About

Tara Cooke

Decorator

And

Home Stager

With prestigious clients across the country, Tara is a recognized master of Interior Design, creating the fresh, eye-catching decor of Staging and Beyond. She originates and oversees the execution of all designs and products from start-to-finish.

Tara blends aesthetically pleasing color palettes, as well as unique furniture and art compositions. Each carefully chosen element enhances every part of the home that’s either being decorated exclusively for the owner or being staged for sale.

Over the years, Tara has developed a personal style for uniquely decorating homes and/or showcasing houses. Realtors love working with her because her design innovations appeal to Home Buyer after Home Buyer, selling faster and for more money! No wonder Tara is one of the industry's leading talents for getting houses SOLD FOR TOP DOLLAR!

Tara was brought up with a detailed knowledge of auctions and priceless art and antiquities. She further developed her interior design skills while traveling throughout Europe, which enabled Tara to establish a highly successful custom art and design business.

Inspired by legendary Graphic Designers Saul Bass & Herb Lublin, Tara began her artistic expertise under the tutelage of Fashion & Commercial Ad Photographers in Dallas, New York and Milan Italy. She learned the direction of arranging photos, text & illustrations, composition & color overlays on commercial print ads for Better Homes and Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar & W Magazine.

Tara went on to work directly with the legendary artist Patrick Nagel at the height of his career. There she learned the fine art of hand-screened prints. Tara experienced first hand the creation of his groundbreaking images with their bold and colorful layered designs that came to symbolize an entire decade. To this day, Nagel's extraordinary influence can be seen in Tara's cutting edge interior designs.

As her Designer and Interior Decorator careers progressed, Tara traveled the world to create evocative homes, rooftop spaces & gardens. She shopped the globe for specialty items for her many High Profile clients. While living in Paris she was introduced to magnificent French designs and fell in love with their bold configurations.

Tara’s exquisite innovations are timeless and evident at Staging and Beyond. They are captivating yet delightfully ingenious with artistic beauty and inspiring harmony. Each of her custom concepts radiate the best of what life has to offer, stirring the creative soul of all who enter her breathtaking world of design.

Close to all the glamour of the entertainment business, today Tara lives in Southern California. She remains widely praised for creating extraordinary environments and exciting, energetic, unforgettable atmospheres!