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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...
Grass Valley, CA 95945
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