My Design Philosophy
Interior Design is creating a symbiotic relationship between beauty, function, and personality. Good design makes sure that you experience your space to it's full potential. It incites the mood and atmosphere you need. It serves your purpose while pleasing your aesthetic palette. It is unique to each person, space, and use. If your space is not in good design, it negatively affects the way you live or work in the space.
Imagine if your greatest desire is to host loved ones for wonderful meals cooked in your home. The features of your kitchen and flow to your hosting space will impact how smoothly your meal preparation experience is, and the amount of attention you can give to the more important moments... connecting with your guests.
If you are now working from home (as so many people have turned to because of the COVID-19 pandemic) you need a space that is going to enable productivity, creativity, focus... whatever it is you require in your career. Trying to work in a space that causes friction in your day costs you time, which can cost you money.
Imagine that your space serves you exactly how you need. Imagine that it invokes the atmosphere that you need from it (be it concentration, happiness, or a perfect gathering place.) Imagine the constant underlying stress from that space not fulfilling your needs being simply eliminated. How does that affect your mood? Your health? Your satisfaction?
You see how interior design is crucial to how you live?
Design isn't a service... it's an experience.
My job is to first understand your desire. What do you want most from your space? How do you want to feel when you use it? How will it impact your life, family, or work? I will ask questions to determine how you need to use your space so that the function can be planned, preventing friction and obstacles that may impede your ability to utilize the full potential. Next, I want to understand your unique style... what appeals to you; what brings you the inspiration or feeling you need to fall in love with your space. Then, I need to show you. Most people have a very difficult time imagining a picture in their mind as someone else describes it. To make sure we are on the same page, I go beyond the sketchbook, swatches, and mood boards. I use both Photoshop editing and 3D architectural design programs to help you visualize the potential for your space and how it will improve your life in it. My ultimate goal is to connect and grow in a professional relationship with you, keeping your best interests at the heart of the design. You are not simply buying a service. You are enjoying the process of a design experience, that begins with a consultation.