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 1,000 homes sold and an average staged-to-sale rate of 4 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 assisting with maximizing the speed, aesthetics and value of a property. Moving a property one step closer to sold!
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 (IADT) 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. Anne is also a member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), and also holds her RESA PRO designation, and is a certified staging instructor through RESA in the state of Florida. She has been staging since 2011. Her accolades include Parade of Homes 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018, 2021; 1st & 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 our companies home stagings can offer. She has locally mentored new home stagers in the industry, helping them with business plans, start-ups, and resources. She has been part of the RESA (Real Estate Staging Association) Masterminds retreat/course as well, helping progress home staging across North America.
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 tea.
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.
Ana is our Creative Marketing Coordinator. She manages all marketing, social media, graphic design & website editing. She is also a professionally trained home stager and when she isn’t busy in the office she out in the field staging! Ana has a passion for design, whether it be spaces or social media posts, she is full of creativity necessary to wear many hats within the company!
Ana came to down to sunny Lakeland from Atlanta, GA – to earn her Bachelors in Communications at Southeastern University. Listening to music and podcasts, exercising, acai bowls and kombucha are just a few of her favorite things! She also loves hanging out with her friends and family in her free time!
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.
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!
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!