Roger Hazard is TV's original home stager, as well as designer / producer on the international, Emmy-nominated "SELL THIS HOUSE," "SELL THIS HOUSE: EXTREME," and "MOVE THIS HOUSE," all of which are aired on A&E. He is a regular columnist for The Austin-American Statesman and has been featured in newspapers and magazines such as Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, and InStyle. His work on television is viewed around the globe, and he has made appearances on networks including CBS, ABC, and NBC. Roger is a frequent guest speaker at home and garden shows and real estate industry events.
Together with his husband Chris Stout-Hazard, Roger offers residential and commercial design, renovation, and staging services to clients through their firm Design Hazards. Roger and Chris are also the founders of a furniture and decor company called Love Decades.
Growing up in Texas, Roger was always inspired by bigger and better. After studying environmental design and landscape architecture at Texas A&M University, he started his own landscaping company. He designed, plotted, and grew some of the most tasteful gardens in Houston.
His sense of design led him to work on homes. Discovering architectural potential in neglected historical homes, Roger began a new career in restoration. He moved to Atlanta where he found great success, buying and selling up to four houses a year.
During his career, Roger has taken on all sorts of challenges, designing celebrity homes, restaurants, and countless interiors as well as sets for television shows. In addition to residential and commercial design work, Roger has started assisting location charity organizations to improve the utility and comfort of their facilities. Through his extensive experience as a designer and a home restorer, Roger has discovered many of the tricks of the real estate trade. The most important one is that people buy based on their emotions; they want to feel good in a home. Roger knows just how to create an inviting environment without having to break the bank to do it.
Note: Clippings from Roger's many appearances in the media can be found on the PRESS page.
Chris Stout-Hazard brings expertise in design, technology, and marketing to Design Hazards. Prior to joining Design Hazards, Chris has been responsible for the creation of technology relied upon by hundreds of thousands of users and the establishment of new companies as brands competing at a national level.
His previous roles include CTO, CMO, Creative Director, and Senior Developer in industries such as finance, news media, real estate, and design.
Chris leads design for their furniture company, Love Decades.
Welcome to your new survival guide for all things kitchen design related brought to you by Roger Hazard. In this guide you will find everything from trendy inspirations to useful design and functionality insights. Featuring articles, links and videos that utilize Roger's professional expertise; you will receive valuable information on how to create new, appealing living spaces that fit a variety of needs and budgets.
Roger Hazard is an internationally-known designer and TV's original home stager seen on the Emmy-nominated "Sell This House," "Sell This House: Extreme," and "Move This House." In addition to his A&E television work, Hazard is a featured writer in national newspapers and magazines and serves as a keynote speaker for landscaping and home renovation events.
When Eileen was in high school she noticed that people would often say, "Ask Eileen, she knows everything". But she knew she didn't really, so after navigating through the course schedule for a few years to find the most interesting classes the University of Texas had to offer, she eventually graduated with degrees in Art History and Asian Studies.
After a little more meandering, Eileen finally found herself in a successful career in radio marketing in Austin which eventually led to her making her mark on the music business in NYC. Career tracks in the worlds of tech and entertainment marketing followed soon after but Eileen truly craved a vocation that helped real people, something that would give her a sense of gratification. After pondering her loves - design, houses and architecture, she briefly considered a degree in architecture, but decided that three more years of school was indeed not what she was craving.
Instead she decided to get her real estate license and connect people with houses they love, in a city that has everything to offer.
Immediately she was successful - a top producer working hard to help people find their dream homes in Austin. Soon after, she was also helping people sell their homes, the place they loved most, to perhaps find a new home or just move on. She found that she was really good - no great - at this. All of the years spent marketing musicians, widgets, and other companies' services combined with the stress of contracts and tight time lines all fed into her immediate success as a Realtor®.
Now a multi-million dollar producer for more than a few years, Eileen brings you The Gill Agency - a group of like-minded, super-smart, professional agents who want to help you with the biggest purchase or sale of your life.
Darian Stout spends the week in the classroom and weekends at estate sales and thrift shops.
Consistently buying more than will fit in his house, he feels better telling himself that the various items clogging his garage will someday be restored and sold. His latest favorite buy is parked in the driveway, a 1957 canned ham camper.
As a new father and recent home buyer, Darian has started many projects - and finished some of them - in order to revitalize the home's 50's era style.
Of course he doesn't act alone, his partner in crime - and style - is there to pick the colors and paint the trim. Their summer project will be to create an edible landscape out of their front yard.
Kate Allen is a somewhat recent graduate of Bryn Mawr College's Growth and Structure of Cities program, currently serving as an Americorps service member in Seattle, WA.
Influenced from a young age by the likes of Antiques Roadshow and Architectural Digest, Kate's interests lie in historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and a lot of cheap stuff from thrift stores.
When she is not cooking, reading, or volunteering for America, Kate spends too much of her time reading design blogs and daydreaming about restoring and decorating her future mid-century modern home.