What tips do you have for clients who are re-designing their space?
Understanding the product is key. Educate yourself on all of the details, how is the piece made, what is the warranty, understand the “fit” as well as the aesthetic and how it will jive with your space. The most effective way to determine the right style for my clients is to listen and observe. Knowing when to be quiet and being able to listen effectively is an essential aspect of my role.
What common questions do you get from your clients – regarding the design process?
There are an array of questions design clients typically ask, from space planning to how to blend styles. I’d say two of the biggest are, “What about the pieces I want to keep?” and “What if I don’t like it?” Both of which I love to answer. Of course we will work with your favorite pieces or even work around the pieces you want to replace later. We can coordinate with anything, whether it is just in the meantime or with a family treasure. To ”what if I don’t like it” I always respond I know you will. We have all the tools to show you just how your new room is going to look and I have the ability and education to express to you why each piece, frame, pattern, and accessory were chosen. I am confident you will love the room we worked together to design because I listened to your wants and needs and chose each piece with care and with you and your family in mind. I know you will love it!
What is your favorite way to spend your Saturday?
My favorite way to spend my day off is at the beach! Rain or shine the beach is a place of rejuvenation and peace for me. I am lucky to live in a place where I can visit any time I want!
When we were ready to furnish our living room, we wanted to get it right on the first try! Carol-Ann was knowledgeable and fun to work with. We now have a stunning and functional living room that houses guests, whether they drop by for an unexpected visit, or come to stay with us for a week. We are thrilled with the results! She even came to the house after delivery to ensure everything was up to the La-Z-Boy standards. I can’t stop looking at our new living room!
I was unsure about La-Z-Boy’s design services, but after speaking with Carol-Ann, I realized how much I needed it! She quickly figured out what I liked and pulled together a beautiful, cohesive selection of furniture and decor that perfectly suited me. Throughout the process, from coming to my home to take measurements to overseeing the delivery, she exceeded my expectations. While she has a strong design aesthetic, her true talent is understanding her customer's style - even when they don't know what it is!
Carol-Ann is passionate about creating perfect rooms for her clients. From her first measuring visit to final delivery, she took exceptional care of me. I would of made many regretful decisions without her expertise. I originally wanted a sectional, but her measurements and computer layout helped me better understand my space. She created a look that is not only beautiful but is also functional. I would have expected to see this room in a magazine but instead it is my home!