About NB Designs

NB Designs is a Premier, Full-service staging company, located in beautiful Dripping Springs, and serving the greater Austin and Hill Country areas.

The NB Designs Team has staged over $227 million dollars in listed real estate in the 4 years we’ve been in business. This includes 272 staging consultations and 94 vacant projects.

What clients are saying about working with NB Designs on their vacant staging projects:

  • Noleen, I was so pleased with your staging of my home, and many Realtors who showed my home made comments how the home staging was “right on” (using their own words to describe). Thank you for taking this project and putting my mind at ease knowing that you would dress my home up perfect to present it in it’s best fashion!. NB Designs was a professional staging company in every aspect from the first contact I made with you to the day you destaged my home after it sold. Thank you and I hope to do business with NB Designs again in the future. All The Best, Betty Ann Teague
  • Noleen is as good as it gets. Utmost professional and easy to work with. Don’t hesitate to contact her! Jeremy F. Realtor
  • Loved working with Noleen on my latest listing – excellent taste, professional with both myself and clients – home sold just 2 days on market!! Will definitely be calling NB Designs for my next listing! Audra S. – Realtor
  • Noleen did an excellent job for me. My listing sold within a month and I credit her staging for helping to get it sold so quickly. Noleen is pleasant, professional and very easy to work with. I will most definitely use her again! Maureen M. Realtor
  • I cannot say enough nice things about my experience with NB Designs. Professional, prompt response time, impeccable taste and design for each space. My listing was over a million dollars and we got an offer in 2 days and under contract in 4 ADOM. I am grateful to have found them and will use them on my future listings. Diane J. Realtor
  • Noleen is great at what she does. She staged a home for me in Dripping Springs and we had a full price offer within two days. She has vision, a passion for helping people and will absolutely help a home sell for the best possible price. Deanna S. Realtor
  • Noleen is professional, personable, and does exquisite work. You won’t be disappointed! Laurie S. Realtor’s Assistant
  • Thank you so much for all you do, I could never do your job!  You have such a gracious manner that is so effective and you really know your stuff!! I appreciate you! 

    Owner & Creative Director,  Noleen Bester

    Noleen, her husband and their 3 children emigrated to the United States from South Africa in 2001.

    Noleen has a love for real estate and design and after a 6 year stint as a Realtor, she transitioned into full-time staging in 2013.

    Noleen was the 2016 President of the Central Texas Chapter of RESA, the Real Estate Staging Association and holds the RESA-PRO designation. Noleen is a licensed MCE Instructor, through the Texas Real Estate Commission and is a Graduate of The Staging Diva® Home Staging Business Training Program, created by internationally known home staging expert Debra Gould of Six Elements Inc. In addition, Noleen is a Certified Stager (SAR) and a Vacant Property Specialist, a Feng Shui Design Professional,  a Luxury Staging Specialist and a member of HSRA, the Home Staging and Redesign Association. Noleen is a licensed Texas Realtor (GRI,CNE).

    “Noleen’s expressive communication style,  her insightful attention to detail and engaging manner ensure that her staging clients understand implicitly why they’re making the changes they are, and they do so willingly and with enthusiasm”.

    Accredited Staging Professional, Karen Light

    Karen Light is an Accredited Staging Professional living in Austin, Texas.

    With a background in art, Karen applies her visual/spatial skills and her discerning eye to each consultation and staging.

    She approaches every project with creativity and enthusiasm and believes that everyone can benefit from staging.

    Administration and Customer Liaison, Laura Norton

    Laura Norton is a fifth generation Texan who grew up in Central Texas. After earning a BA and a paralegal certificate at Texas State University, Laura worked as a paralegal and also became a mortgage loan signing agent through the National Notary Association. Laura’s administrative skills, as well as her personal experience in home remodels, furniture painting, and simple DIY projects make her an enthusiastic addition to the NB Designs team.