Introduction: Unlike the majority of designers and decorators who are typically commissioned salespeople, I do NO retailing of merchandise whatsoever. Instead, I uniquely give away my professional trade discounts. So my clients are free to shop wherever they like (including online) and can often use my discount to save 10% - 40+% (plus they have the assurance of knowing I haven't "talked them into" a purchase).
I have a strong sense of color and mixing fabrics/patterns is also a specialty of mine – overall I enjoy bringing fresh ideas in providing solutions to my clients decorating dilemmas and also zero in on what a homeowner’s own style is vs. imposing my own personal taste/preferences. Additionally, I provide 2D/3D space planning w/ realistic renderings so clients can test-drive various ideas on paper BEFORE buying or building (I utilized this skill in designing my own custom residence for which I also served as the general contractor; I also have hands-on experience with whole-house renovations, including doing much of the work myself).
A newer option I've now added is re-coloring exterior photos of a client's own home so they can see various color palette options (including adding/deleting various architectural features/elements) -- this tool is especially ideal for those who have trouble visualizing. I also provide these sorts of services to clients remotely (“e-interior design”) via email.
Lastly, as a result of my 20+ years experience, I've also been widely quoted in the national media as a design expert (AOL, FoxNews.com, Chicago Tribune's nationally syndicated columns, BobVila.com, Bed Bath & Beyond's blog, and the National Home Furnishings Assoc., et al.), and I write feature articles on design for the 150-yr. old newspaper which serves western Nevada County. These and other decorating articles are contained in the Library on my detailed website.
The degree of satisfaction I receive both personally and professionally from seeing how pleased my clients are with their new and improved surroundings which, each time, are uniquely tailored to THEIR needs, taste, and budget.
I have strong feelings about the importance of "home" and value the opportunity to help others bring to life their vision of what their own home should be...