Create A Contemporary Home With Cheri Kasella

The Editors | June 6, 2019 | Home & Real Estate


A recently staged project makes a traditional condo look more contemporary and frames the view.

Homebuyers are logging time with HGTV and Bravo (hello, Million Dollar Listing), so if a house is for sale, it better be perfectly decorated. Cue high-end stager Cheri Kasella, owner of Haven Home Staging and Redesign, to make a so-so space wow-worthy. “Staging will make rooms look larger and show how to lay out awkward spaces,” Kasella says. “In high-end properties, it is especially important that the furniture plan be well-rounded.” In this home, Kasella’s team used contemporary furniture while emphasizing its strongest feature—the view—with pops of blue. Kasella regularly attends High Point Market to buy inventory that buyers and sellers at the $1 million-and-up price point expect to see. She delivers the drama—of the interior kind.


Photography by: Joseph Noel for Chicago Home Photos