Hired 23 times
12 years in business
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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, work quality, and punctuality.
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Kevyn Ann Morris
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
It is really hard to have a standard pricing system for all the different services I offer. It all depends on the look that the client has in mind, and the condition of the existing piece, or space, etc,. Each project requires a different amount of time and all different kinds of materials, so that is why I often have to reply to thumbtack requests with "need more info" and ask for pictures at least before I can even consider pricing. Thumbtack just doesn't offer enough blanks on the request form for me to possibly be able to get all the information I need with initial contact.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Often I first tell clients to email or text me photos of something they have in mind, and with a little info I can usually give them a rough estimate of how much certain projects will cost before even seeing them in person. I like to be direct as to not waste the client’s time because most people don’t have a clue how much these services cost, so they can immediately decided if they would like to move forward. I love to meet with a new client in their home to get a feel for their taste, style, and colors that excite them. Often new clients have a picture of something from a magazine or Pinterest and they want me to recreate something specific, or often times they are open to ideas. It is fun to be able to put our heads together and figure out what is perfect for the space. If the client doesn't have a picture to show me, I can often show them pictures that aren't necessarily on my website just because putting I often get too busy to stay on top of that! I usually end up texting with some clients late into the evening just sending ideas back and forth because the process can get very involved- and exciting!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I attended the University of Georgia (GO DAWGS!) and majored in Interior Design. With this major I took many art classes, as well as Color Theory and Color Science, which taught me things that I think about every day when I can't help but analyze color. I worked for a few designers after college, and while I learned a lot, it was discouraging to eventually get laid off because the designers were forced to close their doors in a struggling economy. I ended up taking a job with a faux painter, and I ended up falling in love with the profession. I thought it was the best mix of design, and always being "artsy fartsy." Even though "decorative painter" is a little off the path of a "interior designer," I wouldn't have the eye that I do for color and design as I would without this education. Considering every single project is different, I think of every day as new on-the-job training!