Grand & Water is proud to provide home REDESIGN services—as well as STAGING and PROJECT MANAGEMENT services. 

To REDESIGN means to reuse and rearrange your existing things, in a new way, which completely redefines your space. Let us help you REDESIGN your homes’ interiors by utilizing—and showcasing—what you already own! 

Our home design services include the following:



Instead of creating an entirely new decorating scheme with new furnishings and accessories, as an interior designer does—an interior REDESIGNER works with whatever the homeowner already owns—including items from other rooms in the home - and rearranges it to give a room an entirely new look. The result is a decorator look without the decorator price tag!

REDESIGN services include:

  • rearranging furniture, artwork, and accessories within a room—or within the house—to make your space functional and beautiful

  • home accessorizing

  • holiday & event decorating services

  • shopping for furnishings/accessories, if needed/desired



Real estate staging can increase the appeal of your home to potential buyers. We will create a coherent visual narrative, that de-clutters and depersonalizes the home so that it sells faster and for more money!

STAGING services are available/include:  

  • residential & commercial spaces

  • occupied or vacant homes

  • senior move/downsizing (helping clients transition into a smaller home)

  • curb appeal design

  • shopping for furnishings/accessories, if needed/desired

Project Management Services


Do you have a home project that needs attention but you don’t have the time? Are you overwhelmed with the idea of dissolving your loved ones estate/home? Do you live too far away to manage the day to day tasks of a project? We are here to act as your Project Managers, and if need be to liaise with lawyers, appraisers, auctioneers, realtors, etc.—and execute the project from start to finish.

Our project management services include any variety of home management projects. If you need help, just ask! For example, we can help oversee the dissolution of an estate, including:

  • ensuring legacies are distributed to charities of choice

  • antiques and collections are appraised 

  • bids are obtained from auction houses

  • valuables are distributed to family and friends, as needed

  • house is prepared for sale, as needed



REDESIGN: Hourly Services

  • Minimum Package (4 hours): $175/hour

  • Full Service Package - at a reduced hourly rate of $150. This is our most popular! 

    • This package includes a free onsite consultation and allows time for us to manage your redesign project from start to finish. This investment will allow you to avoid expensive mistakes you may regret later. Call or email us for more information. We will customize our services to meet your specific needs.  


  • Call or email us for a complimentary site visit and estimate. Pricing is project dependent. We will customize our services to meet your specific needs.


  • Call or email us to learn more. Pricing is project dependent. We will customize our services to meet your specific needs.

Client Testimonials

I have been selling real estate since 1971—and thinking I was the expert—I had long hesitated to hire someone to stage a house to help me sell it. But I decided to reach out to Deborah from Grand & Water and her staging partner, Karen, to help. No harm in trying, right? In a few short days and minimal amount of $$ (I thought), they transformed the main living areas in a modern house that just wasn’t showing well—and within ONE week we went under contract with a buyer. CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH DEBORAH AND KAREN!

Lucia T. Johnstone, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Karen and Deborah did an absolutely fantastic job getting my house and everything in it ready for sale, and on an outrageous deadline at that. It was an incredibly complex task with many components and they handled everything with the utmost efficiency, expediency, grace and compassion. I could not have gotten through it without them, they are the absolute best.

Chip Kidd, Stonington resident

I could not be more pleased with the experience I had in working with Deborah and Karen. While I was selling a home in an estate, they oversaw the disbursement of an extensive collection of personal property including high value/auction-able items. They also allocated personal legacies to the appropriate non-profits and dealt with various donations too. They did this all without interfering with showings making my job easier. What’s more, the items that were left behind were arranged in a way to create a warm and inviting environment for the new home owners.

Henri Gourd, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices



Deborah Norman, Co-Creator & Design Consultant
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Karen von Ruffer Hills, Co-Creator & Design Consultant
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