How To Understand Designers

DESIGNER SAY “WHAT”? (or how to understand an interior designer)

Once you’ve decided on the perfect design partner, do you know the single most important step in making that relationship one of the best that will result in your design dreams coming true?


Don’t hold back! Ask questions – lots of questions. Share your design ideas, your inspirations, your “always wanted to have’s”.

Write those ideas down, draw them on a napkin, rip images out of home decor magazines, sculpt them in play-doh – any way you want share them will be fine.

Even if what you want is an interior designer that leaves you alone and goes off and creates something brilliant – ‘cause you just LOVE surprises – how will they know to do just that if you don’t tell them?


If you’re working with a good designer your contributions will inspire and ignite. Your interior designer will make design magic happen mixing their talent with your inner most wishes.


This communication thing isn’t just for clients. Your designer should be communicating right back at you, asking you questions, getting to know you and your interior design goals, how you want your home to look, feel and work, checking with you on a regular basis.


Every industry has it’s own “speak” – it’s own way of describing and labeling things and the world of interior design is no different. Because this creates some confusion, I’ve put together a guide for you. At the bottom of this blog, sign up to get our Design Speak Cheat Sheet This will come in handy when your designer says one thing you are thinking quite another – like she says “scale” and you think “gotta cut out those cookies”.

Relationships are important. Working with a design professional that’s right for you- someone that “gets” you – is the key to a successful and enjoyable design project and some very happy people!

As always, we look forward to hearing from you!

Let’s Get This Party Started!

We’re going to have lots of fun together – you and me – this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship…sigh..

Think of me as your personal liaison, your private matchmaker to the perfect design partner for your project.

Having an interior designer in your home is one of the most intimate
experiences there is. After all, you’re Inviting this person into your life where you’ll discuss how you and your family live, what makes you all happy, and in essence, what makes you tick.

I get it!

This can be more than a little uncomfortable. And because I’m
not an interior designer – I can identify with you on a personal level.

I’ve been where you are – as a matter of fact, I’m in the middle of my own
design project right now! So many details and decisions – it’s scary –
that “wake up in the middle of the night second guessing your choice” kind of scary!

That’s why working with the right designer is so very important.

On the other hand, I’ve partnered with interior designers to create beautiful environments that align with a client’s vision. And that can only be done when everyone is working in harmony – perfectly matched.

In this time of unrelenting political rhetoric, having been on both sides of the exquisitely-designed aisle gives me the ability to “reach across” and guide you in selecting the perfect design professional to create your design dreams.

Trust me, I’ve seen the good and the bad of design relationships and I want you to have the good kind – no, I want you to have the great kind!

And since, we’re friends now, I’d love to hear from you.

Tell me about your last design project and how that went. If you’re ready to start a project and just can’t seem to select a designer, tell me what’s holding you back.

Or maybe you have some questions about how to work with a designer.

I’m here for you all the way friend, so let’s get started!