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

Brantley Robertson

Design Coordinator

Marci Rozenblat

Client Coordinator

Michael Pierce

Warehouse Guru

Valerie Pierce

President & Founder

Morgan Russo

Senior Design Coordinator

Brantley Robertson

Design Coordinator

Marci Rozenblat

Client Coordinator

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!

Brantley Robertson

Design Coordinator

What do you love about working at Elite Austin?

What I find so unique about Elite Austin is that we are truly a team of professionals that come together to brainstorm and create effective, fully-considered solutions for our clients. We all have unique skillsets and collaborate in a fun, collegial atmosphere. Client goals are always our top priority!

What makes Elite Austin so special?

There are so many things! One example of what makes us special is that Elite Austin customizes design plans for diverse audiences, price points, and design styles. We really listen to our clients and consider multiple viewpoints before proposing a final plan.

Do you have a favorite client project?

Any project that challenges me to think outside the box! Solving design problems is fun when I can brainstorm ideas, source items to address specific needs, take a few chances, and really surprise our clients with solutions they love.

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

I am very detail oriented. I feel fulfilled knowing that my projects are done well, right down to the smallest detail. My greatest reward is when clients are delighted with the work we do for them.

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

Sculpting ceramic succulent planters, hunting for unique vintage decor, and attending the many performances, shows, and art openings that Austin is known for!

Marci Rozenblat

Client Coordinator

What do you love about working at Elite Austin?

My favorite thing about working at Elite Austin is that we make a difference with our outstanding collaboration. I love working with our optimistic and passionate team. We’re always exchanging expertise and learning new skills from each other. It’s truly an enjoyable work environment and we are always laughing and learning!

What makes Elite Austin so special?

The fact that nothing is impossible when you do “everything furniture.” We are also always working on new ways to expand our services. Also, I like how versatile we are with our design styles. We are always on the lookout for the next trend or design style.

Do you have a favorite client project?

All of the projects are unique and reflect a different lifestyle. If the consumer is happy with our creation for them, I’m happy. Our main goal is always for clients to be happy and stress-free. We love hearing great feedback after a long day of installing!

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

Providing exceptional customer service is where I come in. It’s essential that we leave a mark by taking great care of our clients through personal and professional connections.

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

I love hanging out with my pug, Peter. We like to go swimming, go to dog parks, and lounge in a hammock at Barton Springs Pool. We also enjoy a little traveling together. Whenever possible, I try to spend quality time with my family and friends. I also enjoy dancing and dining out at one of the many great spots Austin has to offer, The Flying Carpet being one of my favorites.

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