Hi, I’m Manuela “Mannie” Tantawy and I’m an Association of Property Scene Designers (APSD) certified Property Scene Designer and the President of The Staging Fashionista in the Washington, DC Metro area. I am a certified APSD Master Trainer and a member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA). I graduated from the School of Interior Decorating at Ashworth College in 2003. I have always had a passion for rearranging, decluttering and decorating my own home and the homes of my family and friends. My friends refer to me as “Martha Stewart, Jr.” As Martha says – that is a good thing! Although this has been my passion since I was 9 years old, I did not pursue my dream until my later years. Home staging and decorating brings out my creative side. Over twenty years in public service and working as a Senior Executive has provided me with customer service and management skills that have proven beneficial for my business. I love staging homes for my clients to make them look their best prior to putting them on the market. I want buyers to fall in love with the homes I stage by creating a lifestyle and an emotional connection to the home. My average days on market of my staged homes is 18 days.