It all began on the movie set...


Hayden de M. Yates & Melinda Reynolds-Pye

Hayden is an accredited Home Staging Professional (ASP® - IAHSP®, RESA®) and Real Estate and Architectural Photographer in Austin. He currently conducts photography workshops all over the country for the Real Estate, Design and Home Staging Professional. In addition, he is professional filmmaker, and has been involved in major commercial film productions in Paris, Los Angeles, Honolulu and Austin for over 30 years. He has also taught Digital Film Production full time at the Art Institute of Austin. In 2017 Hayden received the “Best Documentary Film” award from several film festivals all over the country, for his documentary feature film A Force in Nature: Jóhann Eyfells, including the Hill Country Film Festival in Texas and DIY Film Fest in Santa Monica, CA.

Melinda is an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP), a member of ASHSR (American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners), Certified E-Designer, and current President Elect of the OC chapter of RESA (Real Estate Staging Association). Melinda has always loved anything to do with home and garden design. Her foray into home staging began as a desire to help friends re-imagine the spaces they live in by utilizing her creative design, visual merchandising and project management skills. Melinda’s passion for design drove her to expand into consulting and staging homes for both homeowners and realtors, and has since grown to include a full range of services. At Simply Splendid Home Staging, our goal is to bring out the best in your property so it sells quickly for top dollar.