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​​​​​​​​MK Staging and Design       301.657.9795      hello@mkstaging.com

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Malena is a former Realtor and Mortgage Finance Sales Rep.  She spent 20 years in Real Estate before realizing that her passion for interior design could no longer be ignored and discovered that Staging was a natural way to marry this love and her experience. 

She is a certified Stager and Redesigner, an Elite member of the Home Staging and Redesign Association (HSRA), a professional member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), a member of the Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce, a partner of the DC Metro Real Producers, a group that connects, informs and inspires the top .5% of Realtors in the DC Metro area,  a former member of the Greater Capital area chapter of Woman Realtors, has been featured in the Washington Post, HGTV and other local publications.  

When Malena is not transforming spaces she’s attending outdoor festivals, supporting music and the arts, palling around Boston with her Daughter and playing with her Westie puppy Henry.   

Tammy, a native from Michigan, is a certified stager whose passion for interior design began at an early age.

She completed course work at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit in Graphic Arts and Advertising, before moving to Washington DC.  Her love of art and decorating made staging come naturally. Being a part of a team and seeing how rooms are transformed makes Tammy’s eyes light up. When she’s not staging, you’ll find Tammy on the beach with her Husband and three children or playing with her dog Chance or cats Simba and Nalla.  

Tammy Pasquinelli


Megan graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing.  She is originally from Mohawk, a small town in upstate New York. She loves to travel and recently spent time wandering around Italy with her boyfriend, where she enjoyed cappuccino and gelato everyday. Megan enjoys making sure everything behind the scenes runs smoothly to ensure a successful project.

On her days off you’ll likely find Megan reading a good book, running a marathon or playing with her puppy Molly.

Malena Kaplan

Principal Stager/Designer + CEO

What we do

We create custom interiors that tell a property's unique story to inspire and connect with buyers

 which leads to quicker sales for brokers and higher profits for sellers, developers and investors.

Megan deMayo

Operations Coordinator

Richard laDez  

Projects Coordinator 

Richard spent 20 years in executive and corporate security in Southern California and Maryland before opening a small handyman and home improvement company TLC Home Improvement.  He joined the MK Staging & Design Team in 2018 as Projects Coordinator and is head of the Concierge Services division, while also running TLC.  

He currently serves as the President of the board of Safe Haven Equine Warriors (SHEW) a Horse Rescue organization. He has a passion for people, current events and the environment.  

You’ll generally find him wandering the aisles of Home Depot, transporting horses, or working in his garden. 

Who we Are

​​​​Serving the Washington DC Metro Area since 2007