OK, so you have hired a designer, you have had a successful relationship, they ‘get’ you and your family’s lifestyle. Or perhaps you would like to engage a designer this year, but you feel like a designer is could be of your budget.
We have been fortunate to work with clients of all ages: from young families to retirees, to young couples building their first home together. Whatever the scenario, whatever the budget, we are flexible and willing to work with our clients in whatever capacity to fit their needs.
Many times families with young children want their home to look nice, but some of the items they are dreaming of may not fit in their current lifestyle. But wait, this is where we can help. We believe you can still achieve what we call “functional elegance.”
Unless you are living with “off-limit” spaces, which today isn’t practical, you want fabrics on furniture that are durable and easy to clean from messy little hands or dirty paw prints. We listen and ask questions as to how our clients live, what the needs are and what is most important to the way they function in the home. We look at existing items and ask questions about what they like/dislike and we ask them to share their ‘wish list.’
We then help clients prioritize the wish list into wants vs. needs and help develop a plan as to what the priorities are to finish first along with their budget.
A budget can be a tough question for people to answer because often they don’t understand what costs are realistic for specific areas of the home. We take pride in offering guidance in this area. We also help to provide options as well as information about what is worthwhile to invest in, like quality furniture, and where cost saving opportunities may lie within your project.
With clients that are a bit more seasoned or have an empty nest (speaking about myself), we are at the point of simplifying life. Whether it’s an entertaining space, updating the master suite or redesigning a well-loved kitchen, we can help these clients create a plan that utilizes the area most efficiently while achieving the style they desire.
Wherever you are in your lifestyle, we look forward to developing a lasting relationship. We enjoy getting to know our clients on a personal level, watching families grow and share stories and experiences along the way. So in short, we’ll be there to help you with a simple project like finish selections, and we’ll still be here when you’re ready to remodel your entire first floor. We can’t wait to grow with you!