What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I don't have complicated pricing, as I charge hourly, in addition to the cost of the products. As stated earlier, I carry many wholesales product lines and am able to sell well below retail to my clients.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My interest in interior design was the outcome of creating my own home as a genuine reflection of my personal preferences, lifestyle and aesthetic. After sharing my decorating and designing eye with many of my friends and family, I woke up one day with a clear vision for building my own decorating business. The reality of what makes a home for myself and my family has changed and evolved over time, and I appreciate the opportunities I have to play a meaningful role in serving my clients changing needs and wants throughout their lives.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I often redesign several rooms within one home, selecting furniture, lighting, rugs, accessories and artwork. I also often make selections for bathroom and kitchen remodels (cabinetry, tile, lighting, countertops, hardware, etc).
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I redecorated a client's living room from head to toe and the end result is gorgeous! She can't stop raving about it and sits in this beautiful, revamped room just to relax and admire it.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Hiring a designer is a very personal decision, as you are counting on someone to get a sense of your lifestyle, needs, etc., so I would say you should make sure your personalities align since you will be spending a lot of time with that person.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That I have a tremendous amount of energy and that I love my job! I am truly rewarded when I am able to satisfy a client's needs.