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Ocean Breeze in Fairmont
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I purchased a child’s rocking chair, from my antique dealer, for my grandson, when he was born. I really didn’t know what I wanted to do with it besides have it refinished because it needed a little work. My grandson is now almost 2 years old and his absolute favorite toy is his stuffed monkey his aunt purchased for him. He takes it everywhere he goes and will not go to bed without it. And, his favorite food is bananas! I knew about the wonderful work that Susan Rains, at Rains Design, did and I approached her for my special project. I was very specific – the monkey had to look like “Ah Ah”, my grandson’s much beloved monkey. Also, I wanted a special color for the rocker. I gave Susan a piece of fabric. I wanted her to match the color for the chair. She explained to me exactly what she was going to do to restore the rocker; presented me with several drawings for me to choose the design I loved, and went to work. The result amazed me! Not only is “Ah Ah” perfect, the bananas adorable, the color exactly the color I hoped for - my grandson loves his monkey chair! And, the rocker is beautifully restored! I would highly recommend Rains Design to anyone looking for that special artistic rendition, interior design or any other special creation.May 10, 2016
Very patient, good listener and made sensible suggestions and helped to make design changes. Plus shopping experience with her was a positive with sales personal.May 18, 2019Verified
Working with Susan was a positive experience, all around. She was very thorough in getting a sense of the mood we wanted to create with our family room re-do. The inspiration and mood boards that were the fruit of her thoroughness were well thought out, such that EVERY piece, color, swatch, etc., in the design harkened back to them. Every detail was planned. Susan was welcoming, laid back but diligent, and accommodating. I will certainly call her again when we get ready to re-do another room in the house!Oct 15, 2017
I needed ideas of how to arrange my playroom area and also incorporate existing large black storage units. Susan created 3 creative and inspired designs for the playroom. From these designs , I hired Susan to create and install a flock of colorful birds from the ceiling. The result is absolutely beautiful! The birds are now a unique and whimsical focal point. Susan was professional, flexible, and very conscious of staying within my small budget. She was a true pleasure to work with and clearly is a gifted designer!May 18, 2016
Susan was such an incredible resource in the design of our baby boys nursery! The whole process was a breeze, which was very much appreciated considering everything else that needs to be done when expecting a baby. Susan prepared a tremendously helpful project schedule to make sure everything would be complete in time for the little ones arrival. She was also incredibly responsive throughout the process, always able to make time for a quick chat or e-mail when I had questions. Working with Susan was a very collaborative process. She would start by asking questions about our likes and dislikes then present different suggestions on color/layouts/furniture/etc., constantly refining the design to satisfy all of our wants and needs for the space. Going into the project we didnt have a vision of how the room would come together but she was able to nail down a look that we absolutely love and look forward to seeing our little guy growing up in.Dec 17, 2015
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I offer a variety of interior design packages including flat fee and hourly full-service design services. I'm conscientious of staying within your budget and desired timeline. I have access to premium design resources and share my discount with my clients to create a unique and custom designs not available to everyone.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?It's as easy as 1, 2,3 1. Schedule a complimentary design discovery call with me 2. Meet at your home for an initial design consultation 3. Design and Installation!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I hold two degrees, one a Bachelors in Art from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The second a Masters of Interior Architecture from Drexel University. My formal education is rounded out with retail management experience and professional creative work including graphic design, signage, custom picture framing and fine craft.