As we start the new year, we are adding another interior designer/project manager to our team.
Known for custom, timeless and livable homes, we pride ourselves on great service, customization and experience for our interior design clients. We value the trust our clients put in us for one of the biggest investments they will make in their lifetime.
We are looking for a hardworking, detail oriented, multitasking team player to serve as an Interior Designer/Project Manager on our team.
the criteria for this position Includes:
You must have at least four years’ interior design experience and some experience in project management.
2. You must be proficient in AutoCAD and willing to travel.
3. You must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
4. You must be honest and trustworthy personally and professionally.
5. You must be a team player who can handle being in a fast-paced office environment. We have fun but we work hard.
This is a full-time position located in Birmingham, AL.
By the way, Birmingham, AL, was just named one of the top 50 places to travel in 2021 by Travel and Leisure Magazine. It is a great place to live and raise a family.
If you are interested in joining our design team, send your resume and references to info@danawolterinteriors. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Dana Wolter Interiors is hiring for two positions – a junior designer and a bookkeeper/office administrator.
Both positions require excellent organizational skills, people skills, an eye for detail, and experience in the related field.
Junior Designer Criteria:
Must hold a degree from an accredited Interior Design program
Two or three years experience within the field
Proficient in AutoCad, Sketchup, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and Dropbox
Excellent grammar and verbal communication skills
Exceptionally driven and passionate about achieving excellence in your work
Full-time position; Salary based upon experience
Located in the Birmingham, AL area
Bookkeeper/Office Administrator Criteria:
Two years or more experience within the field
Proficient in QuickBooks
Experience in Studio Designer is a plus
Knowledge in filing tax documents
Excellent grammar and verbal communication skills
Exceptionally driven and passionate about achieving excellence in your work
Located in the Birmingham, AL area
We have a great group of talented people in our office, and if you think you would like to be part of the fun, email your resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
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With the new year in full swing 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, this one-time service is for the client who needs a plan for their home but likes 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.
Matter of fact, I recently ran into a client who hired me for this service for her home a few years ago. She said she is slowly working through her list as her budget and time allow, but she is LOVING the big changes happening to her home.
Some people have used this service to update their home, and others have used it to select the finishes and paint colors for second homes under construction.
People have even flown in to meet with me (or driven all night when their flight was canceled) for this consult.
Whatever your needs, you have my undivided attention for 3.5 hours to help you accomplish all that we can in this timeframe.
Here’s How The 3.5 Hour Consult Works:
I will have you send a list of all you would like to discuss and accomplish during our time together. We make an appointment, and I will then spend 3.5 hours of uninterrupted time answering any question you can possible think to ask me. We can discuss design dilemmas, furniture arrangements, fabric direction, paint colors, to knock down a wall or not– you name it!
I give you specifics of what to look for when shopping for your home, and I will take detailed measurements so you won’t have to worry about coming home with the wrong size sofa, ever again.
After our meeting, you will receive a detailed synopsis of what was discussed and a list of all of the suggestions I make for your project.
This allows you to maximize your time with me while I take notes and write down all the specifics for you to implement at a later date.
This service is a great way to invest in your home by making sure what you are changing and buying is right for the space. It also allows you the freedom to work on your project as your time and budget allow, all while following professional advice.
If you think this service can help you make your home the place you dream, email us at email@example.com. I would love to talk with you.
Cheers to making your home one you love, one step at a time……
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There’s one thing every home should have, and that is function.
We’ve recently been working on a home that is spacious and stately, but the layout wasn’t great.
This is the forever home for the family, and they were ready to make this home more functional for how they live.
We began with the front of the house because they couldn’t fit a sofa into their family room, and this is the room the family LIVES in.
With the help of architect Jason Robb, we took out a few columns, added some custom millwork, and the space already feels so much better (it now allows for not one, but two large sofas and several chairs).
The front of the house is finished- done- complete- and we are now moving onto Phase Two. We are addressing the choppiness in the back of the home by moving walls and reworking the kitchen, back hall, laundry and office.
We’ve given the kitchen as much storage and workspace as possible. It will be drop dead gorgeous, but that is just a given when you have custom details throughout.
We’ve ordered a La Cornue range and hood, and the custom cabinetry will be a mix of painted and waxed cabinetry. There is also a beautiful new butler’s pantry, along with an office, to organize the family.
A few renovation progress shots:
I am so excited to see this one complete, so follow along my Instagram stories as I share the progress. It’s going to be pretty incredible, and more importantly, highly functional for them to enjoy for years to come.
Have a great day,
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We’ve have lots of exciting things going on and it feels good to be growing….
We have two positions available in Birmingham, AL, so if you are the perfect fit for our firm, let us hear from you.
Project Manager- The criteria includes:
Full Time position
Interior Design Experience a must
AutoCad, Photoshop, and SketchUp proficiency are required.
Must be motivated, organized, articulate, and detail-oriented.
Excellent written and verbal skills, a professional demeanor, and exquisite taste for our custom projects.
Salary based upon experience
Marketing Intern- The criteria includes:
This internship requires someone who writes well, is excellent with social media, and is organized with the task at hand. You must be articulate, savvy with technology, have an eye for design/art, great with a camera, and proficient in WordPress.
If you meet these qualifications, email us your cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you and know why you should join our team-
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If you love Instagram as much as I do, be sure to follow along with us this weekend as I take over Traditional Home’s Instagram feed later today.
I am excited to share pictures of my weekend and show you around my hometown of Birmingham, AL. People are always pleasantly surprised to see how urbanized our city is and all that it offers in the Deep South.
I am going to share a few of my favorite places to eat, shop, and relax around town. You can see my Instagram account here and can follow along on Traditional Home’s account here.
Stop by and say hello. I’d love to hear from you-
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A few recent projects have been for families downsizing to smaller homes. And while moving to a home you are excited about can be a blessing, it can sometimes be difficult to lose square footage.
It’s amazing all of the stuff we accumulate over the years. I feel like I am constantly cleaning out my house and I try to watch what comes in.
How to make the most of small spaces can sometimes be overwhelming , so I thought I would give six helpful tips to #LivingWell in a smaller home.
1. Clean Out and Keep Only What You Love Or Will Use. Simple enough- Do you love it or use it? If not, get rid of it. No more storing things you “might” need in the future or because you feel guilty getting rid of them.
2. Are There Pieces That Can Be Repurposed? If there is a piece you LOVE but don’t have a place for it, can it be reworked for extra storage?
3. Look Above And Below. Look for ways to hide storage, such as using ottomans that open up, raising a bed a few inches to create more space underneath, or adding built-in seating with drawers underneath. I also love adding ottomans under an open console or coffee table- not only to work as a layering piece but as an extra seat that can be pulled out if needed.
4. Simplify- When Looking At Your Stuff, Give Away The Extras Of The Same Items.After all, you might need a few extra sets of sheets, but do you need five sets for the same bed? No- so give away to someone who can use them.
5. Think Long And Hard How Your Home Needs To Work For You and Delegate A Function For Every Room Or Unused Corner. There is something refreshing about simplifying your life and surroundings. But with smaller homes, you need to think long and hard ahead of time to make sure the new home functions like it needs to for you. If you see an extra corner, could you add a chair and floor lamp for an extra place to sit?
Or a custom banquette to create more seating around a breakfast table?
If working on a new build or renovation, hire a designer before the plans are drawn. An extra set of eyes for how your family will live in the house is invaluable. Every square inch needs to work hard so you can have the pretty with a purpose.
6. Let Go Of The Guilt. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it is hard to get your money out of furniture and rugs (and even some antiques) when selling. Just know this is the case and let go of the pieces…. Do not hold onto stuff for any reason other than you love it.
#LivingWell isn’t necessarily about having the best of everything- It’s about surrounding yourself with a home that brings you joy. A place you love to make memories with family and friends.
Downsizing can be a blessing if you allow it, as it is a way to lighten your connection to material “stuff” and create spaces that are customized and truly special to you.
Hope you find these six tips helpful to #LivingWell in a smaller home. Let me know what you think-
Are you stuck, knowing your home could look and feel so much better, but you aren’t sure what to do?
Or you can’t seem to find the motivation or the direction to pull your home together?
Life is busy, and hectic, and stressful.
I get it, as I sometimes feel the same way, too.
But I am constantly reminded how a well-functioning home, one that reflects you and allows you to breathe deeply and relax, can change your life.
And your family’s.
I see it happen all the time, and it is one of the most rewarding aspects about what I do.
A well-designed, high-functioning home, can change how you live and enjoy life.
If you are ready for a change for you and your family, now is the time to do it.
Let us help turn your home into one that works well for your needs. And, quite frankly, makes you feel good to be in your own home.
The majority of our projects are full room or turnkey projects, where we devise a detailed plan according to your needs and budget, and we implement it for you.
We specialize in new construction, beginning with the schematics (many times I am hired before an architect has put pen to paper) to hanging the last picture on the wall. We work closely with the builder and architect to make sure every detail is thought through, from the beginning to the very end.
Your project becomes our project.
We also offer another service for clients who need direction and help making decisions for their home, but they like to do the legwork themselves according to their timeframe and budget. Our one-time, 3.5 hour consult service, is the perfect way to devise a plan tailored specifically for your home.
It has gone over really well, and the clients who have invested in it have been surprised over the amount of detail and information that comes from our meeting. Matter of fact, I have even gone on the road -and in the air- to offer this consult.
If you think we can help make your home the place you dream, why are you waiting?
Email us at email@example.com . Let’s have a conversation about your goals so we can have a plan of action in place for you in the next few months.
Here’s to making your house a home, one detail at a time-
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Summer is here and I find myself cleaning. Cleaning out drawers, wiping down drawers, etc… Makes me happy!
And while I preach to throw away or give away things that you don’t love or are not using, I know there are times when you want to keep certain things just to keep.
I thought I would rerun this post from a few years ago on how to display your clutter stuff ……. Here goes….
The holidays are over, and who isn’t looking for a few ways to declutter their home? It’s easy to discard the items you don’t use, but what about the knick knacks you love and want to display?
Do your “special” items look like a pile of mess to others? If so, what should you do?
Create a few vignettes in your home.
Start with your big items, such as the painting, sconces, lamps, and urn in this picture. Next, stagger your accessories throughout, making sure you balance out each side. Notice how they did not forget the space under the console.
What a great job they did of taking family keepsakes, which, after all, make a house a home, and displaying them in a beautiful way.
How about adding in a few of your personal items when entertaining? At this client’s home, instead of just setting out her china and everyday, we decided to mix it up a bit.
Speaking of entertaining……
What do you do for all of the silver and crystal you have crammed into your cabinets?
Display it as we did in this client’s home. Here, we mixed in some of her silver pieces with her crystal and pottery. Everything has its place, and it is beautiful!
When creating a focal point, whether it is a vignette or glass cabinet, don’t forget to layer and add different textures.
So, the key is to make the space your own by displaying your items in a neat, organized way.
Even when there is a family pet involved- such as the frog for this family- can you display it in a clever way.
I don’t know about you, but I find the summer heat and going from one activity to the next exhausting.
Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful to be busy and am excited to share with you very soon some things that are happening. With work, on top of family and other commitments, I stay out of trouble on my toes.
While some people only know me because of my design work, there are others who only know me through my children. I always smile when someone, who has known me for a few months, realizes I have another side to me that works and creates and changes the way people live in their homes.
I love that because while I am grateful and proud of all that has come my way professionally, in the end, I want to put my aside my pride and be known for my character versus my accomplishments.
So….. Having said that, I thought it would be fun to let you “spend a day with me” to see how the two mix and are intertwined.
I love what I do, but I’m thrilled to spend more time this summer with my over scheduled girls. Their schedule is more lax when school is out, and with one headed to college in a few months, I am savoring every moment of family time.
Here goes …..Get ready to juggle as I have a lot of balls in the air…..
My day started Wednesday around 6:15 when I woke up, showered and reviewed my notes before filming a segment from ABC 33/40’s “Talk of Alabama”.
I arrived at ABC 33/40 at 8:30 for a live segment on “Five Ways To Update A Room (Without Breaking The Bank)”. I blogged about this last week, so be sure to check it out here if you haven’t seen it.
After I finished, I ran to the office around 10:45 to meet with the rep for Cotton and Quill to look at the new fabrics. They have lots of great patterns, and I particularly loved the soft colors in these for a bedroom we are beginning.
I hurried to the physical therapist for a lunchtime appointment. I have been battling pain in my hip, and after having about five months of pain, I am grateful to have it finally under control. Thank you, Jesus!!
On the way back, I picked up my youngest who had eaten lunch with a friend.
I came back to the office and met with the homeowner of #projectexpansion. We discussed a few details with the construction of her project such as flooring, doors, hardware and cabinetry.
Next, the homeowner and I were off to Triton to look at slabs that were brought in for her project. We selected a couple of beautiful ones. Holy moly- can’t wait to share.
After we finished, I also met with a producer to film a video on selecting countertops. Stay tuned for more on this.
We finished up around 4:45- 5:00. I headed home and intended to workout, but that didn’t happen. Instead, I enjoyed lounging with the girls in my gym shorts.
Close enough. Wearing gym clothes= working out, right?!
I probably should have spent the downtime cooking dinner but that didn’t happen either, so we enjoyed takeout instead. A meal together is what matters, not who cooked it, right?
My bed was calling my name so I crawledin face planted, and enjoyed reading Jay Abraham’s “The Sticking Point Solution.” It’s a book with a lot of great tips on building your business and brand. I love reading before I go to sleep as it’s the best way for me to unwind.
You’ll find that my life isn’t very exciting, and for the most part, it’s pretty predictable. It’s my hectic life, though, and I am grateful for every single bit of it.