I love reimagining spaces; thinking about how they can work better and be more beautiful. I spent the majority of my career in Marketing and designed houses for myself as I moved around the country. Then friends started asking for help and then their friends and I woke up one day and realized I loved designing houses and I only liked my job as a VP of Marketing at a big Consumer Packaged Goods company. But my marketing career taught me two valuable things I now bring to every design project: how to understand what people want and how to get stuff done.
I focus on design and project management for major remodels or new builds. If youâ€™re not moving walls or redoing your kitchen or some bathrooms, Iâ€™m probably not the right person for you. For smaller jobs, I can do plans and for larger am happy to work with an architect. I also most often manage the build process working with the architect (if there is one) and contractor as your advocate.
Your house is for you, not me so I want to understand how you will live in your home and what you want it to say about you. I will bring ideas to the project that you may not have thought ofâ€”because if you had thought of them, whatâ€™s the point of me? People ask what my style is. I consider myself flexible, but I definitely gravitate to color and pattern as you can see in my portfolio. I absolutely hate the advice realtors give to make your home neutral for the next buyer. If you love neutral, great, but if youâ€™ve always dreamed of a wild wallpaper or unusual tile color, do it!
Getting it done
For most of my clients, I manage the build process. I speak fluent contractor so I can help you choose the right contractor and once you do, I can make sure thereâ€™s no miscommunication about what you want. Everyone thinks once theyâ€™ve made major choices, theyâ€™re done, but there are thousands of smaller decisions and questions every day. I will make sure you make decisions when you need to. Late decisions and changes are the main reasons costs go up and projects run late.