ABOUT STEP BY STAGE INTERIORS
Step By Stage Interiors is Lakeland's premier home staging company, servicing all of Polk County and Hillsborough. With over fifteen years of design experience and an expansive inventory, we have the knowledge, skills, and materials to prepare your home for sale. Staging has proven to help sellers sell their homes faster and capitalize on profit by increasing the marketability of their homes. At Step By Stage Interiors, we work to professionally prepare your homes for sale, so that it will appeal to the most amount of buyers and generate the highest price in the least amount of time on market. With over 400 homes sold and an average staged-to-sale rate of 14 days, we are committed to getting you one step closer to sold!
Striving to provide world class service to increase the visibility, footprint and benefits of staging nationally!
To work with homeowners and Real estate professionals to assist with maximizing the speed, aesthetics and value of a property. Moving a property one step closer to sold!
MEET THE TEAM
Anne Furlow has always had an eye for design ever since she was young. She followed her passion by attending the International Academy of Design & Technology (IDAT) in Tampa, FL, studying Interior Design. She has worked for several home builders and remodelers for the past fifteen years. In 2010, Anne received the Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) certification. She has been staging since 2011. Her accolades include Parade of Homes 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018; 1st & 2nd Place Remodels, along with receiving the Best of Lakeland 2018 award for Interior Design by the Lakeland Awards Program! Anne is an accomplished motivator, public speaker and often a go to person for local realtors in her area that are in need of a competitive advantage that companies home staging’s can offer.
Anne resides in the Historic District in Lakeland with her husband. They enjoy going to the Food Truck Rally in Downtown Lakeland, and the farmer’s market (Downtown & Dixieland). On her own, Anne enjoys restoring furniture, shopping, and weekend getaways. She’s often found sitting on the front porch and entertaining neighbors with cookouts, wine, and morning coffee.
Patrick grew up in the small town of Poolesville, Maryland. He completed his degree at The Florida Institute of Technology, earning a B.S. in Business Administration. Patrick's experience and background have been in leadership and management within the education field along with account management in the textile and facility services industry. After growing and developing successful business teams, he took the leap from the corporate lifestyle to join Step By Stage Interiors full time as President of Operations and Logistics. He has a knack for detail, organization and efficiency.
Patrick enjoys spending time with his family and favorite pug Olive. Yes, he even has a coffee mug with a picture of him and his dog. He's an avid sports fan and you can often find him cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, UCF Knights, Maryland Terrapins, Tampa Bay Rays/Lightning and his alma mater F.I.T. Panthers. He also enjoys hosting friends and guests at his home and sitting on the porch relaxing.
Mary was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. She moved to the charming city of Lakeland with her husband and two kids in 2007.
She loves seeing the potential in a space. And has a knack for pulling a room together using a clean, simple and approachable aesthetic. She enjoys home staging because it allows her to be creative with multiple home styles. Mary describes her personal style as modern boho. And she loves a good road-side or thrift store find! When she isn’t shopping for the perfect piece of furniture, she loves being in the great outdoors with her family.
Ben is our warehouse manager and lead mover. He is a senior at Florida Southern majoring in environmental sciences with a minor in biology. We are so grateful that he has been with us for three years! Not only does he work hard putting himself through school, but he refinishes furniture, he is an excellent craftsman, and even puts in his two cents when it comes to staging! He has a great heart and we couldn’t do this without him!
Ana is our Staging Assistant, she does all things from scheduling appointments, to planning meetings and taking detailed notes, as well as organizing, website design, social media and staging! Ana is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, but has come down to sunny Lakeland to study Communications at Southeastern University. Ana has always had a love for interior design, and artsy things; and believes that staging has the perfect blend of business and self expression to create her dream job. Some of her favorites things are exercising, healthy foods, coffee shops, volunteering and being involved in her community especially at SEU, and loves hanging out with her friends and family.
Debbie was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She is proud to be a true southern lady, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Lakeland has been her home for over 36 years and she worked in the service industry for over 30 years. Debbie has a passion for color, texture, fabrics, eclectic style, and everything home decor. She has had the privilege to learn by working in the field. Debbie loves helping people bring their dreams to life!
The Step By Stage Interiors delivery truck, affectionately known as “Big Betsy”, joined the team in 2017. She is hardworking, trustworthy and reliable. Though we never condone violence at Step By Stage Interiors, she’s had a few scuffs and scratches since coming aboard. However, she takes it all in stride. I don’t know what we would do without her! She likes getting topped off with fuel every so often and never minds a long haul for our wonderful clients. She enjoys baths and shady parking spaces. Step By Stage Interiors looks forward to working with her for years to come. Perhaps one day in the future she’ll have a new sister added to the fleet!