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involves all kinds of design elements, then
outstanding design specialist you should turn to. For that matter, if
you have a smaller project with some design elements,
for that too. Let me tell you how I know. First, a little context.
This past spring I had a daunting move ahead of me. Though we had
moved 9 years before it had been from a smaller space that we had lived
in for 13 years, to a larger space with the second of our two sons was
just entering high school (the first was entering his graduate
studies). So, in essence we had no need to consider downsizing for the
last 22 years – and we didn’t! This past spring, we found a lovely
meant downsizing by half and purchasing certain items on a smaller
scale. Oh! And, did I mention that my beloved husband has little
interest in aesthetics and even less interest in spending any money on
items to beautify our home! Oh! One last thing, a time crunch. We did
our closing on April 30 and had to be settled in our new place on June 27.
our then current belongings, taking pictures and measurements
discussing my views on the relative merits of the various items. And,
just as quickly she ferreted through the hubby/wife dynamics. We formed
a fast allegiance and commenced the project of getting the job done
with a high emphasis on aesthetics and a close eye on budget. Working
above and beyond the call of standard design work,
create a reasonable budget that reduced my husband’s expenditure worries
and also helped him to make peace with certain inevitable expenses.
carpentry, closet re-design, rugs and window treatments (we have a
whopping 36 windows). She checked in daily as each of the contractors
worked to assure that the work was to specifications and that we were
satisfied with the quality of the workmanship. She also came in her
own work clothes when the window treatments were being done to monitor
placement and function. All the while,
and genuinely upbeat. She never met a design challenge that she could
not beautify and she was happy to work within the budget constraints we
super smooth move, (after donating and giving away about 10 vans full of
belongings), to what is now our beautiful new home. Though
I have other smaller projects yet to do, I can tell you there is no one
I would rather work with. Her sense of what is beautiful and of people
is unparalleled, which makes a fantastic combination for doing design
work with . . . well . . . anybody! Go
terrific!! I’ll be back. And you, you would be foolish to
home and advised that there were challenges with the installation, also. The carpet manufacturer and
On the second installation – late last fall, early spring - they did not order enough carpet which necessitated ordering more product. We now have two major seams, which are extremely obvious. Additionally there were tack strips sticking through the carpet and punctured our feet when we stepped on the carpet with no shoes.
At our request, the owner,
Approximately a week after his visit to inspect the carpet, we sent a letter via US mail as well as an email to
courtesy to respond to our email or letter.
So --- we spent $10,000 on carpet with major seams in the middle of our living room and back hallway….and no attempt on his part to make it right.
Her quote was not detailed out with how much each aspect of the final project cost, I was just given a final amount estimate. But I was eager to get multiple fabric cornices recovered before company arrived so I immediately accepted.
In retrospect, it turns out I paid too much for the service, but again I was interested in immediacy, not competitive pricing.
Her seamstresses came through, on time for us, and her son came with her to hang the final product.
The fabric was exactly what I picked, but a few of the seams and piping were crooked. I work from home for a high-paced software company so I was only able to quickly approve the hung cornices, but after they left, I began closer inspection and was disappointed with the quality of the finished product. I feel like I paid a LOT Of money to simply RE-Upholster a built frame and ended up with a mediocre finished product.
Her additional ideas for our spaces were a bit too formal and "old school" for my taste, but I enjoyed our brief camaraderie nonetheless. She is a nice person and probably has some great window covering ideas for certain tastes, but I personally will not be hiring her for additional window coverings in the future.
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