I am a one-of-a-kind artist and designer looking for unique projects and interesting challenges. My consultant services include, but are not limited to,
Interior Design: Conceptual design and 3D modeling, floor plans, material selection, construction detailing and project management.
Graphic Design: Branding, logo design, advertising and social media content.
Authentic Life Coaching: Evaluating what really matters to you and how to edit your life until it's everything you've been dreaming of.
Project Management: Now let's turn those plans into action - I can help you as far as you need and get those projects finished! Action plans, phasing, construction management and material / fixture sourcing.
Problem Solver: How to make your space work for you, turn that Pinterest board into reality, how to get along with your construction crew and generally get what you want. If you have a vision but are unsure how to get there, I got you.
Artist: Murals, custom artwork and seriously upgraded clothing items (think denim, linen and leather) are my bread and butter but I am open to any artistic challenge. I love a weird idea and I can't help but create, so if you are looking for something unique - you came to the right place!
In so many ways! I am a creative problem solver with extensive knowledge around interior design, the construction process and creative development. If it seems like a unique challenge, bring it to me.
SERVICES AVAILABLE (but not limited to) WITHIN AN INTERIOR DESIGN COACHING SESSION:
Evaluating an existing or potential home and how it could be updated. General residential interior design direction. Construction plan review. Discuss design details needed and/or create conceptual drawings for better understanding. Action plans for working through the overwhelming amount of decisions you need to make. Tour building material showrooms and select finishes together. Select final finishes from a curated collection organized by the interior designer. Plumbing and electrical fixture selection. Guided furniture shopping. Sourcing unique fixtures, furniture and art. Understanding interior design and architectural styles and what fits you best. Walking you through/helping you understand the emotional roller coaster that is the home construction process. Finding your authentic style and evaluating what a home means to you. Gathering inspiration and creating an overall mood board. Construction meetings with contractors and/or trade specialists. Conflict resolution and problem solving on the construction site. Explaining the construction process and what’s going on throughout your project. Translation of technical terms and construction jargon. Budget review. Understanding the hierarchy of the construction world - who does what, when are they on the site and who do I need to talk to. Construction site walk throughs. Organization strategies for the overwhelming amount of information flowing through a project. Direction on when and where to focus your energy so that you can survive this marathon of a process without losing your original vision or sanity. Move in coaching - where does all my stuff go? Storage discussions - let’s evaluate what stays, what goes and how to store it. Suggestions on how to make your current home work better for you with minor or major changes.
Long story short, I am here for you and your home journey. This is your vision, your space and your life. You make the decisions, you set the stage. My job is to support your journey and enhance that experience by providing an unbiased and experienced shoulder to lean on when you need it.
$125 / hour.
HOW FAR DOES MY TIME GO? Everyone has different speeds for processing, the amount of questions they want to ask and general decision making ability. There can be a big time difference between the person who knows exactly what they want, they just need a little help getting there and the person who has all the questions, has no idea what they like and wants help every step of the way. I can help you both and everyone in-between but I need you to take a moment to reflect on yourself, you know who you are, and +/- the numbers below accordingly.
ESTIMATE OF HOURS NEEDED TO COMPLETE HOME PROJECTS
My process is incredibly simple yet ambiguous at the same time and that's I like about it. Getting clear around your vision, creating an action plan to make it happen and the confidence to know you can get what you want.
I am going to get to know you really well, really quickly. My process is about understanding who you are as a person, your authentic style, your goals for the space and for life. I am not here to judge you, I don't care what style you like or the type of lifestyle you prefer, just that it's authentic to you and you feel passionate about it. My blog is called Interior Design Therapy Sessions because that's what this is. We are going to talk about what's working for you and what's not, where you are struggling and what you need to thrive. Your home should be undeniably you, the one place you feel safe and absolutely yourself. It's not for anyone else, it's for you. I am here to make sure you get what you want and feel empowered through the process.
Your dreams are possible and I am going to help you figure it out.
You might see me completing construction projects in my portfolio or social media but these are always personal projects. I am not a licensed contractor and so cannot work on your project. Maybe some day.
When it comes to murals and other custom paintings, yes! I can design and physically paint on your surface. I would love to.
Your contractor is not an interior designer. That showroom sales person does not see your entire vision. YOU need to show up prepared and knowing what you want. This is your space, your dream, your life. Your home should be undeniably you and only YOU can create it but the road ahead is not easy and you don't have to go it alone.
The interior design and construction world can be vastly overwhelming, even to professionals. People need help navigating this process and not everyone can afford a full service design team. I believe many people can DIY their way through a construction process if they have a trusted expert to guide them when needed. A few hours to get you on the right path can change the course of any project. By charging hourly and accepting smaller projects, I can stay affordable for most projects.
Any traditional construction project can get complicated real quick, now take it the next step and try to do something unusual. Or be a woman or minority of any kind. The process just got a lot harder. I am especially here for you. To help you fully realize your project, know that's is possible and get what you want. Empowerment through interior design.
I received my BFA in Interior Design from Iowa State University in 2004 and have been in the design industry every since. I like to learn and grow and so I have worked throughout the industry on a variety of project types - residential, commercial, healthcare and hospitality, with budgets in the millions, celebrity clients and big name corporations but I am most proud of the people I have helped, predominately women, find their voices in the construction process and own their style and that's where I continue to focus. Empowering women and minorities through the interior design and construction process.
I love construction, every step of it, from napkin concept to construction drawings to completing the work myself on personal projects. I am constantly trying out ideas, testing materials and working through construction details. I love diving in, problem solving, detailing and building. Don't ask me to decorate your guest room, I am not that kind of interior designer.
Being an artist, I bring a level of creativity and experience beyond my interior design experience. I am a multi media artist, I like to work with non-traditional materials and I think big. This lends to high end, ultra creative designs that are incredibly unique to each project. I have been creating since I was a child, my knowledge base and skill set are vast. Combine that with my love for construction and you've got yourself a uniquely qualified fabricator who can create about anything. Bring me your ideas!