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 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

Little known nickname: Audrey

Favorite staging style: Modern/contemporary – crisp clean lines so we can highlight great architecture.
Why I have a GGD client crush:  They believe in staging like we do!
Best stager hack: Shay’s handmade magic hanging stick.
Favorite color palette: Pastels of course!
Best staging piece: Air stream graphic prints.
Creativity sparks: Anything with colors, paint – it just makes you want to create something and my favorite one of all…Pinterest!
My ringtone song: Sencha IOS ringtone
Pet peeves: Loud chewers! And people who can’t make decisions (even though I am occasionally one of them).


Jose Cruz – Warehouse & Logistics

(Jose does all of the heavy lifting – literally)

Fave staging style: Modern/contemporary.
Why I have a GGD client crush: They give us the opportunity to envision our skills in staging and believe in our branded name. GGD it is!!!!
Stager hack:A magliner dolly as it never fails to help me move a heavy piece of furniture to its purposely assigned destination. (Hence) can’t do it without a great team!!!
Fave color palette: soft neutral creams as it reflects more of that natural light.
Best staging piece: The heavier the better.
Creativity sparks: Empty enclosed trailers/garages, and storage. Sports, city night lights and music of course!!
Ringtone: Opening IOS Classic
Pet peeves: unwilling/negative people. Open up doors, extend your hand, and give the hand shake as life is too short to take this magnificent life for granted.

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!