In conducting business with my clients and associates I let them know I have the ability to help them beyond room redesign & preparing their home for sale as a stager/property stylist. While they may not need one of the extra services I provide at that moment, I’ve planted the seed and when the time comes hopefully they will keep me in mind or refer me to friends and family.
The advantage is that they already know me I’ve been in their home between 2 and 6 hours and in that time I’ve started to develop a relationship. I seem to have the most pleasant clients, so lucky me huh? I sure think so!
Whether it's floral design, custom artwork or small party planning I can help them out. Heck, I can even make them a beautiful bracelet or a pair of sparkly earrings for that party too.
Here are a few design pieces for a client that called for an elegant but natural look in a lakeside setting for her holiday party. Coming up with ideas and themes for holiday parties are fun and when it's time for the installations it makes you think on your feet. For example if they need a custom tree topper, be prepared to whip one up. My vehicle is usually packed even for the smallest of jobs so I can accommodate the little extras a client may need or want pronto.
A removable European hand tied bouquet accented with pheasant feathers & berries in my client's container. This design enabled the client to still use her favorite accessory year round. All she had to do was pick up the bouquet, it stays in place to be packed away.
Copper sparkle adds a bit more drama to the fireside table piece while pods, moss & preserved boxwood are used lending it the more natural look. This design needed to be more compact to allow for guests use the coffe table.
Below a garland of designer pine with feathered birds in moss nests, berries, pine cones, mixed greenery and a bit of holiday sparkle for the credenza. The copper sparkle mesh that was woven in the pine garland doesn't show up in the pictures, too bad...cause it was the perfect touch!
So go ahead and expand your business and client base by using your creative abilities. Whatever talents you may have let your clients know! They may need your services now or remember you for the future.