ABOUT STEPHANIE

MY PASSION IS INTERIOR DESIGN & DECOR.

WITH INTERIOR DESIGN CLIENTS, WE LISTEN FIRST.  THE END RESULT IS ABOUT CREATING A SPACE FOR YOU AND UTILIZING OUR ENDLESS RESOURCES TO PROVIDE A UNIQUE RESULT.

THE ULTIMATE GOAL WITH REAL ESTATE STAGING IS MAXIMIZING THE RETURN ON THE PROPERTY.  LET ME TRANSFORM YOUR PROPERTY IN ORDER TO CREATE A HIGH DEMAND FROM BUYERS.

PROBLEM SOLVING IS MY SPECIALTY AND TAKING CARE OF MY CLIENTS IS PARAMOUNT.

MY PARENTS AND BROTHER ENCOURAGED ME TO CONTINUE TO REARRANGE MY BEDROOM TO IMPROVE THE SPACE AND DAILY DRAWINGS OF HOUSES ALWAYS NEEDED REVIEW AND APPROVAL FROM THEM.  FREQUENT VISITS TO DUNN EDWARDS IN DALY CITY AND VARIOUS WALLPAPER & FURNITURE STORES WITH MY MOM SPARKED A LIFETIME PASSION.

VISTING CONSTRUCTION SITES & WORKING WITH ALL TOOLS IMAGINABLE WITH MY DAD HAS LED ME TO A LIFE FOREVER SURROUNDED BY VARIOUS TOOLBOXES AND THE ABILITY TO FIX ANYTHING WITHIN MY CAPABILITY.  HAVING  THE "CONTRACTOR LINGO" LEARNED FROM MY DAD HAS EARNED ME GREAT RESPECT IN COMMUNICATING WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR MY CLIENTS AND MAKING CERTAIN WORK IS PERFORMED OF THE UPMOST QUALITY.

MY BROTHER HAS PROVIDED ME WITH THE BEST BUSINESS PRACTICE ADVICE I COULD EVER NEED AND WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS AMAZING FREE ADVICE.

HAVING A HUSBAND THAT HAS A DEEP APPRECIATION FOR INTERIOR DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS AMPLIFIES MY ENERGY.  OUR TRAVELS AND FREQUENT DISCUSSIONS ON "THE COOLEST RECENT THING" FUELS MY DESIRE TO EVOLVE AND GROW.

THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT ALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY HAVE SUPPORTED MY ENDEAVOR MY INTRINSIC NEED TO DO WHAT I DO.

THE REPONSE IS ALWAY...."OF COURSE YOU'RE DOING THIS FOR A LIVING...I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU THIS IN HIGHSCHOOL"

STEPHANIE VIGIL, Founder and Lead Designer

A San Francisco native, Stephanie attended Saint Rose Academy followed by graduating from Santa Clara University with a Business and Marketing degree.  Following college, Stephanie quickly advanced to senior vice president of client service managing over 50 employees at Fisher Investments, Inc.  During her time at Fisher, Stephanie & her older brother, Vince spent their spare time renovating properties for resale. After 4 successful investment properties, she decided to pursue her life-long desire of interior design.  Stephanie attended the Seattle Art Institute with a focus on residential interior design. While in school, Stephanie worked for Amato Johnson Design, a well respected & published design studio with clients spanning Washington, Oregon, California, & Florida.  After graduating from school with honors, Stephanie was hired full time by Amato Johnson Design to manage the Seattle, Washington showroom and take on lead design for a number of clients.  In 2005, Stephanie relocated from Seattle back to San Francisco to start Mise en place Interiors & Staging. With a business focus on staging, Stephanie maintains over 40 business partnerships with top real estate agents in the Bay Area. She specializes in helping sellers & agents highlight key features of each property through design recommendations, staging implementation, and value added purchases.
In 2012, Mise en place Interiors & Staging provided design consultation and staging assistance to 75 projects all based on repeat business or referral. Over 95% of these staging projects ratified an offer within 30 days of installation.  In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys cooking at home in her SOMA warehouse and speaking to high-school juniors and seniors regarding career choices.
 

TESTIMONIALS

Stephanie is supportive, helpful and professional. She delivers exactly what I need to stage a home beautifully, quickly and affordably.
Cia Townsend, Alain Pinel Realtors

We’re happy to designate Stephanie Vigil of Mise En Place as our “go to” stager. Supremely talented, Stephanie not only impresses with her unique style and sophisticated taste, tailored in part by our guidance on our target market for a particular listing, she’s immensely likable and eager to please. Devoid of an “artiste’s ego”, her down to earth, straightforward and friendly manner makes her a pleasure to work with, and her ability to transform an environment ensures a successful result…one that makes us look good to our clients.  Natalie Rome and Derek Chin, Paragon Real Estate Group

I recently had the pleasure of using Stephanie’s staging at a home in Pacific Heights. It was a well done and impressive staging, and I’m certain it played a role in the quick sale of the house. The work was warm, inviting and comfortable, yet very elegant. I would certainly hire Mise en place to handle another staging project.  Charles Crocker, Crocker Capitol

I have worked with Steph on a few projects and have always agreed with her suggestions which she implements effortlessly. Her enthusiasm and professionalism immediately reassure the clients that they are in good hands. Using her team, I am able to list and sell a home quickly and without worry. Mise en place will arrange for anything I need from painting and window cleaning to gardening and handywork. When I partner with Steph on a listing, my clients know the “A” team has been brought in to make their home look extraordinary.  Anne Herrera, Sotheby's

I have been using Stephanie for a few years and have been extremely happy with her services.  She can and will do a full or partial staging based on need and her inventory is contemporary and of good quality.  Her prices are reasonable and her crew is great!    Julie Peisner, Paragon Real Estate Group