I HAVE THE VISION TO CONNECT

THE IMAGES IN YOUR HEAD


THE TIME HAS COME

Those stains on the couch can no longer be hidden.

The wall color that looked great on the paint chip never quite looked right on the wall.

Not to mention the kitchen! Oak cabinets from the ‘80s, speckled laminate counter tops and dingy appliances that sort of work. You feel like giving up, ordering takeout and never entering the kitchen again.

Where does that leave you? With a stack of catalogs, lots of “perfect” room examples in Houzz and Pinterest, and no idea how to turn it into your reality.

Don’t be afraid. Don’t stress. Don’t get stuck at “What should I do first?”

I know the steps.

STYLE. FUNCTION. COMFORT.

IMAGINE YOUR NEW LIFE!

  • Inviting friends over for a glass of wine & mini quiches while they ooh and ahh over that gorgeous tile backsplash.
  • Out-of-towners feeling pampered in your fabulous guest room.
  • No more embarrassment when someone drops by unexpectedly.
  • Having the boss over for a dinner party suddenly seems like a brilliant idea.
  • Your favorite getaway is your new cozy reading nook.

MY JOB IS SIMPLY…

  • To have the vision to connect all the images swimming in your head.
  • To develop solutions for your design challenges.
  • To painlessly guide you through decisions one at a time.
  • To get you to the moment when you walk into your home and fall in love all over again.

There’s no doubt about it…redesigning even a small part of your home can be overwhelming. For every piece of furniture, every fireplace surround or window treatment there are unlimited choices. I will focus the selection, hone your unique style, and design a distinctive space with furniture and finishes that are lovely to look at, comfortable, functional and easy to maintain.

1

FIRST STEP

Ask yourself “How much help do I need?”

2

SECOND STEP

Select the package below that matches the scope of your project.

3

THIRD STEP

Contact Colleen to book your package and begin the adventure.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU

Sit down with a professional, hash out your thoughts and get the clarification to guide you on your projects. We’ll discuss how you live, the pressure points in your home, and how to fix key issues you’re struggling with.

WHAT YOU’LL RECEIVE:

2 HOUR IN-HOME CONSULTATION

• Home walk-through
• Review Style Worksheet (completed by you prior to the meeting)
• Functions of each space
• Design & functional challenges
• Personal style description
• How you want to feel in the space
• Color palette & fabric preferences
• Budget
• Timeline

VISION PLAN (EMAILED)

• Outline of discussion
• Organization guidance
• Recommendations
• Resources list
• Inspiration images

PRICING: $375

DESIGN YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

From 2 hours to 100 hours, every client needs something different. Not every project fits neatly in a package or focuses on a single room makeover. Sometimes clients need help selecting a few paint colors or a new sofa, other times it’s lots of little updates all over the house.

So just like the classic kids books, you too can Design Your Own Adventure. What problem areas need the most attention? Do you need a floor plan and furniture ideas for the awkwardly shaped living room? Do you dream of all new flooring without those stains and dirty grout that taunt you daily? Ready for a “finishing touches” makeover, pulling together art and accessories that reflect your style?

Whatever the challenge, I will work hand in hand with you on a by-the-hour basis to solve your design dilemmas, big and small.

PRICING STARTS AT: $360 for 3 hours

(can be a mix of in-home and related off-site design time)

THE REVAMP

(SINGLE ROOM REMODEL)

Transform that room in desperate need of a facelift into the highlight of your home.

INCLUDES

  • ‘Getting to Know You’ package (see above)
  • Floor Plans and Elevations
  • Finish Selections and Installation – Flooring, Wall Coverings, Window Treatments, Hardware, Appliances, Plumbing Fixtures
  • Cabinetry Design
  • Furnishings – Selections and Installation
  • Lighting Plan – Selections
  • Accessories & Art – Selections and Placement
  • Digital Concept Boards: furniture and finish selection layouts
  • Architect, Contractor and Engineer referrals (as needed) and coordination. Team collaboration from conception to develop solutions and ensure all details of the design are feasible and within budget.
  • Ad hoc hourly fees for on-site project supervision of contractor team

PRICING STARTS AT: $1,700

THE REINVENTION

MULTIPLE ROOM REMODEL)

Refreshing one room is not enough; you need to reinvent multiple rooms to make your house your haven. Whether you’ve lived in your home for years or are just settling in, your home should exude your authentic style.

INCLUDES:

  • ‘Getting to Know You’ package (see above)
  • Floor Plans and Elevations
  • Finish Selections and Installation – Flooring, Wall Coverings, Window Treatments, Hardware, Appliances, Plumbing Fixtures
  • Cabinetry Design
  • Furnishings – Selections and Installation
  • Lighting Plan – Selections
  • Accessories & Art – Selections and Placement
  • Digital Concept Boards: furniture and finish selection layouts for all rooms
  • Architect, Contractor and Engineer referrals (as needed) and coordination. Team collaboration from conception to develop solutions and ensure all details of the design are feasible and within budget.
  • Ad hoc hourly fees for on-site project supervision of contractor team

PRICING STARTS AT: $5,000

Deephaven

 

"We brought Colleen into our remodel project late in the process, and her impact was immediate!  She really helped us prioritize and guided us through the entire design process.  Colleen helped turn a previously overwhelming process (who knew there were so many granite and tile options!?) into a manageable and fun experience.  Her eye for color, her network of suppliers, her creativity and ideas, and her impressive technical lighting knowledge were all instrumental to the success of our project.  We are delighted with the results and would highly recommend Colleen for any job – big or small.  We look forward to working with her again in the future! "

 

Becky & Al

 

Minneapolis

 

"I would highly recommend Colleen for any project. We hired her to assist with redecorating our newly purchased condo in downtown Minneapolis. She was patient and took the time to help us figure out the direction we wanted to go. We asked that she narrow down the options, providing us with several that would all work and we would pick from there. She also worked with our contractor to ensure the work went smoothly. The result has been wonderful! As she described for us, our condo now has a "warm, modern sophistication with a playful side. Thank you Colleen!!"

 

Paula & Steve

 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN

 

" I had the good fortune to meet and work with Colleen on several smaller projects prior to undertaking a “big project” in my 1924 home. One of the best experience was that Colleen escorted me to a tile and bathroom showroom. We reviewed tiles, colors, finishes and layout followed by fixtures. Colleen worked well with my contractor and his staff, which made the process go really smoothly. I do not think I could have worked as quickly without Colleen’s help nor could I have made the design sensitive choices she guided me through. The end product is a lovely bathroom on the second floor, which created a master bedroom suite. Not only is it functional, but it is beautiful. It feels like a luxury to work with an interior designer, but I believe the value from Colleen is design and beauty as well as practical application appropriate to the context. She is well worth the investment. "

 

Char

Minnetonka

 

" Colleen was recommended to us by our real estate agent, and I must admit that we were a bit leery about working with an interior designer. We had a limited budget, and were concerned about whether we would be listened to. We had lots of ideas, but as two busy professionals, we had no time to flesh out those ideas or research products. We were worried about hiring contractors who would take us for a ride.  As it turned out, there was no reason to worry, because working with Colleen was fabulous! She listened, and developed a kitchen design that perfectly fit the aesthetic of our house. She was prompt, detail oriented, and steered us to products that were classy and fit the budget. She was patient, sensitive, and a pleasure to work with. The remodeling team that she works with were tops, and were at our house every day until the job was done. We couldn't be more pleased, as we know that kitchen remodels can be a nightmare.  Our kitchen is beautiful and so much more functional to cook in. "

 

Anne & Geoff

St. Paul

 

" When we decided to make the investment in remodeling our home, we interviewed several designers, architects, and design builders. What impressed us about Colleen, besides her great portfolio of work, was the way she worked with us. She's a great listener and interpreter, and we really relied on that as we waded through all the decisions that needed to be made. It's a good sign when you can tell your designer you're looking for "Scandinavian-Modern-Organic-but-Not-Contemporary" and she just gets it. She filtered out the distractions and consistently kept us on track, helping us first with the overall floor plan, then space design, and then materials selection for our kitchen, bath, and living room remodel. The result is definitely something we are proud of! "

 

Kristin & Ben

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