Assisted clients with redecorating their condo, weighing in on all aspects of their project goals as needed. Recommended built-ins in living room, made suggestions for re-purposing existing furniture pieces, suggested new paint colors, rugs, textiles, etc, and helped style built-in bookcases once in place - all long-distance, using email and Skype.
"I like to decorate and I like to move things around and paint, but I wasn't able to make my space feel the way I wanted it to. I knew what I wanted it to look like in the end, but I was having trouble making my way there. So I reached out to Maria and asked her whether it was possible to do some virtual decorating by using all the tools technology has given us. Yay me, she said yes!
The best part about working with Maria was that she gave me options and ideas for short term to long term decorating projects. Using the vertical space in our living room by building in the bookshelves was Maria's idea and even though we'd lived in the space for over 10 years the thought never occurred to us. It was not something we could afford to do right away so we started with a simple improvement of painting the ugly brick and getting new window treatments. But then slowly we moved into the other phases of the project. And once the shelves were up I was faced with the daunting task of trying to style them. A stylist I am not. Oh Maria, please help! And help she did. We spent a while on Skype and I moved things around the shelves and held up the laptop for her approval until we had them just right.
I love my home. I always liked it, but with Maria's inspiration, encouragement, and brilliant ideas, I now proudly declare that I love it!"
-Cindy and Dave Palmquist