Terry Hopkins Design, L.L.C., Staging and Redesign
We had the most wonderful experience working with Terry Hopkins Design. Terry helped our newly bought house to feel like a home, by bringing in extra unique touches that I would not have been able to think of on my own. She was very accommodating to my own personal preferences, yet helped me to step out of my comfort zone to explore new, creative ways of thinking. When people visit my home they instantly see a designers touch and ask which designer I used. I would highly recommend her as she is not only friendly and has a great eye for designing to fit your needs, but her prices are very reasonable as well.Jul 8, 2015Terry H.'s reply
Abi, it was wonderful working with you and John in your new beautiful home. I wish you all years of happiness and prosperity in this new location. I am sorry that I did not get back to you sooner to let you know that I appreciate you taking the time to write a review of Terry Hopkins Design. It was a pleasure meeting and assisting you and your delightful family!
Hi Terry Just a little note to let you know how much I enjoyed working with you on making my house more than just a house but a "HOME". I enjoy coming home to such a warm and inviting atmosphere due to your expertise and talent, yes I think you have worked your magic again and have come up with a winning combination of style and color. Good job, keep up the good work.Oct 29, 2013VerifiedTerry H.'s reply
Don, Thank you for the opportunity to work with you. Without Thumbtack I would have never met you. To think that we are from the same area in Maryland is truly amazing! You have some lovely things that I was able to work around and we were able to furnish the entire house! You are truly a Southern Gentleman. It was my pleasure to meet and work with you. Thank you, Terry
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I work with custom design, there are no two items alike. For example, shutters are more expensive that blinds. Dust ruffles are more expensive than a pillow. Draperies have numerous styles from simple to elaborate. It is on a project by project basis. A custom sofa with quality cushions and fabric is much better that something at a "pre chosen fabric furniture store". So there cannot be a one price fits all situations. I go out to the home and measure when I am doing furniture and windows in the home, and in some cases an installer may need to come out and measure, esp. blinds and shutters or roman shades. For Staging, the pricing goes by square feet and the amount of items in a home. There are estimates, and that I go over with you at the initial consultation. Most of my work is custom.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I just got back from Jacksonville getting nationally certified in staging (and redesign which is what my specialty is). I recently went to one of my vendors and took a continuing education class on carpeting. Early on I was told you either have it or you do not have a design ability, I believe, as long as we have a vision, the rest is easy. I particularly love redesign, (working with what you already have and adding to it to make it fabulous).
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I went to college in New Orleans where I studied art and drama, and attended a private art school in Florida. I have been interested in art all my life. I know how to paint a painting as well as pick a wall color or fabrics. I have a love of fine arts and luckily I have been able to travel to Europe and Asia as well as all over the United States. This shows in my interior design style. I came upon my design ability quite by accident. Even though I originally wanted to pursue fine arts I worked in Banking and as a sales rep for a national company. When I got married and moved to Japan I hired an interior designer, she told me that the only thing she could advise me to do was to become a designer myself when I got back to the U.S. That is what I did.