What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I have very simple pricing system. Either they will pay by hourly or buy furniture through me.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yes, attend several classes annually and go to the Highpoint furniture shows to keep up with trends. Read several monthly trade magazines.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I worked for some other firms but I decided to open my own interior design business.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I do floor plans for the rooms, furniture layout , select furniture and accessories, paint, and draperies.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I have a customer who had another interior designer but the client fired the designer and hired me as their designer. I corrected the mistakes that the other designer had made and created new concepts for my client. They are still my client 8 years later.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look at their work and call for references.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I create unique yet functional and comfortable designs, and style them to suit their life style.