Owner & Designer
Interior design is a very personal thing.
Trusting someone else to capture a vision of your space can feel intimidating, especially if you aren’t quite sure what that vision is. Will my home look like me or like this designer? Or worse - like a slick magazine layout that no one can live in?
So before you entrust me with your home and your pocketbook, let me demystify my design process!
For each new client, I want to design a space that will be still relevant in twenty years - classic in its bones and saturated with the character of the people living there. Creating a comfortable home takes both time and patience. I like to create a layered effect that looks as if it evolved naturally over years, with found treasures and heirloom pieces restored to meet modern demands. The greatest compliment I've received from clients is that I "got them" - that's my goal!
Every initial meeting with a new client feels a lot like a first date! I’ll ask questions to understand your likes and dislikes. Sometimes it’s easier to communicate what you don't want than it is to explain what you do. I like to see what design trends and styles appeal to you, so bring photos on your phone, share links to your Pinterest board, or drag out your magazines littered with post-it notes – it all helps!
During this first meeting we’ll also discuss your budget. I’ll guide you on how best to spend those dollars wisely, but you’ll have final approval each step of the way. We can create a long term plan together to accommodate your time and budget needs, I can "just do it" and make it the final vision magically appear, or any level of service in between.
My design background is rooted in both education and hands-on experience. I also have a degree in psychology – it helps more than you would think! Interior design is more than drawing a pretty picture and playing with fabrics. Experience has taught me how things are put together and that cutting corners just won't work.
Whether we are completely remodeling your home to improve function and flow or just freshening your fabrics and surfaces, I look forward to working with you to make your home a space where you long to be!
- Richelle, Owner & Designer