Essense Interior Design
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She helped us with selection of paintings and also helped us with areas to mount them. Color coordination ideas for furniture, accent walls etc.May 31, 2017Verified
I absolutely love the new furnishings in my office, all thanks to Carole’s wonderful sense of style. Working with a designer was a new experience for me, and Carole patiently walked me through the process, and along the way helped me discover my style preferences. Carole did an amazing job of selecting beautiful furniture and art that really transformed my very drab office, and even designed a custom lamp using a thrift store vase as the base. I get compliments continually from visitors to my office. I’m very happy with my new space, and grateful for Carole’s special touch!May 25, 2017
Annette Wadiyah E. N.
Carole created a kitchen and dining room space that enhanced the living room area of my home. She suggested colors for my walls that embraced the diversity of my artwork. She encouraged me to not only think about what I wanted in those spaces but how it would make me feel when I entered those spaces during the morning, afternoon or evenings. I benefited from her spirit, heart and commitment to creating spaces where great dinners happened, celebrations occurred and warm memories were created.” W. Nelson-Shimabukuro (Seattle, WA)May 19, 2017
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?One-time design consultation fee (no more than 2 hours): $250 Hourly rate: May vary depending on scope of work
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I typically provide my initial consultations free of charge so that I am able to properly discuss the scope of work involved with your design project. If you only desire a one-time consultation, then I will charge a one-time consultation fee. Once I understand the overall scope of work, I will prepare a contract for your review and approval. Upon final approval of the terms of our agreement, we will begin the design process. Every design project is tailored to my customer's specific needs. However, I will typically do the initial "legwork" to create the design palette for your space(s). I will present the design palette to you for further discussion/selection. If needed, we will iterate on this process until you approve a final design palette. Then, implementation of your selected design(s) will begin! This typically involves purchase orders and waiting times for selected items to arrive. If it is just color selections, then you can proceed with your painter on the selected colors. I like to be involved with your painter to ensure the paint colors are "true" to what we selected. Same for fabric selections in terms of assuring "true" colors as dye lots can vary. At the end, we will step back together and reflect on "befores" and "afters" before I depart the scene.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a Residential Design diploma from the Art Institute of Seattle. I have been working in residential design since 2007. I am a Master Home Environmentalist. I am a Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP).