A DREAM KITCHEN   about the image: The glamour of a finished space is for the client. The work to create the dream is for the designer.

A DREAM KITCHEN

about the image:
The glamour of a finished space is for the client. The work to create the dream is for the designer.

I work with a limited number of clients to ensure that I can deliver the level of service that I prefer to provide.


I enjoy working on both residential and small-scale commercial spaces. I offer a range of services and customize each package based on the needs of the client. The first step is always a complimentary meeting to review the project and to discuss the overview of what you are trying to accomplish. After that meeting, we both have a sense of the options and possibilities, and we can proceed accordingly.

I offer services both at an hourly rate and on a flat-fee basis. The flat fee is determined by the amount of work involved, all of which is outlined in a proposal delivered after the initial meeting.

The hourly approach is ideal for clients who need a limited amount of service. If you have a set list of questions and are hoping someone can provide answers and perhaps source a few items for you, the hourly approach is ideal. This option is also terrific for clients who need guidance in only one area of design, such as styling, paint selection, or art placement.

A flat fee creates a consultative relationship and allows me to approach spaces as a whole, rather than simply in pieces. At the outset, we have one or more additional meetings, at which time I ask an extensive series of questions about how you live and work, and what your overall hopes are for the space(s) involved. The next steps are driven by the needs of the project and may entail concept presentations, design presentations, technical drawings, detailed project management, budget tracking, coordination with relevant trades, and, of course, the final installation.

Recent projects include a crisp yet warm residence in Chevy Chase, a modern-meets-traditional law office in Chicago’s historic Monadnock building, and a classic residence in Washington with just the right twists to keep it interesting.