Following a divorce and looking around at my 20+ something home in dire need of a total makeover including color updates, new appliances, lighting, furnishings, repairs, paint, etc., and wanting to express my new found sense of Self, made me seek out an interior designer. After much searching, I hired Blue Lotus Home Design's principle designer, Isabelle Richard.
From the initial meeting and going forward, Isabelle was punctual and efficient which worked well with my busy schedule. She was willing to handle the multitude of details involved in a total makeover from design concept beginning with a new color palette, to appliance delivery, retrofitting and painting kitchen cabinets, selecting new lighting, fans, hardware updates, and bathroom remodel. These are some of the processes involved to create an overall inspiring design concept that would bring warmth, and the eclectic -organic feel of the out doors, in. The outcome, although seemingly effortless, was an elegant style, with a simple organic feel of undecorated matching my personal tastes and wants.
Her skill set in recognizing my tastes and sourcing furnishings and decor was done with complete efficiency and attentional to detail. She was never intrusive nor did she feel the need to bother me with minimal details. Remarkably, Isa developed a profound understanding of my tastes, style and vision of what I aspired to experience when walking into my home after long hours of work. Walking into my new space felt refreshing, calming, and organically rich and uplifting.
During this 6 month project, the entire main floor of my home was completely remodeled and redecorated. The space changed from cluttered and outdated to a contemporary yet open feel in which the natural lighting and expansive picturesque views were maximized.
She was always careful to use quality subcontractors including painters and carpenters, and always made sure that they executed their tasks indicated to match her high standards.
With her connections and collaboration with local artists, bringing in local talent also added a real Asheville feel to my home. But, most importantly, Isabelle was willing to over see and handle the time consuming details from all decor, furnishings, appliance, deliveries and installation and was always helpful in other ways with decluttering and professionally re-organizing the entire home from the kitchen pantry, sourcing new dish ware/containers for kid's lunches, re organizing kid's rooms, storage closets and the list goes on.
The before and after pictures of my home speak volumes and highlight the depth of her design skills. The finished product is the best expression of my tastes, with visual appeal, capturing a sense of soul, and comfort. It feels warm, lived in, and above all, personal.
I would highly recommend her services to anyone, and always appreciate her candor, kindness and cheerfulness. Thanks for a job well done Isa.
Jason Sprouse, M.D.