Crabapple Cottage Designs
Each project is uniquely tailored to the individual client's needs. A personal yet professional approach ensures an enjoyable and seamless project.
My goal is for each client to feel like they are my only client. I strive to create a design that is not only functional and beautiful but, within the client's spending plan.
I have an honest approach to each design project and am thorough in planning details.
I love that each client and project is completely different. Getting to know clients and their families is truly a privilege and I value those relationships.
I have been blessed to work with many wonderful clients and contractors, many of whom are now my friends.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The first step is typically an introductory meeting. This can be done via telephone but I prefer meeting in person at the client's home.
This way we can get to know each other and begin to establish a personal connection, as well as discussed project details and expectations.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have had college level training as well as field experience in a number of different design areas, including:
Painting and faux finishing
Furniture restoration and upholstery
Window treatment design and construction
Antique and estate furnishings, art and collectibles
Kitchen and Bathroom Design
I continue my education with ongoing courses and memberships with NKBA, IFDA, WFCP and others.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
My standard hourly rate is $175. Specific custom project rates are also available.
How did you get started in this business?
I began working for an antiques dealer/auctioneer while I was in my second year of college. He purchased estates and I would assist in valuating, restoring and inventorying the items.
I still have a passion for antiques, especially French and Italian pieces.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I work primarily with residential clients from singles and couples to families and retirees.
I have specialized training in accessible design and kitchen/bathroom remodeling.