SANDY MURPHY IDS, AWARD WINNING DESIGNER AND 18 YEAR OWNER OF CLASSIC DESIGN, IS ALSO A PAST PRESIDENT OF THE INTERIOR DESIGN SOCIETY, NEW ENGLAND. SHE USES A UNIQUE APPROACH TO THIS BUSINESS, DESIGN PACKAGES. CLIENTS CAN SHOP WHERE THEY WANT. SELECTING FROM DESIGN PACKAGES GIVES THEM FLEXIBILITY TO CHOOSE THE LEVEL OF SERVICE BEST FOR THEM:
1. A SMALL AMOUNT OF DESIGNER'S TIME
2. PARTNERING WITH THE DESIGNER
3. RECEIVING FULL SERVICE DESIGN
CLASSIC DESIGN SERVICES:
DESIGN CONSULTATION, FULL SERVICE DESIGN, SHOPPING SERVICES, 3D FLOOR PLANS, CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS, VIRTUAL SERVICES; HOME STAGING IF PLANNING TO SELL.
“LISTENING TO YOUR WISH LIST, USING SOUND DESIGN PRACTICES PLUS GREAT RESOURCES, COMBINE TO CAPTURE THE HEART OF YOUR HOME AND FAMILY”.
“WE BEGIN A PROJECT IN HOME OR OFFICE, WITH AN INITIAL DESIGN CONSULTATION, UP TO 2 HOURS. IT TAKES YOU THROUGH A BOOKLET, "WHAT'S YOUR STYLE?" ABOUT TASTE, FURNITURE STYLES, THE COLOR WHEEL AND A QUICK PERSONALITY PROFILE,YOURS. WE TALK ABOUT YOUR IDEAS AND WISH LIST. THE CONSULT PROVIDES CREATIVE SOLUTIONS TO YOUR MOST CHALLENGING ROOMS".
I LOVE MEETING NEW PEOPLE,TRANSFORMING THEIR SPACE INTO FUNCTIONAL, BEAUTIFUL ROOMS. ATTENTION TO DETAIL IS CRITICAL TO A SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME. I'M ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS! MY VISION, ENTHUSIASM, LOTS OF ENERGY TO FOCUS ON THOSE DETAILS ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL PROJECT AND SATISFIED CLIENTS. THEY RETURN AGAIN AND AGAIN. THIS IS THE HIGHEST COMPLIMENT I RECEIVE.
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SANDY MURPHY, IDS
Sandy did a wonderful job explaining the process of how she completes a project and what is provided in her service. This was my first time speaking an interior designer and she made me feel at ease and not overwhelmed. Thank you!
Initial phone conversation to get a feel for what services prospective clients are looking to secure. Next, a Design Consultation in the home or office for a more in-depth look, show them the "What's your Style?" booklet on styles of rooms, the color wheel, furniture construction, and their personality. Talk about wish list, lifestyle and budget for the project. At that time measure rooms to be redesigned and take photos.
Psychology courses in college beneficial when working with many different personalities, a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, a minor in English. In any business knowing how to work with people young or older creates understanding. Running a classroom teaches you to be prepared and organized. These skills served me well in running my own business, Classic Design, since 2000.
I sat through a 10 hour comprehensive design exam that included designing a whole house floor plan, a commericial space, an electrical overlay and an elevation of a 15' wall. It Written portion of the exam included knowledge of furniture styles, archectural styles, furniture makers, art history and calculating yardage for fabric, wallcovering and carpet.
Passing the test gave me the designation of Professional Member of the Interior Design Society. I became president of the New England Chapter. IDS membership includes several hours each year of continuing education courses to maintain IDS status.
Design Courses at Parson School of Design in New York City.
Honed design skills while working at Ethan Allen Inc and Cabot House Furniture, Hancock Paint stores selecting paint, wallcoverings and designing custom soft good products such as window treatments, comforters, pillows.