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About Middleton Inc.

Middleton Inc. is a full-service interior design firm offering visualization, remodel/new construction and furniture/decor services.  By including physically accurate items in our 3D visualizations our clients are able to view and approve projects before anything is ordered or built.  This results in a smoother running project that saves our clients time money and stress.

Meet Shanna Middleton

Shanna Middleton is the president elect of the Alliance of Interior Designers of Raleigh and has been practicing interior design since she graduated from Arizona State University’s Interior Design program in 2004. In addition to running Middleton Inc. a full service interior design firm, Middleton has owned and operated two other businesses in the Raleigh/Cary area.

From 2005 – 2014 she owned Real-Estage inc., a full-service Realty and Staging company where she renovated, staged, marketed, flipped and sold properties. In 2014 Middleton opened “One of a kind find and design” A unique custom furniture manufacturing, retail store offering a complete line of customizable furniture and décor.

Middleton’s extensive background with interior design, project management, construction, house flipping, staging, real estate, graphic design, AutoCAD, 3D modeling/rendering, virtual reality and furniture design/building have uniquely positioned her to assist her clients with their interior design needs.

Learn more about Shanna by reading reviews from her other businesses below. Read reviews from Middleton Inc. here.

Reviews from One of a Kind Find and Design

(Customizable Furniture Manufacturing and Retail Store)

5/5

We recently purchased a beautiful custom dining room set from One of a Kind Find and Design, and words can’t express how much we love it!!!! It’s exactly what we were hoping for to create a cozy and comfortable place for our family and friends to spend time together! Shanna…you’re amazing at what you do!!!

Rose Ann Carr

5/5

We just had our custom farm table delivered, and it is everything I was hoping for and more! Shanna was extremely helpful throughout the process and made my vision become reality. I’d highly recommend her and 1fkd for anyone looking for custom furniture!

Jessica Wood Johnson

5/5

One of a Kind Design has an amazing team that was able to create a custom built dining room table and chairs for us. They were extremely easy to work with, create an amazing product, and I would recommend this company to anybody!

Ian MacNaughton

5/5

I am so glad I found Shanna and One of a Kind Find and Design! We just moved into a house in Cary and wanted to finally invest in some “grown up” furniture, starting with a dining room table. Shanna took the time to help us come up with a whole color scheme and ideas for the dining room and really pulled it all together for us. You can just tell how passionate she is about her projects and helping her clients make the furniture look amazing for their space. We just got our farmhouse table and buffet today and I am so happy thinking of all the amazing memories our family will make at this table. I imagine it will last multiple generations. I think Shanna is going to get a lot more of our business before we’re done decorating. Thank you so much!

Natalie Brickell

5/5

Shanna was amazing to work with. My wife and are having a custom table and bench designed for our breakfast nook. I spoke with Shanna over the phone first and she was very helpful and suggested we come into the shop. We stopped by today and are extremely happy we decided to do so. The quality looks amazing and Shanna was very helpful with our selections. Great initial buying experience and we cannot wait to see the finished project!!!

Jeremiah Mussari

5/5

We just had our custom farm table delivered, and it is everything I was hoping for and more! Shanna was extremely helpful throughout the process and made my vision become reality. I’d highly recommend her and 1fkd for anyone looking for custom furniture!

Jessica Wood Johnson

5/5

I am obsessed with my new dining room furniture! It is perfection and a piece of artwork! More than furniture, this is a work of art! The process and the outcome were such an amazing experience. I cannot wait to find more things to design!

Tina Shaw

5/5

We got a custom farm table for an amazing price! I was able to pick the exact size (we needed 7 1/2 ft)-which was a big deal for me, the stain color for the top, the color for the bottom, and the color and type of chairs we wanted! We are in love with it!! Shanna is a great designer and very talented!!! It is exactly what we wanted! Our dream has come true! and…here is input from my husband…The delivery guys were excellent. They were very polite and professional, and I was really happy with them. And our table and chairs are SO AWESOME! I can’t stop staring at all of it…especially the table top. I think it is my favorite piece of furniture in the whole house. We have said “I love our new table” to each other probably 15 times today. You did a great job on it. It is even better than I imagined. It is unusual for me to like a piece of furniture this much, so I wanted to make sure to thank you!!!!

Maui Trip

5/5

I have been wanting to do something with my dining but just couldn’t find the right furniture. I was going to my nail appointment and saw a beautiful bar table in the window of this store. I went in and we talked about their furniture and took a tour through the workshop area. I asked if they could make a hall table like the bar table. We discussed types of wood and color finish. They exceeded my expectation. I loved it. I loved it so much that I asked if they would make a dining table. Everything about my experience with the owner and staff was comfortable, courteous and professional. Even the delivery service was prompt. Thank you all for making my house feel like a home.

Janis Hollinger-Dombrowski

5/5

Thank you Shanna for making us the most beautiful farm table! Can’t wait for the holidays to enjoy it with our friends and family!!!

Kate Roberts

5/5

Above and beyond impressed by Shanna and her team! Professional, efficient, friendly, and incredibly talented at creating truly one of a kind pieces. My fiancée and I recently received our new bed and absolutely love it!! We have already contacted Shanna to purchase a new dresser to match. If you’re looking for quality service and home products, look no further than 1KFD!

Kristen Kesler DeSena

5/5

We purchased a farmhouse dining room table and it has become the inspiration for decorating our whole home. We’re so impressed with Shanna and her team. Furniture design is not just their business; it’s their passion! They are professional, friendly, truly one of a kind!

Laurel Clarke Babcock

5/5

Shanna worked with us to get just the look, size, and stains/finishes we wanted. Solid pine furniture at a great price. Can’t wait to get it.

Tony Biga

5/5

Can’t wait to see the finished products. Awesome selection and options to paint or stain. Fair prices and friendly local people to shop with. Buying local is the best way to go.

Rodney Toy

5/5

We found OKFD through our designer and couldn’t be happier. We had a breakfast table, dinner table, as well as matching chair and bench for the the dining table. We also had a lovely buffet made, it was all beautiful. Shanna and her team are quick with responses and quick with turn around. We had a big order and everything from picking out finishes and pricing to letting us know progress of pieces, was smooth. I would give more stars if I could.

Natalie Livedalen

5/5

We worked with Shanna to build a custom kitchen table for our house. We could not be happier with the results. We had a unique dining room space with a built-in bench. Shanna worked with us to create the perfectly sized table. She also is an interior designer and ensured that the table and custom chairs flowed perfectly with our design. The table and chairs are constructed with very high quality products. One of a Kind is an option you should strongly consider so you can have a unique piece that nobody else will have and will be perfectly customized for you.

Vinay Kolluru

5/5

WOW! They just delivered everything and it all exceeded expectations. This is customized high quality furniture. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Ronald Norton

5/5

My wife and I were rethinking the furniture in our kitchen/dining space, and Shanna was a great help — she took the time to look at measurement and photos of our space, gave us good (much-needed) advice on colors and patterns, and even helped keep our son entertained while we were wavering about our choices. We’re very happy with the finished products (a table, chairs, and barstools), and would definitely consider returning for future purchases.

Andy Grimm

5/5

Love One of a Kind! I have purchased several pieces and they’re easily my favorites. Smooth process, pretty showroom and friendly crew. Highly recommend!

Sue Martinez

5/5

We LOVE our new dining room table and chairs. Shanna was wonderful to work with and made sure it was exactly what we wanted. She quickly identified our style and helped us pick out the perfect finishes and fabrics. She went the extra mile to ensure quality craftsmanship and even completed our table and chairs earlier than promised.

Ashley Allen

5/5

Mu husband and I have made multiple purchases, some of which were custom requests. After we had purchased a matching set of end tables, coffee table, and that tall table that goes behind the couch, we asked her to make desks for me and my husband. We gave her the desired dimensions, and the result was awesome. Had I known she was out there I totally would have purchased a custom dining room table through her and NOT through restoration hardware. Unfortunately, it was too late to return the dining room table, but I genuinely wish we had one of hers because I like them so much better. Her items are incredibly well made, solid wood. These are pieces that can take a beating, stand the test of time, look fabulous, and get passed down. We are completely satisfied with her service. We had an end table that had a slight wobble in the show room at the time of purchase and she fixed it at no extra charge. Shanna is a gem. Talent + Quality.

Maylene Laguna

5/5

Shanna made a dining set for us and we love it! Everything about the experience was great. The table she made is our favorite piece of furniture on our home. Also, after a few days we found small issue with one of our chairs. We told her about it, and she replaced it immediately. So we had great customer service, and our dining set is awesome. Definitely five stars.

Neal Leazer

5/5

Shana has been so helpful in designing the perfect farmhouse table. It’s perfect, the price is great and the service was impeccable. I love visiting her store and getting ideas and inspirations for my new home. Love this place!

Rasheeda Monroe

Reviews from Real-Estage inc.

(Home Staging and Realty Company)

5/5

We had a great experience with Shanna Middleton and the team at Real-Estage Realty. They told us exactly what to do to make our house appeal to a broad range of people. They brought in beautiful furniture for staging and took fantastic pictures – not the usual house mug shots you see in real estate listings. They priced our house well. We had an offer on the first day, and the closing went incredibly smoothly. I would recommend Real-Estage to anyone!

Sasha Wood

5/5

I hired Shanna from Real-Estage to renovate our townhouse in Cary, so that it looks fresh and attractive to put on the market. She was very easy to work with through the entire process, took care of absolutely everything and made the renovation completely painless on us. Our budget was pretty tight for the magnitude of the job (repaint entire townhouse, replace the majority of the flooring, replace appliances, and fix/update dozens of things). Shanna stuck to our budget and delivered amazing bang for the buck.

Sue Price

5/5

Shanna was very easy to work with through the entire process, took care of absolutely everything and made the renovation completely painless on us. She stuck to our budget and delivered amazing bang for the buck.

Maciej Zamek

5/5

Our experience working with Real-Estage Realty was great. Shanna and her team were very efficient and professional in the way they handled the sale of our house. They worked really hard to stage our home which made it show even better. We would use Real-Estage services again in a heartbeat and have already recommended them to many of our friends and family.

Richard and Lisa Hamilton

5/5

Shanna and her team know what sells a house. They were able to turn our very personally decorated house into a model home for the marketplace – a step above and beyond what most realtors are able to do. But most importantly, Shanna and her team sincerely care about their clients and compassionately walk them through every step of this inherently stressful life transition.

Julianne & Garold Smith

5/5

Thank you so much for selling our houses in such short period of time, especially considering the current economic circumstances. We were so lucky to have you as our agent. I realized that you and your company were different from other companies once you decorated my house. I didn’t know that my house could be that pretty. I also experienced that you were so diligent and so kind. We were three hours ahead of your local time and you always answered my call after your working hours. I definitely will recommend my friends to contact you in the future if they plan to sell their house. May Lord Bless You and Your business.

Jack & Angela

5/5

Shanna staged part of our townhome and took amazing pictures of everything. We had renters there and had to work around someone else’s furniture, etc. She really brought out the best features in our property as she added color, cleared off the kitchen counter-top space and refrigerator for her pictures, and even hung a beautiful picture she had brought for the living room.

Rachel Owens

5/5

Shanna staged our back deck, which really was our best feature in the townhouse but had not been accented before as the renters just had plastic chairs there. She brought in a new table, chairs, garden center, and then added color with bright orange pillows. It was completely transformed.

Bob Becker

5/5

After trying to sell our townhouse on our own for almost 3 years- off and on- Shanna staged and listed our townhouse in three days, and we got an offer the second day it was on the market! I would highly recommend her services to anyone as she has a great eye for color, accenting the strengths in each room, and when you list your property with her, the virtual tour is a huge bonus with her services!

Patty Smith

5/5

We were trying to sell our home for over a year then we had Shanna stage our house. Shanna was great. She staged our home in a weekend and we were set to place it on the market. We received and offer within two weeks of staging!

She was wonderful to work with and always prompt in responding to calls, emails, etc. We would like to have her decorate our new home!

Mr. and Mrs Do

5/5

Real-Estage completely updated and refreshed my 30-year-old home to prepare for sale. The major work was recreating the master bath to make it attractive and updated. It is GORGEOUS for the first time ever! They also told me what, and only what, needed to be done for my house to sell. For my house, that included paint, carpet, granite counter-tops, stainless appliances, and external touch-ups, plus many minor details. They also did my staging – told me what I needed to move out of my house, then they brought in beautiful replacements for me to have while my house was on the market. And finally, they did the final step for MLS: Showed it all off with beautiful pictures and a fabulous virtual tour. Here’s what happened: 4 offers in the FIRST day on MLS! Received higher than asking price! Highly recommend Designed to Sold. I found Shanna to be a pleasure to work with. She definitely has an eye for what appeals to buyers, but I also felt that she respected my budget. She consistently readjusted/shopped for bargains to stay within budget. She also has high personal standards about being sure that her work is right, no matter what. I couldn’t be more pleased, and I hope to have the opportunity to work with Designed To Sold again.

Tricia Wood

5/5

Shanna and her team did an excellent job for my sellers. I believe her staging is what sold the house so quickly in 4 days! Whether you are looking for help with interior design or staging your home to sell, Shanna will deliver beautiful results.

Alanna Murphy, Realtor

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