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Certified Interior Decorating Services, Redesign and Home Staging. Servicing Northern Virginia and Washington DC areas.
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We love working with our clients! As a service oriented company, we ensure you get the perfect solutions to help you achieve the environment you want. The "Wow" factor, along with dedicated professionals with wonderful, creative talent and committed to providing personalized service, makes the experience enjoyable and the results simply beautiful.
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Interior ReDesign - The art of bringing a new look to your home without purchasing new furnishings. Creative thought, along with considering the form and function of each room brings a great design to your living areas.
Interior Design - Whether finishing a basement or remodeling, working with you and your contractor, we help ensure your vision is achieved. If you do not have a contractor, we provide references to licensed and bonded general contractors with whom we have worked.
Preparing Homes to Sell - When your home is on the market, it needs to show well and appeal to every potential buyer who enters the house. Additionally, sellers are incredibly busy and need help identifying what has to be accomplished. Our comprehensive checklist will help home sellers know what items need to be repaired, replaced or improved. It's not simply making the space "pretty" but taking a "buyer's perspective" in determining how your home can be prepared to sell.
We help you market your home and work with your Realtor. Don't want to spend too much? We offer "Do It Yourself" kits to help you get organized and ready to sell!
New Homes/First Homes- Moving into a new home can be a joy as well as a challenge. Newlyweds, job transfers, newly constructed homes - all categories involve creating a living space that is functional and beautiful with existing furniture and a new floor plan. Let us help!
Vacation Homes - Vacation Homes are the perfect medium for showing your personality! Creative design and interior decor in your vacation home truly makes it extra special to stay in!
For Businesses - Interior design and decorating for office spaces include workspace consultations, furniture and accessories selection, modular offices, conference room design and solutions best suited for form, function and aesthetics.
Personal Shopping Services - We offer shopping services and consultations when you don't have time to shop. Additionally, "shop along" consultations (best suited towards major furniture purchases) assist you in selecting your furnishings best suited for the size and design of your space.
Having someone help you in your home by bringing in coordinating accessories, artwork and furnishings is a two-fold joy. First, it's an experience much like opening a great birthday present, secondly, and most importantly, it relieves the anxiety associated with choices, time and money.
Your time is valuable and when you leave a shop empty handed, or worse, settling for something you hope will work, the feeling of disappointment does not help. Hiring someone to take care of shopping for you and your home not only brings peace of mind, but in many cases, personal shoppers know where to get the best bargains!
Clutter Control - Overwhelmed by all that "stuff?" We can help! A well organized home is as enjoyable to come home to as a well designed home. Change your environment and change your mood.
We'll take a cluttered room and turn it into a tidy, aesthetic space, organizing one room at a time - We'll even help establish systems with your family to maintain the transformed room. De-cluttering your home helps de-clutter your mind.
Color Consultations - A process of determining colors best suited to enhance your home.
Window Treatments - Custom designed and manufactured or ready-to-hang treatments help to bring style to your room!
Accessories & Textiles - unique art, colorful accents and decorative items help achieve the room you want!
Furniture Placement - Form, function, beauty. We ensure the right pieces are placed appropriately in spaces to ensure balance, utility and aesthetics are achieved.
Lighting - recessed, pendant, or lamps, we can help you bring necessary lighting elements to the space.
Decorating Services - Whether decorating for the holidays or bringing in new accessories and case goods, we provide the finishing touches to your home or office.
Specialized Services - original artwork by Kate, specialized carpentry by Mark (cornices, mantles, shelves) and reliable contractor referrals.
Event Decorating - Beautifully decorated homes or offices for the events you're planning. Need entertainment or catering? We can refer you to reliable catering and entertainment services.
Kate All we can say is "WOW"! When we started the re-design process with you, we knew we were in for a big surprise, but we had no idea how big. The rooms you re-designed turned out to be of the same caliber shown on all the popular HGTV shows. We were truly impressed and now we know how all those people feel when they get excited about their rooms. We say that, because we found ourselves jumping up and down with pure excitement and disbelief.
Our excitement started in the foyer. You did a fantastic job pulling together all of our odds and ends collected from around the world and sitting them on the empty shelf. Not only is the space nice, but brings back fond memories every time we walk downstairs or out the front door. On top of that, you transformed the foyer area by simply dragging a nice piece of furniture from a hidden wall and making it a focal point once you enter into the house. We were hesitant to move the secretariat, but now we are wondering why we didn't think about it. It is so nice in the foyer. All the things you moved from room to room turned out perfect and in the long run saved us money.
As for our living room, we sat in it for the first time this weekend and had coffee with a friend. We haven't sat in the room since we moved in the house in Aug 03. The "new" room is a true testament of your ability to take a "disrupted space" and add organization, comfort and elegance. The room looks fantastic and makes us want to use it on a daily basis. BTW...tell Mark thanks for building the cornices. They are very nice!
The dining room is a showpiece. You tied it into the living room nicely and now we can't wait to have our family over for Thanksgiving. The two spaces are simple, but elegant. You nailed the design and color schemes we were looking for within the rooms. It took us four years to find someone who could help us pull the rooms together and we are glad it was you. As a friend and a professional, you went above and beyond.
Speaking of above and beyond...the family room is off the charts! When we saw it, Anne was jumping up and down in the middle of the floor screaming "I got my mantle, I got my mantle..." It was a great birthday surprise. We couldn't believe how nice the mantle turned out. After five contractors told us no, you and Mark got it done. We are glad you were the one who put the mantle on the fireplace. We truly believe your designing ability resulted in a mantle perfect for us and our house. We could have never described what we wanted to a contractor. You knew what we wanted and nailed it. Again, thanks for making it a wonderful focal point and surprise for Anne.
Once we settled down over the surprise mantle and took in the entire room, we were impressed how you took a room we really liked and made it a room we really love. I can remember saying, "I don't see how you are going to move the furniture around". You replied, "I have an idea". Your idea was fantastic. The room looks bigger and creates a great flow from the kitchen. We still can't imagine doing some of the things you pulled off. The family room is by far our favorite room within the house and we still can't believe how nice it turned out.
We have always loved our house, but now it truly is a place of comfort and refuge from the craziness that is our lives. We love our house even more. We walk through it everyday and can't believe it is our house. It looks like a model home! It's amazing that you did in just 2 short weeks what 3 other designers in 4 years could not do. Just saying "thank you" seems inadequate to express our feelings for what you and Mark have done for us - we will always be grateful to you.
So, when can we get you back to finish the rest of the house? You have spoiled us and now we want your help all over the house. Your work is awesome Kate and we thank you!
__________________________________________________ Thank you! Thank you! We were positively floored by the transformation. By rearranging the furniture, pictures and decorations - and adding only a few small things (such as a few candles, end tables, and a mirror), the feel of our house went from ordinary to appealing and cozy.
We are suddenly proud to have our friends drop by for a visit and are excited to show them around. We had never spent the time or energy to focus on the d�cor of our house. We have three small children and are always very busy, so arranging our house for anything but functionality, didn't seem to warrant a top spot on the priority list.
But now that we have seen what a difference small changes can make on how we feel about our home, and ourselves, we wish we had done it a long time ago.
All of a sudden, our 21 month old is interested in her bed, probably because her room is now not just functional, but cute and pretty as well. Our 8 and 5 year olds love the new arrangement in the family room, which not only looks incredible, but is also much more conducive to playing the card/board games, which we do almost every day. And now I barely notice the paneling that always seemed to stick out, and the sofa suddenly really fits in the room.I never would have guessed what an impression these ladies would have on our home.
I keep finding myself referring to it as our "new house". This is one of those services that I never would have thought I needed, and now I wonder how we ever lived without it. Thanks again for sharing your creativity and expertise. Vyana (we did Vyana's home in Richmond, VA - Lori, Cheryl and I had a wonderful time with our favorite lady and AARC founderJulie Rieman)
Kate - Working with you, Julie and Lori was just incredible, so inspiring ! Your talent and "eye" for design is a gift from God ! It was a privilege to work with you and I truly look forward to getting together again !
Cheryl & Roger Gilliam North Carolina http://www.HeavenlyCabins.com Smoky Mtn Luxury Cabin Rentals Email firstname.lastname@example.org 828-310-6305 828-328-6305
My husband is not easily "wowed" but he was this time. He actually literally said "wow" when he walked up and saw the living room. And, as you know, my only concern was that he would be not-so-happy about his seating arrangement being changed in the TV room, well he was FINE with it, he liked it and even thought the room looked larger. So thank you! - Lori Rojas, Richmond, VA
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