"Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love."
Whether you're building a new home, buying a home, or just decorating a room, working with a designer can be an overwhelming and daunting task. I always hear from people that have worked with our designers, Laura and Karen, that they have made the process easy and enjoyable. A lot of people feel they don't have the ability or style to decorate their own home. Everyone has a sense of style in them and I feel our designers really bring out their clients personality in a project.
If you have a design project, big or small, our designers have some tips to make the process as seamless as possible:
1. Establish a budget
This lets your designer know upfront how much you want to spend on a project. So when you fall in love with that very expensive, but perfect chandelier for your space, you can save on the side table that is less expensive and works well in your room.
You don't need to spend a large amount of money when working with our designers. No matter what your budget is for a project, they can help you find and choose ideal pieces.
Our designers will help you find the best quality items that will last thru all the different trends year after year. By choosing quality core pieces, you can still change the look with new pillows, art, or accessories that won't cost you an arm and a leg.
2. Let us know "Who you are."
Start a folder on your computer with pictures of rooms that inspire you. You can find amazing ideas on Pinterest, Houzz, or other design blogs/websites. You can also do it the "old-fashioned" way and tear pictures out of magazines and put in a file folder. Once our designers get to know what you like, they can steer your project to reflect your vision.
Laura finds that she can help clients customize their space when they bring her some of their own ideas of what they like in design. "I see thru people's eyes" which allows her to design a truly tailored look.
3. Incorporate meaningful pieces into your space
You don't have to start from scratch and buy everything new. Our designers find that incorporating heirloom or sentimental pieces into the design give the space a special personality that reflects your taste. A good friend of mine had these beautiful lead glass panels that she saved from the home where she grew up. She just built a new home and had the panels installed in her bar cabinetry. Both of her parents have passed away, but what a nice way to bring a part of her past into the present.
Karen has a way of working with what you have and "coordinating existing pieces with new items." Maybe you have a buffet table that was your grandmothers and it's in good condition, but doesn't really fit in with your design or taste. Maybe a coat of paint will change the whole look and then work perfectly in your dining room. Those pieces tell a story and can be great conversation pieces.
Schedule a consult with Karen and Laura to start your design project!! 330-477-4455.