Hired 2 times
I am very happy with the work that Gates Interiors has done to help with design and paint color selection in my Dining, Powder, and Laundry Rooms. The designer takes time to get to know the needs of her client. She, also, works hard and in a very timely manner to produce ideas that can be used in the design plan. She communicates well with her clients and is genuinely interested in making sure the client is happy with the outcome. I will definitely use Gates Interiors for future demand needs.Mar 7, 2017Verified
I was fortunate to work with Shelley to select upholstered furnishings and other accessories for my great room, dining room, and sun room. Shelley has an "eye" for selecting fabrics that coordinate well together, that match the type of use the furnishings will endure, and that appeal to the homeowner's style. Also, she knows how to arrange furnishings and how to select and position other accessories to enhance the overall appearance of a room. I am very pleased with the attractiveness of these three rooms in my home. The decor is appealing, comfortable, and practical. When it is time to redecorate or work on another area of my home, I will definitely contact Shelley at Gates Interiors again.Jan 21, 2017
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My standard pricing includes: $240 Consultation Fee (to be paid at the time of consultation). This consultation fee will be deducted from the total final invoice. $120/Hr for design/computer hours, onsite shopping, travel to and from client (excluding initial consultation) 20% Commission on furnishings, accessories, and finishes (if purchased by designer)
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to have a quick phone conversation to establish a relationship with the client and determine the client's needs. I will come to the client's home/business to get a feel for the space, take field measurements, and talk in depth to the client about the project. My designs are very specific to each client!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?BFA in Interior Architecture, BA in History from the University of North Carolina Greensboro (3.9/4.0 gpa); Graduated December 2014 I also have extensive experience working on residential and commercial projects that predates my educational career.