Dana entered our recently renovated, chaotic, choppy home and listened to our family’s needs, vision, and lifestyle.
Unfortunately I had recently bought some furniture which did not necessarily match what I ultimately envisioned, but she was able to transform even expensive mistakes into a balanced, livable, inviting family space. While at first I had misgivings that following all of her recommendations could be costly, I quickly realized that Dana was spot-on and much less expensive than fixing more mistakes made by me with a loose credit card.
A room at a time, our house transformed into the home our family had dreamt of before. Dana arranged the furniture so that comfort and community were optimized, cozy individual areas of respite created, and where teens wanted to congregate. Our entire family could be present with sufficient space to enjoy time together working, playing, reading, sharing meals. The fabrics and rugs allow us to be ourselves ….. bring on Alabama red clay, Buster, and red Gatorade!
Even more importantly, the master suite created by Dana has allowed a sanctuary for John and me. I feel like I am in a five star hotel in the middle of the Wasatch Mountains, as the lush surroundings mute any noise (chickens squawking, dogs barking, kids frolicking), while soothing the busy mind after fun, chaotic days of raising a busy family. The fabrics chosen visually soothe the harried mind while absorbing any sound from outside.
“Two years ago, my husband and I had a unique opportunity to buy a family home in Birmingham. We were so excited to move into the family home yet completely overwhelmed with the immense project of making it feel like our own. Dana Wolter has helped us over the past two years transform a disjointed hodge-podge of furniture and accessories to an intentional, functional, and beautiful living area. My goal was to create an inviting, comfortable, and relaxing environment. Dana listened to my goals and objections and created the perfect space.
I have continually been amazed with Dana’s talent and expertise. She has a unique ability to blend antiques with a modern twist and also has an eye for color and design. She is talented, timely, and very professional. Most importantly, she listens to the client and helps achieve their goals. I trust her completely and would recommend her with the most respect.
“In 2009, my husband and I took a leap of faith and decided to renovate and add on to our home in Vestavia Hills. We gutted the main level, which included the kitchen and all living areas, and then added a master suite, laundry room and office. Though we had fabulous builders, Dana served as our contractor and designer. Through her experience as contractor of her own home, she had the knowledge we needed to make electrical, plumbing, and design decisions. She was a daily phone call for me and biweekly visitor to our construction site! I told her on numerous occasions that I could not have done it without her! I KNOW that our home would not be as comfortable and beautiful had she not played such an integral part in the process. Though I am still enjoying our current home, one day, I would love to build an entire home with Dana’s construction and design assistance!”
“Dana has an unique and refreshing approach to traditional interior design. Despite the miles between us, we’ve worked beautifully together to transform our new home into comfortable living space that feels like it’s evolved over time. We were searching for the perfect balance between “Southern Tradition” and today’s modern style. Dana was instrumental in helping us achieve the perfect functional home that truly reflects our personality and lifestyle. We can’t thank you enough! ”
“Dana is an extremely talented designer with wonderful ideas. She is very professional and has the unique ability to create a beautiful, livable room. She has an eye for detail, and I have been amazed at how she has transformed the interior and exterior of my home. I love working with her and could not be happier!”
“referrals are the biggest form of flattery, and we have been running on referrals since our very first project.”
dana wolter, birmingham, al