Consulting with an Interior Designer is often the first step to beginning a new and exciting project. Below are listed 5 things that you can do to maximize your time with your designer. ... View Post
What does an Interior Designer Cost?
When it comes to interior design, there’s no such thing as an average budget. Some of my clients spend less than $10,000 to revamp a room, while others think nothing of investing five figures for a complete luxury redesign. Interior designers structure their fees a variety of ways. As with other professions, fees are calculated based on a number of variables, including years of experience, geographic location, client demand and professional reputation. The most common fee structures ... View Post
Where do I Find the Products I Use
Lots of people want to know where I find the products that I use in my designs. Truth? Everywhere! I'm always on the look out for products. If I'm walking down the street and I see a cool store I'll head in to see what I can find. I Instagram lots of products so I can remember where I saw them. I spend inordinate amounts of time combing throughout trade magazines search for things I think would work well in someone's space. I go down the rabbit hole on Instagram in the pursuit of excellent ... View Post
Having my chair featured in Luxe Magazine
I spent my early days in my Uncle's upholstery store with my Mom. I played hide and seek between half finished chairs and sofas. All through my life my Mom recovered our furniture breathing new life into them. Many hours were spent pouring over fabrics for these chairs. Many pieces were rescued from the dump and given new life. It's only fitting that after discovering that FIDM had a competition that incorporated textile development, a hint of fabric and design of a chair that I would toss my ... View Post
New Office Design
So I needed more space. My office was literally busting at the seams with all the stuff that goes along with being a designer. Luckily my office is in a complex of offices so I could transfer to a new office with a bit more space with only a slight bump in budget. Plot twist…the new office doesn't come with furniture and the old one did. What's a designer to do? :-) So here's my ultra simple plan for storage and beauty for the new, not so empty office. Physical Effects What happens to your ... View Post
What are some ways that you get inspiration for a space or room?
So you are looking at your space or room. You're wondering how a designer finds the inspiration to transform a room into something amazing. There are several ways I find inspiration to design a room around. This post will be about using color as inspiration. Color This is my most favorite way to get inspiration for a room. I find out from a client the colors that they like or dislike. From there I choose a neutral for the room and build from there. Let me clear I don't mean that I saturate ... View Post