CYGNET Interior Design & Renovation Consulting
CYGNET Interior Design & Renovation Consulting

CYGNET Interior Design & Renovation Consulting

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$125/hour
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Introduction: I believe - first and foremost - that design needs to be GENUINE. In short, clients hire me because I am neither left- nor right-brain dominant - which means I am able to understand and effectively translate verbal AND non-verbal communication that stems from them and their environment. Why is that relevant? The majority of us are left-brain dominant, which means our logic-driven minds keep us painstakingly focused on assessing, evaluating, and second-guessing all the PIECES to any puzzle. Our internal dialogue often cautions us that, in order for an answer to be correct in the end, its components need to make sense incrementally. Therefore, when something doesn't make sense to us, we believe the end result will be wrong. While logic and analysis work wonders on a spreadsheet, they are OBSTACLES when it comes to visual and creative endeavors. So .. you’re saying that being logical can be detrimental? Let me give you a scenario: you just furnished a family room with decent upholstery pieces, included new lighting, wall art, and accessories. You saved a few hundred dollars by acting as your own designer. The bottom line: you spent about $15k on one room, waited 15 weeks for everything to come in, should be able to use and enjoy that space for the next 15 years, but the “newness” wears off in less than 15 days. To me, that is a poor investment of resources, which is quite detrimental. What is it that you do (or offer) that is so different than other designers? All of this is self-realized: I am able ‘read' and interpret information from clients and their spaces in a variety of ways. ALL of that information is necessary if you want to create a supportive, long-lasting interior environment. For most of my life, I thought everyone thought the way I did. Only after years of experience, and having done research on it, did I realize that I had a natural ability to bring something very special to bring to the table. I show clients techniques on how to trick their left-brain so that they can identify, interpret, and use the non-verbal feedback that comes from THEIR right-brain. That is what takes us to the client’s TRUE aesthetic, which paves the way for me to design something that is genuine and very “them.”
Overview

Serves Atco, NJ

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1 employee

2 years in business

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Cash, Check, Credit card, Venmo, Zelle

Featured Projects

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  • Main Bathroom - RENOVATION

    Interior Design

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Lesa H.

I just love working with Pam. She works within your budget and takes your style to the next level with her creativity and ability to see things you can't or never thought would work. From curtains, to furniture selection and placement to a single or a house full of rooms, there's nothing that this talented interior designer can't do!
CYGNET Interior Design & Renovation Consulting's reply
Thank you, Lesa ~ I always look forward to the next project!! Pam
Jun 25, 2021
Sharon M.

Working with Pam was an amazing experience. She is professional , creative and passionate . Her primary focus is the client . She helped me think outside of the box and because of her, I have a living room that is beautiful, inviting and comfortable. She has great taste and she is gifted in color schemes and design. Her vision for each of her projects is extraordinary! I made a friend when I chose Pam as my decorator.
Oct 21, 2021
Kamni B.

I just loved working with Pam. She is a wonderful designer, friendly person, listened to my wants and transformed my space beautifully with her excellent work .
Oct 18, 2021
Colleen A.

Pam has an eye for style. She really takes customers visions and concerns seriously. Her problem solving skills and solutions are amazing. Pam helped me design a room I did not thing would ever flow due to the size of the room. Pam turned it into a masterpiece and I am really enjoying my new space. She really took her time and you can tell she truly loves her job and cares about her clients. I highly recommend CYGENT for anyone's decoration/renovation needs.
CYGNET Interior Design & Renovation Consulting's reply
Thanks for the review, Colleen! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the recreated space.
Jul 9, 2021
Krystina P.

Amazing experience
CYGNET Interior Design & Renovation Consulting's reply
Thanks, Krystina!! I appreciate your review. Pam
Jun 27, 2021
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Pamela Ewan

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I offer fee-for-service rates (generally $90/hour) for work like: conceptualizing, design development, schematic design, acquisition of materials and goods, custom designing, coordination of installations, design administration, and all post-design needs. The rate for my initial on-site consultation -- which is 1.5 hours -- is $150. I also contract with clients on whole projects for one fee (rates start at $3k). Contact me for more specifics!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to text/email/talk to a client before I meet them. It gives me a good sense of their personality and style, and allows them to gauge me and how I approach things. I take many notes; I want to be best-prepared for the initial consultation. During the 1.5 hour initial consultation, I ask questions, look at the space(s), measure, photograph, and take the time to understand the client's vision, needs, budget, aesthetic sensibilities, and "reality." I will give the client a design narrative within a few days which may include a floor plan or conceptual sketch that they are free to use and move forward. Beyond that, if my services are desired, the client and I discuss needs/expectations, and we agree on either fee-for-service terms or contract for a project fee. It's all very unique, depending on the client and each circumstance. I try to be as flexible as possible.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    In my 20's, I took a course in Interior Decorating, which I ADORED! Later in my life, I enrolled in the Art Institute (online) affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh (this was so long ago, Philadelphia College of Art and Design didn't offer online courses yet). I accomplished 3 years of a 4-year Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design, then began working in the field (successfully), and never finished the formal degree. (The reality is: I have been designing - in one form or another - all my life. I didn't pursue a formal education to learn HOW to design; rather, I wanted to "justify my crazy" to mainstream society. I worked in retail and commercial interior design for a total of 20+ years. I "outgrew" those jobs, however, so I started consulting and working on my own a little over 2 years ago.

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