Aesthetics Center

Fees

If you have sludged through all this verbosity, you will know by now that I do not charge a lot for my services. Somewhat more than half what most interior designers charge.I am a very strong believer that if you can afford to just buy your way through...

My Responsibilities

My Responsibilities

EDUCATE It is my sincere intention to leave you with much more knowledge that I met you with, so that you may never need me again, or at least can make the subsequent projects more comfortable and elastic for you. SOURCE CLARITY I will take you with me wherever we...

Makeovers and re-furnishings – Where to start

Makeovers and re-furnishings – Where to start

My primal instinct for CONTRAST, TEXTURE & COLOR stems from the principle that all three must be considered both first and last when developing a plan for your abode’s feel: First, in the sense that an overall SCHEME is essential. Want a DARK Scheme? Light? Mixed?...

Working with sub-contractors, drawing up final plans – sketch up

Working with sub-contractors, drawing up final plans – sketch up

And if you wouLd rather someone else handle it all to begin with, that’s MY job. I will produce Sketch-Up offerings of the final ideas that you wish to pursue. New Construction – The Builder generates floor plans. I can plug blueprints right into SKETCH-UP. We can get...

How to get started with a contractor – project planning

How to get started with a contractor – project planning

First decide which Contractor amongst the ones you have met seems reasonable, flexible and clever about how to avoid potential problems down the road. You will find that each has their own take on what to do with your space. Save these ideas for later. Sift through...

Budgets and adhering to them

Budgets and adhering to them

Nothing is more important than adhering – at least broadly – to a budget. Your job is to be clear about how much money you wish to dedicate to the project, whether it be simply a new sofa or an entire room, or an entire floor. My job is to have a reasonable sense of...

Types of Floor Plans

Types of Floor Plans

The RIPPLE-EFFECT of one piece CAN spill over into the foyer, the dining room, the entertainment area, etc. and you should be prepared for that possibility. This is even MORE important with the prevalence of open-floor plans in the area. What can be very very...

Too Bland or Too Busy

Too Bland or Too Busy

Or Somewhere in-between. Sometimes a place just needs some accessorizing to perk up a neutral-tone area. Sometimes it needs minor surgery in the form of removing or rearranging pieces. Sometimes YOU know exactly what it needs. You just want the courage to pull the...

Collecting

Collecting

Working around collectible items you might find here or there is its own challenge. If you are truly extremely ECLECTIC in your tastes, there is usually no problem. But if you fall in love with a piece that makes no sense to you in terms of fitting it in with the...

Parachuting In

Parachuting In

Generally, when one tries to “parachute-in” a piece or two or work with just one room for the time being, the options are less when trying to preserve the immediate surroundings in their current form. Very often there are differing opinions in the home regarding what...