About Backdrop Staging

Backdrop Staging is a Seattle-based, full service firm that specializes in making your home stand out of the crowd. Since launching Backdrop in 2007, Maren Matts and her team have been known for expertly consulting with homeowners, real estate professionals, and local builders to stage a lifestyle that attracts today’s buyer.

Meet Our Team

Maren Matts


Maren has been creating staging magic since 2007, bringing her design aesthetic, market knowledge, and creativity to the greater Seattle area.

Zach Perry

Moving Team

Zach came to backdrop fresh from earning his degree from Wester Washington University. Zach’s pervious moving and truck loading experience gives him the well deserved title of "Expert Truck Packer.”

Nicole Collora

Operations Manager

Nicole has been managing the many steps of the staging process with Backdrop Staging since 2015. She brings her coordination expertise when working with agents and homeowners to ensure each detail is taken care of at every project.

Megan Skidmore


With her background in staging and many years of design, Megan helps create an aesthetic unique to each project. She can make any house feel like a home!

Duncan Star-Boszko

Moving Team

When Duncan isn’t helping us on a move, he has a busy career in the Seattle theater scene. On the job or at the warehouse, Duncan brings his creativity and provides the soundtrack for every move.

Elise Bakketun

Lead Designer

Elise has been with Backdrop since early 2020 and comes to us with a creative background in interior design, photography and styling. Elise enjoys the unique challenge that each home presents and loves the process of transforming a vacant space into a beautifully staged home. Elise sees each project from start to finish, from design plans to final details.

Galilee Berman

Moving Team

Galilee joined our moving crew in 2021. Along with being an experienced and careful mover, Galilee keeps our warehouse in tip-top shape with his carpentry skills.

Mission Statement

Maintain Backdrop Staging as Seattle’s most investment-worthy staging and redesign services.  We are dedicated to dramatically maximizing our client’s sales profits by using our expert staging skills to create a highly desirable house.  We look forward to working with you!


Thank you all! It looks amazing. You are so good!

Bess CarterCompass

We couldn’t be more pleased with the great job you did for us on the Phinney house. It looks wonderful! Photos are first thing in the morning tomorrow and we know they will shine, thanks to you and your crew!

Kathryn BuchananWindermere Real Estate/Capitol Hill

I had 52 offers!! Can you believe it? And I heard multiple compliments about the staging. You are the best!

Susan LarsonRE/MAX Northwest Realtors

The staging turned out great! Thanks to you and your team for all of the excellent work!

Ian MacMillanManaging Broker, Windermere Lakeview

The listing went pending three days on the market for 90k above asking price! I will never work with a different stager unless you are not available!

Murat DabagogluRealogics Sotheby's International Realty

Maren and her team were extremely professional and thoughtful in getting our house ready for sale. She did such a great job that it sold in 4 days! Worth every penny! I recommend her for all of your staging needs!

Beth PetoHomeowner

I had been working with a stager for several years who is no longer in business and I was panicking at the thought of having to replace her and her talent. Maren was a great find and we worked seamlessly together on a new listing - no one would know what it was our first collaboration! She did such a great job, it sold in a week in a very difficult market.

Anna NovikoffWindermere Real Estate

I used Backdrop staging to set the tone for my luxury urban rental unit. Maren and her team were able to stage my rental to perfection and made my unit stand out among all the other similar units resulting in immediate occupancy. I believe in this difficult rental market when tenants have so many choices staging will become even more important. I would not hesitate to recommend Backdrop staging for all your staging needs.

Suzi PuckettWashington Square Tower 1

I just wanted to thank you again for your great advice on staging our home. It was an absolute hit and we got tons of positive feedback about how beautiful it was. We even accepted an offer that was too good to refuse the next day (prior to the open house!). It was so wonderful to work with you and your suggestions made a huge impact. I will definitely recommend you to others!

Summer OhnoHomeowner

Maren and her team did a fabulous job with the staging. Our Lower Queen Anne apartment went pending inspection 3 days after listing in a cool October market. Our friends and family commented that the staging was beautiful and asked if Maren's team could come stage their home permanently!

Tara ClarkHomeowner

Backdrop Staging is fantastic. I brought them in to help stage a classic 1920’s Seattle Craftsman home in early January 2020. The attention to detail with their design and use of space was flawless. Their team was professional, on time, and very clean. Within 7 days we received 11 offers and part of the success was because of how well the home was presented. Thank you Backdrop, I look forward to working with you again soon.

Tom MoodyColdwell Banker Bain

The staging job looks amazing! Your best one yet! Thank you! Clients are THRILLED. What a difference! **Update: pending after only 4 days**

Rachael PodolskyColdwell Banker Bain

Thanks so much Nicole and Maren for such a good job! Sellers are so excited and happy to see all decorations with so much details! This home is so well staged! I could tell you are so talented in this and I will recommend you to my other clients when they are thinking about selling their home.

Sheryl YangSkyline Properties