For the third consecutive year, Carolina Spaces claimed the title for Best Residential Interior Staging in the Luxury Property Over $1 Million category in the Lake Norman Home Builders Association’s fourteenth annual Best of the Lake Design Competition. Carolina Spaces has won the title every year since the category was created. This year, the winning property was a $1.6 million new construction in Waxhaw. It had been listed for eight months without an offer, and then it sold for its full asking price just 21 days after it was staged. Joan Inglis, founder, owner, and lead designer of Carolina Spaces, said a lot of people are jumping into Charlotte’s hot real estate market as stagers, but it takes more than ambition to do the job right. Her company has always specialized in luxury properties, working on homes marketed at up to $10 million. Since 2004, Carolina Spaces has helped sell over $1 billion in real estate. To do so, they maintain a full inventory of new, name-brand furnishings appropriate for luxury homes. Inglis credits her success to paying attention to nuances in scale, color, and style.