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Hired 15 times
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I highly recommend hiring her. She got back to me quickly and has wonderful ideas for organizing my space.Aug 7, 2019Verified
2 hour consult to help me hone down my 1000's of ideas. Very helpful to have knowledgeable opinions and questions.Sep 17, 2016Verified
I had a wonderful experience working with Carrie Lutheran to improve the appearance of my 10x20 booth I use at juried shows. She was the only professonal willing to work on an unusual project. I feel she should receive the highest ratings possible for always being available, being creative, being professional, and treating me as though I was her only client. Her designs showed that she listened to me and she did not have a problem with my desire to make any changes. She held my hand through the whole project and it was a wonderful success. I would hire her again in a heartbeat. Additionally, her rates are very reasonable.Dec 19, 2014Verified
Wonderful experience. Easy to work with and very knowledgeable. Always prompt. We worked on a living room make over in a log cabin. Project only delayed at times due to ordering processes....Jan 9, 2015Verified
All of the above!Apr 17, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I do not have a complicated pricing system. I charge $75 per hour for my interior design services, and after our initial consultation I can give you an estimate of the number of hours your project will require. I work independently of any particular retailer so I can source products from virtually anywhere, and I regularly shop at discount stores and secondhand sources for my clients to maximize their budget.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Interior design projects always start with a phone call to make sure my skills and expertise are a good fit with the client's needs. An in-home consultation comes next, and for this I set aside two hours to tour the client's home, learn more about what is working and not working, and take detailed measurements of their space. I freely share any ideas I have for the design at this initial meeting as well. From there, the process varies depending on the client: I may select paint colors, create 3D floor plans, or work up a complete design plan for their space. I create a custom quote for any services requested beyond the initial consultation. Professional organizing projects work differently because I don't need as much background information from my clients to get started. After the initial phone call, we usually jump right in decluttering and rearranging at the first visit!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a graduate of Syracuse University's nationally recognized interior design program, and I keep my skills fresh with continuing education courses each year. To keep on top of trends and developments within the field I read a variety of design and organizing publications, and I am constantly searching for new product sources and ideas that I can share with my clients.