When working with my clients some of the many lifestyle questions I ask them, include: How do you relax? How do get away when you’re at home? And then I look at what personal spaces I need to create for each person within their home.
We are all at home together; spouses, kids, pets, etc. So, what can you do to make your space the very best home office it can be? Even without a pandemic to take into consideration, there are certain things that your home office should have. And if you don’t have a designated room or don’t need one, then consider what you will need to make wherever you are work for you.
Wow. There’s so much going on right now, and I know that for most of us a great night’s sleep—a relaxing, deep, reinvigorating night’s sleep—is so far from what many of us experience on a regular basis let alone during a pandemic! And yet we all know that quality sleep is one of the most important things we can do to keep ourselves happy and healthy. So here are some of my top recommendations I make to my clients when designing their bedrooms…
“Interiors: Inside the American Home” is a chic, modern book that showcases the diversity in approach to interior design across the United States. Honing in on the subtleties of interior design, the book delves into the range of techniques, art and decorative pieces, furnishings, and materials used by designers to merge their own unique aesthetics with the lifestyles of their clients. From eclectic trinket-filled sitting rooms, to expansive, minimalist open-plan living, this book offers a stunning array of intriguing interior spaces for all tastes and styles.
I was very impressed with Dorothy: She's very discerning and methodical, and was great to work with. Dorothy has a good sense of what you like and finds a way to integrate that into the vision. We found her to be very authentic and sincere about her desire to satisfy us as a client. She is so good with people, and worked well with both me and my wife (who have different tastes) … Dorothy is very open to being collaborative and I personally like her as well!Marty Davis, president/ceo (owner), Cambria USA
Dorothy has incredibly creative ideas … I really like her energy and I found her to be very fun to work with. She pulled all the details together and gave the client far more than what they anticipated!Kristi Hanson, owner, KHA Architects, Inc.
I’ve been privileged to work with some of Architectural Digest’s top 100 architects and interior designers in the world; Dorothy ranks right up there with all of them. She has worked on projects for me in the Madison Club. Her innovation, communication, drawings and documentation are exceptional. And her execution is flawless.Mark Bradshaw, Bradshaw Construction, Inc.
Dorothy has been delightful to work with. So upbeat and patient … Dorothy is both personal and personable. Always extremely professional, with great ideas, and through it all, she is having fun. We asked for a referral for a “get it done” person, and Dorothy has truly been a terrific find. She worked very closely with the builder on the remodel and literally transformed the home’s interior … spectacular. We had to work remotely for much of the project, so we needed a designer who was reliable as well as capable (with Dorothy, you can add adorable!). Everything was where it was supposed to be, when it was supposed to be there. Her resources and subcontractors are wonderful; she did a lot of design and worked closely with the fabricator to ensure everything was done right. It was a happily ever after story. We enjoyed her as much as a friend as a designer, and very much look forward to doing more work with her.Sherry Smith
Dorothy is always a pleasure to work with. Her positive attitude and desire to meet the client’s goals along with great design is very important to me. Working with Dorothy helped us accomplish our goals within the timeline, with a high level of design and craftsmanship. Every client is different and many designers don't listen to their needs. Dorothy listens and then captures those ideas, along with her vision, which is wonderful.Tom Lathrop