So I have no eye for interior design. I know if I like something but that’s about it. My wife has good tastes, but wouldn’t be confident in taking responsibility for the interior design of our home. So when we bought a new house, and decided we wanted something more personalised than we had previously, I don’t think either of us could have done so without help.
That’s where Kathleen came in, and she’s been amazingly helpful. She began by holding an initial consultation prior to us moving into the new house, talking to my wife and me to find out where our preferences intersected (we have very different tastes – I’d have been ok with everything being white, while my wife likes busier and more colourful designs), as well as talking independently with our two kids to determine their tastes and needs.
Our budget meant we couldn’t splurge on a complete redesign, and Kathleen’s recommendations have been really helpful with this. She provided a range of ideas for rugs, curtains, and furniture within various price brackets, and was highly receptive to our responses. If we didn’t like something, and could explain why, she’d invariably come back with a much better alternative. Moreover, she gave us some excellent suggestions for incorporating pre-existing features and colours with more personalised touches, which has helped make rooms feel significantly different without much expense or effort.
The kids’ rooms have turned out brilliantly. Easy to implement colour schemes and affordable furniture choices meant that we were able to have them painted and set up within the first few weeks of moving in. By identifying how they like to spend their time and using this to influence furniture choices, the rooms feel well-suited to their personalities, not just a barrage of their favourite colours.
Most importantly, we also have colour palettes and additional ideas for every room from Kathleen, so we now feel confident going into future purchases of gradually incorporating ideas we discussed into our house. It’s been a pleasure working with Kathleen, and our house looks better than anything we could have come up with by ourselves.
I highly recommend Kathleen for your interior design needs.
Tom W. – Rockville, MD