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Gentle 1 Interior Designs
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My vacation house is being transformed into a cozy winter getaway with a polish I could never have achieved on my own. I appreciated Lori's clear and professional business and design procedures. She listened to me, adapted my input into her plans, and worked with my budget. I will definitely contact Gentle 1 for future projects.Jul 29, 2018
Lora is super patient and willing to explain as many times as necessary. Very helpful for people like us who don’t know exactly what we want.Nov 12, 2017Verified
Worked well with given ideas and stayed within my budget adequately.May 23, 2017
Gentle1 Interior Designs can make the following improvements in the near future: 1. Listen to what the client wants 2. Not get upset if the client doesn't approve of every single detail of the design planned for them 3. Not send rude text messages that includes words in quotation marks, capital letters, and making comments like "I don't have time to run all around town looking for "cheap" stuff 4. Speak to customers in a professional manner 5. Come prepared to work and leave the small talk for elsewhere 6. Be willing to work with the customers budget and work around what they have in addition to recommendations, i.e. telling them that their paint is dated or distasteful 7. Give a design layout done via computer and not by a kindergarten poster board. In closing, although I didn't like the communication style and lack of professionalism, I was still willing to work with her because I am a woman of my word. Hence, it's not that I dislike her as a person in any means. However, she decided to terminate the agreement without letting me know. I was informed that an email was sent but I never received it. A phone call would have been nice. Sometimes when things doesn't work out, it's a blessing in disguise and I take this as a blessing. I'd much rather work with someone who will listen to my wants while making recommendations. I am eager to start a new search...May 1, 2018VerifiedLora G.'s reply
It was immediately apparent to me that this would be a difficult relationship. She was unhappy with all of my actions and suggestions. Two days into our contract I decided that it was best to end the relationship and she was refunded all monies paid. I wish her the best in her continued search for a designer that can please her.
We contracted Lora to help us convert our Pool Room/Games Room into a Formal Dining Room and what a scheme she came up with. The wallpaper, paintwork, electrical work as well as the light fixtures, window trims, window treatments, floor rugs and accent furniture she selected with our approval we’re all first class and within budget. She also was able to incorporate several pieces of our existing furniture, our large mirror and a buffet into the new scheme. The crowning pieces are the beautiful Tableaux she selected for the high level windows. Without exception, the sub-contractors she has on her team were excellent. We would highly recommend Lora and her ideas to anyone wishing to add a breath of fresh air to their decor.Mar 24, 2018Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My overall goal is to keep interior designing affordable for everyone, including the the client working with a budget. I ensure that there is an initial understanding of what your overall budget is and I work within those bounds to ensure we maximize your ultimate design without going over established budget.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Typically I will spend sometime talking to a new customer by telephone to better understand what they are looking for a designer or stager to do. I spend no less than 3 hours upon the first meeting to understand the client's likes and dislikes. My ultimate goal is to create an environment in which the client feels that their space represents their personal style.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have two bachelor degrees and a Master degree. All are related to Human Resources. My degrees are from Michigan State University, where I minored in Fine Arts. Upon graduation I worked in management, Human Resources until leaving corporate America. Even after graduation from Michigan State I continued to practice my fine arts talent by designing and staging homes as a side occupation. I attended the American Institute of Interior Design and graduated with Honors prior to opening my own business for Interior Designing and Staging.