- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My pricing is project based and though I do offer an hourly rate, it is rare that my clients will want to work on an hourly basis versus project basis. I ask three questions, one is what is the scope of the work my clients need, two is what is their budget and three is when do they want to start. These three questions are the easiest and fastest ways to find out what the scope of the work will be and my clients budget and what I will charge for my services. I also design and manufacture custom furniture for my clients and so the prices always vary depending on the items selected, the fabrics and or finishes, the quantity etc
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yes I am always keeping informed on some of the latest design trends and strive to provide the best services and products for my clients.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was in the fashion business as a stylist and image consultant, and I used to barter my services with furniture store owners for furniture. I had a passion for design and so one thing led to another and I transitioned into the home furnishings business and then opened retail furniture stores. Clients would request for me to go to their homes or businesses to provide interior design services, and so I furnished many homes, worked with realtors in staging their clients homes and furnished commercial spaces too. I love to design unique furniture and I have been doing that for over 15 years and so that is where and how I got into my line of work.