About …

ellen-profile-photoEllen Forbes is a Certified Canadian Staging Professional and a member of the real estate staging association.

Ellen’s 20+ years of experience with decorating, design, painting, furniture placement, styling and renovation, she has seen lots of trends come and go. She knows what works to make a house a home.

Ellen’s keen sense of style and colour combined with the passion for what she does translates in to a winning combination for clients homes AND budgets! She has helped hundreds of homeowners “change where they live” and would love to be on your must call list for your design needs; staying or selling!

El Egance Understated is a home staging, decorating and painting company who helps homeowners “change where they live”. Servicing the following areas; Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton….and surrounding areas.

Trade Association Involvement

Ellen has held the President chair for the Halton, Hamilton-Wentworth RESA Chapter since 2011 and an active member since 2008. She is an advocate for increasing the awareness and encouraging community involvement for the real estate staging industry with one of the largest chapters in Ontario.

The Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) is a member governed trade association for Home Stagers. RESA was formed in order to support all professional real estate stagers also known as home stagers in North America. RESA is a portal to the home staging industry, members have access to up-to-date information relative to the home staging industry, marketing support services and access to home staging continuing education providers.

Training & Designations

Ellen Forbes completed the Canadian Certified Staging Professional Course in 2008. Training included both practical and in-field learning.

The Canadian Certified Staging Professionals (CCSP) designation is recognized by real estate professionals, builders, home stagers, decorators, and the average home seller for its brand reputation of excellence. It identifies home staging consultants who have earned a certification in the staging industry that included quality training with vigorous testing and hands-on apprenticeship.