Designing Women of the Carolinas, LLC

North Myrtle Beach, SC

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I always seek input from my clients. During a consultation, I will reassure them that they already have the end result in their mind, they may not know how to acheive it. By asking a series of questions, I zero in on what they want and research to find the best match for them. My belief is I have not done my job correctly if my clients are not a part of the process and feel that they have contributed to the final results.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Being able to work with my client's input of what they would like to see in a particular room and showing them in detail my ideas and seeing it completed. I especially enjoy designing custom window treatments and selecting accessories for my clients to complete the room or space. Paint and furniture are just the beginning, accessories, window treatments, area rugs and other decorative items are the little jewels that make a space come to life.

Location

North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Years in business

11

Times hired on Thumbtack

2

Reviews

2 Reviews
  • Raymond D. Sep 28, 2013
    I have known and worked with Ms. Marva Williams of Designing Women of the Carolinas for over 10 yrs. Through local and national interior decorating shows, classes, factory visits, and more, she is always current with the ever-changing trends of colors, materials, patterns, and furniture & accessory schemes in the interior designer industry. She is also highly skilled in lighting placement and people flow patterns for optimum use of available space. She is an individual of immense integrity, knowledge, and a strong commitment to provide her customers with nothing less than 'perfect results'....delivered on time and within budget. Ms. Williams is a true professional.
  • Carl H. Sep 26, 2013
    Interior Design
    Verified Review

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I always attend several classes when I attend the furniture markets twice a year. This organization has the contacts and savvy to attract the top professionals in the particular field they represent. By subscribing to interior design publications for inspiration and keeping a resource library of books by designers that I admire, gives me a fresh perspective and ideas when working with my clients if I need inspiration.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Recently residential makeovers have been keeping me busy since last fall. I am currently assisting a couple building a custom home and advising on their finishes and construction selections along with furniture, accessories and window treatments. Also, incorporating some of the furnishings they would like to use when they relocate. A local business has asked for a remodel of their lobby and offices which I just started working on a few weeks ago.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Have a basic idea of what areas you want to decorate, a time frame to have the work completed in and some general idea of finances you would like to spend on the project. Looking through decorating magazines and tear out or flag the rooms that interest you are a great place to start. The whole process of redoing a room or building a new home can be challenging if you are unsure. This is an exciting time in your life that should be fun and sometimes all that is needed is an objective second opinion with the talent and gift to help you achieve your vision for this area.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
A lot of planning, organization and behind the scenes paperwork, phone calls, emails etc. are involved in most larger projects in order to stay on top of things and be able to keep my client informed of the progress. I love my profession and strive to use my talents to help my clients achieve their goals and vision.