"Dawn is by far the best, and not the first, stager I have worked with.  Dawn is always my first choice to recommend because of her professionalism, customer service and delivery.  She has a keen eye for interior design and pays particular attention on the special details to ensure the house is both “show ready” as well as “photo ready”.   Her addition of staging adds value to any of my listings.  She is heads above the competition!"   Connie Cunningham, Windermere Real Estate Vashon Maury Island

"Dawn is the complete package! She lends her keen sense of style and her eye for maximizing unique spaces to give clients the absolute best product. 1St Impressions By Design is an asset to all brokers, sellers and real estate professionals. You will want to put her skills to work again and again."  Ashley Lisenby, John L Scott, Vashon Island

"If there is anything I have learned in eighteen years as a Realtor, it’s the fact that first impressions are lasting impressions. Presentation is paramount when marketing a home. From day one, a home’s image must be optimized to reflect and communicate the aesthetic and functional qualities to their highest potential. Sometimes, only staging will achieve that goal.  That’s why I call on Dawn Sheppard to help my clients who appreciate the advantages of staging their home in preparation for its sale. Years of experience have endowed Dawn with a diverse palette of decorating ideas and options that she skillfully applies to each staging situation. Every instance in which she has contributed her skills have resulted in positive results, a timely sale, and satisfied clients. I’ve had the pleasure to know and work with Dawn over the last 10 years. In that time she has remained my number one choice for home staging."  Len Wolff, John L Scott, Vashon Island

"We strongly believe in staging. It helps perspective  buyers visualize how the home could look.  We firmly believe it increases the sales price of the home  for our sellers. We really admire Dawn’s ability to transform the homes. When we walk in there is a definite wow factor. Our clients are always thrilled and Dawn is very clear with her communications and keeps all the deadlines she has set. We highly recommend Dawn."   Sarah and Mike Schosboek, Windermere, Vashon Maury Island

"Dawn is talented and very professional.  I have had great success with her staging, selling my listing much quicker than expected.  My clients were very happy with the results.  I highly recommend her services and have already referred her to other agents several times!"  Denise Katz, Managing Broker, Windermere Vashon Island

"My husband and I were beyond satisfied with the staging Dawn did when we sold our home on Vashon. Every room had its own character but the whole house tied together.  We accepted  an offer over asking which was, in part, because of the beautiful job of staging. We highly recommend Dawn and her team!"  Cathy Kukors

 “Dawn Sheppard and 1st Impressions By Design are great!  Dawn has an innate understanding of style and design.  So often stagers will over-stage a property and bring too much emphasis to the "things" rather than the space.  Dawn gets that less is more and is able to paint a picture and set a mood that best brings a space and a home to life.”  Mike Verharen, John L. Scott Westwood, Seattle, WA

“I found Dawn’s service very professional and was very impressed with her contemporary and appropriate staging items which definitely showed my listing off to its full potential.  I would recommend her services and have!"  Deb Cain, GRI, CNE, John L Scott, Vashon Island 

 "Dawn did a fantastic job of choosing just the right furniture and art pieces to showcase our house and highlight its attributes. We would work with 1st Impressions by Design again in a heartbeat!" April Wren

“Just wanted to let you know that I think you are awesome at what you do! You have great design and staging talent, and you are a woman of your word!  Thanks for the work you've done for me, and I hope there will be more in the future!”  Christine Leviton, Associate Broker, John L Scott Westwood, Seattle, WA

“Through the suggestive use of furniture and accents Dawn was able to present a living situation that allowed prospective buyers to easily imagine living there.  Interestingly, the addition of furniture both made my smaller rooms seem larger and more usable, and the larger spaces cozier and less daunting.  I didn't have to lift a finger and I would certainly use her again to sell my next house.” Jim, Vashon, WA

"Dawn was a pleasure to work with and was willing to incorporate some of our ideas as well. The house looked great and many agents and friends said it was a different place."  Zoe, Vashon, WA

“Prior to putting our home on the market, we enlisted the services of Dawn to provide us with staging advice.  She took her time going through the house room by room, discussing with us some pros and cons, and asking questions.  A few days later she came back with a detailed written report and walked us throughout the house going over her suggestions, and also highlighting the positives of our house.  We followed her suggestions to the letter and have been extremely pleased with the results.  We wondered why we did not do a lot of what Dawn suggested sooner.  We would recommend her services to anyone preparing to sell their home.”  Gary, Vashon, WA

“I am writing to formally thank you for the work you did with the staging of our home.  You were given a very aggressive schedule to purchase and stage our home prior to listing and you came through by completing the project a day early. . . Throughout the project you remained responsive, professional and committed to getting the job done on time.  I would not hesitate to use your services again or provide a reference for you.”  Cathy, Vashon, WA