Posts by Ingrid Porter
How Designers Charge for Their Services
Have you ever wondered how designers charge for their services? If so, you’re not alone. There is quite a bit of mystery around these details, simply because each home is unique and every renovation is different. Fortunately, we can add some clarity to the situation by talking about fee structures. There are typically two different…Read More
Home Tour – A Majestic Mountain Home in Munson
Home should be a place that nurtures your interests and reflects your personality. Somewhere that brings you comfort and peace and where you are proud to share with friends and family. But what happens when your home starts to feel tired and uninspiring? That is where our clients found themselves and thankfully, they reached out…Read More
Do You Need an Interior Designer for Your New Build?
You have probably been imagining your dream home for years. You’ve saved magazine pages, notes, and inspiration over the years all in anticipation of finally building that custom home. Now, as you approach this special time in your life, you can’t wait to get started. You feel optimistic and hopeful… until you realize just how…Read More
Home Tour – La Maison in Chagrin Falls
Have you ever experienced an unforgettable vacation and came away feeling refreshed, refueled, and brimming with inspiration? That is where our clients found themselves after walking the breathtaking cobblestone streets of France. Overtaken by the beautiful architecture and unique character of quaint countryside homes, they were eager to find a way to incorporate this style…Read More
How To Conquer The Back To School Madness from Home
It’s that time of the year again and it looks a little different this year一back to school. This is a stressful time for families and now with the uncertainty of COVID-19, the unpredictability is stronger than ever. And the need for a home that supports both working and learning is a complete necessity that we…Read More
Covid-19 and the Importance of Interiors
During this time, creating spaces within your home that stimulate calmness, creativity, productivity, and positivity is SO IMPORTANT. Read also: Is your home lifting you up or holding you back? Here are some tips about how to create a sense of calm, even while the world outside feels chaotic. Create a space for yourself, and…Read More
Is Your Home Lifting You Up or Holding you Back?
pil·lar /ˈpilər/ noun plural noun: pillars a tall vertical structure of stone, wood, or metal, used as a support for a building, or as an ornament or monument At this moment, does your home lift you up or hold you back? One of the most important things for a designer to understand is how our client’s home…Read More
Who Is Involved in a New Home Build?
Remember all those group projects you had to do in school? Your group would start off on the right foot and vow to share the workload, but somewhere along the way, things would go south. Communication would break down, deadlines were missed, and ultimately, one person ended up doing the majority of the work. Those…Read More
Empty Nest Syndrome: What Is It and How to Work Through It
It used to be that you’d open the door after a long day of work to a sink full of dishes, an overflowing basket of laundry, and requests from your children for rides, money, or to sign permission slips. You’d spend your evening fixing dinner, rushing from one child’s soccer game to another child’s art…Read More
The Home Build Process: Lean On Your Interior Designer to Stay on Schedule
Buying a home has always been a big part of the “American Dream,” but building your ideal home to fit your exact wants and needs? Living in a beautiful house that you helped design from the ground up? That just brings the entire homeownership experience to the next level. You’ve undoubtedly heard stories, though, about…Read More