"Staging looks wonderful. . . I want to move in"

Alphonso Westley
Regional Director of Operations

East Division Sunrise Senior Living

A Novice, I began the process to sell the “family home” of fifty-five plus years.  Several “stagers” sauntered through the house pointing out what to get rid of and what should stay.  Several days later they emailed me a quote with little detail.  They were so impersonal I decided not to stage.  I found Yolanda Tillman, an interior decorator, who also stages houses.  She made an appointment like the others, but the similarities stopped there.  She sat down at my parent’s dining room table and presented a process we needed to follow.  We discussed my budget and she explained the pros and cons of staging a house for sale.  She also shared the statistics of the effects of staging. Yolanda said, “The cost of staging is less than your first price reduction on your property.”  She told me “Today buyers are looking for Turn Key Properties.”   We discussed the value of decluttering vs. staging.  In her first walk-through, she noted what was important to me, and left me with CSP’s Room Ready Handbook, which was great. Then she went back and photographed the rooms. The next day Yolanda gave me a detailed list of suggestions with pictures and explanations.  Her list of staging included priorities room by room.  This was so different from my previous staging estimates.  It was not just another property.  She considered my budget, and values. Tiera Interiors LLC provided me with a professional contract that met my needs.  Once contracted, Ms. Tillman and her impressive staff went to work.  They were prompt and finished on time. When I shared pictures of the staged house with a friends’ familiar with the house, they said “Wow, which room is this?”  Tiera Interiors LLC transformed my childhood home! Three days after it hit the market, the purchaser submitted a contract based on viewing the staged house on the internet. Much to our surprise and thanks to Ms. Tillman and her staff, the house sold for 30,000 over the asking price.   

Sharon P. Washington, D.C.

I would like to thank Yolanda Tillman for coming out to give us an excellent presentation on staging our home. Yolanda had excellent suggestions on preparing our home before putting it on the market. Although we decided not to sell at this time, we would use her in the future and would not hesitate to recommend her to others for their staging needs.   

Linda Louisa, VA

Tiera Interiors assisted with me putting a name to my style of furniture. I brought a house and did not know the difference between traditional and contemporary furniture. All I knew was certain pieces of furniture appealed to me. Tiera Interiors was patient in explaining the different furniture styles as well as selecting a beautiful contemporary bedroom set form my home. Also, her staging skills were put to use in making this room functional and elegant. I have received many compliments from family and friends. I will be using Tiera Interiors in the near future with the renovation of my basement. The warmth, awesome customer services and patience I received from Tiera Interiors will keep me coming back for any and all projects in years to come. You will not be disappointed.   

Janet S. Silver Hill, MD

Tiera Interiors assisted me with decorating my daughter’s college apartment.  We went shopping for a dining table and picked out a high top dinning set that fits perfect in the dining area.   Also, picked out  a very nice picture that accents the living room.  Tiera Interiors provided excellent advice regarding color schemes and various decorating ideas.  I am very satisfied with Tiera Interiors and will not hesitate to use this organization again.

Stephanie W. Crofton, MD

I was very pleased with the advice Yolanda gave me for paint selections for my kitchen, hallway and all 3 bedrooms, and chose the right kitchen curtain choices. She has a good eye for color and accessories. As part of her team, her contractor did a fantastic job in installing 3 ceiling fans, a new front and glass screen doors. Yolanda went with me to Home Depot and patiently helped me pick out a beautiful medium oak front door. I highly recommend her services.  

Grace B. Springfield, VA

Yolanda of Tiera Interiors, helped me tremendously in finding the right style of sofa for my new home.  I had been looking for something odd, colorful, and contemporary to be placed in my living room.  She traveled to Highpoint, N.C. and found the perfect Lane kidney shape sofa at a very affordable price. She coordinated the delivery and deposits with the manufacturer and all I had to do was be home for the delivery.  I would highly recommend her decorating services to anyone. You will find Yolanda to be very professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with.   

Vivian J.  Sumter, S.C.



Tiera Interiors is a company that lives up to it’s motto “will go the extra mile with a smile” for her clients.  My husband and I were in the process of selling our town home in Silver Spring, Maryland back in 2004.  Yolanda assisted us with a very urgent problem of a contractor not completing our kitchen tile and cabinets. By obtaining Tiera Interiors services, she supplied another contractor that came right in and completed the job.  Shortly after that, we sold our town home and moved into a single family home. Yolanda accompanied us to a well known showroom in the area looking for a bedroom set. The asking price at this particular showroom was listed at $9,500.00, and she assured us that she could find it less expensive and a cost savings to us.  Well to our surprise, she not only came back with a great price on the bedroom set, but we were able to get a dining room set and china closet all for $6,000 which was a cost savings of $3,500.  We were very impressed and very happy with her expertise and making it affordable for us.  We highly recommend her services because she “goes the extra mile with a smile”  

Dorothy C.  Burtonsville, MD



Tiera Interior’s is a wonderful company to assist you in making your home your dream home. Yolanda is so nice, professional and knowledgeable. I wonder what I would have done without her assistance. My husband and I had gone to a local showroom to look at a living room wall unit, dining table, chairs, server and mirror that I had seen online. I brought the product information to Yolanda and with her price comparisons she saved us well over $3,000 from the local showroom cost. We were able to purchase the sofa and loveseat for another room in our home with the savings.

I would highly recommend Tiera Interiors for your decorating needs.

Robin B.-Upper Marlboro, MD