Category: Business

Back From the High Point Show

Last week, we attended the home furnishings market in High Point, North Carolina. What a show! Miles of buildings with many showrooms within. Many shoe changes along the way (and lots of Advil) but we managed to visit 55 showrooms in order to stay ahead of what is new and to bring fresh ideas to our own clients and their projects back home. Continue reading

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9 Mistakes People Make When Hiring a Designer

There is a definite distinction between a trained professional interior designer and someone with a knack for decorating. Here are some suggestions that will help you make the right choice when hiring an interior designer. Continue reading

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Do I Need a Building Permit?

Occasionally, a prospective client will tell me know that he doesn’t intend to obtain building permits for his remodeling project. This is not a good idea and the homeowner may be putting himself and his home at risk by doing so. In this article, I will address this situation and explain why it is in the best interest of the homeowner to insist on investing the time and money up front, to obtain permits for any home remodeling project. Continue reading

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10 Important Questions When Interviewing a Designer

Are you overwhelmed with the number of choices you have in choosing an Interior Designer? Don’t know where to begin? Here are 10 important questions to ask when you interview potential designers. Asking the right questions will help you choose the right designer for you. Continue reading

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What Exactly Do We Do?

This is a question that we hear often. “How do you work?” “What exactly do you do?” In this article, I’d like to share some insight about the day-to-day design process. I will show you examples of how we interact with our clients as well as the types of documents we prepare for our clients, building departments and our contractors.
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