Los Angeles Home Stager Gets Crafty With Fake Succulents

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Home Stager with Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA

As I wrote in an earlier post Los Angeles Home Stager Gets Crafty With Silk Flowers, I enjoy making my own silk flower arrangements to use in my Los Angeles Home Staging projects. I enjoy the artistic aspects, I enjoy saving a little bit of money, but mostly I enjoy creating floral and plant arrangements that look exactly like what I want them to look like, so they strike the perfect note when I am staging a home in Pasadena or Los Angeles.

It was another beautiful day in Los Angeles, so I set up my flower arranging table on the back patio to make some more silk and faux flowere arrangements. I decided to work with some fake succulents that I had purchased last year, but had only used sporadically since they weren't in any kind of arrangement.

Fake succulents work especially well when staging a contemporary home. They also work well when you need a statement piece - something that will call attention to a particular area or architectural feature.

Los Angeles home staging faux plants

Los Angeles home staging faux plants

Los Angeles home staging faux plants

Fake succulents for home staging are difficult to find in stores, and when you do, they're very expensive. I purchased a larger succulent arrangement for an interior design client last year and paid $350 WHOLESALE!

One of the things that sets Los Angeles home staging company Moving Mountains Design apart is our attention to every detail, including making sure we have the right accessories and plants to make your home memorable.

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Michelle has staged hundreds of Los Angeles homes, many of which have sold with multiple offers, above listing price.

She works with home sellers, listing agent, builders, flippers and asset managers to prepare homes for sale throughout Los Angeles and North Orange County.

Moving Mountains Design provides vacant home staging, color consultations, corporate and executive relocations,  and interior design. We also stage model homes, REOs, foreclosures and auction properties for real estate investors and asset managers. Builders hire us to stage their models or to help move inventory when sales slow down.

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Rainmaker
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Thanks Sally. I already had the cream ceramic container in my inventory. The two metal containers were puchased at Tuesday Morning. One was $3 and the other was $4. Quite the bargain. I'm not above shopping at thrift stores to find interesting containers. I've even purchased some ugly flower arrangements that had nice containers, ditched the old flowers and built a new arrangement in the container.

Apr 25, 2010 01:08 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

Love yours Michelle.  I have one but you've motivated me to do more.  Thanks

Apr 25, 2010 02:01 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Jo Potvin
Design To Market LLC - Cincinnati, OH
Home Staging Cincinnati - Design To Market

WOW!   I always feel that our florals look nice but these are fantastic...what happens when some kind soul waters them?!

Apr 25, 2010 04:01 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Ginger:There are lots of florals & greens arrangements around, but succulents are really unique.

Jo: Never had it happen, but I don't think it would hurt anything. Just pour out the water and let em dry out.

Apr 26, 2010 04:46 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Incredible!  Love these, Michelle.  And... I always forget about Tuesday Mornings. I know I shouldn't as they can have some awesome deals.

Kathy

Apr 26, 2010 07:45 AM #8
Rainer
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Cari Anderson
Danville, CA

Michelle: I think the best stagers/designers are the ones that look everywhere and find the hidden treasures. The idea to get rid of the ugly arrangements and just keep the container is a great one I will consider going forward.

I love the first arrangement. I've never seen faux succulents!

Apr 26, 2010 07:49 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

Amazing-they look incredibly real! Fantastic!!

Apr 26, 2010 02:13 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Kathy: Thanks! I have a Tuesday Morning near my house, so I pop in from time to time. They happened to have a lot of pots and garden stuff this time.

Cari: I can't tell you how many times I've seen a great pot with terrible flowers or a great arrangement in a terrible pot. I've gotten crafty :o)) and switch things about.

Thank you Cathy Lee!

Apr 26, 2010 02:26 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Liz Gallagher
LG Home Harmony - Home Stagers & Organizers - Montreal, QC
Montreal Quebec RESA member

Saw a nice arrangement of small ones the other day that the pharmacy of all places.

Yours look very real.

Apr 26, 2010 02:37 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Mary Lou Teague
HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC - Knoxville, TN
Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

They look amazing...very real looking ! yes it is hard to find these without breaking the bank. You have done a great job...love the photos

Apr 28, 2010 01:29 AM #13
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Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

I can't beleive it's not real! beautiful! outstanding! Love the idea!

May 28, 2010 03:53 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Thanks, Liz.

I'm glad you like them Mary Lou. Thanks!

Anna: They are very realistic looking. That's one of the reasons I like them. Thank you.

May 29, 2010 01:48 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Michelle,

Beautiful work and very creative!!!  I too thought they were real.  Great idea...they can be placed anywhere to enhance the look of your Staging!  Thanks for the idea!  You always come up with good ones.

Jul 16, 2010 10:31 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Thanks, Linda!

Jul 17, 2010 04:48 AM #17
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Barbara Heil-Sonneck
Design2Sell - Atlanta, GA
Home Staging Atlanta

Michelle, they look incredible so real, would love to know the source!

Sep 11, 2010 11:59 AM #18
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Tori Toth
Tori Toth, International - Howard Beach, NY
888.667.6643 NYC & Beyond, HSR, SAR, RESA, LIBOR

How much did something like that cost you to put together? I'm having a bit of a problem with plants myself these days. I love putting huge trees inside these NYC condos it enhances the feel of the home, but I've been putting in real ones that are of course less expensive than fake. The real plants keep dying so in the end I'm probably losing out on money.

Any ideas where you can buy cheap tall plants?

Sep 24, 2010 03:22 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Barbara: I get them from a variety of sources: Michaels, Stats (local to Pasadena) and Moskatels (local to Los Angeles  I think). I also purchase from some wholesale sources at their showrooms.

Tori: Cheap, no, but for relatively inexpensive plants ($50-$100), I usually purchase at Michaels. You can purchase them from wholesale sources as well, but watch out for the shipping charges.

Sep 24, 2010 03:39 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

These are great Michelle. So you bought the individual plants at Michaels, etc?

Oct 19, 2010 10:53 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

I bought some at Michaels, some at Stats, some at Moskatels, some at the Wholesale Mart. When I see em I pick em up!

Oct 19, 2010 11:13 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Your fake succulents look very lovely, the same as alive.

I bought a few plants in Home Goods and use it all the time to bring color in both-rooms and dark places.

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