Meet the Team

Family room with fireplace staged to sell

No Worries... We've Got This

Gray Group Design is dedicated to making the process of home staging simple for realtors and homeowners. We understand there can be a lot of stress and emotions when listing a home. We make it easy by creating a plan, timeline and budget to sell the listing quickly for the best possible price.

Natalie Gray Founder and Principal2

Natalie Gray

Founder and Principal

Founder and principal Natalie Gray has successfully grown Gray Group Design by combining sophisticated style and attention to detail with solid business practices. She transitioned into design after 20 plus years in business in marketing, advertising, visual merchandising and television production in Hawaii, Seattle, Denver and Orange County. Her experience lends a unique business perspective to the creative world of design.

Her clients will tell you that Natalie takes a personal interest with each homeowner. Having compassion and understanding for people in transition is how she quickly understands what needs to be done and the best way to approach it. She works with her team to achieve the highest level of quality and efficiency in each project. Combining home staging skills with a sharp marketing eye, we create spaces so the buyer mentally “moves in”. Our goal is always to help homeowners and their agents sell faster for more money.

When she’s not staging, Natalie does fun stuff with the coolest husband on the face of the planet (Steve) and an even cooler dog (Booker). Natalie, Steve and occasionally Booker enjoy the ocean, traveling, family, friends and a good glass of California Chardonnay.

Atefeh Elyas – Lead Stager2

Atefeh Elyas – Lead Stager

Little known nickname: Audrey

Favorite staging style: Coastal
Why I have a GGD client crush:  They believe in staging like we do!
Best stager hack: Greenery adds life and color to any room.
Favorite color palette: Pastels
Best staging piece: Ottomans that look like marshmallows
Creativity sparks: Paint and Pinterest
Pet peeves: Clutter
Fluent in: English & Farsi

Jose Cruz – Logistics Manager2

Jose Cruz – Logistics Manager

(Jose does all of the heavy lifting – literally)

Favorite staging style: Contemporary
Why I have a GGD client crush: They want the best product on the market & count on us to do it
Best stager hack: Mover’s tape
Favorite color palette: Creams
Best staging piece: Art
Creativity sparks: Empty trucks, tight spaces (total logistics guy!)
Pet peeves: No parking
Fluent in: English & Spanish

Bernave Cruz – Logistics2

Bernave Cruz – Logistics

Favorite staging style: Updated traditional
Why I have a GGD client crush: They share our beliefs about staging
Best stager hack: Stretch wrap, cardboard
Favorite color palette: Browns
Best staging piece: Sofas
Creativity sparks: Big stages
Pet peeves: Spam calls
Fluent in: English & Spanish

We are Trained, Certified and Insured

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A local association of the National Association of Realtors, the world’s largest professional association – Associate Member

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Members are a global community of professional home stagers, re-designers, and real estate professionals committed to excellence in real estate staging.


Adhering to code of excellence and professionalism, hiring a CSP means you’re working with a home staging consultant who has earned a certification that includes extensive training, testing, and hands-on apprenticeships.

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Continuous training through HSRA insures top of the line service and establishes the expected standard and results clients want and deserve.

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Accredited through the CSPI, known for a higher level of excellence in the industry.

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Insured through CNA Financial Corporation


Gray Group Design works closely with a culled cadre of local, experienced professionals to make sure your home staging is completed within budget and on time.

We look forward to working with you!