Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Downsizing and moving to the Pearl District
I had the pleasure of working with a couple that decided to down size from their big home in Washington to a beautiful condo in the Metropolitan. They decided to get rid of everything and start fresh. As you can see from the before and after photos the condo is not huge but every room had exactly what they needed. The extra room is an office/guest bedroom with a stylish pull out bed. The handloomed wool area rugs from Tufenkian carpets lay the foundation and he artwork from Butters Gallery transforms this condo into a colorful home with personality. Below is a letter from DAlene and JD about their experience with the process.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for the beautiful home you created for us. It was such a pleasure working with you and so much fun!! When we hired you we had a short time-frame to work within and you kept us focused and on track to completion. Your eye for style and listening skills are remarkable. The biggest compliment we could give you is that our new home reflects us and our personalities. When we have friends over they always say how different the décor is from our previous home but how it is so us. That is exactly what we wanted!
As you know, we had definite ideas of what we liked, but were at a loss as to where to begin furnishing our new home. We were moving from a 3,100 sq. ft. house to a 1,300 sq. ft. condo and sold almost every piece of furniture we owned. We began with a clean slate, with no idea where to start regarding style, scale, proportion or layout. We interviewed several designers but were immediately drawn to you, not only for your fantastic expertise, but especially the passion and enthusiasm you have for your work. You really took the time to get to know us and developed a plan to fit our style and tastes.
Once you understood what we were looking for…wow...we took off! You knew exactly where to go, what to look for and what we needed. The relationships and quality contacts you’ve built over your years in business also turned out to be an incredible asset.
Thanks again Kim for all your help and guidance in creating a very special home for us. Not a day goes by that we don’t feel incredibly thankful and blessed for our very comfortable and stylish new home. We couldn’t have done it without you.
DAlene and JD White