The Designer's Eye
The Designer's Eye

The Designer's Eye

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Introduction: Let's work together to help you love your home! Whether you are someone who has most of the parts and just needs a little guidance; or you're struggling to even find a beginning direction for action and style, I can help. Your home, designed for your life. That's the goal when we work to create an action plan for paint color, space planning, remodel, room additions, to a full custom home design with builder recommendations. A finished project is truly a personal space that reflects your needs and wants. Whether I'm creating the floor plan design for a custom home or helping choose colors for a home, it's all about finding the connections between your style and function needs to create a truly livable, lasting floor plan. Connections between existing furnishings and the color direction a client wants... Connections between new furniture pieces that will blend with family heirlooms... we will create solutions for you that feel updated and very personal to you. In every situation, my goal is to provide you with an affordable approach to good home design. There are so many practical, cost-conscious, innovative ways to create a beautiful, functional home! Your Home, Designed for Your Life.

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  • Media Wall, Kitchen, Bath Makeover

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Great 4.8

29 reviews


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Kimberly S.

Interior Design

We’re still working on my kitchen plan but she has been very informative, helped with so many things so far! We’ve just begun but I hope to post results when finished. I hope December. I think I can comment on the value, work quality more when we are actually working through the remodel. Will add before and after photos upon completion.
The Designer's Eye's reply
It was such a pleasure working with you, Kimberly, on your kitchen remodel. And so pleased that you're thrilled with the final results!
Oct 28, 2020
Lia L.

Interior Design

Shawn truly has a designer's eye! She is an active listener and, as a result, we came up with design ideas that I am really excited about. I highly recommend her services.
Jul 6, 2017
Gloria K.

Interior Design

Helped us pull together a great plan to update our family room.
The Designer's Eye's reply
Thank you, Gloria! It was a pleasure to meet and work with you both. I can’t wait to see how the family room turns out and look forward to problem solving for the kitchen when the time comes. Enjoy your new spaces! Sincerely, Shawn
Aug 6, 2020
Ann W.

Interior Design

Shawn worked very well with me to get our townhouse repainted, carpeted, furnished and decorated. It was a huge project that encountered some bumps in timing along the way. She delivered the theme and feel we wanted, paying special attention to cost efficiency. We are pleased with her work.
Sep 11, 2019
Rita S.

Interior Design

I found Shawn to be very helpful. She got my style and worked with that. She was respectful of my process and was friendly and professional. She also gave me a lot of information about where to shop which was useful to me as a newcomer. I thought I got excellent value for the modest cost of her service and would recommend her to anyone looking for help with design decisions. I appreciated her taking notes as we went around and if the notes had been more detailed and included measurements I would give five stars.
The Designer's Eye's reply
Dear Rita, Thank you for your candid review of my Consultation service. Every experience is different, as every client's needs differ. I appreciate your point about the lack of detail in the notes because this is a lesson for me to not make assumptions! Because you were making several of the changes as we went along, and presented your ideas and sense of direction so well during the appointment that I neglected to write as much as I typically do. Please accept my apologies for this oversight. If you would like more detail on any aspect of our time together, I am happy to provide it based on the photos I took and the copy of the notes that I have. Again, thank you for the invaluable feedback! It will be used well for future clients. Best regards, Shawn
Sep 25, 2014
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My fees are set to provide everyone an opportunity to have professional design help, to create a home you'll love! Prices provided are for one hour and two hour Consultations/Makeovers. Additional time is discounted at the same appointment, and discount packages are available for clients who know they'll want additional help along the way.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    After an initial phone or email conversation to determine what the client needs help with and about how much time to allow for in the first appointment, we set up a time to meet at the home. During the appointment, I will take notes and we each get a copy. I take photos, so if you have any questions after the appointment, I can refer back to my notes and photos. Quick follow-up questions while shopping, making furniture moves, etc. that we've discussed, are all included after the initial appointment. If there are lots of questions, I may suggest an additional appointment either at the home, or at your tile, furniture store, etc.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I've had formal education for interior design, space planning, CAD drafting, construction materials, structure, residential design, etc. In addition to home staging, interior design, and construction design education and training, I have a Bachelor of Applied Science with a leadership and supervision emphasis that, combined with my natural inclinations, makes me a great mediator between couples on the same project, a creative problem solver, and an approachable professional for project oversight. Whether formal or informal, education is key to understanding current design trends, local code requirements, ups and downs of the real estate environment, and new products that might solve design challenges. I am a lifelong learner, and that dedication to education directly benefits my clients.

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