One thing I hold near and dear to my heart is the friendship that develops with clients over time, as they transform their spaces. They grant me access into their innermost wishes about how they want to live, or where they want to live. My job is to listen to them intently, observe what needs [...]
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I completely relate to this picture. Southerners are soft folks...soft spoken, soft-hearted and most of all, soft on long cold winters. We do not weather the weather well. While our more Southern friends in warmer climes and those from colder places scoff at us for stopping the whole world for a week, over snowy roads on a neighborhood [...]
If an interior designer, in coordination with other contractors is going to make a client's wishes come true, we have to know where you get your inspiration. An interior designer can certainly space plan just about any area, but the floor plan of the new design is only getting you half-way home. A major part of our job [...]
A coat of paint, classic colors including the Southern traditional blue on the new bead board ceiling, well placed lighting, beefed up columns, shutters, new roof and a little editing of the landscaping took this cute little ranch into the 21st century. Let us know if you have been thinking about doing something similar on the [...]
Making use of the remaining Fall pumpkin in the pantry. This blog has been inspired three things, the colors that were surrounding me in my kitchen and in the herb garden today, the real first day of summer and what do we really produce all of this food for - to post it to Pinterest?? You don't [...]
10 months of weekly discipleship meetings with three wonderful ladies just wrapped up. To say thank you, each one received the only thing I knew how to give that I could make (and not end up in a crafting disaster). As a designer, there's this expectation - thanks HGTV - that we're crafty. I tried [...]
This is how we test run the placement of art for this client who couldn't be onsite for the hanging. Designers are used to, and welcome, critiques. How would we know if what we create is successful? How would we know to make improvements on a design the second time around, if [...]
This is the second in a series on Reflections Interior Design's blog to feature an emerging designer. Kimberly Schmunk is a recent graduate of James Madison University's Interior Design department and is now working as a designer for firms in Richmond, Va, including mine. In our new 'modern economy' young graduates have to be so [...]
Atlantis Hotel Dubai, Evans & Brown - Garden of the Sea Dome, After the Installation Yesterday morning we had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation hosted by Sue Lee + presented by Art Libera, a Business Development Consultant for Evans and Brown. Art gave us a detailed look at many of [...]
Hello All! My name is Kimberly & I am Meredith's new design intern! I graduated from James Madison University (Go Dukes!) in May of 2012 and have been keeping busy by interning for design firms in both Charlottesville and Richmond. A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be taken under Meredith's wing in [...]