Home Frosting began sweetening homes in 2016.
After a 30-year career in branding on an international stage as a speaker, published author, TV personality and business thought leader, founder, Karen Post was ready to reduce her travel and build a company in her hometown of Tampa.
It’s no coincidence that she leads a team of creative and talented professionals with a customer-driven focus.
Her experience working with global organizations confirmed her core belief that the power of visual presentation, experiences and detail matter. Whether expressing an identity though the right color and textures, or merchandising a product with placement and strategy, Karen knows how to sell and create environments that produce results.
You may still catch Karen on CNN or FOX news as producers and editors still reach out for her thoughtful expertise. And you may hear her address business audiences too. As Karen says: “once a “Branding Diva” always one.”
Today her passion is helping home sellers, investors, home builders and home dwellers feel great about their property and get the results they desire. Whether it’s selling listings quickly for the highest price, or creating a space to live and work in and enjoy.
Karen Post is the Founder, President, and Chief Creative Officer of Home Frosting. She began her career in the visual merchandising field having worked with top luxury retailers, lifestyle fashion labels, and international hospitality brands. In 2000 she joined an elite group of professional speakers on the global stage. As a business expert and author. Prior to that Karen led a successful ad agency in Houston for twenty years.
As a homestager, Post plans each space with a skillful balance of color, placement, scale, and flow. Her branding expertise and artist’s intuition allow her to create luxury spaces that home buyers aspire to live in. As a home decor stylist, Post quickly learns the dweller’s lifestyle and design preferences and creates personalized room updates, redesigns spaces, and transforms new property into dream homes.
The Home Frosting team is a dedicated group of professionals.
We are movers, interior designers, stagers, craftsman and women, and logistical and operational experts. We are all problem solvers, creative and fun to work with and love, love! luxury interior design and home staging. Get to know the team below.
Crystal Bray – Manager of Design Services.
Working with a team of other professionals, she is involved with all aspects of design projects from research, planning, installation and customer service.
Crystal’s love for design began at an early age, helping her mother with DIY projects around the home. Crystal earned her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Ball State University, later traveling to Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Australia to further her studies in global and historically significant architecture.
Crystal’s design and staging career includes visual merchandising for several national luxury decor retailers. She is skilled in space planning, color and lighting solutions, and refinishing, painting and re-purposing items, popularly known as up-cycling.
In her free time, Crystal loves shopping local markets, trying new restaurants, hitting the beach with friends, and enjoying dog parks with her Jack Russell terrier, Rupert.
Ryan Thompson – Manager of logistics and craftsman services
Ryan leads Home Frosting’s warehouse operations, logistics and craftsmen services. A Boston native, Ryan insures project scheduling, deliveries, installations and home improvement services are managed efficiently and exceed client’s expectations. A professional craftsman and resourceful problem solver himself, he is a stickler for quality work, project organization and subcontractor accountability. Ryan loves a challenge and in his leisure time loves the thrill of roller blading and the joy of volunteering in the community as an involved citizen or as a first responder.
Suzanne Kent – Associate
Suzanne brings design, marketing and customer service to the Home frosting team.
Having traveled the world, her eye for story and style contribute to every home staging and design projects she is involved in.
Prior to joining the team, Suzanne spent the last decade with a top customer-centric brand providing solutions in marketing, merchandising and logistics. Her organizational, project management and visual selling skills ensure smooth experiences and results for Home Frosting’s clients. An eternal home improving guru, Suzanne has planned, designed and remodeled many single spaces to entire homes, always mindful of budgets and project goals.
Raised in Atlanta, Georgia, traditional southern roots remain an influence on Suzanne’s design. Suzanne’s happiest moments are spent with her family and friends preferably on the dock, the boat or the beach.
Candace Lingerfelt – Associate
Candace has never met a challenge too big to solve. Contributing to the Home Frosting team in all departments, from home staging to marketing and project logistics, she adds a can-do energy and business organization mindset to the client experience.
Completing her Business Management degree at the University of South Florida, Candace brings a wealth of skills from technology solutions, best practices from top companies around the globe and a focus on stellar customer service.
This summer, Candace traveled abroad to Europe on a work study program. There she interfaced with businesses owners, community leaders and government officials. Along with the business insight, the journey exposed her to diverse cultures and historic and modern design and architecture.
In her free time, Candace loves the outdoors, spending time with her four-legged friends, doing community service and being involved with with her Business Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi.
Lincoln is one of the newest members of the Home Frosting team. He too loves luxury items and fine food. When he’s not chasing squirrels or napping, he is working hard on earning his masters in good behavior. No matter what, he can always be counted on to remind the team that life and work should always be fun.
Home Frosting’s company values
The values below guide the decisions we make and the actions we take, everyday.
We know luxury is a state of mind. It’s not excessive, but pleasurable, comfortable, reflects a high quality product and experience.
Above and beyond
Mediocrity is not enough to be successful. Home Frosting strives to go above and beyond in everything we do.
In fashion, design and function, Home Frosting works toward creating beauty in all we do from our work product, to our communication to our operations.
We are problem-solvers, open-minded, forward thinkers and embrace new and better ways to do things.
We believe in ourselves. We believe in our company and the value we bring to what we touch.
We are all passionate entrepreneurs; proud to be apart of a small business and support other small businesses.
We enjoy our work and have a strong sense of humor.
We are honest and aim to always do the right thing.
Giving, sharing and awarding the deserving, is a part of our nature.
We show appreciation everyday to our team members, our clients and others who positively add to our lives.
Our glasses are always half full, we believe in achieving things that seem impossible, difficult and some times scary.
We appreciate original thinking, work and ways of doing things. This means sometimes we break rules and blaze new trails. While we find inspiration from the past and other’s work, we believe our unique touch adds important value.
We surround ourselves with up, happy and positive people. While everyone has moments of being down, we soldier through challenges and choose happiness.
We are lifetime learners. We invest in and take care of in our minds and our bodies. We read, we watch and we participate in events and opportunities to develop our skills, expertise and character.
We focus on results, not tasks, on value delivered not the time it takes.
While the company creates opportunities and an environment to grow and prosper, we take personal responsibility for our actions and know we as individuals control our destinies.
We honor and embrace the practice of simplicity in our operations, marketing and the product/services we offer our clients.
Our company is a business and works smart to earn an honest profit, so the company and all who contribute to our success can be prosperous and enjoy prosperity.