Space Planning: A well-planned bedroom allows the occupant to relax, sleep well, enjoy the company of someone special and get ready in the morning with more ease. A well-planned living room or family room encourages laughter, conversation and peaceful times. In space planning my goal is to find the best utilization of the room’s space and the furniture in it for comfort, conversation, lifestyle and flow.
Whole House Planning: Whether remodeling your current home or building new, creating a whole house plan provides you with a complete vision for the functionality and aesthetics of your home. This service includes an evaluation of your family’s needs and the design of floor plans, cabinetry, lighting, space planning and furniture. It also includes product and finish selections of flooring, wall color, cabinet and countertop materials, window treatments, bedding, furniture and more. It is an ala carte design package that is based upon your needs.
Kitchen and Bath Remodels: Kitchens and bathrooms are the most important rooms in our homes; for everyday use and for future resale. At their core, kitchen design and bathroom design have the same process and the same core products: cabinets, countertop, tile, and plumbing. As your designer it is my job to investigate how you live in these rooms every day, and on special days, to create a functional and navigable room that is full of storage, easy to clean, and stylish.
Color Consultation and Finish Selections: The foundation of a well designed room begins with thoughtful color and finish choices that create the continuity amongst the materials, colors and the “feel” of the space. Whether you desire for a fresh and light cottage space, a hip and clean Mid-Century modern or a classically styled traditional design; the wall color and flooring materials highlight the furnishings and accessories.
Furniture and Lighting Design: Quality furniture lasts, well chosen upholstery stands up to our family and lifestyle, well-placed and inspired lighting brings style, elegance, mood and safety. As your interior designer, I want to help you choose the best furniture and lighting fixtures to fit your lifestyle and your budget, whether ordering direct, perusing vintage and antique stores, or shopping local furniture and design stores.
Custom Window Treatments and Bedding: Nothing adds luxury, warmth and personal style to a room faster than window treatments and bedding. Draperies add richness, as well as literal and figurative warmth to a space; sheers adding lightness and privacy. Bedding not only envelops us at the end of each day but also defines our most personal style in our most private place – our bedrooms.
Accessory and Art Planning: Like a beautiful ribbon on a gift or the perfect pair of earrings, the finishing touches in every room are careful and creative art and accessory design and placement. It begins with the selection of beautiful pieces, whether one-of-a-kind by artists, or chic pieces from numerous trade sources, followed by thoughtful placement on shelves, tables or walls. Well planned art hanging showcases both your special pieces and your personality.
Custom Tile Design: Every artist is driven by the balance of color, pattern and texture…as an interior designer I get in touch with my inner artist when creating custom tile designs. The wonders of tile design can bring one-of-a-kind style to many areas of your home including: custom showers and bathroom floors, kitchen backsplashes, fireplace and entry ways.
Redesign: Sometimes your home feels almost complete, and is filled with beautiful things, but yet it is still missing that certain je ne sais quoi? Redesign is working with what you already have throughout your home and only adding new if needed. Through the process I move furniture to create more efficient and inviting arrangements, pull or trade art, lighting, and accessories from other rooms of the house to create a new look and mood. Often in redesign a new wall color goes up, because nothing has more impact than a fresh coat of paint!
Outdoor Living Spaces: While I am not a Master Gardener (not yet) nor a landscaper I can work with you to create an inviting front walk and curb appeal by helping you select beautiful exterior colors, planters, and planting recommendations along with your landscaper. I can also help your backyard open up into another living space for the entire family, including multi-season furnishings, purposeful activity areas and fun!