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About Us

East + Ivy Home Staging & Design works with REALTOR®'s, homeowners & investors in Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia & Maryland's Capital Region. We bring a unique skill set as our owner is also a highly experienced Listing Agent and trains our staging staff on  how buyers experience a home for the first time. This competitive advantage gives us an in-depth understanding of the target demographic for your future buyer clientele, allowing us to strategically stage for your market. In order to best showcase the selling features of your home, we strategically stage to enhance the natural flow for potential buyers as they walk through the property. We also capitalize on preferred angles when the home is professionally photographed. Our sole focus is to create a memorable experience so your buyer can mentally unpack and connect with their new home. 


Nicole Canole

Owner//Acquisition Officer

Nicole comes from a military background, serving eight years in the Armed Forces. She went on to open a Northern Virginia Based Interior Design Firm and become the Lead Stager for a nationally ranked staging company, where she developed her love for real estate. Canole is currently the owner and CEO of East + Ivy of Keller Williams Capital Properties where she leads a top producing Real Estate team the serves VA, MD & DC. She also serves in leadership positions for various committees for the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors. Canole has a BS in Business Administration from Limestone College in Gaffney, SC where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.


Qawnana Crockett,  Staging Design Professional, Expert Level

COO//Principal Designer

Qawnana also served eight years in the armed forces.  She went on to become a professional natural fitness competitor, and owner/operator of a competition prep business.  Her passion for health and wellness spans over 20 years.  Qawnana also has a professional makeup artist and stylist background of 10+ years, where she worked for high end luxury brands like Chanel and Laura Mercier.  With her background in business, style, and design, it made her a natural fit to take over East + Ivy Staging and Design. She is a professionally trained stager through Staging Studio, where she received her Staging Design Professional certification.  Her other areas of professional experiences are HR, Project management, and Operations management.  Originally from Ohio, Crockett has resided in Virginia for the past 20+ years.  

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