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Hired 3 times
1 year in business
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9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Craftsman / Farmhouse,
Rustic / Southwestern,
Clara and Create the Room came to the rescue! Clara’s creativity helped my space sing! We pulled up a rug, moved furniture, edited plants, got rid of things and she picked out my new, gorgeous and affordable couch! She had clear vision from the start and well communicated her ideas. I felt so supported by her as she took all of my hopes and wants in and turned them Into something really beautiful and serene in my home. She created systems for organization that Im still using a year later. Clara has a great eye for design and worked so well with me through my cloud of ideas (and lack of ideas) and gently coaxed me into bolder, more joyful choices than I would have made on my own and I’m so grateful for them! New space feels like a new start! It’s so invigorating. The work is more than home design, it’s giving yourself a clean slate. Treat yourself to some sessions w Clara. I highly recommend it!!Aug 13, 2019
I am so pleased that I hired Clara from Create the Room to help me design, organize and renovate a studio apartment for short-term rental. She took a blank canvas with some pretty significant issues (like a broken toilet, very very dirty bathtub, difficult lighting) and turned the studio into a bright, cheerful, airy, apartment that always rents immediately. Her style is simple and light, but adds many great flourishes and small touches that light up a room and give it a ton of character. She's also very handy and can hang lights, replace fixtures, and assemble just about any kind of furniture. What I liked best about working with Clara, though, is that while she had a very clear vision of her own, she is extremely collaborative and worked really nicely with the vision that I had, pushing slightly when she saw it differently but always respecting my choices. The collaborative nature of her work and her abilities as a coach made the end result all the better. I'm so grateful for her services!Aug 13, 2019
Project just started- here’s initial experience: Great ideas, flexible, easy to work with, a great listener who is sensitive to the personalities, lifestyles and habits of client’s family to provide functional recommendationsOct 4, 2019Verified
Gracious, attentive and patient. Great ideas.Sep 8, 2019Verified
Clara has an amazing eye and is incredibly patient. Her enthusiasm for the project turned me from feeling overwhelmed about my studio space to excited. All of her instincts rang true, and afterwards her solutions seemed obvious but I had been unable to see them before. She is also a warm, sweet and funny person. Her capacity to turn a space from stressful, disorganized and unattractive to calming, organized and aesthetically beautiful is truly inspiring!Aug 19, 2019
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?The price varies depending on the job and I like to worth within your budget!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I will meet you in your space for an initial consultation, take some measurements, and ask you a series of questions to understand how you currently live or work there, what your dream space looks like, what inspires you, and what has left you feeling like you want a change. Don't worry if you don't have a clear concept - that's where I come in. We'll work together to create a clear mental picture of your idea space - both in form and function. And we'll talk and timing about the scope of the work and your goals for the project.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been a professional coach and designer lover for the past 10 years. I find that home cleaning and reorganizing is a deeply personal process that requires a good coach, not a heavy hand. I first got into design and staging at the behest of my friends who begged me to come help them with their interiors. Every apartment I've lived in has sold in a down market for over-asking price in a best and final. I believe that any apartment can be made incredibly attractive if you are willing to simplify.