Know Your Pro: Coastal Stagedesigns


Award-winning, local home staging company helps owners sell homes faster and for more money

Established in 2018 just days before Hurricane Michael struck the Florida Panhandle, Coastal Stagedesigns has participated in the recovery with the determined residents of Bay County.

Coast Stagedesigns Old Bayou Living RoomHome staging is defined as preparing a home to sell so it appeals to the most potential buyers who will pay the highest possible price. Even in the recent market of fast selling homes, staged homes sell faster, up to four times faster, than homes that have not been staged. Since Hurricane Michael, Coastal Stagedesigns has been involved in the rehabilitation of countless properties, aiding in bringing Bay County homes up to like-new standards with design consultation and staging for homeowners and investors.

Coastal Stagedesigns has received numerous awards from international staging associations for excellence in regular and luxury staging as well as for customer service.
Located in Panama City Beach, Coastal Stagedesigns serves Bay County, South Walton and Okaloosa Counties. Owner Carl Dismukes says “When a buyer views a vacant home, the experience is financial, looking for ways to purchase the home at the lowest price. When a buyer comes into a home that has been beautifully staged, it becomes an emotional experience and the buyer will offer a higher price for fear of missing out.”

The company has recently announced its latest offering, Curated Furnishing Services. With the number of short-term rental units that sell in the area comes the need to either furnish or update the interiors. The company can provide unique furnishings and accessories to give today’s vacationers the 5 star experience they are looking for.

A member of the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, Central Panhandle Association of Realtors, Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), and International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP), Dismukes and team bring the latest in design trends, customer service and community involvement to the area. Respected by the real estate community, Dismukes has received accolades, both informal and official, for his dedication to excellence.

With a background in graphic design, brand management and creative management, Dismukes has devoted his career to creativity but has a reputation for a common sense approach. As a member of IAHSP, he has consistently won industry recognition for staging excellence.

Coastal Stagedesigns maintains a 2,500 square foot warehouse of company-owned inventory with enough furniture and accessories to stage up to 15-20 homes at a time. Projects have ranged from average sized homes to multi-million dollar luxury properties.
Dismukes is scheduled as a panelist at the IAHSP Annual Conference in March 2023 in New Orleans discussing Short Term Rentals and creating additional revenue streams for Home Staging Professionals.

You can contact Coastal Stagedesigns at (850) 896-1900 or For more information about the company, staging in general, statistics, and portfolio, visit