Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. ~Interior re-design; working with furnishings, accessories and artwork that are already present and moving them around to create the space you have been envisioning but just couldn't quite get a handle on it!
~Outdoor Living Spaces albeit Meditation Gardens, Entertainment area for bbqs or an area for relaxing and sun bathing
~Staging your home for sale with your own furniture or just art on the wall or plants strategically placed
~Consults for one or two rooms
~Faux painting a feature wall
~Designing an Art gallery style wall
~Helping you shop
~Theme designs for special events; dinner parties, birthdays, anniversaries, showers
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. It helps if you both get along and have a mutual respect for one another
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. I always suggest to my clients to browse through the latest issues of magazines such as Architectural Digest, Veranda, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Coastal Living, Metropolitan Home or Martha Stewart Living to name a few, to get ideas for Color schemes, furniture styles, accessories and art. Having a maximum budget in mind and a time frame for completion are always a plus but not always easy to figure out. I can help with those details on the first meeting or consultation. Also how involved do you need your designer to be? What areas do you desire help from a designer? Is it furniture layout, color coordination, window treatments, faux painting, accessorizing, lighting or simply a room makeover?
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I design for you with your likes and dislikes, not for my reputation. I am willing to go above and beyond the call of duty so to speak to get you to the ultimate goal you have chosen. I am an Artist, Florist, Party Planner, Event Designer, Art Installer, Antique Aficionado as well as a friend who will tell you when something is not right!
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Helping people to love their homes and want to share it with their friends. It is very rewarding to see the look on my clients face when a room comes together and they see it for the first time.
My days vary from shopping at the design centers, perusing our local antique stores, flea markets, consignment shops to framing your Grandma and Grandpas wedding picture or faux painting a feature wall in a clients home or office.
I am always meeting new people and so enjoy getting to know them and spending time utilizing the gifts God gave me to create their dream space!
Planning and coordinating Special Events is always a happy time and I really get to be creative with ideas, props and flowers
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. How do we get started?
I suggest find pictures of your desired look or style or that evoke a feeling you wish to experience in your room or home from magazines or off the internet.
Can we design in phases as the budget allows?
Of course. At the initial consultation we'll figure out what is most important to you and prioritize accordingly.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. It doesn't have to be expensive to hire a designer to help you! We are here to make it easier on you to create the space of your dreams. I personally prefer to design for each client and their respective taste. I don't have to like a particular style or piece of Art to know if it works in your space within the design you have chosen. You ultimately are the one living in your home day after day and need to feel comfortable with your selections.