Hired 9 times
4 years in business
(Eastern Time Zone)
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Laura is absolutely wonderful. She is insightful, trustworthy and has a brilliant eye for design. Would highly recommend her ID services to others.Aug 6, 2017Verified
I was looking for an interior designer, not a decorator. Thanks to Thumbtack, I found Laura. Laura re-designed all the lighting in the main areas of the house: Living Room, Dining, Kitchen, Family Room and Hallways. My house turned from dark and wretched to light and beautiful! Then we went for the Kitchen. She took out the fluorescent lights and put in a molded ceiling with indirect lighting and put LED lights above the counters and above the island. Then she did the back splash with glass tile. What a difference it made! I feel very lucky to have found someone with her talent and pleasing personality. I highly recommend her services. She is great!Apr 29, 2017Verified
I had a wonderful experience with Laura. She was very thoughtful, professional and patient. I have never used a professional designer before and wasn't sure how the process worked. Laura took the time to get to know my needs and put together a perfect plan for designing my home. I now have a blueprint to follow and am shopping for my own furniture - but will continue to refer to her directly with questions and personal shopping if needed. She respects your budget and has a wonderful sense of color and design. I highly recommend her services.Dec 31, 2016Verified
My experience was amazing! Listened to what I wanted and she deliveredJul 18, 2017
Working with Laura was a pleasure. She helped create an amazing beach themed bedroom for my daughter and I look forward to working with her again.Jul 13, 2017
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I charge an hourly rate for the time that I spend working for you. This covers all time spent working on your project which includes travel, shopping, materials selection, drawing/layout, in-home presentations, meetings and project management. Product Procurement - Invoiced amount will cover product cost, purchase order preparation and tracking, freight, delivery and inspection, maintenance instructions, and damaged goods resolution. I have trade accounts with many vendors in the industry and I share my trade discounts with my clients so that you pay less than you would at a retail provider. I generally compare prices online to ensure that you get the best price available.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Initial in-home consultation is free. During this meeting we will get to know each other and review the scope of your project as well as your budget. This meeting provides an opportunity for you to share with me your ideas and inspirations. It is the time for you to ask all of your questions about our process for working together. I find that often people are unsure about what to expect from a designer and there may be some fear about losing control. This initial meeting is the time for you to bring up any and all of your thoughts about hiring a design professional. I want my clients to be clear that the process is very collaborative because it is important to me that the end result reflects your taste and style and functions for you and your family. After the initial meeting, each job will vary depending on the requirements. I usually measure the spaces that we will be working on so that I can do AutoCAD drawings. In CAD, I will draw furniture layouts, kitchen and bath plans, flooring and tile layouts, lighting plans, plans for built-ins, etc. If the job requires subcontractors, I will bring them in to provide quotes. If you need furnishings, I will make suggestions and provide proposals. When re-modeling, I manage and monitor all of the work and installations to ensure that standards are met.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art from The College of New Jersey Associate's Degree in Interior Design from The International Academy of Design and Technology in Tampa - Class Salutatorian