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Hey! I'm Holly.

I'm so happy you're here!

Hidden Gem Design & Staging was started with the idea that I could help my clients fall in love with their homes through simple re-purposing, re-designing, and re-arranging. I believe everyone has a Hidden Gem already in their home and we can uncover the treasure together. I have a collaborative approach to every project, this ensures that the end result is something we are all proud of.  I treat my business as an opportunity to create lasting memories for my clients.  I genuinely want to understand their goals, priorities and be clear about their expectations.

 

Design is a fluid movement, it truly happens organically.  Begin with a strong foundation, give it continued care, and it will evolve into something beautiful!  I believe that if you love your home, it will translate into other areas of your life.  The Interior Design Profession is exciting!  A personal goal of mine has been to stay current and fresh with my designs by seeking out new challenges and opportunities and to always keep learning and growing.

I have always enjoyed working with people.  Originally, this lead me into the Real Estate Profession.  As our family grew, I transitioned into the corporate side of Real Estate as an Operations Coordinator.  In 2008, I decided to follow my true life-long passion of Interior Design and since graduating with my degree in 2012, I have enjoyed event planning, home staging, and keeping busy with several other creative endeavors. 

 

In 2016, we were blessed (and surprised) with our 6th child, this made us take a step back and make some important changes in our lives.  Becoming entrepreneurs has allowed my husband and me to be present for all those important moments in our children’s lives.  It’s been such an amazing blessing.

TESTIMONIALS

"I WAS IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE WHEN CHOOSING PAINT COLORS FOR MY HOME, AS WELL AS FURNITURE AND ACCESSORY IDEAS AND LAYOUTS.  AFTER GETTING TO KNOW MY STYLE, PERSONALITY AND OF COURSE, MY OWN IDEAS... HOLLY WAS ABLE TO OFFER ME ADVICE ON IMMEDIATE CHANGES I COULD MAKE TO GIVE MY HOME A MORE FUNCTIONAL AND CREATIVE LAYOUT.  SHE SHOWED ME THAT COLOR, WHEN USED PROPERLY, TRULY ENHANCES A ROOM WITHOUT TAKING OVER! HER ABILITY TO LISTEN AND DECIPHER WHAT YOU ARE REALLY WANTING IS WHAT SETS HER APART... IN ADDITION TO HER JOYFUL PERSONALITY! AFTER WORKING WITH HOLLY, MY HOME HAS A COHESIVE, UNIQUE STYLE THAT I CONSISTENTLY GET COMPLIMENTS ON FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND GIVING HER A CALL. YOU WON'T REGRET IT!"

ELIZABETH | BLOOMINGTON, MN

"HOLLY SHEPPARD & HIDDEN GEM DESIGN AND STAGING PROVIDE AN OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE TWIN CITIES REAL ESTATE COMMUNITY.  FROM A STAGING CONSULTATION TO A FULL STAGE OF AN ENTIRE HOME, HOLLY AND HER TEAM CAN DO EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.  WITH HER DESIGN BACKGROUND, HOLLY IS SOMEONE WHO HAS AN OUTSTANDING EYE AND FEEL FOR DESIGN.  SHE DOES SUCH A WONDERFUL JOB ADVISING HOME SELLERS ON VARIOUS BEST PRACTICES AND THINGS THEY CAN DO TO PUT THEIR HOME IN THE BEST SHOWING CONDITION.  SHE IS SOMEONE WHO IS KIND, CONSIDERATE OF EACH SELLER AND THE LOVE THEY HAVE PUT INTO THEIR HOME, AND SHE WORKS SO VERY WELL WITH OTHERS.  I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO FELLOW AGENTS, BROKERS AND CONSUMERS DIRECTLY TO REACH OUT TO HOLLY & HIDDEN GEM FOR ANY AND ALL OF YOUR STAGING AND DESIGN NEEDS.  SHE DOES SUCH FANTASTIC WORK."

RYAN O'NEILL | THE MINNESOTA REAL ESTATE TEAM, RE/MAX ADVANTAGE PLUS 

"HOLLY IS TASK ORIENTED; COMPELLED TO SUCCEED, OPERATES EFFECTIVELY UNDER ADVERSE CONDITIONS, MAINTAINS SELF-MOTIVATION, BUILDS ENTHUSIASM FOR IDEAS, COMMUNICATES WELL AND IS HIGHLY COMMITTED TO ACHIEVING STRONG FUTURE PERFORMANCE.  SHE MAINTAINS HIGH PERSONAL INTEGRITY, HAS A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR, AND IS KNOWN FOR HER HONESTY AND CREDIBILITY."

PERI JO | ARDEN HILLS, MN