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Carol Ritter

home stager, interior redesigner

Carol Ritter

Truckee, CA

Creating the perfect "stage" to sell your home!

I come from a very creative and artistic family. Music, art, crafting, needlework, sewing; all these and more are in my background. I have a particular affinity for the Arts and Crafts era, Scandinavian design, shabby chic, any decor that is warm and welcoming. I love lots of color, used well, and since I live in such a beautiful environment, I love the idea of bringing lots of natural elements into design. I love the outdoors and the connection between inside living and outside living. Because of my love for the outdoors, and the environment, I believe in re-purposing furniture and decor items as much as possible, to minimize the impact on landfills.

Professional: Twenty six years as a paralegal in civil litigation, with specialties in personal injury and plaintiff representation in construction defect.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in English, Paralegal Studies with honors, currently studying Interior Redesign and Home Staging.

Personal: Married, mother to four, grandmother to five. Live in the Tahoe-Truckee region of California. Enjoy sewing, crafting, travel, reading, golf, music, camping and fishing. Love the beach and the mountains, good wine, good chocolate, good food, spending time with family and friends, and of course, good design!


I am a strong advocate for “green” living, so I want to encourage my clients to recycle and re-purpose whenever possible, and to choose “vintage” and “treasured” over “new and shiny”. My services include assisting clients to assess a room, not just in the context of the isolated room, but as part of the integrated “whole”. Interior redesign and home staging is just a part of what I can offer my clients. Space organization, “greening” their homes, helping them to re-purpose their possessions to make their living space more welcoming, and helping them to reduce their footprint and appropriately reapportion those possessions which no longer fit their lifestyles. My services are priced on an hourly basis, depending on the scope of work involved.