Gwen Snyder Siegal  (HSR Certified Home Stager/Redesigner) on Set of HGTV’s “Generation Renovation”

In 2005 Gwen Snyder Siegal purchased a Victorian row house built in 1875 in the historic village of Saugerties NY.  She then went to work on converting it into a vintage chic Guesthouse.  Using vibrant versions of historic colors, 20th Century hand-me-down antique furnishings and heirloom decor, she designed the home’s two guest apartments.  Her vision as an innkeeper was to provide a stylish and comfortable alternative to the doily-ridden, outdated Bed and Breakfasts of the Hudson Valley.  The results were surprising!  The Nest Rentals has been consistently booked ever since, with guests coming from New York City and all over the world, many leaving little notes to the innkeeper commenting on the design.  Because of the positive response, Gwen thought it time to take her design abilities to the next level.

She then earned her Professional Home Stager/Redesigner Certification through the acclaimed Home Staging Resource and became a member of the American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners.  The transition from Guest House owner to Professional Home Stager and Redesigner has been an exciting and natural one for Gwen.   With an understanding of what is pleasing to the eyes of her guests, she is easily able to see a space through the eyes of potential home buyers.  With a knowledge of Feng Shui, Gwen creates light and energy flow in a space that is felt by all who enter.  With an ability to repurpose and re-position furniture and accessories, Gwen is able to create a whole new, cohesive and harmonious space for home owners, whether they are selling or staying.