About the Team

About the Team



Kelly Zabel is an award-winning stager, recognized nationally by the Real Estate Staging Association in 2021 as the Best Rising Star Home Stager of the Year and in 2020 as a Top 10 Rising Star Home Stager of the Year for Vacant Properties in USA and Canada.

Whether new, remodeled or in its original beauty, Kelly knows how difficult it is to sell a vacant home. She loves taking an empty room, filling it with personality and comfort, and showcasing how homeowners could actually live in that space. Her natural eye for layout and design help highlight the potential of any space.

For almost ten years, Kelly worked in corporate America, managing client accounts and reporting projects for an energy consulting company. Juggling multiple projects and client needs has always been her forte. From the overarching vision, down to the little details, Kelly can deliver to the delight of her clients. Home design and décor, alongside building positive relationships, is Kelly’s passion.

Kelly is a CSRA Certified Home Stager and a member of RESA (Real Estate Staging Association).

Kelly and her husband, Alex, keep busy with their two kids and rescue dog. As a family, they enjoy going on walks around the lakes, playing at the many parks nearby, and visiting the MN Zoo. Kelly’s hobbies include traveling, reading, and trying new restaurants around the cities.



Shar is an award-winning Home Stager and Designer earning the following awards:

2021 Gold Winner for Home Staging and Interior Design in Minnesota's Best by the Star Tribune
2019 RESA Top 10 Redesigner of the Year
2017 RESA Top 10 Home Stager of the Year – USA – Vacant Home Category
2016 RESA Top 10 Redesigner of the Year
Top 10 Designer in the National Search by Kirklands Home!

Shar is an APSD™ Certified Home Stager Pro as well as an APSD™ Certified Stager Pro Trainer. She has also earned her Certified Home Staging Expert™ (CHSE) designation and is a RESA (Real Estate Staging Association) Pro member. Shar created the Certified Staging and Redesign Academy™ (CSRA) and has been training, certifying and mentoring new Home Stagers since 2012.

Shar has been in the design industry for over 25 years. Her background includes studies in Interior Design as well as Horticulture to assist with your home’s curb appeal. Shar has a talent for taking simple things; placing them in their best light and making them shine. She has a love for anything old ~ whether it is books or furniture, she loves to use them with a modern flair.

Shar has the gift of hospitality and uses that gift through her staging and redesign techniques, making others feel welcome in a home. She has a way of making people feel comfortable no matter how long they have known her. She would love to assist you in discovering the potential of your space and belongings in order to make your home inviting to others. With an artistic eye and natural talent, she works with your style but offers suggestions to make your home truly special.

Shar has completed her personal training as a certified Dewey Color Consultant (DCC). This training has given her the expertise for measuring, selecting and coordinating color combinations that reflect and inspire you, the client.

In addition, Shar holds the following certifications and designations:

RESA Regional Vice President
APSD Certified Luxury Property Specialist
APSD Certified Commercial Property Specialist
APSD Certified Multi-Unit Property Specialist
APSD Gold Mastermind Member
Sherwin Williams Color Specialist


Shar and her husband, Gary, have lived in the metro area for over thirty years. They are involved in numerous charities, one of their favorite being the St. Bernard Rescue Foundation. Shar and Gary foster these gentle giants that have been abandoned and abused, nursing them back to health until they find their forever home. Of course, two or three get adopted by them along the way!

Besides watching all the design shows on HGTV, Shar’s hobbies include reading, knitting, and volunteer work. Visit the Rooms With Style Blog.

“This was my first experience selling a home and I was on the fence about staging but I am sooo glad I did! Shar was prompt in everything she did from furniture delivery to response emails. Her experience in the field made me feel like things were done right and relieved a lot of my worries. I would recommend Shar to anyone interested in staging. I honestly feel it helped me sell my home for the price I had hoped for.”
- Gina, Homeowner

“In my real estate business, Shar has been THE exclusive home stager for every house I sell. She has great ideas, shows creativity, but best of all...she is a people person. Shar easily connects with every client, and is always working in their best interest. She is genuine, trustworthy, and spot on with her recommendations. I could not be more thrilled to say that Shar is a great asset to my business and every client we serve! 5+ stars!!”
- Paul, Realtor

“I am absolutely thrilled with the results that we have experienced with Shar’s staging advice. We have experienced significantly more positive feedback from our showings. Shar’s professionalism and knowledge are second to none. We even have sellers that have asked Shar into their next home to provide decorating advice. I give Shar and Rooms With Style my highest recommendation to anyone.”
- Chad Pederson, Pederson Realty, www.pedersonrealty.com

“Shar transformed my empty house into a charming, cozy home. After being on the market for 6months without an offer, our house sold in 4 weeks with several offers to choose from, I’m sure in large part due to staging. Over my years as a homeowner I have contracted with many different services for my home. I can honestly say Shar’s customer service and quick (almost instant at times) response to my questions or concerns, was the best I have ever experienced. Thank you Shar!”
- Amy, Mpls, MN

“I want to thank you SOOO SOOO much for everything you have done to help us sell our house. All of the feedback we’ve received has been so positive and we haven’t heard anything negative whatsoever. You have been so wonderful to work with. I can’t think of a single person that I’ve had to deal with in all other aspects of this whole process who was more professional, caring, flexible, generous, and honest as you have been. Really, you are just the best!!!!!
- Kimberly, Mpls, MN

“Shar was in and out of our home in just a few hours. The transformation was awesome and garnered repeated favorable comments from realtors and potential buyers about how attractive our showings were. Home staging is definitely one of the basics to be included when selling your home…but make sure Shar is the one in charge.”
- Frank and Roselee, Apple Valley, MN

“I really enjoyed your help on staging my house for the real estate market. Your professionalism and trained eye changed my home into a look that will appeal to the buyer. You are fun to work with!
- Cheryl, Eagan, MN

“As a realtor who insists on a high level of service to my clients, referring Shar to my clients is easy…she surpasses the level of service! She is prompt with her follow up, generous with her time and ideas and not afraid to jump in and get something done on the spot! I have worked with other stagers and by comparison, Shar’s professionalism, style and eagerness to provide the best service puts her above the rest. I would (and do) highly recommend Shar to any and all clients.”
- Lorraine S., Edina, MN