Good design is essential at each stage of creating a beautiful home. I can enter at any phase of the project, from planning and construction to decorating and styling. I consult on the big picture and the small details, applying knowledge of architecture and design history and an eye for color, pattern and proportion.
For some specific design solutions, I offer a Decorating Guideline Package and Express Consultations. Some of these services may be provided via email and FaceTime or Skype.
In an initial consultation with a client, I look at the existing architecture of the space, find out how they want their home to work for their lives, and learn about their personal style. My team starts every project by assembling a file of concept pictures and materials that we use to establish with our clients a shared vision for the space.
We provide design drawings, specifications documents and purchasing services as needed. And we shop, of course! Materials, furniture, textiles and accessories are sourced according to our clients’ style and budget. From high-end showrooms to big box retailers, or from antique stores to flea-markets, we love the hunt, and we believe that great design can be achieved at all price points.
Styling the accessories with my team and walking clients through a reveal at the conclusion of a project is the “design magic” part. Even when they have seen all the big pieces in place, it’s more often than not this final layer that makes rooms inviting and memorable and personal. Clients always get a big kick out of it, and sometimes there are happy tears. It’s the best!
A personalized decorating plan for your room:
For clients on a modest design budget, we can help with specific choices (picking paint colors, selecting the right sofa, hanging art, etc) within a set number of hours. Express Consultations are ideal for clients who are looking for some guidance before committing to an expensive purchase or installation, or who want a quick but lasting fix in a specific area.