On an average work day, I often act as a mediator, a marriage counselor, and a therapist. What am I? Your first guess is probably not “Interior Designer.” If you’ve never partnered with an interior designer on a project, then you might not know that these valuable skills are included with your design package.
Maya Angelou said, “People will tell you who they are if you will just listen.” I’ve definitely seen this in my work as a designer. When meeting with a new client, a lot of intuition comes into play. I want to understand you and what your recent experiences are. I listen very intently so I can know why you are hiring a designer. I read your body language and emotion to really get to know you. As I see how you respond to different things we talk about, I get to know your style and who you are.
Home construction and renovations are well known for the amount of stress and conflict they can cause. With the availability and accessibility of so many home design elements on the internet, home owners are inundated with options, and they can drive themselves crazy trying to keep up with the best new thing.
As a designer, I use my trained vision and expertise to help you focus and find the best products to meet your needs and make you happy. Losing that focus by changing one simple element is like a tumbling house of cards. The minute you make one change, the entire project can come crashing down because every selection is tied into another selection. As your designer, I want to get to know you and help you define your style so that it is reflected in your surroundings. It is my specialty to hone the style throughout the project so the design direction does not stray, which is usually where most people get frustrated. There are an endless supply of options out there to entice you and throw you off track. I provide you with a specific amount of selections so that you can discover the best products that truly represent you and stay within the design plan we have created.
Once selections have been made, I am the mediator of the project. I will be your voice and your advocate as I work closely and professionally with everyone involved. I act as the go between, helping you understand the building process, which will reduce any possible conflict with the contractors. As your designer and home renovation “therapist,” I want you to have the best experience possible. So come put your feet up, relax, and let’s talk!