Meet the Element One Home Staging Team!
Lori Murphy, Owner
Certified HSR Home Stager
Growing up, Lori loved rearranging her bedroom furniture every couple of months but never thought about a career in interior design. She spent more than 20 years as a hair designer and another 10+ as an executive assistant. In 2010, while trying to sell her own home, she realized her passion for home staging. In 2012, Lori started Element One Home Staging.
Lori earned her Professional Home Stager certification through the Home Staging Resource, the most comprehensive home staging and redesign certification course in the country. Accredited by the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA)–the only third-party governing association for the home staging industry–HSR was the first and is still one of the few accredited home staging training courses available.
Lori is a member of the American Society of Home Stagers & Redesigners (ASHSR) and is a Real Estate Staging Association Pro (RESA Pro). In 2014 She was named one of RESA’s Top Ten Rising Star Professional Stagers. In 2018 she was named one of RESA’s Top 100 Most Influential People and in 2019 one of RESA’s Top 75 Most Influential People. Element One Home Staging is the only home staging company in Central Ohio to have received the “Best of Houzz” for Customer Service for the past seven years. Lori was the founding President for the RESA Columbus Chapter and serves as HSR’s Staging Mentor for Ohio.
Although not married, Lori has been with her guy for fourteen years; they share their home with one anti-social cat. She has two children and three grandchildren. Outside of work, Lori enjoys time away at the lake on the boat, a week in Mexico, or visiting the grandchildren.
Diane Robinson, Staging Asst.
Certified Staging Design Professional
Before we can stage an occupied home, we meet with the client and view the spaces to be staged so we can come up with a plan to meet the client’s goals. Diane handles Element One’s consultations and occupied stagings; she also assists with vacant stagings.
After earning a degree in retail merchandising and business from Ohio University, Diane worked over eighteen years in the fashion industry. Now, drawn by her obsession with all things home decor, she uses her impeccable attention to detail and organizational skills in the home staging arena. Diane completed her training through the Staging Studio.
Diane and her husband of seventeen years have two daughters and two labradoodles. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, sweet wines, hallmark movies, and the challenge of keeping houseplants alive.
We couldn’t do what we do without Nate! He provides oversight of our movers and ensures that all inventory makes it to and from the Element One warehouse efficiently and safely.
With a Bachelors from Bluffton University and Masters from Southern New Hampshire University, both in sport management, Nate coached high school and club soccer exclusively for five years before becoming a realtor with Coldwell Banker King Thompson in February of 2019.
He loves helping people move and find their dream homes. Working for Element One gives him exposure to a variety of homes and current trends. It also provides flexibility for him to spend time with his wife and four children. When he’s not helping us with driving the truck, Nate still likes coaching soccer, watching sports, and spending time with his family.