Oakland Hills Interior Design Project: Turn a 2 bedroom/1 bath apartment into a short term vacational rental.The goal is to have a neutral but upscale & hip hotel feel to the unit, in order to appeal to a broad group of potential guests. This project was a total make-over including: new floaring, new colors, new sliging doors in the kitchen to open up to the amazing views, new window treatments, furniture & new layout.
Owners review: "We engaged Deborah to design the interior of an upstairs flat that serves as an entertainment space, and guest residence. Having lived in the space for 17 years, it had layers of furniture styles that reflected our changing design tastes over the years, none of which were integrated. We envisioned a beautiful, harmonious interior that was elegant and at the same time comfortable and cozy. Deborah made some bold choices that we would never have dreamed of. In doing so, she fulfilled one of the roles that we very much needed: help in getting beyond our closely held assumptions and knee-jerk preferences. She led us, very professionally, into considering intriguing options that stretched our imaginations. Along the way, she created a mood board and used photoshop to allow us to see, and feel, the design decisions before they were implemented. She researched beautiful options for flooring, lighting, colors, furniture, and window treatments, guiding us into making choices that, at the end, achieved perfectly the interior designed that we'd hoped for but never could have achieved on our own. Two qualities add value to Deborah's exceptionally creative sense of color, proportion, and design: 1) she is practical in budgeting, helping us splurge a bit on a few items that added just the right extra impact to the space, while guiding us in economizing on other items so that we stayed within our budget; 2) she is detail oriented in the extreme, maintaining records that kept us on track and that chronicled our journey through swatches and samples -- so that, at the end of the project, she presented us with a large, much appreciated project binder. I highly recommend Deborah, and expect to use her services over and over, not only for interior design but also graphic design for our business. She is an exceptional talent and a pleasure to work with." February 17, 2010
Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative
Dee Fisher / hired Deborah as an Interior Designer in 2009, and hired Deborah more than once
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