Why hire an interior designer = saving money!

I know that most people pride themselves when they own a home. It’s a great accomplishment and one of the most expensive things that you can achieve.

Ok, so now you have your dream home….but the dream is not just the home ownership. You probably would also love to be house proud and show off your style inside as well.

Many people will go out to a furniture store and purchase what is the fastest or least expensive thing to buy and fill up the rooms just to have something. My belief is to have a plan first and take your time. You will probably be in your home for many years and the filling of the home with furniture and decorating should be a fun experience.

If you wish to do your home on your own, I still feel that getting an expert like a designer would be worth hiring so that you have a plan and a goal for purchasing the correct items. This way you are not making costly mistakes. You have a color scheme, a selection of furniture and a design to make the purchases. Then shop away.

If you are not confident to do all of this even with this plan, then retain the designer to shop with you or purchase on your behalf. The designer will go as slowly or as quickly as you wish. Don’t forget to go all the way to the end. This means right down to the last accessory!

If you have a floor plan and need some help, please ask me. We can do this through email, and phone calls.

Check out the Ideabook Blog photos from houzz.com

Any of these photos can be done at any price point level. A designer will be your best source in order to accomplish this process.

Construction of Drapery

What you need to know about the construction of the drapery treatment:

When making draperies, you should ask the question “how good is the workroom and the designer”? Study the portfolio of the designer as well as the workroom sewing the drapery for this challenge. You need quality work and smart design. When you’re finished, the drapery should look like a jewel encasing your window. It should not look out of proportion to the window. It should be breathtaking.

Palladium or arched windows should have draperies made to focus on the shape of the window. Panels on the sides of arched windows lend very little to the window design. There is little or no enhancement.

Since moving to Florida over two decades ago, I have worked hard while learning everything that I could about the design field. With a desire to keep improving my craft, I still participates in many events. Alone with two young children in 1970’s, I had a late beginning as a full time designer. Having spent nine years working for a small company in Lake Worth, I decided to go it alone. By 1980, I was able to start my own interior design company.

Today, I have worked for homeowners in Delaware, Massachusetts, Colorado, Georgia and the Bahamas. I have even decorated several yachts as well as many homes and condos in Florida. Being the daughter of a seamstress, I am proud, honest and I never get tired of a new job. When meeting potential clients, I loves to listen and try to interpret their ideas in a way that translates into good design technique. My objective is to always please the client.