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About Us

Upstage Design is a full service staging and interior design company that creates environments that have soul, interest, and awe. We specialize in fast and flawless turnkey solutions for both staging and design projects for real estate agents, investors, and homeowners.

Our complete design services allow peace of mind and confidence whether you are readying a property for sale or preparing to move in to your new home. With an 8,000-square-foot warehouse and a fully automated inventory tracking service, we are able to deliver professional results quickly. We've been voted Pasadena Weekly's Best Interior Designer for seven years in a row.

Our Founder: Robyn Navarro

Robyn's passion for design began when she was ten years old, helping her parents source vintage finds to sell at swap meets. She opened her first store on Melrose Avenue at age 23, before beginning a career in production design while also studying environmental design. By age 30, Robyn was a union art director, masterminding large film projects.

Her ongoing love for the mechanics of design led her to join her husband’s firm, Navarro Construction where she led the design of residential projects for over 12 years, earning multiple awards and accolades from their clients. Upstage Design was born out of client requests for Robyn’s highly curated approach to design and her ability to create warm, elegantly livable staged experiences.

Robyn gathers inspirations from her travels with her husband and two daughters. She continues to be an avid shopper, scouring auctions, estate sales, and private party sales to find unique pieces to use in her custom installations. Engaged in her local community and committed to giving back, Robyn also donates design goods and services for charity events.

About Home Staging

Studies show that staged homes have greater appeal to buyers.

Homes staged before listing sell 90% faster, according to the most recent statistics released by the Real Estate Staging Association. In a survey of over 1,000 homes, unstaged homes spent an average of 184 days on market while homes that were staged before listing sold in an average of 23 days.

Areas We Serve

Our warehouse is based in Glendale and we serve surrounding areas including Pasadena, La Cañada Flintridge, South Pasadena, Arcadia, Altadena, Glendale, La Crescenta, San Marino and the entire San Gabriel Valley region as well as Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.