About
Step By Stage Interiors

Step By Stage Interiors is Lakeland’s premier home staging company, servicing all of Polk County, Hillsborough and Central Florida. 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 1,500 homes sold and an average staged-to-sale rate of 4 days, we are committed to getting you one step closer to sold!

Our Team

Our Vision

Striving to provide world class service to increase the visibility, footprint and benefits of staging nationally!

Our Mission

To work with Homeowners and Real Estate Professionals assisting with maximizing the speed, aesthetics and value of a property. Moving a property one step closer to sold!

Anne Furlow

Anne Furlow

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Owner // Interior Designer

Anne Furlow

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 and Technology (IADT) in Tampa, FL, studying Interior Design. She has over 10 years’ experience working for several home builders and remodelers and has been staging since 2009, starting her own business (Step by Stage Interiors) in 2011. In 2010, Anne received the Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) certification. Anne is also a member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) and holds her RESA PRO designation. She is a certified staging instructor through RESA in the state of Florida. Her accolades include Parade of Homes 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018, 2021; 1st and 2nd Place Remodels/Showcase homes, along with receiving the Best of Lakeland 2018, 2019, 2020 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 who need a
competitive advantage that her professional staging business can offer. She has been recognized by RESA as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate Staging from 2018 – 2020 and a 2021Nominee. She has locally mentored new home stagers to the industry, helping them with business plans, start-ups, guidance, and resources. She has also been part of the RESA (Real Estate Staging Association) Masterminds retreat/course, helping progress and develop the home staging industry across North America.

Anne resides in the Historic District in Lakeland, FL with her husband and business partner, Patrick. They enjoy going to the Downtown Lakeland farmer’s market on weekends and supporting local. In her free time, Anne enjoys restoring furniture, reading, eating healthy, and weekend getaways. She’s often found sitting on the front porch or lounging in the backyard at the pool, entertaining neighbors.

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President // Operations and Logistics

Patrick Furlow

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.

Patrick Furlow

Patrick Furlow

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Haley

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Lead Stager and designer

Haley

Haley is our Lead Stager and Designer. She earned her B.S. in Retail Merchandising and Product Development at Florida State University. She’s lived and worked in major cities such as New York City and Nashville, TN – always pursuing a creative endeavor.  

With over 10+ years of Visual Merchandising experience, furniture designing experience and a passion for interior styling, she’s always eager to create the unimagined staging experience.  

Haley has a passion for traveling the world with her husband. A few of her favorite destinations include Hakone, Japan and Salzburg, Austria. When she’s not globe-trotting, she enjoys eating delicious food from Good Thyme or street style tacos from Mega Mercado, binge watching the latest TV show (currently obsessed with Downton Abbey), and of course…decorating and then re-decorating her own home. 

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Debra

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Creative Marketing Coordinator

Debra

Debra is our Creative Marketing Coordinator. She manages all marketing, social media, graphic design & website editing. She has a passion for graphic design and all things creative, whether that be music or photography.

Debra is a Kansas City native that is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Marketing at Southeastern University. In her free time, Debra likes trying new restaurants, doing freelance photography, and spending time at the beach.

Julio

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Lead Mover//Inventory

Julio

Julio is one of our lead movers. He ensures that operations run smoothly by having all of our inventory and furniture stored properly and transported safely to every home. Julio was born in Santiago, Cuba but was raised in Miami, Florida. Julio resides in Lakeland FL. He is dedicated, has a strong work ethic and strives for excellence, making him an asset to the home staging process. 

Prior to joining our team, Julio was a pastor at a local church in Lawton, Oklahoma and served in the US Army as a Combat Medic. Julio appreciates the finer things in life like fast internet and good coffee. 

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Expert // Assistant

Debbie

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 has 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 at Step By Stage from the beginning stages to now. Debbie loves helping people bring their dreams to life! She does this best by assisting us with warehouse supply and organization as well as frequent shopping for stagings!

Debbie

Debbie

Step by Stage Interiors Moving Truck

Big Betsy

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Transport // Hauler

Big Betsy

Our Truck! 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 too! Step By Stage Interiors looks forward to working with her for years to come. Perhaps one day in the future she’ll have a sister added to the fleet!