We’re all familiar with the message printed on the rear view mirrors of our cars: “Objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear.” Knowing that the cars behind us are closer than they seem affects the way we drive. The same principle applies when remodeling a Naples home. The actual deadline for starting your project may be closer than you think. What is the real timeline of a project—how long does it take?
In his classic hit, Back Home Again, singer John Denver sang, “It’s the little things that make a house a home . . .” It’s true that small touches can make a big impact on the way your home feels. It could be the way your entryway is decorated. Or it might be your choice of countertop materials in your kitchen. But little things can also have a negative impact on your at-home experience. Here’s a look at a few “little” things that can actually stress you out.
Wow! Season is in full swing down here in Naples, and with all the hustle and bustle getting time for educational seminars is tough. I am so glad Nichole, Wanda, and I were able to make time to meet with Mary from Antolini last week.
Blogging. . . what a strange word. I prefer to think of it as talking with people I can’t see, seems friendlier. Hi, I’m Wanda, one of the Designers at Reed Design Build. I’m not a Designer’s Designer. I never learned to speak designer-ese, must have missed that course in college. Words like fabulous or stunning just won’t roll off my tongue with any sincerity. I entered the world of Interior Design at ground level, which requires wearing comfortable shoes and not 4” stilettos. As design assistant to a world-class Interior Designer at the top of his field, I learned the mechanics required to create the glamorous exterior perception of this industry. Interior Design is one of those occupations which appeal to a lot of people. “Oh, that sounds like fun” is a common response when people find out what I do for a living. And, you’re right, it IS fun. And demanding, overwhelming, challenging, and rewarding. Which is what has kept me in the business for more than 25 years, I never get bored. The space planning, design solutions, drafting, finish selections, and putting it all together with balance and harmony, this is the fun part most people see and understand. But to be a successful Designer requires personality traits and skills which are not so highly visible, more the workings behind the curtain (or “drapery” for my fellow Designers). By successful, I don’t mean making the most money, or having the most published projects in the magazines (nothing wrong with either of those things, they just can’t be the main focus). To be a successful Designer, all you really need is happy clients! Sounds easy, right?
3 Designers, 3 Diverse Styles, Endless Ideas
We are so incredibly excited about launching our new Blog!!! This is a way for all three of us, Lyndsey (that’s me), Nichole, and Wanda, to be able to share all of the great ideas, products, and inspiration that we come across as we help our clients design their dream homes.