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Take Center Stage was founded by Conni D'Emidio who has distinguished herself by being the first Accredited Staging Professional (ASP™) in Queens.

Conni D'Emidio

Conni D'Emidio
Though European born, Conni lived in California for 20 years where she was first introduced to the concept of Home Staging. Conni has been passionate about interior re-design ever since she staged and successfully sold her first house 18 years ago. She has re-decorated and staged homes in Europe, California & New York. In 2002 Conni moved to Bayside, NY with her family. She is committed to making re-decorating, interior & exterior makeovers as well as selling homes a positive and successful experience for her clients.


The Swiss known as the "inn keepers to the world", have a history of making people feel welcome and comfortable in their environments. Following in this tradition must be why Swiss born Anita Dobin is such a natural at organization and effective space utilization. Her professional background in event planning and trade show management has helped to hone her skills. She now shares her problem-solving and space-organizing knowledge with clients of Take Center Stage. Anita's greatest strengths lie in her ability to provide practical solutions to organizing problems and help create environments that foster a sense of comfort and serenity. Personalizing the process to meet each individual household ensures that clients will receive "the most bang for their staging buck". Anita lives in Woodmere on Long Island with her family.


Carol Panagi, also born and raised in Europe, loves home design and decorating. She is a skilled fabric designer with a keen eye for colors and textures. Carol owns a catering business and has a fabulous talent for presentation. She takes great pleasure in staging homes and re-decorating for Take Center Stage. Carol lives in Douglaston, New York, with her husband and three daughters.

Take Center Stage specializes in room makeovers like those seen in Sell this House, House Doctor and Designed to Sell. Conni has been featured on national TV such as Inside Edition.