|Monday||10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|Friday||10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
Carolyn Anderson Design
About this pro
Carolyn is a true professional! I found her pricing very reasonable for the value she brings to the job. AND she was extremely responsive! Hiring an interior designer like Carolyn is the smartest thing I've done lately. She insured that the project came off without a hitch and the results are over the top!Feb 22, 2018VerifiedCarolyn A.'s reply
Thank you so much for this lovely review, Sandra. I really enjoy working with you and hope to work with you again in the future.
Carolyn Anderson did an outstanding job helping me determine color palette for my condo. She is personable and professional. She really listens and worked to execute my vision. I would not hesitate to recommend her or call upon her again myself.Aug 29, 2017VerifiedCarolyn A.'s reply
Hi Polly, Thank you so much for your wonderful review, and for including photos! You are the very first to do that, and it is wonderful to have them right here. I really appreciate it, and look forward to being there for you in whatever way you might need me in the future. Fondly, Carolyn
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My fees vary between a flat fee and an hourly fee depending on the type of project. I typically charge 10% of the overall budget for kitchens and baths, and an hourly fee of $75/hour for decorating, as there are so many unknowns when the project starts. When I am responsible for selecting and purchasing furniture, fixtures, floor coverings, lighting window treatments and accessories, I charge my net cost plus 25%, which will represent a varying discount from retail for the client depending on my company discount from the wholesaler. I work with low income clients on a sliding scale depending on their need; and I do several pro bono projects each year.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I not only take whatever courses come my way, but also teach homeowners courses that will empower them to take on projects that mystified them before.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I was a clothing designer before entering my field of interior design. I did that work for 20 years, and although successful, I didn't feel fulfilled by it. Moving from the NYC area to San Francisco allowed me to shift gears and consider new horizons. There, I met some really great interior designers who were incredibly generous and helpful, and learned how I could really make a difference in people's lives through this work. I immediately decided to go back to school and get another degree so as to be able to provide the highest level of service in my new endeavor. I've never looked back.