DESIGN WITH COURAGE
"What would life be without the courage of trying something new." This Vincent Van Gogh quote hangs in my office as a daily reminder that exceptional design takes bravery. A huge part of my job is to expose you to new and unexpected options. Things you may not even know exist as possibilities for your home.
You know how much fun it is to take a friend to a restaurant they've never been to, and they go crazy for it? That's the feeling I strive to give to my clients. With courage comes surprise and delight. In this case, a home that takes your breath away every day.
GIVE CONSIDERATION TO THE FUTURE
The majority of my clients are at a point in life where they want to prioritize their comfort and convenience, both now and in the future. If a renovation is going to stand the test of time and support you as you move into your future, it needs to be designed to do so. That requires expert insight and direction right from the start.
And what about family? If you have grandchildren, you want them to be able to enjoy the space just as much as you. With advanced technology in solution-dyed acrylic fabrics, you would never know these gorgeous white sofas are worry-free!
CURATE WITH INTENTION
As a former art gallery owner, curation comes naturally. My interior design approach is like putting a puzzle together. I start with the "frame" which is typically the floor plan, then use an inspiration piece (like a painting, area rug, gorgeous fabric, or unusual piece of furniture) as the focal point, and build out from there.
Every decision is deliberate. It might be called the Sutherland Style Method, but it's all about finding your style and giving it an exquisite edge. If you want a visual showstopper that's still a comfort to live in, I'm your designer.
"I would hire Lisa again in a heartbeat. She displays a genuine quality of listening to her clients and plans according to their lifestyles. Lisa has a special talent in "pulling things together" and will work on details until they are right. She is in tune to all the most recent designs and it shows in her work."
- R Williams
1. Book your complimentary consultation
This is where I learn about your project, the problems you want to solve, and the ultimate goal you want to achieve.
1. Complete your full home review
I'll visit your home, take photos, ask about how you want to use the space, and get to know you and your needs on a deeper level.
2. Hire me as your trusted partner
Once we decide to work together, we'll sign an agreement letter and I'll take the reins from there. You can also toast to the exciting adventure you're about to embark on!
2. Create scope of work and timeline
Based on the big vision, I will put together the scope of work and set the project timeline so you know exactly what to expect at every point.
3. Share your hopes and dreams
Sip an iced latte by the pool while browsing a selection of beautiful magazines and note what speaks to you - and what doesn't. You'll choose any existing pieces that must be incorporated into your space.
3. Source and Present
I'll take all the stress of making decisions off your plate. I'll plan, source, and present every single thing you need to make your space exactly what you are hoping it will be, but better.
4. Approve Designs
Once I've done the space planning and presentation, all you need to do is review and approve it. Expect surprises of the best kind. My goal is to have you fall in love at first sight!
4. Construction Begins
My team of expert craftsmen and builders will get to work executing the revolutionary vision while I manage and oversee every decision and detail
(so you don't have to).
5. Escape on Vacation
You love to travel, and this is a perfect excuse to do more of it! Why not take a family trip to Patagonia, go on a Silversea cruise, or even enjoy a Regenerative Wellness Retreat in Bali while your home is being transformed?
5. Progress Review
Throughout construction, I'll undertake various progress reviews so that everything is checked and kept on track. You'll be fully informed at all stages, and we will walk through the project together.
6. Enjoy Life!
You didn't want stress, and you didn't get it. I'll let you know when it's time to take a tour through the space, review all the details together, and make any necessary adjustments so the final outcome is perfect.
6. Finishes Installed
This is where everything finally comes together and your house becomes a home.
From floors to lights, bathtubs to sofas, art to rugs, it's all executed and refined as we planned.
7. Your Dream Home Revealed
Your home is ready, and it's spectacular. Everything you've ever wanted from a home is complete, now it's time to make memories there.
7. Your Dream Home Revealed
I'll bring in my photographer to capture your newly renovated home in all its glory and I can also host a grand reveal celebration for you and your friends.