Other Services Offered: De-cluttering, cupboard cleansing, cooking classes, and health store tours

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Lisa Plimpton is the founder and principal of Plimpton Design, a Home Staging company serving the South Lisa PlimptonShore of Boston since 1991.

Lisa is an interior design graduate of Chamberlayne College and a member of the Accredited Staging Professionals (ASP) and the International Home Staging Professionals (IHSP).

Home Magazine highlighted the first home she designed and decorated in Carlisle, MA in 1983. More recently, she worked closely with Hingham architect Sally Weston to transform a room for the Junior League of Boston’s 2002 Decorators Show House.

Her goal is to Stage your house to look its best and to have it sell for top dollar without spending a fortune to do so. Working with an Accredited Staging Professional will give you the Staged Home Advantage!
Please visit her site on To access her site, click Find An ASP In Your Area and type in Plimpton Design.


Home Staging

Similar to a product on the shelf at your local store, your home has features and benefits but faces competition from other homes. To compete in the marketplace, your home must be priced right and look better than other products. Your home is one of many homes for sale and you must present it to buyers in the best possible light.

Staging is the process of preparing any home for sale, regardless of price or location. Home Staging may include the re-arrangement of furniture, accessories, de-cluttering and possibly a new color palette. Our goal is to draw the eye to the key selling points of the home and instill a feeling of welcome and comfort. Staging is not decorating. Decorating means personalizing your space; staging is

This unique system has proven to help sell homes faster and/or for more money. Real estate agents will have great confidence in showing your home to potential buyers because they know it is Staged and ready to be sold.


Why Stage your home?

There are few certainties in life, but we can guarantee that you will have a better chance of selling your home if you stage it than if you did not.

When selling your car, you would have it detailed, why not do the same before your home goes on the market?

We want to help you sell your home as quickly as possible for top dollar!

Staging creates a series of great impressions throughout your home, motivating the buyer to linger and move in, not on!

Staging Works

We were hired by a motivated client who had had his house on the market for 3 months. He was so frustrated by the lack of interest that he took it off and called us. After two weeks of painting and Staging, the house went back on the market and sold at full asking price in two days to the first person that walked in the door! The lesson here is to Stage your house BEFORE it goes on the market.



The rest is history

It was Monday and there was going to be a Brokers Open House at 10:00 on Friday morning. The owners already knew that they had a lot to do before the house was shown. The broker suggested to the sellers that I come give a bid to Stage and the rest is history. They had wallpaper stripped, walls and trim painted in some of the rooms, the carpets were shampooed, and a cleaning crew was hired. They had put a lot of their belongs in storage (we had to have them bring some pieces back). We bought new linens for the bedrooms, slipcovers, pillows, brought in some accessories, and furniture, had them install new ceiling lights and a new updated chandelier in the dining room, etc. It was just like one of the shows on HGTV!! They were running here and there doing what they could do. The painters were finishing up and we were working our magic. After only 3 weeks on the market the house was sold. In this market, that’s pretty amazing. The seller didn’t have to be told that Staging will cost much less than their first price reduction. Now they want us to come and Stage to live in their new home. Staging Works!

needed some love

This house had a bit of furniture and definitely had a lot of potential, but needed some love. It hadn’t been lived in for a while and felt cold. So we warmed it up with some soft pale colors on the walls, brought in some accessories and furniture. When we were completely finished Staging I suggested to the owner that the broker be called to see the results. She was so happily shocked by what she saw that they decided to ask $20,000 more than they were originally going to ask. It sold in three weeks for $10,000 above the very first original price.


"My seller decided he wanted his house Staged so I gave you a call. Originally, before the house was Staged, we were thinking of putting it on the market for one price then after you finished Staging we were so impressed by the difference we listed it for $26,000 more than the original price. It sold in 3 weeks for $13,000 less than the asking price, but $13,000 more than the very first price we had in mind. For some short money (the Staging) my seller made much more than he had ever imagined!! Great job!! - Justine Augenstern Coldwell Banker Realtor Hull, MA

"After having the property on the market for 1 yr, I became the listing broker. Having had the listing for 8months during bad market and no offers I decided it would help if we gave Staging a shot so we called you. In 4 days you furnished and accessorized the vacant space. In just 3 weeks the property sold. I'm very greatful for your help and espertise! Thank you." - Midge Durgin Coldwell Banker Hingham, MA


"After Staging my home, you helped me move into my wonderful new apartment and I'm feeling so at home. I told some friends that you actually made my move fun. I don't think anyone else can say that. Again, thank you so much. - Sue Straley Norwell, MA

"It's always a pleasure doing business with you and I'm looking forward to the next phase. We are thrilled!" - A.T. Brookline, MA

"You showed what a talented eye and a deft touch could do in the most efficient amount of time. After two days of work on my house, the next potential buyer paid the asking price. A small investment in your skills returned me many thousands of dollars in benefits." - GE Hull, MA

"Thanks again for the great job you did painting at 13 Towaddy. The house looks so much cleaner now! - EM Nantucket, MA


South Shore Living
September 2011
View article (PDF)

Patriot Ledger
August, 2008

Home sellers thinking outside the house

Rockland Standard
February, 2008

Local furnishings take center stage: New approach steps in as real estate sales slide

Hingham Journal
January, 2004

Tips on making your home marketable




Local & National

Beyond White Walls and Empty Rooms, Washington Post
Novemeber 15, 2008

How Best to Sell Vacant Home Depends on Why It's That Way

Gloucester Daily Times
January 2007

“….as homes languish on the market, it seems harder to find a buyer. One way to make a house stand out is to “stage” it for sale. Home staging is an interior decorating technique that aims to make a house look inviting to buyers and neutral enough so they can envision living there.”


Gloucester Daily Times
January 2007

“….as homes languish on the market, it seems harder to find a buyer. One way to make a house stand out is to “stage” it for sale. Home staging is an interior decorating technique that aims to make a house look inviting to buyers and neutral enough so they can envision living there.”

Wall Street Journal
April 2003“

Staging speeds up sales in a sluggish market, and can bump prices 2% to 10% in a moderate market. The biggest advantage occurs with luxury homes or in a market with bidding wars over properties, where effective Staging can boost prices by 30% to 50 %.


Staging Consultations
A detailed written report suggesting what we think you could do to make the best improvements to sell your home.

Staging Service
Preparing homes for sale to maximize profits and minimize selling time.

De-Cluttering and organizing
We can help organize your home environment and reduce the clutter which keeps you from enjoying your life.

Staging to live
We can provide professional advice on how to arrange and decorate rooms in your new home.





Personal Shopper
Too busy to shop yourself? Don’t enjoy shopping? Do you have trouble choosing the right colors and fabrics? We know where to shop for the best items at the most affordable prices to make your house feel more like a home.

We focus on placement of furniture throughout your home to create and maximize continuous flow and movement between rooms.

Color Consulting
Faux Painting


Phone & Cell

Phone: 781.925.1292
Cell: 617.335.7635



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