Jim, my husband and real estate photographer for Foxy Interiors, and I have been busy preparing our tropical home design plan for a vacant home staging job. This executive home is located on the lovely Wekiva River in Sanford (Orlando North) Florida.
As a general rule of thumb, there are basic essentials to follow when staging a home for sale. The first and foremost is catering to the buyer demographic to lure the target audience to place the home on their “must see” list. The second is tailoring your staging to suit the home’s architecture and location. This particular home has features such as etched glass of palm fronds and grass cloth. With that in mind, we’re creating a tropical oasis for a lucky buyer. This home has all the amenities for a peaceful retreat or to entertain and party the night away.
Before I discuss our current projects, here are a few photos from our own tropical paradise in our back yard. It seems that since we’re nearing June, our tropical plants are showing off. We have ginger, four pineapples, a bromeliad and curcuma.
Design 1 – Palm Frond Candle Holder
In developing our design plan, we opted to use natural materials that are indigenous to the area. For this project, we used a palm tree seed pod and cuttings from the ends of palm fronds to create a candle holder. Both the seed pod and palm frond have been sprayed with high gloss lacquer to add a classy look. These items will be incorporated into our staging on the Wekiva River in Sanford, Florida.
Design 2 – Wooden Stick Holder
The third item I’d like to share is this decorating idea I fathomed in my head and asked Jim to create. Eighty drilled holes later and, again, painted with high gloss lacquer, this is the result for our home décor. It’s a focal point piece to add vertical interest made from branches and aspen wood, which is a soft light wood.
Design 3 – White Orchid Floral Arrangement
Jim does a fabulous job bringing my ideas to life; it’s as if he were a mind reader. Here’s one that I created though – a white floral orchid centerpiece. It was really relaxing for me to create this as I enjoy working with artificial botanicals. Jim likes the real thing and keeps our garden lovely as you can see from the picture above (smiles).