FAQ’s

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HOW CAN YOU MAKE MY ROOM LOOK DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT WITHOUT BUYING ALL NEW THINGS?

People tend to buy things they like, but many people don’t know how to pull all those things together to look their best. As a certified redesigner, I apply principles of decorating, color theory and design to rearrange your things in a creative, cozy, and artful layout.

Redesign after redesign I continue to be amazed by the power of placement, to transform a space from alright to amazing. The most common reaction clients have to a redesign project is “I can’t believe this is my stuff and that this is the same room. It feels completely different!” You have to experience it to believe it.

For the best proof of the magic of redesign check out the my portfolio here, and my video here.


IT SEEMS LIKE A LUXURY TO HIRE SOMEONE TO JUST REARRANGE MY STUFF. HOW CAN I JUSTIFY THE COST?

Clients consistently report that redesign quickly pays for itself. Instead of buying new furniture and decorations that may or may not work well together or at all, redesign clients save significant money, using what they already own to transform their space. For a quarter of the cost of a new couch, you get a new room instead.

When we complete a redesign, sometimes it’s clear that a couple additional pieces might be useful. By that point, we’ve optimized your current belongings and now you’re in a position to make more mindful, long-lasting purchases for the final pieces, based on my input and the positioning of everything else in the space.


IF I NEED ADDITIONAL FURNITURE OR DECORATION TO COMPLETE MY SPACE, HOW CAN YOU HELP? 

At the end of the redesign process, I can help you determine the general types of objects that will complete your space. If you want assistance identifying exact pieces, you can hire me to online research those for you.


I DON’T HAVE MUCH STUFF THAT COULD BE USED TO TRANSFORM MY SPACE. WHAT THEN?

Before redesigning, I’ll ask you to take me through your home to “shop” through your basement, your attic, your closets, your drawers and your cupboards. Those colorful dishes you have buried in the back of your kitchen cabinet might look great hanging above your doorway for a burst of color. That vintage crate you have in the attic might make a perfect plant stand. It doesn’t have to be fancy for me to skillfully integrate something into your space.

One of the most common reactions I hear from redesign clients is “I never would have thought of using it that way but I love it.” That’s not to say that I’ll compromise beauty – it has to work and appeal to your sensibilities. And if I can’t come up with a solution for a specific nook, based on what you already have, I can advise you in your search for a new or secondhand object to complete the space.


WHAT IF MY STYLE AND AESTHETIC IS DIFFERENT THAN YOURS?

The best part of working with your objects, instead of a designer or decorator selecting all new things for you, is that it really doesn’t matter what style I’m drawn to personally. My gift is in being able to most beautifully arrange your things to best highlight the strengths of your objects and space. That said, many clients do want help finding finishing pieces for their space and in that situation it’s my job to understand your style and guide you to objects that reflect your taste, not mine.


WHY NOT JUST HIRE A DECORATOR OR INTERIOR DESIGNER?

Traditional decorators and interior designers are typically more expensive than redesigners and their emphasis is on replacing the things you currently own. You pay a premium for labor, cost of materials, new objects and, often times, things that reflect the designer’s taste, not your own. By focusing on creatively and artfully rearranging what you already have, I offer alternative decorating services, valuing your taste and the things that you’ve selected and cherished over the years.

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