Who are Blake Fox Interiors?

Adam Cottrell and Tara Thompson have successfully worked together staging countless homes since 2015, while working for a very busy and esteemed, Montclair real estate team. They find balance and challenge in one another’s opinions, helping develop and hone their skill set with each new endeavor. 

In late 2019 they decided to earn their national accreditation as Certified Home Staging Professionals, through the New York Institute of Art+Design. They are excited to launch Blake Fox Interiors in 2020 and share their staging knowledge and expertise with a larger market place.

Meet Our Team

Adam Cottrell

Partner, CHSP & Referral Agent


Adam graduated with his BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2006. His love of drawing & painting as a child turned to graphics, then advertising in college. Eventually a passion for fashion pushed him towards styling & visual merchandising.​ Staging was a natural transition, it’s merchandising for real estate. Since 2015, Adam has become a familiar face in the Montclair real estate community, staging for a established real estate team. 

Tara Thompson

Partner & CHSP


Tara is originally from Bloomington, Indiana. Over the course of 25 years, she has resided in NYC, Hudson county, Montclair, and now Essex Fells. She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Apparel Merchandising, and started her sales and merchandising career with Esprit de Corp in the NYC Garment District, soon after graduation. Her love of fashion and merchandising easily translated into staging, where highlighting each home's unique character for perspective buyers, is much like merchandising a retail store.  

Sean Gautney

Director of Operations & Realtor

Sean is originally from Boca Raton, Florida. During the last 3 years, he has resided in Hudson county, working in Real Estate. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Sports and Exercise Science, and started working in property management, soon after starting university. His affinity for management easily translated into staging business operations, where organization and efficiency is essential for success. Sean is an active Realtor at Silver & Oak in Jersey City.

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