There is nothing I love more than when friends or family stop by at a moment’s notice, and there are five things I like to keep on hand for when it happens. Whether it’s catching up with a neighbor or an impromptu girls’ night, I savor these moments. It’s not about stressing over how clean your house is or the fact that you may still be in your workout clothes from the morning. It’s about enjoying friends and family and the time you spend with them.
While my firmworks mostly on full room or full home interior design projects, we will periodically offer a few spots for a one time 3.5 hour consult. This service is for the clientwho needs direction and help making decisions with their home but wants to implement the suggestions on their own as their budget and time allow. It has gone over really well in the past, as I have had several people fly in, drive over or even Facetime with me for this consult.
Whether we’re meeting with one of our full-service clients or working with someone during the 3.5 hour consultations, we often meet people who are overwhelmed and not sure what to do when their home no longer works for them and their family. And while various factors need to be considered, such as the resale value in your neighborhood versus investing into a home you will enjoy for years to come, it’s important to think through when updating your home. 5 Tips For Updating Your Home: Assess What Is Working And Not Working For Your Family Needs and desires evolve as children grow up and start their own families, so if your home is not working for you, it is time for a change.
It is always exciting when a publication wants to showcase our work, and I am honoredAspire Design and Homereached out to us for their ‘Designer Friday’ spotlight. From sharing some of our recent projects to asking about my favorite books and thoughts, it was a fun interview. It is a wonderful publication that shares what is new globally in design, art, culture, and travel. Learn unique facts about Dana in a Q&A with Aspire Design and Home andAndrew Joseph From secret talents, must-read books, and something to always have on hand for unexpected guests, click here to read along for a fun Friday feature.
While our interior design office is always available through our website, email, and multiple social media outlets, we now have an office phone number to make us even more accessible. Give Us A Call: New Number – 205.938.4848 Whether you would like to discuss a new construction project, replacing your home’s dated furnishings, or scheduling a.
As I was going through some photos of our work on ourwebsite recently, I was reminded why every room (or almost every) needs a mirror. Its placement is key, but it’s also important to be mindful of what it reflects. Here are my thoughts on why mirrors add interest to any space. Why Every Room Needs A Mirror:.
With warm weather here and people ready to make changes to their home, I want to remind you of the 3.5 consult service I offer periodically. While the projects we work on are full-service interior design, this one-time consult is for the clientwho needs a plan for their home butlikes to do the legwork themselves. It has gone over really well, and clients who have invested in this consult have been surprised over the amount of detail and information that comes with it.
Your home is one of the biggest investments you will make, and you want to make sure you are investing your time and money wisely. Our goal for any project is to create a home that adds to the quality of your life and will hopefully increase in investment if you ever decide to sell. HERE ARE FIVE WAYS TO WISELY INVEST IN YOUR HOME: 1.Use classic materials in the shell of your home: By choosing classic materials and architectural elements that are in keeping with the style of your home, you will create a timeless feel that supports any style of furnishings you layer in.
A few weeks ago, we asked our Instagramfollowers to submit design questions they wanted me to answer. This was such a fun way to see what people need help with or where they need help in their own home. From favorite colors to determining a budget, the entries covered the spectrum. Here are a few of the design questions with Dana’s answers: Q:What Are Your Tips For Styling Vignettes – Especially Long Buffets or Dressers? A: When styling your home, adding layers is really what brings everything together and breathes life to each space.
We have recently begun working on the renovation of a client’s childhood home. The wife and I met through one of my 3.5 hour consults as she was looking for direction for her family’s newly purchased childhood home. During our conversation, I gave a few reasons as to why they should renovate to really make it work for their young, pet-friendly family.