Kai Cross, Designer

Aloha! I'm Kai Cross. I have renovated and staged luxurious multi-million dollar homes in Santa Monica, Pasadena, Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills, and Bel-Air... as well as fun, eclectic properties in Echo Park, Silver Lake & Northeast LA (NELA) including many in Highland Park.  I work with any style of home, whether modern or traditional, and have worked as far south as Irvine and as far north as Calabasas andThousand Oaks.

My company stages vacant properties as well as "re-design" for occupied homes (using what you have, plus new accessories, throw pillows and art).  We can also improve curb appeal and renew your landscape design. I'm an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) and a member of the national Real Estate Staging Association (RESA).  I'm truly passionate about what I do and I strive to make every staging and re-design experience effective, profitable and personable.

After a few years in staging, I was asked to create the design and manage the renovation of a home in Benedict Canyon that was hopelessly outdated. It was appraising at $1.2M, but i knew it was worth more. We put $120K of renovations, changing the kitchen and baths, updating flooring and lighting, and gave the exterior a facelift through paint, new front door/lighting, and creating an “arrival” garden entrance with privacy wall. Several months later the owner accepted an offer of $1.85M! I’ve done this for many homeowners and investors since then, on any budget.

My partner in staging is Cort Furniture, a Berkshire Hathaway Company (owned by the famous Warren Buffet).  I design my staging using Cort's elegant, high-end furnishings from their special collection reserved for clients in the Los Angeles area.  Then I bring in unique art, accessories & linens that make your property one of a kind.