Everything We Touch Turns to Sold.


Peggy’s vision and focus is unsurpassed. I make my living working with sellers and having the right team is essential. If more sellers would hire Peggy, I’d have more bidding wars to handle. Staging a home is an art and Peggy is a master artist. Our recent venture together resulted in a full price sale — her work made all the difference. Peggy is my secret weapon to help me sell my listings faster!

John Meechan

Broker/Manager, Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate, Spring Lake, NJ

We have worked with Peggy for almost 10 years as a designer, redesigner and stager. Our most recent project consisted of selling one fully furnished house and buying another fully furnished house. We could never have accomplished the transition without Peggy. She meticulously staged our house for sale. After it sold relatively quickly, her team inventoried, packed and moved the entire 3,000-square-foot house into storage while we did some major redesign on the new house, which she managed and executed. When the new house was ready she edited the two houses of furnishings, art and accessories, added fresh new pieces and integrated it all into our dream home. Her vision and expertise proved invaluable during the entire process and we couldn’t be happier with the end result!

Greg & Julie A.

Bradley Beach, NJ

Peggy, we cannot thank you enough for bringing your creative vision to our home. What a difference you made. You effortlessly rearranged everything that we already had, introduced what was missing and transformed our house into a calm and beautiful home! You are a truly a pleasure to work with and we look forward to many more projects with you!

Masha & Tom J.

Avon, NJ

No one works harder for her client than you do, Peg. I am so grateful for everything you did for me during the transition from my NY apartment to my new home on the lake. Your attention to every last detail was tireless. You are a dedicated professional. Thank you!

Jim K.

Wanamassa, NJ

I used Peggy Marchese for design advice on an investment property I recently renovated. As a result of her selections, the home is current, fresh, warm and inviting. The house was staged prior to listing it as a rental and we got a tenant within a matter of weeks for full asking price. I believe her effort made all the difference.

Kurt C.

Fair Haven, NJ

I am amazed at what a tremendous difference staging made in the marketing of my home. The transformation was stunning. The difference in the way the home felt, presented and photographed was huge. The end result was nothing short of spectacular. Peggy Ryan Marchese and the Upstaged team addressed every last detail with creativity and a clear vision. Upstaged is professional luxury staging at its finest!

Frank B.

Wall, NJ

When it comes to staging and redesign, there is no one better than Peggy Ryan Marchese. Period. I would highly recommend her & her team of professionals!

Adrianna M.

West Long Branch, NJ

Peggy, it is unbelievable to me how quickly our home sold…within a matter of days…when there were so many homes competing in our price range! Your recommendations were invaluable. You carefully executed your plan and it worked! Bravo!!

Maryse M.

Morganville, NJ

The redesign and staging of our summer home was so much fun! You saw exactly what we needed and made it come to life with ease and well within our budget! Can’t thank you enough!!

Deb C.

Avon, NJ

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Often told by her clients that she was ‘born to do this’, Marchese has taken her more than fifteen years combined experience in interior design, decorative painting and real estate and created The Upstaged Home – an innovative business that takes a holistic approach to getting a home ready for sale. ...read more

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