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Cardinal Staging

home stager, interior decorator, interior redesigner, professional organizer

Cardinal Staging

Anita Cothern, OH

Your Home in the Spotlight

Hello and Welcome to Cardinal Staging, LLC. I am Anita Cothern, a Real Estate Stager, Interior Decorator and Professional Organizer. I am passionate about creating spaces that are both functional and pleasing to your senses.

I have a B.S. in Business and Finance and worked in the financial industry, specifically Mortgage Banking, prior to having my son in 1999. Since then, I have primarily been a “stay-at-home” mother. For years, I have taken on many projects in and around my home as well as helped a few friends with their spaces. I am finally pursuing a second career doing what I enjoy most, working in the interior decorating, re-designing and organizing field(s).

Recently, I completed several courses relating to design, decorating, organizing and staging; earning certifications in all areas. I am using my new credentials and have started making a go at my passion.

Many homeowners can become frustrated and overwhelmed when preparing to sell their home. There are several steps that must be taken prior to listing your home: from reducing clutter to cleaning and painting; the process can be daunting. I will provide you with the expertise to make your home “show” better than the competition!

Once your current home is sold, let me decorate your new home. Many people find the design and decorating process to be intimidating as they either don’t know where to begin or they can’t picture the final result. This process is exciting for me. I would love the opportunity to work with you. Let's make your home be what you have always hoped for.

What you need may not be a new home or even an update to your existing home. You may need help only with bringing order to your current space. Living clutter-free, with all items organized and in their own place, will enhance every aspect of your life.


Feel free to explore my website, (the Cardinal Staging link is above) view before and after photos and give me an opportunity to help make your home the place you look forward to spending your time. I will work to accommodate your taste and style, while working within your budget.

My Mission: To put “Your Home in the Spotlight” whether you plan to sell or redecorate.

My Services Include:
• Real Estate Staging
• Interior Redesign / Decorating
• Organizing
• Transitional moving (downsizing)
• Move in Services
• Color Consultations
• Home Décor shopping (jointly or independently)
• Home party set-up (buffet, dinner table, party set-up)

Cardinal Staging currently does in-home consultations within a fifty mile radius of Columbus, OH. Additional distance may be charged mileage. Pricing varies per service. Please contact me via email or phone with any questions you may have now or in the future. Thank you for visiting this page and the Cardinal Staging web-site.
Let’s put “Your Home in the Spotlight”!


Anita Cothern, the owner of Cardinal Staging, LLC. came in to my home with the eye of a specialist. She walked through the areas I was hoping to freshen up and asked me questions about what I wanted to achieve. My main goal was to transform my dining room walls which I felt were dated and not reflective of my tastes. (I had recently moved into a condo that someone else had lived in and decorated according to their tastes.) Anita brought some magazine pictures that she felt might give me some ideas and help me get started. One picture showed a wall of assorted mirrors that I really liked. Then we went to work. We moved some pictures I had hung on existing nails just to get them on the wall. We discussed where we could shop for mirrors and planned a day to meet and shop. Anita met me and we shopped at Hobby Lobby, Pier 1, and Home Goods. We found a nice selection of mirrors; something from each store. We then set another date to stage the wall. Some of the mirrors we had purchased were rejected as we laid them out, and some additional mirrors were purchased. Moving the mirrors around on craft paper we came up with a pleasing arrangement. With this “just right” balance on craft paper, transferring the mirrors to the wall was easy. Anita brought her tool kit and professionally measured and marked the location for each mirror to be hung. I appreciated Anita’s punctuality for each of our meetings and the preparation she had done before our first meeting. I can highly recommend Anita Cothern and Cardinal Staging.

Sharon Wheeler