meet elite austin. We cultivate

passion, talent, and creativity.

meet elite austin. We cultivate

passion, talent, and creativity.

MEET ELITE AUSTIN

Elite Austin is a full-service Interior Design and Home Staging firm
with an unparalleled selection of Designer Curated Furnishings
available for Rent or Purchase.

MEET ELITE AUSTIN

Elite Austin is a full-service
Interior Design and Home Staging firm
with an unparalleled selection of
Designer Curated Furnishings
available for Rent or Purchase.

Elite Austin evolved from a lifelong passion for furniture and design,
and also out of necessity!

In 2008, I was asked to stage the home I was renting to help it sell. I searched Austin high and low for furniture rental options and was surprised and disappointed to find out how challenging it was to locate quality furniture for rent. I ended up sourcing and purchasing furniture from retail stores which was expensive, and then I later had to sell it at a loss.

After later being asked by some Realtors friends to stage more homes, I realized there was only one solution. Due to the lack of options in Austin, I decided to start a design firm with a UNIQUE FOCUS ON QUALITY FURNITURE THAT WOULD MEET CLIENT’S BUDGETARY NEEDS WITHOUT COMPROMISING STYLE AND FUNCTION.

Fast forward, Elite Austin has grown into a design firm with an incredible team of talented, passionate, and creative design experts who love design, home staging and furniture as much as I do. Over the last few years, we have expanded our services to include Home Staging, Furniture Rental and Interior Design.

We cannot wait to help you with all things furniture!

Elite Austin evolved from a lifelong passion for furniture and design, and also out of necessity!

In 2008, I was asked to stage the home I was renting to help it sell. I searched Austin high and low for furniture rental options and was surprised and disappointed to find out how challenging it was to locate quality furniture for rent. I ended up sourcing and purchasing furniture from retail stores which was expensive, and then I later had to sell it at a loss.

After later being asked by some Realtors friends to stage more homes, I realized there was only one solution.

Due to the lack of options in Austin, I decided to start a design and staging firm with a unique focus on quality furniture that would meet client’s budgetary needs without compromising style and function.

Fast forward, Elite Austin has grown into a design firm with an incredible team of talented, passionate, and creative design experts who love design, Home Staging, and most of all furniture, as much as I do. Over the last few years, we have expanded our services to include InstaHome Furniture Rental packages and we also specialize in furnishing vacation rental homes and personal residences via our Interior Design service.

We cannot wait to help you with all things furniture!

Valerie Pierce

President & Founder

Morgan Russo

Senior Design Coordinator

Courtney Busacca

Design Coordinator

Angel Rodriguez

Warehouse Team Leader

Michael Pierce

Warehouse Guru

Valerie Pierce

President & Founder

Morgan Russo

Senior Design Coordinator

Courtney Busacca

Design Coordinator

Angel Rodriguez

Warehouse Team Leader

Michael Pierce

Warehouse Guru

Valerie Pierce

President & Founder

The things I love: spending time with family & friends, my golden retriever, Lily, traveling to new places, furniture & décor, all things real estate, trying new restaurants, wine, laughing until my stomach hurts, walking in the grass barefoot, business and entrepreneurship.

I’m so grateful for our amazing team and it’s truly an honor to work with them every day. They’re passionate, collaborative, hardworking and fun to be around. Each person brings a unique skillset to Elite Austin, and everyone works together to produce incredible results time and time again.

It’s my pleasure to introduce them to you now!

Morgan Russo

Senior Design Coordinator

What do you love about working at Elite Austin?

I love my team! It’s so great working with a group of people who are just as passionate about what they do as you are. We constantly work together to solve problems and teach each other new things.

What makes Elite Austin so special?

Our customer service and interior design expert staff. We are constantly brainstorming ways to make working with our company a great experience for our clients and show our appreciation for them.

Do you have a favorite client project?

That’s a hard question! I love my job everyday so picking just one of the hundreds of projects I have worked on would be hard. I really love working on projects with challenging spaces. Whether it’s a small space, awkward shape, dated interior concept, or an overwhelmingly large space, I love helping buyers see the potential in homes that they wouldn’t have been able to see prior to us furnishing them. It’s especially rewarding when it ends in a really quick sale!

What unique skill do you bring to the Elite Austin team of experts?

A combination of speed and being a self-starter! Apparently I have a nickname in this office: The Bullet. I’m not sure I’m that fast, but I truly believe you can do whatever you want if you are persistent and believe in yourself.

When you’re not at Elite Austin, how do you spend your time?

I am a proud Chihuahua mom and now foster mommy to a new little kitten named Dalí. I love going to the greenbelt and spending my weekends exploring Austin. I could spend hours by myself in an art museum and could pretty much live off breakfast tacos from El Tacorrido!

Courtney Busacca

Design Coordinator

What do you love about working at Elite Austin?

I absolutely love the opportunity to be creative! Elite Austin has allowed its design team the freedom to play with different types and styles of furniture, art and décor. The possibilities at Elite Austin truly are endless, and I respect the trust that has developed within the design team.

What makes Elite Austin so special?

What makes Elite Austin so special is that it offers a diverse number of services within the design industry. We work with home owners, Realtors, and interior design clients in both the residential and commercial community. We also work with builders, project managers, and other industry professionals. We offer Home Staging and Furniture Rental, and we take on Interior Design Projects as well.

Do you have a favorite client project?

My favorite project thus far was the Collier Project. The home was absolutely stunning and full of character. We were able to incorporate modern and contemporary pieces with a mid-century vibe. The property allowed for bright and bold colors, which really brought the home to life.

What unique skill do you bring to the Elite Austin team of experts?

Having earned my Professional Staging Associate Certification (PSA) as well as my Certified Feng Shui Stager (CFSS), I contribute a host of knowledge about current, effective staging practices as well as the traditional wisdom of Feng Sui.

When you’re not at Elite Austin, how do you spend your time?

I love being active and outside. Being from California, I truly love the water, so kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming are among my top favorite activities. On the flip side, I also love to eat, so exploring new restaurants, food trucks, and happy hour spots with family and friends is always a great way to spend a weekend!

Angel Rodriguez

Warehouse Team Leader

What do you love about working at Elite Austin?

I have to say it’s the team atmosphere and harmony, which help us assist every client with the best possible service. Also, our thorough procedures make Elite Austin one of a kind.

What makes Elite Austin so special?

Elite Austin always puts client needs first. From affordability to design, we are always looking to put our clients first.

Do you have a favorite client project?

My favorite project thus far has been improving the organization of the warehouse. I came to Elite Austin to help improve productivity and help facilitate future projects. There is no project we can’t handle!

What unique skill do you bring to the Elite Austin team of experts?

From my first job to my arrival here at Elite Austin, logistics has always been my love. I bring over 12 years—seven in the furniture industry alone—of experience in logistics to my work here. With my experience and can do attitude, there really isn’t anything I’m not ready for.

When you’re not at Elite Austin, how do you spend your time?

Outside of work, I love spending time with my wife and our two sons, who are three and five years old. From going to the park with them to going on a road trip, the time we spend together is priceless.

Michael Pierce

Warehouse Guru

What do you love about working at Elite Austin?

I would have to say that it’s our vibrant and passionate team. They have a “let’s get it done” attitude and are always fun to be around!

What makes Elite Austin so special?

Our continued professionalism in client service, passion for staging, design, and furniture, and our persistence in the face of any challenge.

Do you have a favorite client project?

I’ve loved the construction of our Elite Austin warehouse and its continued metamorphosis into an organized and efficient distribution center of an incredible array of  furnishings.

What unique skill do you bring to the Elite Austin team of experts?

I bring a unique perspective garnered from being involved in the company from day one. In addition, I have extensive experience in the construction industry which always proves to be an asset.

When you’re not at Elite Austin, how do you spend your time?

I also work with Whole Foods in the natural food industry and am known as a “natural foods guru” in the industry. My hobbies include spending time with my beautiful wife and dog, reading, gardening, and learning about new things of interest.

And yes,
it’s true.

And yes,
it’s true.

All our Furniture, Art, Rugs, Accessories, and Décor are available for rent or purchase.

 

“Professional, timely, creative and easy to work with. Working with this group has been so refreshing and easy! Brantley and Marci are a dream team who are on top of it, on point in design and on time always! Owner Valerie’s business acumen and design “know how” is top notch. Brantley, one of Elite’s designers created a plan and turned our empty space into luxury from the lamps, art and furnishings to well planned accessories. They all take care of every detail. It is amazing that moving can be so stress-free. The timeliness of each person at Elite feels great because I am not waiting around for days to get a callback and questions answered. We needed a quick turnaround and in a day’s time, they had visited our new space with their designers to measure, create, and plan for our 3 bedroom condo in downtown Austin and they had a detailed bid out that night at 9 pm! Like I said, I love this company and will use them again.”

Margaret – Client