I have been practicing Interior Design for over 25 years and have a bachelor’s degree from UT Knoxville and in Design from O’More College of Design in Franklin Tennessee. Over the years, I have designed homes and offices in Richmond, Chicago, Indianapolis, Nashville, Birmingham, Lexington, and Chattanooga. I am very fortunate in that I LOVE what I do.
I believe that everyone deserves to have a beautiful, inviting and comfortable home, whatever your budget. I work hard to stretch your dollars just as far as we can, attaining your goals as quickly as possible. I want your home to be a reflection of you and your family, not a cookie-cutter designer look. I love to incorporate old family pieces, your children’s artwork and travel treasures into the design of your home.
Each client has different needs. I will be happy to work with you on an hourly basis, however, most of my clients prefer a flat rate design fee. This allows us to work at a comfortable pace and not worry about the time involved. You always know what you have going out and don’t have to worry about how much time I am spending on the design. The flat rate can cover a couple of rooms, one floor or the entire house. Your project can be completed in a few weeks, a few months or a few years, depending on the pace that you set. We start with an overall plan, prioritize what needs to be accomplished and check items off the list as the budget allows or time permits. Sometimes we are waiting to find the perfect piece.
The best part of working together is that I can pass along huge savings to you on the purchasing of furniture, window treatments, blinds, lighting, rugs, accessories, etc. I purchase items at wholesale cost and sell those items to you at my cost plus 30%. This is a huge saving off of purchasing from a store at retail or even their sale price. The results are usually 50 to 70% off retail pricing. Depending on the scope of your project, this usually covers the cost of the design or hourly fee. I also purchase items locally and can shop for you or with you.
My clients range from people who have no idea what they want or need to people that just want a little help and my special pricing. I am careful to design your project according to your specific needs and budget.
Thank you for considering me for your design needs.