|Monday||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Friday||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
About this pro
15 hires on Thumbtack
Karen is very attentive and friendly, very easy to work with. She understood my budget and actually worked under my budget! She still provided me with outstanding work. I will definitely recommend her to anyone who needs help in that area.Jul 26, 2013Verified
Karen is great to work with, she help me put together some ideas I had but was not confident enough to do on my own. She was able to use some of my existing pieces and found others for me. Karen could see the possibilities of the room and help me see that also. She help choose the right colors to get the finish look I was wanting. I look forward to working with her on other projects.Jun 6, 2013Verified
Karen is awesome! Even before we had our first meeting she understood what look I was going for. She did an awesome job shopping for the right accessories and was able to stay on budget and still come up with some exciting and unique items. I really enjoyed working with her.Apr 2, 2013Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?There is no "formula" that I can pass on for a comprehensive design fee project. I simply estimate the time I anticipate working on your design and present you an up front fee. If the project changes in scope then those fees will be adjusted. Since I do pass on many designer discounts to the client, you will end up saving money overall. If you prefer a more intensive approach to your project I do offer hourly fees (typically $125 an hour) and will use qualified and trusted contractors who I have used even in my own home! For simple color consultation I charge $95 an hour plus materials. Most projects require anywhere from 4-5 hours to choose a single color or up to 20-25 hours to choose multiple color schemes for an entire home. However be aware that any good designer will need to know what permanent materials, furnishings and artwork will be used in your home before choosing color.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I always offer a complimentary initial consultation other than color consultations. As a customer I believe you must be comfortable with who you work with as the relationship can become somewhat intimate. A designer should spend a lot of time with you to understand your story, your family dynamics and what's most important about how you live to ensure a positive result. Look at your designer as a trusted confidant and sometimes counselor! There's a lot that goes into design to make it perfect for you. I also help clients understand what we can do within their budget. I never insist that they spend more than what is comfortable for them, but I do give them options to consider. The "B word" is never fun to discuss but it's important that any designer you pick adheres to it.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am self-taught. Many designers I have met and worked with over the years who are also self taught are extremely talented because they have keen instincts.